Djaaliny – Community Learning Program

Djaaliny – Community Learning Program

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.


2017 Djaaliny Program

Graeme Innes AM
Thursday, 27 April – 7.00pm to 8.30pm 

Graeme Innes AM is an Australian company director, lawyer and public speaker. He has been a human rights practitioner for 30 years in New South Wales and Western Australia and has participated in the development of national and international human rights instruments. He was Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner from December 2005 until July 2014. During that time he also served as Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner for three and a half years and as Race Discrimination Commissioner for two years.

In 1995, Graeme was entered into of the Order of Australia as a Member (AM). In 2003, he was a finalist for Australian of the Year. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Canberra and appointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Sydney.

Graeme is married with two adult children (a son and daughter). He enjoys cricket (as a spectator) and sailing (as a participant). Learn more about Graeme by clicking HERE.

Dr Richard Chambers (Clinical psychologist and an internationally recognised expert in mindfulness)
Wednesday, 17 May – 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Richard is the author of “The Art of Mindful Origami”  and the co-author of “Mindful Learning” and “Mindful Relationships” and one of the developers of “Smiling Mind”.
Venue: Chapel, All Saints’ College

Jan Owen – CEO Foundation for Young Australians
Wednesday, 31 May – 7.00pm to 8.30pm 

Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia’s youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. In 2012 she was named Australia’s inaugural Australian Financial Review and Westpac Woman of Influence.  In 2014 she received the Doctor of Letters ((honoris causa)  from the University of Sydney; and was awarded membership to the Order of Australia in 2000. She is the author of Every Childhood Lasts a Lifetime (1996) and The Future Chasers (2014). Jan is the CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and YLab, the global youth futures lab. Her lifelong mission is to unleash the potential of young people to lead positive change in the world. 
Venue:  Centre for Performing Arts, All Saints’ College

Professor Yong Zhao
Thursday, 27 July – 7.00pm – 8.30pm  
An internationally known 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.
Venue:  Centre for Performing Arts, All Saints’ College

Paul Dillon – Young People, Alcohol and Risk Taking
Monday, 28 August – 7.00pm – 8.30pm 
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.
Venue:  Centre for Performing Arts, All Saints’ College

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