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Jonathon Welch AM on Social Inclusion Week 2014
Jonathon Welch AM on Social Inclusion Week 2014
Social Inclusion Week event ideas from photo montage of SIW 2013 events
Social Inclusion Week event ideas from photo montage of SIW 2013 events
SIW Quote of the Week


"Be inclusive. When you bring more heads together, you get more answers." 

- Anonymous 





 25 November 2014 
Social Inclusion Week
22- 30 November, 2014


Social Inclusion Week has started with a huge range of events and if you've been following Facebook and Twitter you will have seen some of the photos coming through... certainly loads of fun being had! 


Hastings Primary School students carol singing 

These next three days are certainly not slowing down with events in most States. The Netball Victoria Roadshow, now in it's third year with SIW, is off to Maryborough today and Cobham on Wednesday with Geva Mentor and some of her fellow Melbourne Vixens players taking skills and activities sessions with local children, a Netball exhibition game and Q & A session. 
In Corio, Victoria, there is a Seniors Cafe which is a Community Cafe with Music for Seniors of all ages. This Thursday musician Ron Ellis will be performing a medley of popular songs. You can enjoy freshly brewed coffee and cake while Ron plays guitar and sings... sounds good to us!

Queensland's, Musica - a non-auditioned Community Choir, are inviting locals to their Open Rehearsal, so if you've ever thought you might like to be part of a choir, but are just not sure, or you'd like to see a choir in rehearsal - then this is your opportunity to come along.
Ability Links in Newcastle are hosting a Free BBQ with entertainment, singing and Bocce, including the inaugural Ability Links Cup Bocce Tournament, although we're assured it's more about fun and participation than competition!

There's lots more happening around the country, below is listed the events for the next three days, we hope you can get a long to one in your community. On Thursday we'll have a list of the remaining days of SIW. And yes, you can still register your event. Head to or check out SIW on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation online using the hashtag #SIW14. And of course feel free to contact us at

Next Three Days of SIW


Day 4: Tuesday 25

Darwin NEEN Learning Community National Energy Efficiency NetworkNT

Social Inclusion BBQ
Ability Links NewcastleNSW
Drumming in the ParkByron Community CentreNSW
Rock n Roll classes (beginners - intermediate)Carindale ConnectQLD
JEI Learning Program for KidsCarindale ConnectQLD
Social badminton on Tuesday morningsCarindale ConnectQLD
Wing Chun Kung Fu classCarindale ConnectQLD
Faces of the Refugee Story Art Exhibition OpeningCity of OnkaparingaSA
StompersBoyd Community HubVIC
Maternal and Child HealthBoyd Community HubVIC
Southbank History GroupBoyd Community HubVIC
Wellness for WomenOutlook Community CentreVIC
Farrar Family Clan DoFarrar Family VIC
Parents with KidsFrankston Uniting ChurchVIC
Social Inclusion Week Roadshow - MaryboroughNetball VictoriaVIC
Catch Music Session - MidlandCatch MusicWA
Rockhampton Inclusion BasketballRockingham Inclusion BasketballWA
Kalamunda Circle Dance & Tea BreakKalamunda Circle Dance GroupWA
Day 5: Wednesday 26  
Community Morning Tea and MusicNorthern Rivers Community GatewayNSW
Carindale & Eastern Suburbs Community ForumCarindale ConnectQLD
Rock & Roll Dance Classes & Social DancingCarindale ConnectQLD
Social badminton on Wednesday morningsCarindale ConnectQLD
Toddler TimeCarindale ConnectQLD
Boot Camp at BoydBoyd Community HubVIC
Kanga Training - Postnatal workoutBoyd Community HubVIC
5000 Poppies Craft ProjectBoyd Community HubVIC
Can drive for "food for all"Hastings Primary SchoolVIC
DRUMMING CIRCLE - ChadstoneMonashlink Community HealthVIC
THECHO!R Celebration SupperTHECHO!RVIC
Voices of Frankston Choir Rehearsal & LunchFrankston Uniting ChurchVIC
Social Inclusion Week Roadshow - CobramNetball VictoriaVIC
Catch Music Session - MelvilleCatch MusicWA
Catch Music Session - SubiacoCatch MusicWA
Social Inclusion Training for Youth Workers - KwinanaInclusion WA and YACWAWA
Day 6: Thursday 27  
Social Inclusion Open DayAdult Education Batemans BayNSW
Eastwood - Something for Everyone!Christian Community AidNSW
Alice Springs NEEN+ Learning Community (NT)National Energy Efficiency NetworkNSW
Trivia Night (every Thursday)Carindale ConnectQLD
JEI Learning Program for KidsCarindale ConnectQLD
English Conversation ClassesCarindale ConnectQLD
Carindale Writers GroupCarindale ConnectQLD
Inclusive Technologies Expo - Regional Queensland 2014Eastern & Central Queensland Regions (Community Solutions Group) QLD
Musica - Open RehearsalSING!QLD
Preschool StorytimeBoyd Community HubVIC
Maternal and Child Health Open SessionBoyd Community HubVIC
Social Inclusion LunchGlen Eira Adult Learning CentreVIC
CRAFT 'N' CHATOutlook Community CentreVIC
'ALL TOGETHER' CHOIROutlook Community CentreVIC
Seniors Caf´┐ŻCloverdale Community CentreVIC
Respite SharehouseFrankston Uniting ChurchVIC
Secret Men's BusinessFrankston Uniting ChurchVIC
Catch Music Session - Clarkson Catch MusicWA
Catch Music Session - Catch Music Session - Fremantle Catch MusicWA
Disability BasketballRecreational Opportunities for Adults with DisabilitiesWA

To find out more about the events listed above and many others click here.



Social Inclusion Week 2014 Photo Competition
It's on again! Take a photo of your Social Inclusion Week event for your chance to win a $50 gift card
Click here for more information

Best wishes to all,





Dr Jonathon Welch AM

Founder Social Inclusion Week

Founding Music Director Choir of Hard Knocks

Founder School of Hard Knocks

Australian of the Year Local Hero 2008



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