Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Community groups and schools

Stafford Community Noticeboard

The content of this page is updated regularly, however please note that the community notices and events listed below may have been impacted by current COVID-19 restrictions and events may be postponed or cancelled. Please check with organisations directly.

Workshop for people teaching learner drivers

If you’re interested in learning important 1st steps on how to prepare your learner driver and keep them safe on the road, book into the Department of Transport and Main Roads’s next free workshop.

Tuesday 28 April 2020, 4-6pm
Carseldine area – venue & address details provided at time of booking
Bookings are essential, contact the Road Safety team on 0417 737 107


Queensland Running cross-country events

Queensland Running’s 2020 cross-country season starts Saturday 7 March at 7th Brigade Park, Geebung, from 2pm. The group holds timed events, ranging from 500m to 8km, each Saturday afternoon from March to July at venues around Brisbane.

This is a great way for runners of all ages to get ready for school, district and regional competitions in a friendly, supportive, and safe off-road environment.

For more info phone 0418 11 33 77 or visit www.queenslandrunning.com.au


Men’s Grief Workshop

StandBy – Support after Suicide will be hosting a free evening workshop on Tuesday 31 March, 7-8:30pm at Chermside Bowls Club, 468 Rode Rd, Chermside. An all-male panel of grief & bereavement specialists will discuss men’s grief and share therapeutic approaches, strategies and lived experience. All welcome.

Panellists include: Alex Wittmann, founder of AMWCounselling; Jason Dingli, Managing Director of JD Counselling; and Michael Ellwood, founder of Accessing Life Solutions.

RSVP by 27 March to standby.bne@uccommunity.org.au or phone 0438 150 180

Meals can be purchased from Chermside Bowls prior to the workshop – arrive & order before 6:30pm.


Not-for-profit computer training for seniors

BSOL – Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) is a not-for-profit group that provides in-home tuition on a one-on-one basis for seniors and over 50s who would like to become computer savvy and confident in using modern technology.

Volunteer mentors (tutors) offer training on a range of devices. BSOL is currently seeking learners and volunteer mentors (tutors). Become confident in surfing the internet safely, keeping in touch with family and friends across the world and learning how to recognise and avoid scams.

An affordable fee of $20 joining and $45 a year applies which gives learners around 12 one-hour home lessons. Contact Brisbane Seniors Online on 3393 2225 or www.bsol.asn.au


Come and try Kedron Scouts

Are your kids looking for something to do outdoors, with camps, outings and activities? Kedron Scouts is a family-friendly Scouting Group with 55 years in our local community, providing boys and girls from 5 years old with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure.

Come along to the Scout Den in Mercer Park at the park end of Tenth Avenue, Kedron (next to the bike path) and find out more – first time at Scouts is FREE.

Kedron Cub Scouts meet Monday and Wednesday evenings. Parents are welcome to stay and meet other families.

Contact Kay Franks on 0434 147 794 or email scoutskedron@gmail.com to attend.

For more info visit kedron.scoutsqld.com.au

Download the Kedron Scouts flyer [PDF]


Westfield Chermside Walking Group

The Heart Foundation’s Westfield Chermside Walkers meets each Tuesday at 7:30am at the northern end of the Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre, inside near Scuzi Café.

The group walks together at a gentle pace for 45 minutes around the shopping centre.
Walking with a group is an easy, fun and free way to be more physically active and meet new people.

People of all ages can participate and bubs in prams are welcome.

To join this walking group or find out about other local Heart Foundation Walking Groups, visit http://walking.heartfoundation.org.au or call 13 11 12.


MOPS – A community for mothers of 0-5 year olds

No one better understands what it takes to be a mum than other mums.

MOPS is a community of mums with kids from 0-5, who meet each fortnight at 9.30am on a Friday during school term time.

Mums and kids who along can enjoy morning tea, parenting topics, activities and crafts and feeling encouraged and supported by other mums.

The group meets at St Paul’s Uniting Church, Cnr Webster Rd & Minimine St, Stafford. Cost to attend is $5.

For more information call 3356 9465 or email spucs.mumsnext@gmail.com

Download the MOPS flyer [PDF]


Schools and kindergartens in Stafford

Emily Foord Memorial Kindergarten – 3857 5508 – www.emilyfoordkindergarten.com.au
A not-for-profit, Queensland Government approved kindergarten in Stafford. The kindy has been providing children with memorable childhood experiences for over 50 years.

Kedron Heights Community Kindergarten – 3359 5014www.kedronheightskindy.com.au
A not-for-profit, Queensland Government approved kindergarten offering a single unit for 22 children. A flexible, child-centred and play-based program is implemented for each group, consisting of free selection periods of work and play in both the indoor and outdoor learning environments.

Kedron State School – 3621 3444 – kedronss.eq.edu.au
Established in 1926 and situated in the avenues of Kedron, Kedron State School is a co-educational primary school for students from the preparatory year to year 6. The aim of the school is for each individual child to achieve the best educational outcomes by families and school staff working in partnership.

Mt Alvernia Catholic College – 3357 6000 – www.mta.qld.edu.au
Located in Kedron, Mount Alvernia College has provided high quality education in the Franciscan tradition for young women for more than 50 years.

Our Lady of the Angels’ – 3359 9198 – www.olawavellheights.qld.edu.au
Our Lady of the Angels’ Catholic Primary School is a Prep to Year 6 school located in Wavell Heights. The school community seeks to empower and celebrate all as lifelong learners and leaders who are inspired by the lives of Nano Nagle and St Francis.

Padua College – 3857 9999 – www.padua.qld.edu.au
Inspired by the life of St Francis, Padua College is a Roman Catholic boys’ school located in Kedron, fostering the academic, spiritual, physical, cultural & social needs of boys from Year 5 to Year 12.

Queen of Apostles Primary School – 3352 9200www.qofa.qld.edu.au
Queen of Apostles is a co-educational Catholic Primary School in Stafford offering placements from Prep to Year Six. Through the provision of quality teaching and learning opportunities, the schools aims for excellence in all they do by inspiring, encouraging and empowering all to reach their full potential as life-long learners.

Somerset Hills State School – 3624 2222 – somehillss.eq.edu.au
Somerset Hills State School is a small school with a big heart which has been providing education to a wide range of students in Stafford Heights since 1966. The school has a long-running tradition of inclusive enrolment, accepting students from a variety of backgrounds, religions and abilities.

St Anthony’s Primary School – 3357 6185 – www.stanthonyskedron.qld.edu.au
Located in Kedron, St Anthony’s is a co-educational Catholic Primary School in the Franciscan tradition, offering enrolment from Prep to Year 6 for girls and enrolment from Prep to Year 4 for boys. The school prides itself on the spirit that can be found in their students, teachers, sporting and other extra curricular teams, friendships and approach to learning.

St Columba’s Primary School – 3356 9866 – www.stcolumbaswilston.qld.edu.au
Established in 1917 in Wilston, St Columba’s, provides Catholic Christian Education, based on Gospel Values, enriched by Benedictine Spirituality. The school is committed to the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, cultural and physical development of the whole person.

Stafford Heights Kindergarten – 3359 7923 – www.staffordheightskindergarten.qld.edu.au
Stafford Heights Kindergarten is a not-for-profit, family focused kindy. The kindergarten provides the care and warmth of a community kindy, and is accredited nationally for delivering the highest level of excellence in early childhood education.

Stafford Heights State School – 3621 2333 – www.staffordheightsss.eq.edu.au
Stafford Heights is a small co-educational state primary school. The school culture values education through everyone striving to do the best they can to achieve success in all their endeavours.

Stafford State School – 3552 6333 – www.staffordss.eq.edu.au
Stafford State School has an active and supportive community that is proud of its diversity and inclusive culture. Their culture and community spirit ensures that the school is able to adapt to meet the changing demands and expectations of students, parents and the wider community.

Wavell Heights State School – 3624 2888 – waveheigss.eq.edu.au
Wavell Heights State Primary School has a rich history of educating generations of families since 1948. The School strongly values its supportive community and is situated in a quiet, out of the way position in Wavell Heights, within walking distance of the major commercial and retail areas of Chermside.

Wavell State High School – 3350 0333 – wavellshs.eq.edu.au
Established in 1959, Wavell State High School is situated between Wavell Heights, Kedron and Chermside. The school offers a wide range of opportunities for its students, both within the school curriculum and through extra-curricular activities.

C&K Wilston Grange Kindergarten – 3356 3050 – www.candk.asn.au/wilstongrange
C&K is Queensland’s largest early childhood education and care provider with more than 100 years’ experience providing industry leading programs that assist children to learn, grow and thrive.

Wilston State Primary School – 3552 8444 – wilstonss.eq.edu.au
Established in 1920 and located in Grange, Wilston State School’s staff and community are committed to the provision of a variety of activities and programs that enable students to become well-rounded and confident individuals.