NEWS from HEIA(Q)

Updates from HEIA(Q)

HEIA Workshops

2020 has been a challenging year for people across the country and around the globe. We have all been required to make changes to our ways of living and operating, and HEIA has been no exception. Whilst we have had to postpone many of our in-person events this year, we are very excited to offer our members the opportunity to attend this online Professional Learning Series. Find out more details here. Cost is free to…

Communities of Practice

In term 3, HEIA(Q) hosted its first two communities of practice through the Zoom platform In Term 3, HEIA(Q) hosted its first two online communities of practice through the Zoom platform, with one focused on Senior Design and the other on Senior Food and Nutrition. Click here for more information.    

HEIA(Q) 2020 state conference?

No, not in 2020. As many of you have gathered, HEIA(Q) will not be holding a one-day state conference in 2020. Instead, it had been planned that rather than holding the traditional state conference, HEIA(Q) would host the HEIA national 2020 conference. However, due to COVID-19, the 2020 national conference has been postponed to 27–29 September, 2021. The 2021 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre—we hope to see you there.

HEIA(Q) 2020 World Home Economics Day celebration

Unfortunately, this event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. At this event, we would have congratulated the Queensland 2020 King and Amy O’Malley scholars. Members will be advised of an alternative event to congratulate the scholars later in the year.

Not able to attend?

Send through your proxy form If you are unable to attend, please complete the proxy form below and send to heiaq.au@gmail.com by 9:00am Monday 11 May 2020. Proxy form

Attending the AGM?

Register your attendance The rescheduled Annual General Meeting will now be held online, to reflect current social distancing requirements, with details outlined below. DATE: Monday 11 May TIME: 4:30pm – 5:00pm VENUE: Online – a link will be sent to participants on Sunday 10 May RSVP: By Sunday 10 May via the link below AGM Registration

Supporting Each Other

When we commenced 2020, no one could possibly foresee the year unfolding like it has thus far. For educators, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust us into a world of change and steep professional learning as we grapple with how best to navigate the transition to online learning and other such modes of continuing education for all students. There is no denying the shift is immense. As a professional community, it has been wonderful to see…

Rescheduled AGM

Monday 11 May, 2020 – 4:30pm (Online) Due to COVID-19 precautions, HEIA(Q) regrettably made the decision to cancel its World Home Economics Day celebrations and postpone the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March. The rescheduled Annual General Meeting will now be held online, to reflect current social distancing requirements, with details outlined below. DATE: Monday 11 May TIME: 4:30pm – 5:00pm VENUE: Online – a link will be sent to participants on Sunday 10 May…

A Time of Hope and Compassion

  Easter is a significant period for many religions. No matter one’s faith or beliefs, Easter’s spirit of hope and compassion is one that resonates with all. In a time of great uncertainty and change, this buoyant message is ever so relevant. As we transition through the holiday period and into Term 2, HEIA(Q) extends its support and best wishes to members and their families. Together we can connect and thrive.

HEIA(Q) 2020 Annual General Meeting

Due to COVID-19 the HEIA(Q) AGM was postponed to an online meeting on Monday 6 May 2020. At that meeting, all office bearers were re-elected to their positions and Ngaire Mayo was elected as representative to HEIA national Council, after Kirsty Mills stood down from the position.

Committee of Management

Have you considered joining us? The Committee of Management (COM) is responsible for setting and implementing the initiatives of HEIA(Q). We would love to see some new faces join our fantastic team in 2020! To nominate, complete the form below and return via post or email. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. HEIA(Q) Nomination Form

AGM

All HEIA(Q) members are invited to attend All HEIA(Q) members are invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 21 March as part of our World Home Economics Day celebrations. Members unable to attend are encouraged to submit a proxy form. Note: The AGM is a free meeting intended for HEIA(Q) members. Members are able to attend the AGM and not the World Home Economics Day celebrations. AGM Notice…

HEIA(Q) Annual General Meeting

AGM information and Proxy Form Details for the HEIA(Q) Annual General Meeting (AGM) can be found below. Can’t make it to the AGM but still want to have your say? Please complete the proxy form below and return to us via post or email prior to the AGM.   Interested in joining the COM? The Committee of Management (COM) is responsible for setting and implementing the initiatives of HEIA(Q). We would love to see some…

Join Us to Celebrate World Home Economics Day!

Time to celebrate! HEIA(Q) invites you to join our 2020 World Home Economics Day celebrations! The celebrations will commence with reviewing HEIA(Q)’s progress in 2019 at our brief AGM and recognising the achievements of the 2020 King and Amy O’Malley scholarship recipients. A scrumptious high tea and electrifying practical workshop will follow. The workshop will explore e-textiles and will provide an opportunity for participants to tinker with LEDs and conductive threads to produce a fabric…

World Home Economics Day in 2020

Housing the Dispossessed Each year, the theme for World Home Economics Day (WHED) is set to highlight a pertinent issue. This year’s theme is ‘Housing the Dispossesed’. “Millions of people worldwide are homeless and lack access to adequate housing. Reasons for homelessness are myriad, ranging from man-made to natural disasters. A person without housing is highly at risk of suffering from poverty, hunger, poor health, lack of access to education, clean water and sanitation. By…

Date Claimer

Annual General Meeting Date: Saturday 21 March, 2020 Time: 2:00pm Venue: State Library of Queensland – Innovation Lab Celebrations for World Home Economics Day and the O’Malley Scholarship recipients will follow the Annual General Meeting. Stay tuned for more information and booking details!

Seasons Greetings

Season’s greetings to all HEIA(Q) members, friends and your families from the HEIA(Q) Committee of Management 2019 has certainly been a momentous year for HEIA(Q) and its members. Throughout the year we have embraced curriculum changes, flourished through opportunities for networking, learning and professional growth, celebrated the release of the Fashion for the Sun resource, and supported colleagues through the challenges and successes that come with advocating for and strengthening Home Economics education in all…

Fashion for the Sun Resource Launch

How do you plan to use the resource? Recently, HEIA(Q) in conjunction with Queensland Health launched the redeveloped Fashion for the Sun resource, featuring extensive suites of Year 7 – 12 assessment and learning resources with the Year 7-10 materials mapped to the Australian Curriculum. Have you had a chance to explore the online resource yet? If not, take the opportunity now! How do you plan to use or adapt the resource in 2020? Share…

Keen to get involved with HEIA(Q)?

Opportunities to contribute in 2020 In 2020, HEIA(Q) is seeking expressions of interest from those willing to contribute to the association. There are various opportunities to support and lead colleagues across our member services. In particular, we invite nominations for the Committee of Management. Within the committee there are numerous positions, including the Executive positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as general committee positions that also include a representative on the National…
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