Mentors make up an important part of our extended Vasse Primary School community. For children to thrive, they need to be connected to, and supported by, an extended network of caring people with the skills and time to listen and provide guidance. At Vasse Primary School we have a number of wonderful mentors who positively connect with a range of students.
The students are identified by the school as potentially benefiting from mentoring. The Volunteer Mentors assist the students in school on a one on one basis by encouraging and guiding them to achieve their full potential. Mentoring can increase self-esteem, confidence and develop improved life skills.
Ed Connect Australia’s vision is “Every community helping young people to succeed.” Their mission statement is “To prepare and connect intergenerational volunteers with disadvantaged or at risk young people for educational success and wellbeing”.
One of our longest engaged mentors Malcolm Jennings has been mentoring at our school for over 10 years and has made many positive connections with students. We thank Malcolm and all of our mentors for their time and dedication towards the students.
In the words of another Ed Connect Mentor, “Mentoring with EdConnect is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. Being able to connect with my mentee and making a positive impact on her life gave me a real sense of purpose and achievement. It was fantastic to know that my mentee looked forward to our weekly sessions and I realised how easy it is to make such a dramatic impact on another’s life. It’s a really rewarding experience to be able to give back to the community and I would gladly recommend it to anyone.”
If you are interested in becoming a Mentor at Vasse Primary School, the below website will assist with more information or you can contact us at the school.