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STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS AND WHAT IT MEANS:

Wednesday 08/07/2020

The Metropolitan Melbourne has gone back to Stage 3 lockdowns for at least 6 weeks beginning today, Wednesday July the 8th from 11:59pm. This means that all Cafes, Restaurants and Pubs will go back to Takeaway only, no visitors will be allowed at home, School Holidays is extended for another week for students from Prep to Year 10 etc.

New cases recorded has increased to 191 as of yesterday of which 37 are linked to unknown outbreaks and 154 cases are under investigation. There are 772 active cases across the state and 69 cases are linked to lockdown apartment blocks.

Everyone is advised to follow the restrictions imposed and if you are not sure of what to do, read below and stay safe.

Jane Wilkinson is Professor of Educational Leadership and Associate Dean Graduate Research, Faculty of Education, Monash University. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of educational leadership for social justice, refugee education and practice theory.Jane has conducted extensive research with refugee students and educational leaders in Australian and Scandinavia. Jane’s books include: Navigating complex spaces: Refugee background students transitioning into higher education(with Naidoo, Adoniouand Langat, Springer, 2018) and Challenges for public education: Reconceptualising educational leadership, policy and social justice as resources for hope(with Niescheand Eacott, 2019, Routledge).Jane is currently a Chief Investigator for an ARC Discovery examining the social justice implications of school autonomy (2019-2021). She is lead CI for a study examining the role of schools in building social cohesion, funded by RE Ross Trust and the Reichstein Foundation (2019-2020).


STAY HOME, WE ON STAGE 3 CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTION:

Wednesday 08/07/2020

UPCOV is strongly advicing all Pasifika Communities to take heed of Government's strong advice on public gatherings after the Premier, Daniel Andrews said that from midnight tonight (08/07/2020), Victorians face on-the-spot fines of more than $1,600 if they breach coronavirus restrictions that limit visitors to just zero, NO visitors people.

Please adhere to this call as Victoria is experiencing new surge on those testing positive to Corona virus.

 

 

 

 


NEW UPCOV CHAIRMAN TAKES POSITION:

A change in leadership has seen Cook Islands leader, Mr James Henry, taking over the Chairmanship of UPCOV after the expiry of Mr Fuga Lio Ale's term. Mr Henry was the Vice-Chairman before taking up the position of Chairman.

The Pasifika Community leaders who are members of UPCOV organised a farewell dinner for Mr Ale last Sunday at the Mesh Buffet Restaurant, Crown Casino.

 


 


 

BULA YOUTH FESTIVAL - SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2020

Dear Families and Friends,

The Melton City Council is a proud sponsor of the upcoming BULA Youth Festival scheduled to be held on Saturday 10th October, 2020 at the Hanna Watts Park, Melton.

(Subject to change in line withCOVID 19 restrictions on public gatherings)


 


 

UPCOV ATTENDED AFRO-SHINE AWARDS:

It was an honour to be part of the AFROSHINE Awards Celebration at the Sheraton Hotel held on the 16th of November, 2019. The Afroshine Australia Awards is an awards program run by the Africa Media Australia (AMA).

Representing UPCOV  were Mr Lio Ale, Mr Anthony Sofe, Ms Sylvia Coombe, and Mrs Emma Kamupala.
It was great catching up with the President of Women Federation for World Peace Australia as well as Ms Anne Bellavance.
A very special thank you to Carmel Guerra, CEO of CMY and her team for the invite.

The awards are run annually in Melbourne.