Learning Beyond the Bell

Learning Beyond the Bell

The Learning Beyond the Bell (LBB) program supports outside school hours learning support programs, also known as homework clubs.

LBB currently supports over 250 homework clubs across Victoria, to provide high quality tuition and learning support to young people of migrant and refugee background. 

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Homework Clubs

Homework clubs provide extra learning support to disadvantaged young people who may have had disrupted education and receive limited study assistance at home. Homework clubs are held in schools, libraries and community centres across Victoria. They help students with their literacy and numeracy skills, help build confidence and provide a safe place to study.

There are a diversity of programs and innovative models represented in the homework program sector, including programs with a focus on parent involvement, those that include recreation activities, specialist programs for VCE students and many catering to students learning English as an Additional Language (EAL). There are also programs catering to broad based groups such as primary or secondary students.

Homework programs in Victoria:
  • Over 250 homework programs across Victoria
  • Over 6000 students attend weekly
  • 75% of programs have a majority of students with an English as an Additional Language (EAL) background
  • Over 1800 tutors volunteer with homework programs each week

Tutor Training

CMY offers two modules of FREE training for all volunteer tutors currently active in a homework club. Sessions can be delivered at a particular club location by request.

Please click here for more information.

Homework Club Resources

CMY has produced a wide array of resources for homework clubs. They include samples and templates, tip sheets and manuals for both coordinators and tutors.

View all homework club resources.

Search for a Program or Volunteer Tutoring Opportunity

Please note this page is under construction and the links are not yet active. For further information about Learning Beyond the Bell please call (03) 9340 3700.

CMY maintains a database of all homework clubs operating across Victoria. Many homework clubs are seeking volunteer tutors. Listings can be searched and filtered by a range of categories.

Search for homework clubs.

Please note: all information was correct at the time of listing. If you are aware of any details that need updating or know of programs not listed, please contact CMY on 9340-3702.