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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Feb 7 2012
The eight students who travelled with Halls Creek local Jamie Elliot and his family to Dural in Sydney NSW to participate in the Dural Excellence Program returned home to Halls Creek for Christmas. The program has had lots of interest from local families keen to enrol their children in the program for 2012.  Partners in the program, Wunan, Dural Baptist Church, Pacific Hills Christian College, William Clarke College and Halls Creek High School will review intake opportunities soon.   Read More
Topic: Education
Feb 7 2012
The results are out for November 2011 and Wunan Job Services Australia have recorded a record month of achievements for the Job Services Australia (JSA) team. Throughout the month, 22 jobseekers reached the 13 week mark in employment (3 months) while a further nine reached 26 weeks (6 months). In addition, six completed education courses, with a further 13 clients starting education and 25 placed into employment. 2011 was a year of high productivity for the small but dedicated team of staff who have placed more than 240 clients into employment. Retention rates have also improved with further efforts being made to ensure as many jobseekers as possible are able to maintain their employment. The JSA has also started delivering job readiness training and is working on innovative projects to increase the opportunities for clients throughout the region with the intended outcome being that many more will enter and sustain […]   Read More
Topic: Employment
Feb 3 2012
Wunan makes donation to Wall of handsWunan has just put its hand up and through Generation One supported the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) ‘Wall of Hands’ Campaign by donating $500.   Read More
Jan 31 2012
Wunan is moving into an exciting new phase of its Living Change initiative. {see living change fact sheet} Over the past twelve months, Wunan has been developing an overall framework for Living Change and seeking community and government support for concept of rebuilding social responsibility and local authority. With the arrival of three new staff members, Wunan is now focusing its efforts on how Living Change could be trialled in Halls Creek. Tammy Sovenyhazi joins Wunan from the Families Responsibilities Commission in Cairns, Queensland, where she was the Registrar. Tammy brings a wealth of experience in the operation of the Cape York welfare reform trials, and will strengthen the relationship between Wunan and the ground-breaking, Noel Pearson-led Cape York institutions. She will be responsible for the recommendations that Wunan will put to government in mid-2012 on the implementation of Living Change in Halls Creek. Emma Carlin joins Wunan from the […]   Read More
Jan 23 2012
WOW Factor TeamThe Wow Factor program was held on 8 and 9 November 2011. Young local Halls Creek Jobseekers attended. Two days of goal setting, makeup and deportment and communication with support from Kate (Hairdresser), Samantha (Makeup), Dale and Lucy and Nicole and participants were Raymeeka, Dina , Courtney , Nicole, Tianni and Roberta. Michelle Martin (Shire) and Andrew (Photographer) also assisted us.   Read More
Topic: Employment
Jan 20 2012
Years 11 and 12 girls have been planning what they would like to do in 2012 with a majority of them choosing to go to boarding school for their final years. Henceforth, Tamika Pitt-Lancaster, Liaison Officer/Mentor for the Werlemen Girls Program has been working with the girls to complete their application forms, source identification, apply for Abstudy and open bank accounts. One year 12 student has chosen not to return to Werlemen in 2012 and is busy working with Tamika to find a job. With the Werlemen program heading for some positive program changes in 2012, Tamika is looking for new year 8 girls who would like to attend the Werlemen 2012 new look program. Stay tuned for more news.   Read More
Topic: Education