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					School leavers Committee Meeting 5/03/08 Henry Kendal HS.

 Attendance School Leaver Committee Meeting 5.3.08
                      Henry Kendal H.S
Apologies: Denise Stingmore, Donna Thomas, Clair Hoffman, Kahlil Sheik
Niki Klausen         Vision Australia
Lynne McEachern      CRS
Petrina March        ET Australia
Robyn Black          Coast Link
Tim Hart             NDLO
Cherie Risti         DET.STT
Tracey Scheitel      DET STT
Kay Dean             NDLO
Katrina Bennett      DADHC
Simone Johnson       DADHC
Carmel Brown         TAFE
Kim Cattell          Life style solutions
Kay Southon          Brisbane Water SC
Karen Johnson        GMCT
Dewitt
Nikki Zzarbo         Youth Connections
Joanne Nelson        Life Without Barriers
Callum Hayes         Breakthru
Nikki Loui           Job Centre Australia
Adam Burke           Job Centre Australia
Nicole Thorne        Response



1 Life without barriers – Staff to be trained up with Cert 4


2 ET Australia, Katrina Marsh has Personal Care workers Disability Cert 3


3. Nikki Klauson New Employment Consultant

4. Nikki Zzarbo- Youth pathways and TTW active in schools up to 600 hundred
students being worked with who are disengaging.


5. Life without Barriers Joanne Nelson- Wyong Branch has moved next to Wyong HS
into a house setting.


6. DADHC. Simon Johnson handed over to Katrina Bennett as the DADHC
representative on the SLC. We wish him well in his new role and thank him for his
involvement in the past. The new TTW guidelines are on the DADHC website. Out-of-
guideline applications for packages will have to be approved by the Regional Director.
Alison Wannon replaced at DADHC by Lauren Murray.
7. Kay Dean’s position is now called the National Disability Liaison Officer NDLO.
Timothy Hart (NDLO) now has the Central Coast also added to Kay Dean’s comments
on their flexible services. NICO’s now need to push more into Employment links for
students and to promote Cert111 and above requirements. They will help to coordinate
the 2008 EXPOS of Disability Services and update the School Leavers Directory.
School leavers Committee Meeting 5/03/08 Henry Kendal HS.
Reminder that to subscribe to the DEN list for updates on all H/CC disability news
email Kay on kay.dean@newcastle.edu.auKay and Tim will be able to work together on
joint activities
8. TTW Breakthru Wyong has moved to where Life without barriers was in Church St
Wyong.
9. Job Centre Australia- 17 new clients this year. New TTW person at Wyong, new
marketing campaign on the radio.
10. Coast Link- Robyn Black, respite weekly, and weekends. C>P program new staff
being trained.
11. CRS- Lynn McEachern growth in JCA assessments.
12. Response- Nicole Thorne CP/TTW may expand to Lake Haven in the future if
numbers allows.
13. General Business: New Government postings skills push. Dept Health will have
100 internships. Dept of Defence is having problems recruiting. Gap year is closed.

550 students were offered work with DENS. 120 Internships available with Westpac.

Technologies Forum 2009 workshop.

Enhancing the links to be advertised for Term 2 hopefully.

DVD’s of people in employment available to show to clients as to what is possible.

Hunter Youth Mental Health Conference on the 8 th and 9th April at Newcastle City Hall

Pathways conference in Melbourne will be around $500.00 + accommodation.

*School Leavers Committee meeting, term 2 will be week 6 of school term 4 th June,
however term 3 meeting will be in week 7 Wednesday 3 rd September one week later
than usual for this term only.



       PLEASE NOTE:
1. The Career Pathways Expo will be held on the 1 st July at Niagara Park sports complex.
The Careers Pathway Expo is organised by the Careers advisors and is on once again,
hope you have already booked your table at this venue. If not please contact Richard
Cook on phone/fax 43 58 2641.

2. THE GOSFORD DADHC POST SCHOOL PROGRGAM PROVIDERS EXPO WILL
BE HELD AT GLENVALE SSP ON THE 26 TH JUNE.
TIME: 6.00 PM TO 7.00 PM
WHERE: CRN NARARA CREEK RD AND MANNS RD NARARA.
Any enquires or further information contact Cherie or Tracey, also please R.S.V.P by
Friday May 23rd

3.THE WYONG DADHC POST SCHOOL PROGRAM PROVIDERS EXPO IS BEING
ARRANGED THE TIME AND VENUE WILL BE POSTED ASAP. (Will probably be in
the same week or in week 10 depending on venue arrangements)

For information and bookings please contact Cherie Risti or Tracey Scheitel on 43250792
School leavers Committee Meeting 5/03/08 Henry Kendal HS.

Thank you to Cathy Secombe and her helpers at Henry Kendal HS for the delicious morning tea

Next meeting date:
Term 2 meeting:Wednesday 4th June Henry Kendal HS
Please have the dates of your come and try days, your taster days, your open
days ready so that we can finalise the calendar ready to give to schools, and
ready to hand out at Expos.

Tracey Scheitel
DET Transition Ph: 43250792 Fax: 43250792
Convenor

				
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