About the program

 About The Right Choices Program

At St Arnaud Primary School we facilitate a program called the Right Choices Program. This is a community based early intervention program that has key partnerships formed with St Vincent de Paul, Sisters of Mercy, St Arnaud Neighbourhood House, Grampians Community Health and Bendigo Community Bank, just to mention a few. It involves students being involved in a range of programs including Meals on Wheels, Food bank, community gardening, visitation program to the Coates Hostel, Kara Court Nursing Home and the St Arnaud Preschool, speech assistance, music, cooking. 

Sisters of Mercy

The Sisters of Mercy have long been an amazing source of support to the families, student and staff of the St Arnaud Primary School and no less so in recent weeks when their very generous donation allowed the school to purchase a ‘new’ second hand bus to further support the Right Choices program. Without this kind of support the upgrade would not have been possible. As a school community we are most appreciative of this generosity and will in coming weeks have an unveiling of the bus.

The program also provides parenting programs, welfare support and school based counselling services and a visiting psychologist.

The Right Choices program has been featured on ABC 730 and ABC Radio, Sunrise Program and in a range of publication.

We are also a 7 Habits ' Leader in Me' School. The use of the 7 habits has only strengthened our ability to build and sustain community partnerships.


Breakfast Program

We take this opportunity to thank Weir’s IGA for agreeing to donate bread each week for the Breakfast Program. It is a wonderful program and it is lovely to see the bright fresh faces of the students in the mornings. The Breakfast program is run out of the Right Choices building every day except Mondays 8.30 - 8.55am.  If anyone is wishing to volunteer their time on any of those days, it would be greatly appreciated.

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