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Home Economics Institute of Australia, Victoria (HEIA[V]) hosted a delightful morning tea on Saturday 19 March in Melbourne’s CBD to celebrate the 2022 Victorian O’Malley Trust scholars:

Corinne Davis

Michelle Grover

Racheal Caligiuri

Rheannon Theologous-Owen

Robert Ford, HEIA(V) Chairperson was the Master of Ceremonies and spoke about the amazing achievement becoming an O’Malley Trust scholar and presented each scholar with their certificate. Cheryl Sonter, HEIA President and past HEIA(V) President also congratulated each scholar and expressed how each scholar was a wonderful role model for the profession of Home Economics.

Two past Victorian O’Malley Trust scholars, Justin Beckley and Evette Fuller reflected on their experiences of being an O’Malley Trust scholar and what the scholarship afforded them. The morning was a wonderful celebration of achievement and future thinking for Home Economics.

South Australia

It was an incredible day celebrating World Home Economics Day 2022 in South Australia. The sun was shining as we enjoyed tapas, pizzas, cheesecake, brownies and churros in the beautiful gardens at Comida Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. With the 2022 theme of ‘building resilient homes and families’ we reflected on the importance of self-care, and we brainstormed ways that this 2022 WHED theme could be integrated into the curriculum across our home economics subject areas. There were some very impressive attempts at rolling farfalle, fagiolini, and orecchiette play dough pasta as part of a wellbeing activity.

We also recognized the hard work of several undergraduate and postgraduate students contributing to the world of home economics, as well as years of service that past HEIA SA president Sarah Hockey has given to both our association and to home economics. It was an excellent day full of great ideas, great company and great food.

Congratulations to the 2022 King and Amy O’Malley Trust scholarship recipients. Alan Holroyd is featured with the following scholars:

Tori Voumard

Natasha Slee

Alexandra Manson