Djaaliny – Community Learning Program

Djaaliny – Community Learning Program 2017

All Saints’ College recognises the importance to our students of a connected community and is therefore proud to present Djaaliny (Noongar: flame). Djaaliny is our community program: it is, for our College, about the flame, the spark, the fire that kindles supportive partnerships and lifelong learning.

WHO: Professor Yong Zhao
WHEN: Thursday, 27 July – 7.00pm – 8.30pm  
BIO: An internationally renown scholar, author, speaker and Foundation Distinguished Professor from the University of Kansas, Prof. Zhao’s work with our community will focus on how we best nurture within our students the essential 21st century skills of innovation and entrepreneurship, and how we cultivate independent thinkers who can make a positive difference in a globalized society.  In addition to working with our students and staff, Prof Zhao will host this special evening with parents.  We urge you to come along and hear from this most engaging and compelling speaker. If you are interested in finding out more about Prof. Zhao’s work, you can access this brief video by clicking HERE.
TOPIC: What skills will our sons/ daughters need in the future? How can we best support them in developing their creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit?
SYNOPSIS: How can we prepare our students to be global, creative, and entrepreneurial? What kind of schools cultivate these talents? Massive changes brought about by population growth, technology, and globalization demand that we create opportunities for “mass entrepreneurship”. Entrepreneurship extends to social entrepreneurship, policy entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship. To cultivate these creative talents requires a paradigm shift in education—from employee-oriented education to entrepreneur-oriented education, from prescribing children’s education to supporting their learning, and from reducing human diversity to a few employable skills to enhancing individual talents.
WHERE:  Centre for Performing Arts, All Saints’ College

WHO: Paul Dillon – Young People, Alcohol and Risk Taking
WHEN: Monday, 28 August – 7.00pm – 8.30pm 
BIO: Paul Dillon has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years. He is the Director and founder of DARTA and he is passionate about ensuring that the community has access to accurate and up-to-date alcohol and other drug information Through the Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) he has been contracted by many organisations to give regular updates on current drug trends. He has also worked with many school communities to ensure that they have access to good quality information and best practice drug education. His book ‘Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs’ was released nationally in February 2009. With a broad knowledge of a range of content areas, Paul regularly appears in the media and is regarded as a key social commentator, with interviews on television programs such as Sunrise, TODAY and The Project.
TOPIC: Teenagers: Alcohol and other drugs.
SYNOPSIS: This parent information session will cover a range of issues, including resilience and the importance of connectedness. It will accentuate positive norms and aim to empower parents in this controversial area.
WHERE:  Centre for Performing Arts, All Saints’ College

To book for any of these presentations, please click HERE.