Funds ex­tend par­ent pro­gram

Free ses­sions are pos­i­tive news for par­ents

Bayside and Northern Suburbs Star - - NEWS - LEANNE LINARD MP

IN won­der­ful news for par­ents and car­ers, the State Govern­ment has an­nounced a three-year $5.35 mil­lion ex­ten­sion of fund­ing for the much-cel­e­brated Triple P Pos­i­tive Par­ent­ing Pro­gram. This means Queens­lan­ders will con­tinue to have free ac­cess to the pro­gram which pro­vides par­ents and guardians with strate­gies to raise happy, con­fi­dent chil­dren. I en­cour­age all par­ents to jump on­line and en­rol for their free ses­sions at www.triplep-par­ent­

LO­CAL sport and re­cre­ation clubs are in­vited to at­tend my Sport­ing Grants In­for­ma­tion Night on Tues­day, Septem­ber 12 from 6-8pm at Zillmere Ea­gles Club­house in Zillmere Road. With so many sport­ing grants on of­fer through the State Govern­ment’s ‘Get in the Game’ suite, I wanted to pro­vide lo­cal clubs with all the in­for­ma­tion they need so they have the best op­por­tu­nity of gain­ing vi­tal fund­ing. The pre­sen­ta­tion will be made by a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the Depart­ment of Sport. RSVP to my of­fice at nudgee@par­lia­ or by call­ing 3638 7100.

BOOK Week 2017 was cel­e­brated in schools, kinder­gartens and day care cen­tres across Queens­land in hon­our of Aus­tralian chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture. Ev­ery year I have used Book Week as an op­por­tu­nity to share my love of books by visit­ing a lo­cal school, read­ing to Prep stu­dents and pre­sent­ing them with their own take-home book. This year I was so pleased to visit Boon­dall State School. Thank you to all the Prep stu­dents for be­ing such great lis­ten­ers, and I hope you are all en­joy­ing your own copy of The Very Sleepy Bear.

THE Zillmere Fes­ti­val re­turns to O’Cal­laghan Park this Satur­day, Septem­ber 9 from 10am-3pm, and will in­clude mul­ti­cul­tural food stalls, art work­shops, mar­kets and lo­cal per­form­ers. I will be host­ing a mobile of­fice at the fes­ti­val along­side Deagon Ward Coun­cil­lor Jared Cas­sidy as a way to meet with and hear from lo­cal res­i­dents.

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