The recent Maleny IGA CBC contribution of $2203.11 to the Maleny High School went into their maintenance fund which covers general day to day needs of the school. Maleny High School Business Services Manager, Carol Hart, said that the money was a welcome addition to the school fund that assists with different aspects of the daily running of the school. According to Carol, the money is spread around the school in the form of the upkeep of the gardens, general office needs such as photocopy paper, and other things that are needed to keep the school community running smoothly. The schools groundsman Greg Vivash was thankful of the contribution that assists him to buy plants and equipment to keep the school grounds looking lovely. For Greg, who recently came to work at the school, his daily challenge is keeping the weeds down, which proves to be quite a job as he says they are more hardy here than in other places.  It’s not just the weeds that are stronger and more resilient in Maleny; the Maleny High School students are some of the most talented and resilient around, and the high school is set to help them even more to make their mark in life.

The high school recently launched its Community Connections project which aims to ‘create opportunities and improve outcomes’ by drawing in more community support for its students, and those of the Maleny Flexi School. Acting Deputy Principal Peter Hoehn is dedicated to creating a Community Connections Hub to align school practices with the workforce and industry. The project will change the face of senior schooling for students at the high school with a focus on student based traineeships, work experience, Tafe courses and increasing vocational pathways. The Sunshine Coast Tafe has recently come on board with the high school to bring a Certificate III in Digital Media which will enhance skills in the digital industry arena, to begin at the high school in 2014. For more information about the Community Connections project or courses contact the Maleny High School on 5499 8111