Our Community Hub
In partnership with Community Hubs Australia, we deliver a Community Hub program on our school grounds with the focus on supporting people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (including migrants, refugees and temporary visa holders).
Our Community Hub is a safe and supportive space for families who are interested in connecting, learning new things and joining in quality early childhood activities. Our Community Hub is designed to enhance and deliver education and training, employment pathways, health services, settlement and language support for vulnerable families.
At our Community Hub we:
- Provide a variety of rich engagement activities including cultural events, educational and health programs through partnerships with Multicultural Sports and QLD libraries
- Break down barriers between support services and enhance coordination and collaboration for families to connect with a range of local services including Child Health Nurses, Oral Health, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Centre for Women, 99 Steps, Translating services
- Deliver short courses, such as English classes, or even support for parenting and healthy living
- Foster healthy child development through such programs as our Marsden Young Explorers Playgroup, and prepare children to succeed at school by increasing participation in early years services
Meet our Community Hub Leaders, Penny Dearlove and Tamara Maier. Penny has been a member of our Marsden State School staff for the past 24 years. Tamara has been an active member of the Marsden community for a number of years being a past Marsden State School student herself, and also her children. Both ladies are a friendly face available to support families and answer any questions you may have. Everyone is welcome to join our Hub! Families within the community are welcome to drop in anytime.
If you have ideas for the Community Hub, please let us know as we are always looking for new ideas to continue to develop and improve.
View our current timetable to see what is happening in our Community Hub.
For more information about the Community Hub, please contact (07) 3489 9333.