BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE NEWS
AUSTRALIA POST DELIVERS BOOST FOR TRACTION
Australia Post has donated eight former postal bikes to TRACTION’S Small Engines Program which provides young people in need with the opportunity to develop mechanical and workplace skills relevant to the industry. The motorcycles donated by Australia Post are damaged or mechanically unsound providing participants of the Small Engines Program an opportunity to develop an understanding of mechanics and repair the bikes to roadworthy condition. Read the full story
3 AUGUST 2018 | BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE WORKSHOP
SKILLS FOR LIFE AT GLENALA STATE HIGH
The Coca Cola Australia Foundation has awarded TRACTION a $24,000 grant to provide access to the TRACTION program for 24 young people in need from communities on the Brisbane Southside. Young people at Glenala State High School will soon have access to the TRACTION program onsite at their Trade Skills Centre. Read the full story
5 JULY 2018 | BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE
SCENIC RIM REGION GETS BEHIND TRACTION
It's wonderful to have students from Beaudesert State High participating in TRACTION. Students from the Scenic Rim region are fortunate to have the support of Able Australia's "Flipside" youth service who provide volunteers and transport to TRACTION's Moorooka workshop. Bikes are also being donated for the program by the Jimboomba police. Read more
1 MARCH 2018 | BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE WORKSHOP
BIKE BUILD 'BOOT CAMP' A SUCCESS
It was a pleasure for TRACTION to deliver a 4-day Bicycle Build Boot Camp for the fifth group of participants from Access Community Services (ACS) in December 2017 at the Moorooka workshop. Access Community Services has over 30 years of experience in the provision of settlement, employment, training, youth support services, housing and social enterprise opportunities for migrants, refugees and Australian born clients. The TRACTION boot camp experience provided the chance for young people to strip down, assemble and personalise a bicycle donated by the community and keep the bicycle at the conclusion of the program. The boot camp also provided the chance for participants to have fun whilst learning new skills and making new friends, build confidence and self-belief, and build practical and life skills. Read more
15 DECEMBER 2017 | BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE WORKSHOP
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Co-located within Pro Honda Motorcycles
1019 Ipswich Road (corner Dexter St), Moorooka QLD 4105
Space for the TRACTION Moorooka Workshop has generously been made available by owners of Pro Motorcycles, the Peterson family.
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 MOOROOKA WORKSHOP
YERONGA STATE HIGH SCHOOL (YSHS)
The YSHS vision is 'Quality Pathways to Success' and the school provides opportunities for all students, irrespective of background and ability to access a broad range of knowledge skills and competencies.
Students from years 7, 8 and 9 participate in the TRACTION program at the Moorooka workshop.
School contact: Matthew Peterson (Head of Department - Junior Secondary)
Click here for more information about YSHS.
IPSWICH STATE HIGH SCHOOL (ISHS)
Ipswich State High's innovative approach to teaching and learning sets them apart from other local high schools. They offer unique programs, facilities and industry partnerships that prepare its young people for the world of work – focusing on their future, right here and right now.
School contact: Inez Faingaá (Success Coach)
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GLENALA STATE HIGH SCHOOL (GSHS)
Glenala State High School offers students the opportunity to excel academically, culturally, in service to others and on the sporting fields. The school is a growing, modern and dynamic high school with high expectations for all students and staff. A strong culture of learning is evident across the school. GSHS caters for a diverse range of learners from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The GSHS motto 'Believe and achieve and four values - 'Respect and responsibility, commitment to learning, pride and perseverance' guides how its community conducts itself. These values are explicitly taught to our students and guided by the school-wide positive behaviour philosophy, which looks to bring the best out in its students. We have high expectations of our students in behaviour, effort and academic progress. We value input from parents and caregivers and believe the stronger the relationship between the school, the home and the student, the more likely the students will succeed.
School contacts: Jeff Bahr/James Brewer (Director of Student Engagement/Success Coach)
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THE MURRI SCHOOL (ACACIA RIDGE)
The Murri School is quite different from other independent schools. Whilst it concentrates on 'academics' with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, it also provides a number of other dimensions that prepare students for life in the 21st century. It’s vision is in respect of its peoples, its culture, its land, to foster an inclusive learning environment which promotes empowerment, identity and success through education.
Contact: Jeff Locke (Parent and Community Engagement Officer)
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MARSDEN STATE HIGH SCHOOL (MSHS)
MSHS is an outstanding school with an excellent reputation. Since 1987, it has come to symbolise high quality public school education in the Logan area.
MSHS offers a comprehensive learning environment led by passionate and engaging teachers working together to deliver outstanding achievements across the academic, sporting, cultural and creative industries fields.
Marsden is an innovative, proud and culturally vibrant school community where all students are challenged to work towards the school vision, “Dare to inspire … Make a difference!”
Contact: Carrie McLeod (Youth Support Coordinator)
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YOUTH TRANSITION PROGRAM (ACCESS COMMUNITY SERVICES)
Access Community Services Limited (Access) is one of Australia’s leaders in settlement, employment, training and youth support services to migrants, refugees and mainstream clients.
Access operates throughout Queensland, with particular emphasis on Logan City, Ipswich and Gold Coast.
Contact: Minandi Rudman (Youth Transitions Manager)
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BRISBANE STATE HIGH SCHOOL (BSHS)
Brisbane State High School (BSHS) has come to symbolise and exemplify the excellence of state school education. BSHS is proud of the great number of past students who have contributed to their state and country through their achievements at the highest levels in public life, sport, business and the community. The school is just as proud of those past students whose lives have been lived on a more modest scale, but who, through the decency, ethics and commitment that their school helped to develop, have served their community just as well. Our present students continue this tradition.
School motto: Knowledge is power. BSHS believes that the pursuit of knowledge equips and enables our students to make a powerful difference in the world.
School contact: Michael Graves (Guidance Officer)
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CLAIRVAUX MACKILLOP COLLEGE (CMC)
Clairvaux MacKillop College encourages students to be welcoming, open and supportive, and to interact with their world with justice, respect, compassion, forgiveness and patience. It’s vision is that these characteristics, attitudes and life skills will assist them to contribute positively and openly to their community. Clairvaux MacKillop College has built a reputation for academic excellence, of students with a balanced outlook on life who have developed self-discipline, self-motivation, responsibility and accountability. Clairvaux MacKillop College has a strong academic, sporting, cultural and pastoral care base. The College provides a wealth of opportunity and is highly responsive to educational reform.
School contact: Paul Broszat (Learning Support)
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BEAUDESERT STATE HIGH SCHOOL (BDSHS)
Beaudesert State High School has a splendid history of excellent academic results, sporting achievements and successes in varied cultural activities. BDSHS is passionate about providing a quality education for ALL students. It is a place where staff and students work together and take responsibility for working towards achieving “Personal Best” - in learning, in engagement, and in relationships. Features of Beaudesert State High School are our committed teachers, innovative programs, quality facilities, and strong community ties.
School contact: Thomas Cleary (Guidance Officer)
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FLAGSTONE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FSCC)
FSCC is a young school with approximately 800 students, 60 teachers and 40 non-teaching staff. Its students travel from various areas in northern Beaudesert Shire - Jimboomba, Flagstone, Greenbank, Maclean, Logan Village - as well as some southern Brisbane suburbs.
Students are able to study both academic and vocational curriculum and participate in a wide range of sports and cultural activities. Although a young school, FSCC has already amassed many fine achievements and has established a tradition of excellent teaching and learning epitomized in our motto 'Inspirational Teaching...Inspired Learning'.
Contact: Carolyn Burke (Acting Deputy Principal)
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YOUTH OUTREACH SERVICE (YOS) - THE SALVATION ARMY
The Youth Outreach Service is about helping young people overcome adversity and move forward in a positive way toward independence, supporting young people to meet their different needs, serving young people and their families with love, compassion and unswerving commitment.
Contact: Michael Carroll (Youth Support Worker)
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INALA AND HEMMANT FLEXI LEARNING CENTRES (IFLC & HFLC)
IFLC and HFLC are ’Youth Plus’ centres within the Edmund Rice Education network that offers educational pathways for students who do not wish to access mainstream schools for a variety of reasons. The school program provides students with numeracy, literacy, social and life skills. Relationships and value building are most important and focus on the 4 principles of Respect, Participation, Honesty and being Safe & Legal.
School contact: Nigal De Maria (Head of Campus, IFLC); Renee Blote (Youth Support Worker, HFLC)
“TRACTION has had an exemplary track record of success in engaging the young people who attend our school in relevant, responsive and a relational bike building/restoration and mechanics program. Along with their core focus of restoration and mechanics, many other important life skill and workplace related outcomes have been achieved. Inala Flexible Learning Centre is excited to support and continue to partner with TRACTION in its endeavours to enable the young people from our school to ‘Build their own Future.”
Nigal De Maria, Head of Campus at the Inala Flexible Learning Centre (June 2016)
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ST JAMES COLLEGE (SJC)
St James is a co-educational Catholic Secondary School located in Spring Hill and run with a philosophy based on Gospel values and the tradition of Edmund Rice, the founder of Christian Brothers. This philosophy is to integrate faith, life and culture in an environment of tolerance, pride and respect for individual worth. Christian values are woven into all areas of school life. The happiness of the individual, whatever his/her achievement is of vital importance. School rules exist as in every community but students, as they mature and progress through the school, are assisted to develop self-discipline and personal responsibility.
School contact: Martin Wiseman (Assistant Principal Pastoral)
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