Term 3, 16 September 2022
- Principal's Welcome
- From the Deputy’s Desk - Senior School
- From the Deputy’s Desk - Junior School
- Finance update
- Upcoming Events - For Term 4
- Leadership Handover Ceremony
- Brass & Concert Band Spectacular was a huge success! Amazing talent by all the students and guest bands.
- Design and Technology Dept
- Digital Technologies - Virtual Reality
- Food and Fibre Production - High Teas
- Sports Dept - Update
- Sports Dept - Cricket Celebration
- Sports Dept -Touch Football
- Sports - Netball
- Health = Fantastic Fitness!!
- Visual Art Excursion
- English Dept News
- Languages - Japanese Speaking Competition
- AG Dept - Kindy Kids Visit
- @ The Library
- Music Madness Workshop & Concert
- ArTs OpEn NiGhT - 7 OcToBer at 6.pm
- Thank You to Uptown Music
- School Based Youth Health Nurse
- Bell Shakespeare - All the World’s A Stage
- FRESH ST MARKET IGA UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
- One Day Introduction to Aerospace
- TRC Youth Survey - Win a Gift Card
- Smokey Blue Rally 2022 - 17 September
- Making Business Better Workshops - Community Also Welcome to Attend
- The Atherton Tablelands Agricultural Society is growing, and they are hosting more events throughout the year.
Dear Parents and Carer/s,
Welcome to Term 3, week 10.
Thank you to the school community for our support during term 3. Term 3 is always an extremely busy term. The final day of term is this Friday 16 September – Swimming Carnival Day. All students need to be attending up to and including this day.
Reports will be issued on Friday, week 1, term 4.
School resumes on Tuesday 4 October (Monday 3 October is a public holiday).
Congratulations to our 2023 Student Leaders
School Captains: Miah Cox and Oscar Byrne
School Vice Captains: Morgan Grimshaw and Imogen Kelly
Student Council President: Bianca Le’Gear
Student Council Vice President: Bethany Bailey
Student Council Secretary: Bethany Bailey
Student Council Treasurer: Cameron Colless
Sports House Captains: Barrrine: Sarah O'Sullivan & Noah Blooranta
Eacham: Amy Hunter & Emily Mills.
Euramo: Lillian Caulfield-Anning & Scarlet Howard.
Quincan: Kadee Clemesha & Talytha MacDonald.
A special thank you to our 2022 student leaders! You have been awesome and the Atherton community is extremely blessed to have you as student leaders. All the very best in your future studies/career pathway!
Our Atherton High community have extremely high expectations for our school – students and staff. Each week we monitor and track student attendance. Students need to be at school every day, every lesson! As a community we need to ensure we give our students the very best possible chance of success at school. As a school, we are requesting that our businesses NOT serve our students in uniform during school hours! Please don’t hesitate to contact the school to advise of students in uniform during school hours.
Queensland State Schools are now operating under COVID normal conditions. From Friday 9 September 2022, the isolation period for anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 has reduced from 7 days to 5 days, as long as the person does not have any symptoms. This means staff and students are required to stay home and isolate. Please continue to advise the school if your child tests positive. If you child is unwell, please ensure that you keep them home.
Over the school holidays the following works are planned to occur-
- Upgrade to cricket practice nets
- General cleaning and maintenance
P and C
Atherton State High School has an awesome team of hard-working P and C members. This team regularly provide feedback on the operations of the school. Meetings occur once a month on the second Tuesday 7pm. Come along and contribute!
Have an awesome September break and enjoy the time with your child/ren. Take time to spend one on one quality time enjoying their company!
Yours in learning,
From the Deputy’s Desk - Senior School
From the desk of the Deputy Senior Secondary
Here we are at the end of Term 3, and what a huge term it has been.
Congratulations to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for your behaviour this term. The vast majority of students continually display respectful and responsible behaviours towards other students and staff and this modelling flows down through the school.
A big well done and thank you to all students and staff who have been involved in extra-curricular competitions, events and activities throughout this term. The impacts of more than two and a half years of COVID have been felt keenly across the school this term, and these additional activities, whether they be a sporting competition, a free dress day, a performance, a sausage sizzle or some other light-hearted bit of entertainment, help everyone to refocus on the successes, opportunities and positives interactions and experiences here at our wonderful school.
Next term is set to be another jam-packed 10 weeks. Be aware that 18 November is the final date for Year 12 attendance for receipt of a Senior Statement, and 25 November is the final date for student attendance in Years 10 and 11. It is important that students stay actively engaged in learning right up their final day. Between now and then we have a number of important events:
- Week 2 – Year 12 external exam familiarisation session
- Week 3 – Year 11 block exams; Year 11 and 12 Aviation assessment
- Weeks 4-7 – Year 12 External assessment
- Week 7 – Presentation night, Year 12 Formal and Year 12 Graduation
Mrs Grimshaw and I will ensure that parents and students are kept up to date with all the information surrounding these events.
I wish all students a relaxing and recuperative break and success in the final term of 2023.
Deputy Principal Senior
From the Deputy’s Desk - Junior School
Words from the Deputy Desk Junior
Term 3 has been action packed with a variety of extra-curricular events happening after school hours. It has been amazing to see our school offer so much to our students and I would like to thank the staff and carers who make this happen. We finish off the term with another event, the swimming carnival and I am looking forward to seeing the amazing house spirit on offer.
If your student in year 7 or 8, missed subject selection, it is important that they see Mrs. Whybird in T18 and complete this as soon as possible next term. The timetable is being worked on at the moment and it is important to have accurate subject selections so a student is not disappointed next year.
Finally I would like to wish all of our students and carers a restful and safe break.
Immunisation program for Year 7 and Year 10 students
Our school is participating in Queensland Health’s annual School Immunisation Program. All Year 7 and Year 10 students will be offered free vaccinations as recommended on the National Immunisation Program schedule to protect against vaccine preventable diseases. Year 7 students will be offered human papillomavirus (HPV) and diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough). Year 10 students will be offered meningococcal ACWY vaccination.
Vaccines offered in the Queensland School Immunisation Program
Dose and administration
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Two doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine GARDASIL®9 will be offered. The recommended interval for the two doses is 0 and (at least) 6 months but up to 12 months after first dose.
One booster dose of adult/adolescent formulation dTpa vaccine will be offered. Most students would have received vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis when they were pre-school age.
One dose of meningococcal ACWY vaccine will be offered.
The immunisation team will conduct their third visit on October 4 and will be vaccinating year 7’s and completing year 10 catch up’s. Please return any immunisation paperwork as soon as possible to Student Services. Immunisations require parent permission and are not mandatory but highly encouraged.
Currently the school is attempting to source extra uniform items to support students with the dress code. If you have any items that are no longer used, and would be willing to donate these, then please bring them in to the Student Services reception counter. We appreciate you support.
Enrolment at Atherton State High School 2023 Year 7
If you are wanting to enrol a student at Atherton State High School in year 7 for 2023 then please complete an enrolment pack. Packs can be arranged by contacting the school office and were distributed to Primary Schools earlier in the year.
Once your enrolment paperwork is filled in, you will need to complete an enrolment session at the school. Please contact the school office to book an appointment.
All students need to have completed their enrolment paperwork and interview to be able to participate in the term 4 transition day on November 30.
Deputy Principal Junior
School Watch! Please Keep Watch on our school! Contact School Watch if you see anything that is out of the normal around our school in particular in school holidays! Call School Watch on 131788
All Year 12 Student Fees that remain unpaid must be paid now and Year 12 Formal Payments are then also due this week. Please confirm attendee numbers for the formal and ensure amounts are paid accordingly to enable tickets to be issued when advised in Term 4.
All 2022 Student Resource Scheme levies including subject fees were due to be paid at end of term 1 and if unpaid are outstanding. Please ensure all fees are paid in full or a payment agreement in place with the school in order for students to continue to receive resources. We are following up on outstanding payments and Payment Reminder Letters are being sent out for outstanding fees. Parents experiencing financial hardship who are currently participating in or wish to participate in the SRS should contact the school to discuss options. Statements will be sent out at the end of each month.
Thank you to all those who have paid and to those who have arranged payment plans.
Please update Contact details
If any details have changed either address, email or other contacts, please update these with the school.
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Paying School Fees:
You can pay your child’s school fees in one of the following ways :
- BPOINT to pay by credit and debit card
- BPOINT IVR (Over the Phone Payment) Call - 1300 631 073
- Direct Deposit into the school Bank Account BSB: 064-800 Account: 00090137
- EFTPOS at L Block Reception.
- Arrange payment plans and centrepay payments at Reception
- Payment can also be accessed online via your QParents account.
We are currently transitioning to a Cashless School and would prefer payments be made by one of the above methods
Upcoming Events - For Term 4
- 16 September - Last school day for Term 3
- 16 September - ASHS Swimming Carnival
- 4 October - Tuesday - Return to School for Term 4
- 4 October - Year 7 Immunisations HPV (round 3) & Year 10 catch up
- 5 October - ARTIE Launch - Artie Students only
- 10 October - Bell Shakespeare Performance - Auditorium for whole school
Leadership Handover Ceremony
Thursday we had our 2022 school leaders hand over to our 2023 leaders at our full school parade.
Congratulations to Miah, Oscar, Morgan, Imogen, Bianca, Bethany & Cameron
Congratulations also to our Sports House Captains, Kaydee, Talytha, Lillian, Scarlet, Sarah, Noah, Amy & Emily
Brass & Concert Band Spectacular was a huge success! Amazing talent by all the students and guest bands.
On Saturday the 3rd of September instrumental music students from Tolga, Kairi, Yungaburra, Atherton Primary, and Atherton High played in ATIM’s largest concert of the year; Atherton Brass and Concert Band Spectacular. We were joined by two of the best large ensembles in Far North Queensland; Atherton Hotshots and Cairns Brass. The Brass and Concert band spectacular has been running for nearly a decade and not only is a huge opportunity for students and parents to enjoy some fantastic music but also allows ATIM a huge fundraiser that goes directly to the instrumental music department. Funds raised from this concert will be put towards upgrading the instrumental music programs uniforms.
Design and Technology Dept
With term 3 coming to an end it is so pleasing to see so many awesome projects being completed.
This term in junior design students made a variety of products including Electric Cars, PVC trinket boxes and metal toolboxes to name a few. It was also very encouraging to see the majority of our design and technology students living our values of Respect, Responsibility, Success and Safety.
In the senior technology areas, I saw students completing complex projects that have taken many weeks to complete. I saw machines and tools being used correctly and safely. In construction students were working on house frames, fencing and bricklaying. This group is demonstrating a real flare for construction. In Engineering, students were welding, cutting and making hammers and frames. Well done students.
Digital Technologies - Virtual Reality
To finish off term 3 Mrs Steven’s year 8 class will be having fun experimenting with our new virtual reality headsets. Students will build on coding skills learned throughout the term to create virtual experiences to share with their classmates. The Digital Technologies department plan on introducing more in-depth VR development units in 2023.
Experimenting with Virtual Reality
Food and Fibre Production - High Teas
This term Year 9 Food and Fibre Production students investigated recipes that cater for special dietary requirements. Their final task was to prepare high tea platters that catered to the various dietary needs of staff at our school. The event was an overwhelming success with all the delicious orders fulfilled accurately and on time.
High Tea Deliciousness
Sports Dept - Update
The student sporting achievements that have transpired this term depict the high quality of sporting prowess we continue to grow here at ASHS, congratulations to all and any students who participated in sport this term at Atherton State High School.
Please be reminded that Friday the 16th of September is our annual Inter-house Swimming Carnival. The Carnival is a whole day, whole school event and will be a great for all students full of house spirit and novelty events. If your child has not returned the required permission notes, please ensure they do so ASAP. If there are any issues please direct your student to see their HPE teacher.
Sports Dept - Cricket Celebration
CHAMPIONS! The Atherton State High School senior girls T20 Cricket team have taken out the Northern Queensland Conference final in Mackay, led by captain Amy Hunter.
The girls played brilliantly, bowling first and making quick work of Kirwin State High School in the first round. They beat Kirwan by seven wickets at the end of the eighth over to progress to the final against Rockhampton Grammar later in the day. Strategically electing to bowl first, the girls headed out to give it their all.
In a race against the impending weather, the girls stepped up against a formidable Rockhampton Grammar batting line up, collecting two wickets in the first over! A run out by Teresa Isabella followed by Amy Hunter’s pearler of a delivery dismissed their number two and three respectively. The wickets dried up for a few overs as Rockhampton tallied towards a workable total, before a screamer of a catch by Amelia Geddes on the boundary, dismissing their gun batter on 65 off the bowling of Kate Hunter. The girls rallied and wickets began flowing again, with Rockhampton Grammar posting a total of 122 for the girls to win.
As the rain began to close in, so did the ASHS girls. The runs account was quickly begun by openers Teresa Isabella and Amy Hunter. Making a quickfire five runs, Teresa was soon caught behind in the fourth over. Drama struck as the girls continued to lose another two wickets in the same over to some quality leg spin, leaving Amy stuck at the crease just needing someone to hang around. None other than her younger sister Kate solved the issue! Remaining at the crease for ten overs, Kate held up an end, ensuring her sister had the majority of the strike. Passing 50 in the twelfth over, Amy didn’t stop there, proceeding to crush a total of 85 not out; consisting of sixteen boundaries, steering the girls to the North Queensland Division Championship in the sixteenth over.
The ladies celebrated their victory by travelling to Cazaly’s Stadium to watch the second One Day International between Australia and New Zealand. It was a great afternoon’s cricket, with the girls intently watching the match, and some of them even finding time to ‘fan girl’ over Australian players Marnus Labuschagne and Sean Abbott. Great job ladies, you have all represented the school to a very high standard, we are all extremely proud of your achievements this season, well done!
T20 Cricket Regional Champions
Sports Dept -Touch Football
The interschool Touch Football season for 2022 is now completed. Congratulations to all students who played in this competition throughout the term.
All teams represented ASHS to a high standard, showing off some good quality touch against some very skilled opposition. Unfortunately, the major final was not to be the place for any of our teams, with our Intermediate teams; Atherton 1 and 2, finishing 4th and 3rd respectively.
Meanwhile, in the senior division, our senior teams; Atherton 1 and Atherton 2, finished 3rd and 4th respectively. Congratulations to students who received Best and Fairest and Sportsmanship awards. These students include:
Jake Paronella- Intermediate Atherton 2 Best and Fairest
Layton Day – Intermediate Atherton 1 Best and Fairest
Tylah Harris – Intermediate competition Sportsmanship award
Amy Hunter – Senior Atherton 1 Best and Fairest
Aidan Leibel – Senior Atherton 2 Best and Fairest
Sarah O’Sullivan – Senior competition Sportsmanship award
Congratulations to all students who played, and a massive thank you to all staff, students and parents who helped out throughout the competition.
Sports - Netball
Asha Lynch-Simmons in Year 9 is off to her 3rd State Netball Championships this year.
She has achieved a lot this year with her netball:
- Selected for 16u Northern Rays Team - representing North Queensland playing in the Nissan Queensland State Titles in Brisbane (these school holidays)
- Selected for Marlins Coast Academy Team - University of Sunshine Coast development trip in October
- Selected for 13-15 Peninsula Netball team (Toowoomba May) - made the Queensland Team Possible & Probables
- Selected for 15u Cairns Pythons Representative Netball team (Gold Coast April)
Big effort and well done Asha!
Health = Fantastic Fitness!!
Our year 11 and 12 Certificate III in Fitness students have been sharpening their interpersonal skills and knowledge of the fitness industry standards of practice, by working with peer and adult clients this term.
The year 11 students worked with peer clients from within their cohort to focus on individual and group cardio training.
The year 12’s worked with younger students (thank you to Mr Simpson’s year 7 class!), as well as peer and adult clients in order to hone their exercise programming and instruction based practice.
We hope that they have all gained the knowledge and experience required in order for them to excel within the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industry.
Certificate III in Fitness Fun
Visual Art Excursion
On Thursday 8th September senior Visual Art students were lucky enough to be able to visit Art galleries in Cairns. They viewed two exhibitions at the Regional Gallery, Faceless and Images From the Flooded Rainforest. They also viewed student works from across the region in the Energy exhibition at the Tanks Art Centre. It was especially exciting to see the work of our own senior students Jemma Denigan and Bonnie Irvine exhibited at the Tanks We had great day immersing ourselves in art in the real world.
Cairns Art Galleries
English Dept News
The Business Liaison Association (BLA) and Department of Education Far North Region Literary Competition for junior and senior school secondary students. This contest is designed to encourage literary development for learners across all high school sectors in the region. This year, we are excited to enter 8 our young writers into the competition.
YEAR 12 STORY – Cate Greenwood – An end to forever
YEAR 12 STORY – Tyrah Walker – Fragile Hearts
YEAR 12 STORY Emmanuelle Gould – Writer’s Block
YEAR 11 STORY – Ashleigh Johnson – A Withered Heart
YEAR 9 STORY – Piper Leinster – A Forbidden Glow
YEAR 9 STORY – Skyla Busutti – Revenge
YEAR 9 STORY – Alexis Fogarty - The Message
YEAR 8 MICRO STORY – Megan Moerman - Predator
Please enjoy these extracts from our young writers!
Languages - Japanese Speaking Competition
On Wednesday 31st August, Atherton State High School students participated in the Tablelands Japanese Speaking Competition held at Malanda State High School. Atherton had a number of students participate and all were commended on their abilities and fluency by the judges.
In the year 7 group, Tilla was awarded second place, and in the year 9 group, Polly was also awarded second place. Megan (Y8), Kazue (Y8) and Midori (Y9) were all awarded special awards for their continuous participation and service within the Tablelands Japanese Speaking competition.
AG Dept - Kindy Kids Visit
Every year the ASHS Agricultural Department host a morning for C & K Atherton (AKA Atherton Kindy, AKA Kelly St Kindy).
The kindy friends walked all the way up the hill to the school with their hats on their heads and their little Hi-Vis vests. The kindy friends got to look at how we do bee keeping with ASHS students in bee suits teaching them all about how a hive works and what bees do.
They got to feed and pat our Bull “Saracha” as well as our herd of goats. Their favourite part was cuddling our fluffy chickens and holding the newly born chicks (with help form some of our students). The day finished with the kindy friends exploring the school tractor and mower. After a some farewells and thank you, they were off back down the hill.
We always enjoy a visit from the local Kindys, and we are sure they enjoy it too.
Kindy at our farm
@ The Library
FROM THE CIRCULATION DESK
R U OK? Day
Thank you all for a great term everyone. We appreciate all our volunteers, staff and students who have made the past 10 weeks extraordinary. We celebrated R U OK? Day on Thursday, 8th of September, with an open mic session, sharing the national message of starting a conversation with someone who may be struggling. We personally want to thank Ms Katina Davis, Mr Joe Quinn and students Imogen and Tahalia for sharing words of wisdom, personal stories and songs of hope.
INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF DEAF PEOPLE
The Library is displaying International Week of Deaf People, an interactive set of posters and books that share the world of our Deaf community. Ms Mainey and Cameron Colless have worked hard to present several aspects of deafness:
- Hearing Aids Cochlear diagrams
- Fingerspelling alphabet charts
- Deaf Role models, and
- AUSLAN common sayings
Come down and check it out and borrow a book that represents the world of deaf.
BORROWING & BRITTANICA online
This past week we’ve had over 178 borrowers! One of our best weeks! Great reading everyone!
Also, note that our Britannica trial is almost at an end and we’ve had over 22,000 hits!!! The Library will definitely be looking at continuing with this resource.
We ask you to look out for overdue emails every Wednesday. Return any overdue loans or alternatively email or call in to arrange an extension.
From Mrs Stevens (Library Manager) & Ms Stack (Library Aide)
RU OK? Open Mic Session
INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF DEAF PEOPLE
Music Madness Workshop & Concert
On Friday, 26th of August, students from the Atherton State High School Music Academy participated in a full day music workshop. Directed by Miss Ottone, students learned how to set up band equipment, developed a set list, learned how to operate lighting and rehearsed new and existing songs. They worked towards a concert for their parents on Friday night. Students performed extremely well and the concert was enjoyed by all.
If you would like to see more of the Music Academy, they will be performing as a part of the Arts Open Night in week 1 of term 4 (Friday, 7th of October). They will be performing their set list, including bonus solo and duo acts as a celebration of the Arts at our school.
ArTs OpEn NiGhT - 7 OcToBer at 6.pm
Come & Celebrate the talent of our Creative Arts students and discover what goes on behind the scenes. The Open Night showcases the work of students from Film, TV and New Media, Instrumental Music and Visual Art. Also Music, Drama classes and Extracurricular Groups - Drama Club and Music Academy. It's Free, informal with food and a licenced bar!
Thank You to Uptown Music
ATIM would like to thank Frank and Julie from Uptown music in Atherton for the donation to the instrumental music program. Uptown generously donated $1000 directly to ATIM which will go towards helping us upgrade and purchase uniforms for our instrumental musicians to wear during formal performances. Thank you for you kind support.
We are grateful to a generous anonymous donor, who donated a new Oboe to our music department. Thank you very much !
School Based Youth Health Nurse
Bell Shakespeare - All the World’s A Stage
Fun, energetic, interactive! The Players are coming to our school in term 4!
LOCK IT IN - THEY ARE COMING TO US IN ATHERTON! 10 OCTOBER
The Players are Bell Shakespeare’s touring ensemble of professional artists who bring Shakespeare to life in schools and communities across Australia.
A funny, provocative and fast-paced rollercoaster ride through the world of William Shakespeare, Shakespeare Is Dead is designed to challenge negative, preconceived notions about the world’s most famous playwright.
Shakespeare is Dead follows a group of teenagers who embark on a journey asking the ultimate question – if Shakespeare is long dead, why are we still performing his plays?
SHAKESPEARE: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
To this day, Shakespeare remains unrivalled in his ability to understand humanity through the characters he created. By holding up a mirror to nature, he shone a light on our glories and flaws, and explored what it means to be human.
This powerful show for senior students uses key speeches and scenes from across Shakespeare’s canon to chart representations of individual and collective human experiences. Shakespeare: The Human Experience connects students’ own experiences with the universality of Shakespeare’s characters, and the wider world around them.
FRESH ST MARKET IGA UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
For our Year 12 students this is an amazing opportunity to apply for the Fresh Street Market IGA university scholarship. This scholarship is $10 000 to support your university education.
Applications are open from the 15th of September and close on the 15th of November
One Day Introduction to Aerospace
Tuesday 27 September - Cairns Aviation Skills Centre
TRC Youth Survey - Win a Gift Card
Smokey Blue Rally 2022 - 17 September
Can you believe that the Smokey Blue Rally for 2022 is THIS SATURDAY 🧭🧭🧭🧭
This is Far North Queenslands BIGGEST treasure hunt, taking in the Tablelands Region, starting at Jack May Park at 9am and finishing up with a BIG PARTY at the BIG PUB in Malanda!
Follow THIS LINK to register!
Join our Smokey Blue Participants page so that you don’t miss anything important!
We published one BONUS point last week, and NO-ONE has claimed that point yet! If you are on the rally, and you are the FIRST to hear our advertising on Star Cairns or 4CA, make sure you contact me and claim that point! 💥💥💥
There will be a heap of clues coming your way over the next two weeks, PAY ATTENTION!
Come a little early, I’ll be on site from 9am, and you can duck over to the Markets and grab a Bacon and Egg Burger for breakfast from the local Lions Club! 😉
We need your help! 🙏 We’ve heard that there are LOTS of people who are planning on coming, but they haven’t yet registered, so we thought a little incentive might help! ANYONE, incluidng those who have already registered, who registers BEFORE SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER will receive a bonus point! I’m watching! Invite your friends! The more we have on the road, the more fun we will have!
Have you booked into The Big Pub for our BBQ dinner? If not, then get onto that so we can cater for you! Just call them on 4096 7720.
Have you booked your Accommodation? We are staying at the Caravan Park, but there is also the Pub, Malanda Lodge is also not too far away. Have you looked at how to get home? Uber Tablelands is working that weekend, and AAK Nature Tours take bookings.
Have you seen the RAFFLE??? Let us know if you would like to Pre-Purchase tickets or you can buy on the day.
And the Trophies are ALL SET! Check out this beauty, it could have YOUR NAME on it!
You never know when I might drop another BONUS point, so get in QUICK!
Looking forward to seeing you all on dressed in your best costumes!
Mobile 0417 929 382
Making Business Better Workshops - Community Also Welcome to Attend
The Making Business Better Workshops are about how our whole community can benefit by being more inclusive of people with a disability.
To book: trc.qld.gov.au/business-workshops/
Spinal Life Australia are bringing three inclusive workshops to the Tablelands:
Good Access = Good Business
Society can often find it difficult to know where to start when it comes to providing 'Good Access'. Spinal Life Australia's presenter will present the social and financial benefits of 'Good Access'. Our 'Good Access = Good Business' workshops help community to step through that process, empowering them with the tools/knowledge to become an accessible and inclusive business.
Tuesday 13 September
Halloran’s Hill Atherton
Disability Awareness Training
This traditional, workshop-style presentation will provide community members with a unique insight into the challenges and triumphs of people with disability. Our presenters speak from first-hand experience of living with disability. We draw upon local and global experiences of work, travel and family, as well as our experience in accessing business and community services.
Tuesday 13 September
Halloran’s Hill Atherton
One-on-one Access Consultation
These 1-hour site visits are intended as a one-on-one opportunity for community groups or businesses to address specific questions/issues relating to access and/or inclusion. Spinal Life Australia's qualified Access Consultant will schedule 1-hour visit with any group or business who have expressed a keenness to improve access and inclusion to their business/offering.
Wednesday 14 September
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