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World Home Economics Day celebration

Celebrating World Home Economics Day, 2016
High tea at the Queensland Club

Home Economics literacy: Skills for families and consumers

Date: Saturday 19 March 2016
Venue: The Gold Room, Queensland Club, 19 George Street, Brisbane
Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Cost: Members $40, non-members $45

The International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) has announced the theme for World Home Economics Day (WHED) for 2015 and 2016—Home Economics literacy: Skills for families and consumers. The concept of home economics literacy includes food literacy, financial literacy, consumer literacy and environmental literacy. The aim for WHED 2016, celebrated globally on 21 March each year, is to communicate the major role that home economics literacy has in promoting family and consumer wellbeing, through the transition of essential life skills in different settings.

The HEIA(Q) 2016 celebration of World Home Economics Day will allow participants to reflect on the importance of home economics literacy as they:

  • enjoy a delicious high tea at the heritage-listed Queensland Club
  • acknowledge the Queensland 2016 King and Amy O’Malley scholars
  • attend the (brief) HEIA(Q) Annual General Meeting
  • network with like-minded professionals.

Plus, of course, it will be an opportunity to network and maybe to reflect on how times have changed, with members of a predominantly female profession celebrating their profession in a building constructed for the exclusive use of men.

To book, go to Trybooking: http://www.trybooking.com/185515

  • Please advise any special dietary requirements when you book.
  • Registration is open until 16 March 2016 unless the event fills prior to that date.

For further information, please contact Jennifer Bray on M.0421 317 793 or E.j.bray@stpauls.qld.edu.au