The 10th Annual Henbury Corporate Luncheon
About our School
Henbury School is a strong and vibrant Special Needs High School, located in Darwin. We cater for students 12–18 years with mild to severe intellectual disability or with multiple disabilities. The school provides exciting, innovative programs with connections to mainstream Middle and Senior Schools in Darwin. The school’s aim is to provide opportunities for all students with special needs to become active participants in the community.
About the Event
In 2010 our school, in conjunction with the Darwin Convention Centre, hosted the inaugural “Henbury Corporate Luncheon”. This was a huge success- it is now known as Darwin’s Biggest Corporate Christmas Party! Guests are treated to a lavish 3 course Traditional Christmas Lunch, a generous beverage package, a high standard of entertainment, live auction, mega raffle and loads of fun. The generosity of previous guests has enabled our school to add to our innovative programs through the purchase of equipment for our Sensory rooms; allowed us to purchase specialised musical instruments and resources to further enrich our music therapy programs; gifted our students with iPads and the innovative Tobii Eye Gaze, which allows our students to communicate with the power of their eyes; and contributed to the expansion of our Enterprise Education Program, a purpose built bus so our students could experience inclusion in education, recreation and community life.
In 2017, for the first time, Henbury staff were able to apply for funds under three focus areas: inclusive education technologies, health and wellbeing, enterprise and community engagement programs and funded a new work training site Henbury on Aralia, greenhouse, wheelchair accessible paths in the school farm, laptop trolley and laptops, upgrade sensory and engine room equipment, engaging poor attenders through the Balanced Choice Program and weekly visits from Harlow the therapy dog.
In 2018 through the generosity of our supporters and guests, we raised over $40 000 towards:
• Operational costs for Henbury on Aralia
• Shoe box tasks and resources to promote the use of TEACCH pedagogy
• Continued visits from our favourite therapy dog once a week
• Purchase ipads and specialist movie making equipment
• Yoga program for six classes
• Continued to engage poor attenders through the Balanced Choice Program
• Laptop trolley
Our 2019 Goal
Henbury School is leading the Territory in the education of secondary students with special needs. We believe that disability should not limit accessABILITY to a quality education. Help us to imagine all the possABILITIES for 2019! Your donation will contribute to the expansion of inclusive education technologies, health and wellbeing, enterprise and community engagement programs. “Your donation will contribute to the expansion of inclusive education technologies, health and wellbeing, (enterprise is replaced by) work training initiatives, and community engagement programs.”