What are Hub Groups?
Hub Groups are a collection of like-minded Home Economics Professionals who have gathered around a shared interest or for a common goal. The benefits of being part of a Hub Group are networking, support and further learning. Each Hub Group is autonomous and determines the direction and activities according to the interests of its participants. Currently the Hub Groups associated with HEIA SA are based around secondary school Home Economics educators and the regions in which they work. HEIA SA hopes to broaden the scope of Hub Groups available to our members in the near future.
Already connecting with like-minded Home Economics Professionals?
Are you already connecting together as a group of Home Economics professionals? Why not become a group that contributes to the broader Home Economics Community through this website. Email Zorka Ranger zora
Not part of a Hub Group?
Make 2017 the year you connect with other Home Economics Professionals to be involved in networking, resource sharing, and a bit of fun. Contact one of the hub group organisers or Zorka Ranger zora
METRO - Adelaide (Education)
The Metro Hub Group is made up of a cluster of Home Economics Educators who live and/ or work on the Adelaide Plains. This Hub Group meets once a school term, generally week 6, to share best practice, resources and a coffee. The venue of these meetings is generally held at one of the participant’s school, so contact Amanda Johnson for the next location.
Term 2 Report:
Term 2 meeting was a gathering of 10 interested teachers with a very lively, informative discussion around the externally assessed Investigation. Thanks to Lynda Allright – Immanuel, and Amanda Johnson – Scotch, for presenting their teaching strategies and experience on this assessment type. Teachers left feeling more confident having shared their personal strengths and challenges and after a thorough brainstorming session had identified a number of potential investigation topics.
Term 3 focus will be on Coffee Art with a guest demonstrator (charge associated with this session)
FLEURIEU - Southern Adelaide (Education)
The Fleurieu Hub Group is made up of a cluster of Home Economics Educators who live and/ or work in the suburbs and towns of this southern Adelaide Peninsula. This Hub Group meets once a school term in week 5 to share best practice, resources and a smile. The venue for these meetings is held at one of the participating teacher’s school, as part of a rotating cycle, so please contact Deb Halse for further details and the next venue.
Hub Dinner Term 4
The Fleurieu hub group have organised dinner on Thursday 16th November at La Provence, 125 Pirie Street, Adelaide. 6pm
All current and past Home economics staff members are warmly invited.
We have use of a private function room to enjoy each other’s company and have negotiated a stunning 3 course French inspired menu for $69 per person , we are also awaiting their Christmas menu to consider.
Hope to see you there.
NORTH - Northern Adelaide (Education)
The North Hub Group is made up of a cluster of Home Economics Educators who live and/ or work in the Northern Suburbs of Adelaide. This Hub Group meets once a school term, generally week 5, to share best practice, resources and a chat. The venue of these meetings is shared around the northern area schools so contact Zorka Ranger or Elizabeth Ludlow for more details.
MID NORTH - Northern Country (Education)
The Mid North Hub Group is made up of a cluster of Home Economics Educators who live and/ or work in the Mid Northern Country Region of South Australia. This Group incorporates schools found in the towns of Riverton, Balaklava, Clare, Burra & Eudunda. This Hub Group generally meets once a school term to share best practise, resources and a smile. The venue of these meetings is generally held at Clare.
FLINDERS - Northern Country (Education)
The Flinders Hub Group is made up of a cluster of Home Economics educators who live and work in the areas surrounding the Flinders Ranges. This group incorporates schools in the towns of Gladstone, Jamestown, Burra, Peterborough, Orroroo, Booleroo Centre, Port Pirie, Quorn, Hawker and Leigh Creek. The Hub Group generally meets once a school term at a venue that is rotated around the district. This is valued by all to see how productive spaces can be created within existing infrastructure. An
TERM 4 REPORT
Thanks to Lea Hooper and Jodie Allen (Clare HS) for hosting our last Hub group meeting and sharing generous hospitality with the 12 participants. It was great to see the transformed facility since their upgrade.
The meeting kicked off with a short presentation by author Liz Haywood, who was promoting her new book "The Dressmaker's Companion".
Melissa Wendland (Wudinna AS) then spoke about her food experiences on a recent overseas trip and gave a report on the DATTA meeting held in Adelaide with a STEM focus.
There was the opportunity to share great ideas for Middle school projects and pracs and it was inspiring to hear some of the achievements in SACE, especially some ambitious catering assignments that provide valuable funds to sustain struggling budgets.
We acknowledged the commitment and contributions of Sadie Havelburg (PASS) and Janet Arbon (BCDS) who are moving into retirement.
SOUTH EAST - Southern Country (Education)
The South East Hub Group is made up of a cluster of Home Economics Educators who live and/ or work in the southern Country Regions of South Australia. This Group incorporates the following schools and towns- Penola, Millicent, Kangaroo Inn Area school, Kingston, Lucindale, Naracoorte, Keith, Bordertown and Mt Gambier. We hold our meetings at various venues - each member taking a turn to organise the meeting in their town.