Stafford Community Noticeboard
Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good – Wellbeing Camp
Calling all Stafford young people from 18 to 30 looking to take a break from city life!
Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good are holding their 4th annual Wellbeing Camp from 20-22 September in Cairns (location details TBC).
DIYDG’s co-founder and chairperson is Semara Jose – a participant of the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program in 2014 and Program Mentor in 2019.
Hosted by young people for young people, this two-day camp is an opportunity to connect, rejuvenate, get back in touch with nature, and build strong bonds.
Cost is $25 which covers food, campsite fees and activities.
Participants are encouraged to BYO tents, sleeping gear and vehicles (if you have it) but support is available to help with gear and transport if needed.
To register for the camp go to https://forms.gle/Q2VAq1N12EXiWUbAA
Or contact DIYDG to find out more – https://diydg.org.au/contact-us/
International Tenants’ Day morning tea
The Community Place at 33 Teevan Street, Stafford is hosting a Tenant Trivia Morning Tea with Qstars Tenant Advice and Referral Service as part of International Tenants’ Day on Tuesday 8 October from 10am to 12pm.
International Tenants’ Day is a celebration of tenants and renting as a housing option. With nearly 35% of Queenslanders renting, this is a day in recognition of tenants’ rights as renters and issues such as affordable housing and minimum standards.
Come along to this fun event for delicious morning tea and helpful tenant information.
RSVP by email to email@example.com
Find out more about Qstars free statewide advice and referral service at https://qstars.org.au/
White Cane Safety Day 15 October 2019 – award nominations now open
This October, the Queensland White Cane Committee (QWCC) will celebrate 50 years of involvement with United Nations International White Cane Safety Day – recognising the benefits of a simple device like a white cane as a mobility aide for people with no or low vision, and the difference made by peak organisations, like Lions Clubs International, in sight-related projects, both locally and worldwide.
QWCC is seeking nominations for this year’s Achievement Awards – for adults and under 16s who have made significant achievements in their lives through using a white cane.
The awards will be presented on 15 October at this year’s International White Cane Safety Day celebratory dinner at Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 6:30-9:40pm.
The dinner brings together local people who have varying levels of vision impairment and this year features live music from Steve Sparrow, as well as guest speaker Yuma Decaux, an award-winning software engineer who has developed a spacial measuring device for the visually impaired.
To nominate or to purchase dinner tickets phone Peter Wilkes – 0406 355 323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Queensland Justices Association State Conference
The role of a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) and Commissioner for Declarations is an important one. Their services range from witnessing and signing formal documents to hearing certain types of court matters. By performing these services, they allow lawyers and the courts to concentrate on complex legal matters.
The willingness of Stafford’s JPs and CDecs to voluntarily serve our community in such a valuable way is to be commended.
The Queensland Justices Association (QJA), established in 1918, is the largest organisation supporting Honorary Justices in Australia, with over 6,000 members and 40 Branches throughout the state.
To stay up to date, Stafford’s JPs and CDecs are encouraged to attend the annual QJA conference at USC Sippy Downs on 26th October.
This year’s conference is themed ‘21st Century JPs: family l technology l society’ and considers how digital documents, biometric signatures, and selfies on an ID cards are transforming the way information is assessed.
For more information about the conference program visit https://www.qja.com.au/Downloads/QJA%20Conference%202019%20flyer.pdf
To register phone (07) 3392 2455 or go to https://qja.com.au/
Deafness Foundation – Education Encouragement Award nominations and Grants program
The Deafness Foundation aims to improve wellbeing and promote equality for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. The Foundation’s 2019/20 Grants Program and Encouragement Awards are now open for applications/nominations.
The Grants Program provides funding to organisations for projects that positively impact on people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Previous successful projects include installing hearing loops in community spaces, development of resource materials, and early education programs for school students.
There are two Education Encouragement Awards categories for inspiring and outstanding young adults who are deaf or have a permanent hearing loss in both ears:
- Secondary Student Awards
$2,000 each. Open to to students currently in Years 10 or 11 at time of nomination and who will be in Year 11 or 12 the following year.
- Post-Secondary Student Awards
$3,000 each. Open to students currently in Year 12 at time of nomination or students currently enrolled in Post-Secondary studies, including University, TAFE Institutes, Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Students must be studying in the year following nomination.
- Grant application guidelines [PDF]
- Grant application form [DOC]
- Education Encouragement Awards – guidelines for nomination of students [PDF]
- Education Encouragement Awards – Student nomination form [DOC]
Grant applications and award nominations close 31 October, 2019.
More information about the Deafness Foundation and the grants program and awards can be found at http://deafness.org.au/grants-awards/
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 email@example.com to attend.
For more info visit kedron.scoutsqld.com.au
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 5014 – www.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 9200 – www.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.