|Hawkesbury School Partnerships Meeting|
|Hawkesbury High School|
|Thursday 4th February 2016|
|Meeting Open at 2:00pm|
Acknowledgement of Country – Adam MacKenzie
Welcome and Introductions
|Adam MacKenzie – Platform Youth Services|
|Sarah Vassallo – Bligh Park Community Service|
|Rohan Smyth – Hawkesbury City Council|
|Natalie Howell – Windsor High School|
|Trish Saunders – Richmond High School|
|Katherine Profilio – Richmond High School|
|Laura Saunders – Hawkesbury Library|
|Clarence Bruinsma – Hawkesbury High School|
|Susie Schwebel – Colo High School|
|Gabby Iping – Ability Options Employment|
|Kristen Dale – DHS- Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support|
|Natalie Haynes – NSW Police – Windsor|
|Belinda Austin – Dept. Education|
|Chadwick Spinazza – Headspace Penrith|
|Hal Simms – Hawkesbury High School|
|Fiona Keane – Job Quest|
|Julie Koorey – Youth Frontiers|
|Debbie Watkins – Uniting Ability Links|
|Brendan Bennett- NBMLHD – Drug and Alcohol|
Business Arising from Last Meeting – Adam MacKenzie
- School Programs Term 1 and 2
- Guest Speakers for 2016
- Homelessness Research
Nominations of Positions – Adam MacKenzie
At the end of 2015 Julia Partington stepped down as Co- Chairperson of the school Partnership meetings and Ailsa Males also stepped down as Secretary. Adam has asked for a reprehensive from one of the schools to step up and take on the position of Co- Chairperson and also some who is interested in taking the position of secretary. If interested please contact Adam Mackenzie firstname.lastname@example.org or 0403 084 072.
News and Communication –
No news or communication
Rohan Smyth – Hawkesbury Council Update
Main project of Hawkesbury Council
- Anti- bullying program – contacting school re an ongoing bullying program
- To be launched March 18th 2016 to lead into the ongoing program
- Info to be emailed out
- Council would like to assist school further with anti-bullying rather than taking over other programs
- Performance based programs –
- RAW – a new program based on rock and water format 8 Week program
Mental health programs
- Developing discussion with various organisation and would like to gain further contacts re programs
Integrated service support
Forum coming up – March 9th – Positive psychology
Would like to gain more information for the various mental health programs in schools.
Youth Fest 15th March 2016 – Youth week March 8th – 14th – for youth who would like to put an event at the youth quest. Flyers to be handed out.
Council Library would like to build their communication with schools.
School Programs Term 1 and 2
Chadwick – Headspace – open to offer and run various programs based on new research
ADE- Disability service – running workshop at local library at current. Looking to be based in schools and help youth re employment and work experience. Flexible with programs.
Criteria for students.
Has a nursery available for plants to be accessed.
National day against bullying and violence.
PACT program – for girls and boys. Disengaging students –
Participation, acknowledgement Commitment, for Transformation.
Jade – Youth frontier
Mentoring programs for youth in Yr 8 & 9
Aim: to work on a community project.
Mentoring to occur during school times.
1hour a week
Group workshops to occur throughout the program
2015 Homelessness Research – Adam MacKenzie
Thank you to all school involved in the 2015 Homelessness research
Hawkesbury High School
Windsor High School
Colo High School
Richmond High School
Also a big thanks you to Julia Partington and Adam Mackenzie and their teams from Hawkesbury Community Outreach and Platform Youth Services.
Please join us for the 2015 Youth Interagency Homeless Event
Youth Interagency Homeless Event
9:00am – 12:00pm
Richmond Gold Club
34 Bourke Street Richmond NSW
RSVP: Julia Partington
Guest Speakers for 2016
Looking for Quest speakers in 2016,
Discussion about guest speakers
- Tony Dunn – from Rohan. Would like to Tony along to speak.
- Drug and alcohol service
- Ability options
- Chadwick – Headspace
Headspace Update – Chadwick Spinazza
Hoping to get an outreach centre in Hawkesbury.
Youth mental health first aid training coming up.
The Pitch – Adam Mackenzie
Platform Youth Services is currently working on a plan to have a mobile drop in space on a Thursday night at Richmond Park; the program will run similar to other programs in Penrith, we are looking for interest from Services or school to get involved, Please contact Adam @ Platform for more information.
In Need of Mentors – Julie – Youth Frontiers
Julie is currently looking for Mentor to help support young people in different areas of life, please contact Julie for more information
Platform Youth Services – HYAP program is still running, a reminder we are offering Accommodation and Outreach Support to young people 12- 16 years, Please contact Platform Youth Services – (02) 47 600 800
Ability Options are running an Employment workshop at Hawkesbury Library, please contact Gabby email@example.com
Colo High School
Thursday 3rd March 2016
PLEASE SIGN IN AT THE FRONT OFFICE
Meeting Closed 3:12pm