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    A powerful voice for the home economics profession in Queensland. We provide leadership, products and services to meet the professional needs of home economics professionals.

World Home Economics Day Celebration with a private tour of the Easton Pearson Archives, Friday 15 March 2019

World Home Economics Day (WHED) is celebrated on the 21st of March each year. This year’s theme, set by the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE), is Creativity and Innovation in Home Economics for Sustainable Development. HEIA(Q) will commemorate and toast the day on Friday 15 March at the Museum of Brisbane. The celebration will feature a private tour of the Easton Pearson Archives and will acknowledge the recipients of the 2019 Queensland King and Amy O’Malley Trust scholarships. This event will include some light refreshments and a toast to World Home Economics Day.

Venue: Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane Q4000
Date: Friday 15 March 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (tour will commence at 5:00pm)
Cost: Members $40, Non-members $50
To book: Go to Trybooking

Registration is open until Friday 8 March 2019 unless the event fills prior to that date.

HEIA(Q) 2019 Annual General Meeting – Please consider joining the Committee of Management as we do not have a full committee at the moment

There are vacancies for the Committee of Management so please consider nominating as HEIA(Q) cannot offer the services that it does without a strong committee. The nomination form was included in the December 2018 issue of HEIA(Q)’s newsletter, InForm. Alternatively email HEIA(Q) Secretary Aileen Lockhart at for the nomination form. And even if not nominating for the committee, we hope to see you at the AGM.

Venue: Airport International Motel, 528 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton Q4007
Date: Tuesday 12 March 2019
Time: 5.00pm – 5.30pm

HEIA(Q) 2019 Regional Workshop Program: Registration is now open – first one is 1 March 2019 so book now

This year’s regional workshop program comprises three workshops presented by three inspiring home economics teachers. There will be two workshops in each region. Most regions have their dates finalised but some regions still have to finalise their workshops. The workshops are:

• Textiles and Fashion: Building capacity and creativity in Years 10, 11 and 12, presented by Jill Shehab. This workshop is an extension of the very successful workshop presented by Jill at the HEIA(Q) 2018 conference.
• Delving into Design, presented by Rosemarie Sciacca
• A fresh approach to Design Technologies and Food, presented by Michelle Harris

Please go to to find out more about the workshops and to register. Some workshops have limited places so please book early.

HEIA(Q) 2019 State Conference: Home economics – Creative Cultures – Mark it in your diary and secure funding now

We are exciting to announce that we have two fabulous keynote speakers: Catherine Saxelby, nationally renowned nutritionist (see her Foodwatch website) and Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition. Plus a great line up of presenters of concurrent sessions.

Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date: Saturday 10 August 2019
Cost: to be advised
Registrations will open in April—all HEIA(Q) members will be sent a notice in advance of registration opening.