Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning is here

Following recent refurbishments, Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning centre is now complete.

The site features a new state-of-the-art computer room and all-purpose classroom to accommodate new craft workshops and remote learning opportunities.

The kitchen, reception and common area have also been modernised with a new meeting room that can be used by visiting services. 

The centre’s popular classes and community programs will resume at 49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton in February 2022. 

A drop-in service will be available for residents to seek advice and access support services in a safe, welcoming space, regardless of their age or background. 

Sally Holdsworth, President of Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning, says: “We are excited to be delivering an expanded range of new courses and creative activities. We can’t wait to welcome everyone into the upgraded centre.”

You can find out more about the many free or low-cost activities at the centre and volunteer opportunities by visiting the Alamein Neighbourhood House website.

an artists impression of the outside of the Alamein Neighbourhood House

Try a program for free in the new year

If you’re interested in learning a new skill or hobby and would like to give it a go, ‘Come and Try’ sessions will be available at the centre throughout Term 1 in February and March. 

Programs include: 

  • Gardening, English as an additional language and technology courses 
  • Employment skill programs for barista, administration and customer service training 
  • Craft workshops including mosaics, sewing, and home maintenance 
  • Men’s Shed – work on a community or personal project with other men in Ashburton 
  • Yoga, Pilates, meditation classes and much more. 

For details, visit Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning’s website.

Fresh new classes for 2022

We are thrilled to be welcoming our community back for an exciting year ahead at all our Neighbourhood Houses. 

Term 1 kicks off from 27 January with a fresh and easily accessible program to suit all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Classes are generally low-cost or free, and cover topics such as health and wellbeing, art, sport and digital literacy. 

After your classes, you can enjoy our outdoor spaces, use our communal kitchen and gardens, meet up with local community groups or explore nearby shopping strips. 

In line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter our Neighbourhood Houses. All staff are also vaccinated to protect our community. 

Residents are encouraged to contact our Neighbourhood Houses directly to find out which courses and activities best suit their needs. 

For more information, visit our Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres page