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 Elizabeth Ludlow firstname.lastname@example.org our Hub Group Coordinator
Not part of a Hub Group?
Make 201 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 Elizabeth Ludlow email@example.com be linked in to a Hub Group that suits your interests and meets near you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Flinders Hub Group is made up of a cluster of Home Economics educators who live and work in the vast areas surrounding the Flinders Ranges and beyond. This group incorporates teachers from the public and private sector in the towns of Gladstone, Jamestown, Burra, Peterborough, Orroroo, Booleroo Centre, Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Quorn, Leigh Creek, Roxby Downs and sometimes participants from Clare, Balaklava and the E.P. Everyone is welcome!
Despite the odometer clicking into four figures for some travellers, handling tough road conditions and risking collisions with wild animals, Hub Group members generally meets a couple of times a year 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 agenda is set that includes SACE issues, middle school innovations, HEIA news and a "braggers corner", where we show and tell about something that we've done that's worked well. Most of us are in small or single person faculties, so the support of like-minded colleagues is paramount. If you are new to the district or know someone who is, please let Gaye know so they can be included in the email circulation list.
Week 7, Wednesday 12th June at 2 pm @ Orroroo Area School.
Apart from all the usual agenda items, a feature focus will be "Technology alive in Home ec". Jess will show a few ways with the Cricut cutting machine and there may be others who would like to show something they do with technology in their classes.
Any other ideas are very welcome!
Drinks and nibbles provided. Please let me know if you can make it!
Looking forward to catching up with some of you, Gaye
There will be another chance for a meeting of the great minds of Home ec in the Mid and Upper North, because Derek at Balaklava has offered to host in term 4, so you may be able to catch that one instead or as well.
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.