Funds extend parent program
Free sessions are positive news for parents
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-parenting.net.au.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.