The Annual General Meeting of HEIA was held on Saturday 12 March 2016. At this meeting, Peta Craig who had been HEIA President for the past two years, was farewelled. She ably led the Council forward to progress the Institute through the 20 year celebrations, and a time of transformation and change for our members. A huge vote of thanks goes to Peta for the work and dedication she has shown to HEIA over her time as President.
After being approached by Council to fill the President-Elect in January, I stepped up to the President position at this meeting. I aim to continue the fabulous work that Peta and previous presidents began to serve the members of HEIA in every division.
I would like to encourage you to submit article to the newsletter. Across Australia we are interested in what our members are doing in their divisions. It would be great to see a story from each division in the newsletters. Please do not hesitate to send a newsletter article to Nikki Boswell, HEIA newsletter editor.As President, I am happy to be contacted around issues in Home Economics. Looking forward to hearing from you.
I am currently working in the Curriculum into the Classroom Project (C2C)in Queensland—she is Curriculum Manager, Health and Physical Education, and has managed the production of units of work aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. This work involved interpreting the curriculum, and deciding on assessment, example learning experiences and resources to deliver the curriculum.
Kay’s substantive position is as Head of Department, Home Economics and Business at Park Ridge State High School in Queensland. She has been teaching for over 30 years and is passionate about Home Economics and ensuring teachers of Home Economics are empowered to teach their aspects of the curriculum. She has worked with the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority as District Panel Chair and has been on advisory committees for various syllabi in Queensland such as Home Economics and Early Childhood. Kay has been involved in HEIA(Q) for four years where she spent a year on the Committee of Management before stepping up as President. During her time at HEIA(Q) she has been an integral part of the professional development program delivering on topics such as differentiation, using Microsoft OneNote and more recently on assessment and the Australian Curriculum, both Health and Physical Education and Design and Technologies, C2C, and planning for the Australian Curriculum. Kay is currently President of HEIA(Q).
Kay has presented at various conferences both national and international such as the HEIA(Q) state conference, 2014 HEIA conference in Perth and the 2015 ACHPER international conference in Adelaide. Kay is also a qualified Genesis Creations instructor and has presented fabric colouring workshops at both the HEIA(Q) and HEIA conferences. In her spare time she enjoys fabric painting, walking and spending time with her husband and children.