CAPALABA WORKSHOP NEWS
VIC POINT STUDENTS GET ENGINES RUNNING
Students from Victoria Point State High have participated in the TRACTION "Small Engines" program in term 4, which provides an introduction to small engine and motorcycle mechanics and promotes social-skill development through action-based learning in a work-like, professional environment. TRACTION mentors have engaged students in a disciplined way and encouraged responsibility, cooperation and decision making, perseverance, punctuality, initiative and respect whilst fostering self-confidence and belief. The Small Engines program is generously supported by HONDA Australia who supply lawn mower and motorcycle engines as learning aids and industry recognised supporting materials.
30 NOVEMBER 2017 | CAPALABA WORKSHOP
FIRST ALL GIRLS GROUP AT TRACTION!
It's been an absolute pleasure for the TRACTION mentor team to support the first all girls group to participate in the Bicycle Build program at Capalaba. Sara, Jo, Sandra and Simon got a kick out of seeing the group from Alex Hills State High make progress with their projects and develop new skills. Read more
16 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CAPALABA WORKSHOP
HUMAN POWER - REDLANDS CONQUERS 24HR CHALLENGE
The Fraser Coast Technology Challenge was held over the weekend of 8-10 September and it was a privilege for TRACTION to be the pit crew for the Redland District Special School for the event. Read more
16 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CAPALABA WORKSHOP
LIONS CAPALABA HELPS TRACTION ROAR
Massive thank you to President Jan and the team from the Lions Club of Capalaba for supporting TRACTION. Lions have purchased new power tools and paint supplies for the program, which makes a huge difference, helping us deliver the program for young people in the community. Read more
16 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CAPALABA WORKSHOP
NICK AND ADAM SHARE THEIR PATH TO 99 BIKES
It was awesome to have Nick and Adam from the Capalaba store of national bicycle retail group 99 Bikes visit TRACTION recently. Experienced bicycle technicians and shop managers, the pair shared how they'd forged successful careers in the growing business, started in Brisbane and now with stores throughout the country. Read more
26 MAY 2017 | CAPALABA WORKSHOP
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ABOUT THE CAPALABA WORKSHOP
Located within SHED 27
27 Neumann Road, Capalaba QLD 4157
The Capalaba workshop was the first TRACTION Workshop to commence and the rubber hit the road in July 2015.
The Bicycle Build Program is the primary focus of the Capalaba Workshop and it currently operates on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
In addition to the bicycle program, TRACTION is supporting participants from the Hemmant Flexi Learning Centre who are currently engaged in building a mobile coffee cart on Fridays, which serve as a new social enterprise being established by the school.
CAPALABA WORKSHOP SPONSORS
TRACTION relies on corporate, charitable and community contributions to fund its operational expenditure and we appreciate the difference our supporters makes. We offer a number of options for those that wish to contribute to the TRACTION program.
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PARTICIPATING GROUPS AT THE CAPALABA WORKSHOP
CAPALABA STATE COLLEGE (CSC)
Capalaba State College offers education from Prep to Year 12 ensuring continuity through all phases of learning. The College strives to support and encourage every individual student to reach their potential and feel a sense of belonging and pride in all that they do.
Students from Capalaba are fortunate to be supported by a superb teaching team, including Pride of Australia (Qld) Inspiration award winner Michael Quinn and Michelle Barlow. A select group of participants from years 8 & 9 at Capalaba College are engaged in the TRACTION Workshop for a full school day per week.
“The students absolutely love the program. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience alternative learning outside the classroom and we already have more students who are eager to join the TRACTION program next semester.”
Kylie Barrett, Capalaba State College Head of Junior Secondary (September 2015)
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CLEVELAND DISTRICT STATE HIGH SCHOOL (CDSHS)
Cleveland District State High School is devoted to the creation of a safe, supportive environment where all students are valued, individual differences are respected and international students are welcomed. The school aims to build positive, meaningful relationships within the school and wider community.
It prepares students to meet the future by promoting the all-round development of each student through the equitable provision of a wide range of academic, vocational, cultural, sporting and citizenship opportunities. Students have access to flexible pathways and are encouraged to pursue every opportunity available to them to develop as young people.
School contact: Verena Pohlner (Behaviour Support Teacher)
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REDLAND DISTRICT SPECIAL SCHOOL (RDSS)
RDSS the only specialist school for students with disabilities in the Redlands area and is committed to ensuring high quality educational outcomes for students.
RDSS provides educational programs for students with disabilities from birth through to the completion of State Schooling, typically 17 years of age. RDSS also provides a full time Prep program for students with high support needs who are more than likely to attend the Special School for their future schooling.
All students have Personalised Learning Plans that articulate individualised goals designed in conjunction with parents appropriate to the students learning needs. Students have an intellectual disability and a high percentage of students have additional impairments such as autism, physical or sensory impairments. RDSS accesses services to provide occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech language therapy, guidance services and specialist nursing services.
School contact: Andrew Thompson (Principal)
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VICTORIA POINT STATE HIGH SCHOOL (VPSHS)
Victoria Point State High School promotes pride and belonging, inclusiveness and aspiration, resilience and leadership, high expectations and high standards as cornerstones to quality education.
The school is values and outcomes driven and is futures focused. It provides opportunity for authentic learning that has rigour, is connected, relevant, and caters for difference. Core learning and programs of excellence are designed to capture the imagination of learners; to motivate and inspire.
School contact: Melissa Burke (HOD of Student Services)
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ALEXANDRA HILLS STATE HIGH SCHOOL (AHSHS)
Alex Hills SHS is a well established school located in the bayside city of Redlands. While it has traditions of which they are justly proud, the school is a dynamic, innovative organisation where staff strive together with students and their families to ensure that all students are offered the educational experience which best meets their individual needs. The Alex Hills SHS team believe that that happy students learn best.
School contact: Jenny Bourke (Guidance Officer)
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WELLINGTON POINT STATE HIGH SCHOOL (WPSHS)
WPSHS is a coeducational state school that caters for approximately 1,200 students from year 7 to year 12. WPSHS is known for its commitment to personal excellence, high standards and a strong sense of belonging.
WPSHS commits to enabling students to achieve their best; providing quality education; fostering a high expectations culture; catering for all learners and celebrating success.
Students are encouraged to achieve personal excellence, be an active learner and possess a united and inclusive mindset.
School contact: Anthea Daniels (Special Needs Teacher)
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HEMMANT FLEXI LEARNING CENTRE (HFLC)
HFLC is also a ’Youth Plus’ centre within the Edmund Rice Education network and has been established to support young people disengaged from mainstream schooling. The Centre offers a program that encourages participation and active learning in a supported and connected way.
Participants from Hemmant Flexi attend TRACTION for half-a-day a week to develop workshop and practical experiences as they learn to renovate and restore bicycles with a view to establishing their own enterprise/market to sell their creations.
"Whilst participants do develop skills by working on bike projects, TRACTION really focuses on broader life skills. The volunteer Bike Mentors are positive role models that emphasize taking pride in what you do and the importance of communication and social skills. This is very useful and reinforces what we do at school, encouraging the the students present themselves confidently. TRACTION is great because it allows students to put the skills they’ve learnt into practice while motivating them to create their own positive futures.”
Renee Blote, Hemmant Flexible Learning Centre Youth Worker (September 2015)
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TRACTION Programs are run under the auspices of BWC (Briswestcare Association Inc) - a Charitable Organisation with Public Benevolent Institution status granted by the Australian Taxation Office - Ref: AF1595C/SF8939B.
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