Phone: 07 3156 4800 | Head Office: 425 Zillmere Road, Zillmere QLD 4034| admin@kurbingui.org.au

Bridges Program

What is it:

Increasing and maintaining attendance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people at school and other learning environments.

Providing support and education for parents, caregivers and the educators of children and young people through:
• school based cultural activities;
• advocacy;
• facilitation of discussions;
• information provision;
• referrals and linkages to other support services and initiatives such as homework centres or learning hubs; as well as the provision of
• Individual assistance with students and families as required.

Contact:
Bridges Support Worker
Business hours: (07) 3156 4800
Fax: (07) 3265 3263
Email: Bridges@kurbingui.org.au
Office: 425 Zillmere Road, Zillmere Qld 4034

Open hours:

Monday – 9.00am to 3.30pm

Friday – 9.00am to 3.30pm

More information:

The purpose of the program is to bridge the gap in education to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, adults, parents and caregivers. In addition, through the support of the Bridges program the aim is to increase and maintain attendance of all students at school and develop participation and leadership for students and parents/caregivers in all learning environments.

An essential component of the program is the establishment of community and cultural connections in schools and other learning environments for students, individuals and families unpinned with ongoing support. This can be achieved in numerous ways such as, school based cultural activities, advocacy, facilitation of discussions, information provision, referrals and linkages to other support services and initiatives such as homework centres or learning hubs. In addition to the initiatives identified above the support worker will also provide individual assistance with students and families.

The Bridges Program is funded by Kurbingui Youth Development.

After hours – immediate assistance

Lifeline:
13 11 14

Child Safety After Hours Service Centre:
(07) 3235 9999
1800 177 135 (Freecall – QLD only)

For emergencies requiring immediate police attendance:
000

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