e-WAALC NEWS November 2005

e-WAALC News is the electronic newsletter of the Western Australian Adult Literacy Council (WAALC).


The WAALC Executive Committee prepares and sends e-WAALC News to members each month.  We welcome your comments, suggestions, and contributions to the newsletter.

 This newsletter is also available in the ‘News’ section of our web site http://www.waalc.com.au


1)      End of Year Event – Picnic and film under the stars

2)      Reading Circle

3)      Positions vacant

4)      CGEA re-accreditation

5)      Join the WAALC Executive Committee

6)      Issues? Contributions?

7)      ‘Contacts’ update

8)      Unsubscribe?

1. End of Year Event – Picnic and film under the stars

WAALC is hosting a relaxing and informal evening to mark the end of another year.  Come along between 6 and 7 pm and join in a lakeside picnic at Lake Joondalup followed by the film The Beautiful Country at Joondalup Pines Picture Gardens, Edith Cowan University,  Joondalup Drive, Joondalup. 

See attached flyer for more details.  RSVP to  Cheryl Wiltshire on cheryl.wiltshire@ det.wa.edu.au or by phone to 92644639. 


2. Reading Circle

The WAALC Reading Circle met in October to discuss the first chapters of The Myth of Ability, Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child, by Canadian John Mighton.  The second meeting discussing this book will start  our end of year celebration (at 6.00 pm).

Send in any suggestions for books for the Reading Circle in 2006.  We are looking for topics with an impact on teaching and learning for adults.

If you live outside Perth, you might like to consider starting your own Reading Circle either locally or you could try out Literacy Live – the new ACAL virtual meeting room.  Let us know if you start one, and we will keep you informed of books we decide to read in Perth.


3. Positions Vacant

Adult Literacy and Numeracy Teacher (part-time)

Adult Literacy and Numeracy Teacher (relief)

Centacare Employment and Training are looking for a part-time Adult Literacy and Numeracy teacher to work in Midland – approximately 20 hours per week and possible more hours if desired.  We are also looking for relief Adult Literacy and Numeracy teacher(s) to work in the city centre and/or Midland. Pay and conditions in accordance with CETSS Award.

Essential Criteria

·         Teaching qualification

·         Experience working with adults in Adult Literacy and Numeracy


Desirable Criteria (not essential, training will be given)

·         Experience with CGEA

·         Experience with NRS

·         Experience with CELL

Please send your resume to:

Helen Mulcahy

Level 3 641 – 643 Wellington St

Perth 6000

FAX No (08) 9322 2448


For further information please contact Helen Mulcahy.


4. CGEA Re-accreditation

The accreditation process for the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) has commenced.  There will be an on-line consultation process conducted nationally.  If you want to participate in this process, contact the Service Industries Curriculum Maintenance Manager (CMM) - General Studies & Further Education.  You can register for information on how to participate in online discussions.  To be placed on the distribution list, email your interest to Sharon.veal@vu.edu.au

The Western Australian CGEA Network will prepare a formal submission.  Contact your Regional CGEA Moderation Coordinator with any issues you wish to see included.  See http://vetinfonet.det.wa.edu.au/adultliteracy/CGEA.aspx for the current address list.


5. Join the WAALC Executive Committee

There are still three vacant positions on the committee.  Members may nominate themselves or others who are interested in contributing to the adult literacy field in WA in this way to fill these vacant positions. 

We do not currently have a representative from prison adult literacy programs, or those interested in adult literacy in the tertiary sector.  Members with experience in these areas might like to consider who could represent them. 

The committee meets on the second Thursday of each month  in East Perth. Prospective committee members are welcome to attend a meeting before deciding whether to nominate.

Send nominations in writing to Robyn Rennie WAALC Secretary  by email to robyn.rennie@optusnet.com.au or  by post to 19 Brittain Street COMO WA 6152


6.  Issues? Contributions?

WAALC seeks to represent all adult educators who deliver adult literacy and numeracy programs in Western Australia.  If there are issues that you think WAALC should take action on, contact one of the Executive below. 

Contributions to this newsletter are very welcome.  Good news, bad news, anything you think others might want to know, send it in.


7,  Unsubscribe?

If you don't want to receive this newsletter or wish to suspend it while you are away on leave, please email the WAALC secretary, Robyn Rennie [robyn.rennie@optusnet.com.au].  Back issues will be available on the WAALC website for you to catch up when you return.


8. ‘Contacts’ update

Let us know if your address changes through one of the contact methods listed below. 


e-WAALC News is the monthly electronic newsletter of the Western Australian Adult Literacy Council.


Use one of the following contact methods for general enquiries:

Robyn Rennie WAALC Secretary robyn.rennie@optusnet.com.au

Postal:                  19 Brittain Street

COMO WA 6152

Web:                      www.waalc.com.au


Phone contact:                 Carmel Jennings WAALC President (08) 9482 7000

Fax:                       Attention
Cheryl Wiltshire WAALC Vice-President (08) 9264 4646