House debates

Tuesday, 17 October 2023

Statements by Members

Robertson Electorate: Kincumber High School

1:35 pm

Photo of Gordon ReidGordon Reid (Robertson, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I rise to acknowledge the brilliant students and teachers that operate Kincumber Cafe at Kincumber High School. The Kincumber Cafe is an integral part of the transition post school for Kincumber High School's support unit. The cafe provides students who have a range of disabilities the opportunity to gain practical work skills in a supported environment. Students learn all the workings of a cafe business. This includes how to take orders; handle money; clean and deliver food; make delicious meals like sandwiches, burgers and pumpkin soup; and make drinks such as coffee, milkshakes and tea. The Kincumber Cafe is impressive, and I really enjoyed seeing all of the students busily working away when I recently visited.

I wish to commend all of the students involved: Veronika Robertson, Mia Appleton, Taylah Rees, Jonny Milliss, Nellie Ulbritch, William-Beau Smidt and Joshua Moir. To the remarkable teachers and assistants that make the Kincumber Cafe happen—Lorraine Henri, Maddie Stevens and Megan Lawler—thank you so much for all of your tireless work and effort to make sure that the Kincumber Cafe is such a success at the Kincumber High School. To the head teacher of special education, Amy Regal, thank you for your leadership of this program and of this cafe, and thank you to the entire community of the Kincumber High School—the work that you do is remarkable.