REDLANDS WORKSHOP NEWS
TRACTION GOES "TOTALLY WILD"
The TRACTION team and participants from Alexandra Hills High School had great fun hosting the crew from Channel 10's "Totally Wilde" TV show in term 1. The episode went to air on 29th of May. Thanks Arika, Shane and Richard for the feature. Read more
2 JUNE | REDLANDS WORKSHOP
COLONY FOUNDER & PRO BMX RIDER CLINT MILLAR VISITS TRACITON
Mad to have Clint Millar as a special guest at TRACTION. Clint shared his story as a professional BMX competitor and founder of Australia's Colony BMX brand with TRACTION participants who were stoked to have the chance to ask about his journey so far. Thanks Clint for taking the time to visit you legend! Read more
17 FEBRUARY 2018 | REDLANDS WORKSHOP
PROUD OF YOU KULAN!
It's wonderful to hear success stories about TRACTION graduates. Kulan first participated in Sailaway programs with Briswest Care before getting involved in the TRACTION Bicycle Build and Small Engines programs. Kulan was then able to undertake training with BABI Youth & Family Services and has just completed his certificate training in Work Readiness, gained a White Card and has been successful in finding employment. Chris, one of the BABI team shared, "I feel the foundations that Kulan built in his life at TRACTION were significant in making this possible. Be proud." Read more
27 MARCH 2018 | REDLANDS WORKSHOP
NEW WORKSHOP OPENS AT ALEXANDRA HILLS
Following a wonderful 2 ½ years delivering programs at Shed 27 in Capalaba, we've been fortunate to secure space in the former horticulture compound at the Alexandra Hills TAFE campus. The TRACTION team fit out the new workshop over the Christmas break ready for term 1 kick off in January. Thank you to our supporters, mentors, volunteers and school representatives who attended a sneak peak at the new TRACTION workshop at Alexandra Hills yesterday. Read more
23 JANUARY 2018 | REDLANDS WORKSHOP
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ABOUT THE REDLANDS WORKSHOP
Q Block (former Horticulture Compound)
Alexandra Hills TAFE campus
Alexandra Hills, QLD 4161
(Directions - see map below)
TRACTION relies on corporate, charitable and community contributions to fund its operational expenditure. We offer a number of options for those that wish to help TRACTION empower young people in need.
PARTICIPATING GROUPS AT THE ALEXANDRA HILLS 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)
Click here for more information about CSC.
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)
Click here for more information about CDSHS.
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)
Click here for more information about VPSHS.
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)
Click here for more information about HFLC.