Session Date and Time:
24.5.2023 – 24.5.2023
Wednesday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
fka Children's Services
18 Harper Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067
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RSVP BY 17 MAY 2023
The President and Members of the Board of Management of fka Children’s Services Inc. invite you to participate in our 113th Annual General Meeting, featuring guest speakers author Amal Abou-Eid, and Parkville Institute Co-Directors Dr Anne Kennedy and Associate Professor Brigid Jordan AM.
The ordinary business of the Annual General Meeting gives members the opportunity to find out about fka Children’s Services operations and finances and to vote on any resolutions proposed. Members will be asked to vote to:
Voting by proxy
fkaCS recognises that not all members are able to be physically present and cast their vote. In this instance, members may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. Your proxy can be a fellow member of the Association, or you may wish to nominate the President, Secretary or other Board Member to vote on your behalf.
The fka Children’s Services Incorporated Rules stipulates we must declare as near to one third of the Board positions vacant and hold elections for those positions each year. This year we have up to 3 vacancies.
If you would like to nominate for a position on fkaCS Board of Directors, or nominate a colleague or peer for a position, complete this nomination form. Email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Thursday 18 May.
Author of Why Does Mum Wear a Hijab? and Tayta Remembers
Guest speaker Amal Abou-Eid will join us to express her love of teaching and learning about friendship, faith and culture by sharing her stories and how her series of books came about. Amal is a passionate educator and very busy mother to 3 young boys. Living in Melbourne, Amal is surrounded by people of various faiths and cultures.
The daughter of Lebanese migrants, Amal identifies as a Muslim Lebanese Australian and credits the splendours of multiculturalism as her inspiration for writing.
Hoping to educate readers about her faith and her cultural heritage, Amal writes books which explain aspects of Islam that are often misunderstood and misrepresented. She hopes her books will give Muslim children stories they can relate to and stories they can identify with. She hopes her stories will educate readers and inspire others to share their own stories, too.
Associate Professor Brigid Jordan AM and Dr Anne Kennedy
This presentation will discuss how an intensive early childhood education and care model for very young children living with significant adversity, changed their life trajectories by reducing the effects of toxic stress and trauma and supporting their learning and development. Children under three years of age, who participated in the program for three years, had large and significant positive impacts on their learning and development outcomes including IQ scores, language development and social and emotional problems. We are not aware of similar remarkable outcomes from any other Australian intensive early childhood education and care program.
As clinical researchers and practitioners we are excited to have the opportunity, through the Victorian Department of Education’s generous funding support for the Safe Haven project and in partnership with Uniting Vic/Tas, to continue our research and to build further evidence on the structural and process elements of quality that can change children’s life trajectories, build workforce capability and highlight the importance of early education and care for all children.Book a seat