Angel Archives - 2/06/2023
Dress up Tuesday! Apple is holding a 80's - 90's dress up day on Tuesday 6th June! Suggestions - bike shorts, puffy sleeves, boxy blazers, scrunched socks and sneakers.... who else wore layered socks?
Saturdays at The Castle – We are off to a slow start. We need a few more so we can start arranging fun outings. If you’re interested, contact the office (bookings essential)
Emails for Respite and Rosters – Please send all emails for care/rostering to firstname.lastname@example.org (please continue to cc: admin mailbox while we introduce the new mailboxes)
Please note, we will not be using the respite email address
Precious Angels Office Hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday. If the office is closed, please contact the afterhours number (0421 521 750). The afterhours phone is shared between Amanda during the week and Kayla on weekends.
Mackay Office Number (07) 4846 1964. Mackay Afterhours number 0493 248 053.
From the desk of Amanda:
I've had some time to watch our Angels interacting this week, with each other and our fabulous participants, and I feel proud of the company we are building here at Precious Angels. Our staff build genuine connections with each other, and the participants they support. Not only within their teams, but across the company as a whole.
Our Angels have connections with our participants, their families and across the community, and I hope they all realise how special this is. We have so many fabulous carers here at Precious Angels, and it gives me confidence we are on the right track for our continuing growth and development.
I'm also excited about the administration team we are building. Apple continues to drive our sensory program here at The Castle, and you dont have to look too far to see how well this program is going. Our Respite Coordinator Kayla continues to grow and learn, and is working on creating respite programs for our participants to achieve their specific NDIS Goals of living full and interesting lives, and participate in community activities. We are actively looking for a new respite home also!
Dillon continues training as my successor and is taking on more responsibility within this capacity. Rob is also taking on increasingly more administration work around HS&E and Reporting, and continues to support our team with Brevity. Zena is managing the day to day administration duties, and Brendan is providing support where needed (as well as continuning his primary care duties).
And we have changes in our Mackay Branch also! Sadly, we have lost 2 key staff in Mackay in recent weeks - our Respite Coordinator Teharney has tendered her resignation, as has our Operations Manager Ian Castle. Ian remains as a Director of our Organisation, but will cease his day to day duties as Operations Manager. At present these duties will be shared between myself, Rob and Dillon. We wish to thank Ian for his almost 3 years as Operations Manager, helping to guide, direct and grow our little company into the thriving organisation we have today. With Ian staying on as a Director, we know he will continue to offer support and guidance.
We have sent Angel Mel to Mackay to help them out, so we know they are in good hands.
I cant believe it is already June! Its time to start thinking about the school holidays (I know! 3 weeks from today!)
Stay warm (and dry!)
Coming up at The Castle
We've had ourselves a great time this fortnight. We've been to SWARA for some music with DEAi, headed to the pub for lunch, had fun playing musical bingo and wheelchair dancing (posted to facebook) and did some group reading. We absolutely love sharing great times with our participants.
Out with the Angels
We go all over, from taking participants to the RSPCA to volunteer, to encouraging learning and sensory play at Karawatha Discovery Centre with Asha, the main thing is that our participants are having fun!
Out in Mackay
As you know, we have a respite home in Mackay. Here are some great snaps of some of our participants out and about with the Mackay Crew. Especially proud of Charlotte getting materials and doing some sewing :)
Photo of the Week
This fortnight's winner features Derek, looking super adorable!
Angel of the Fortnight
We're happy to celebrate Monique, our exceptional Castle 2IC. Always cool like a cucumber and helpful...like a holiday armadillo, Monique is an integral part of the Precious Angels family and we're stoked to celebrate her.
Upcoming Birthdays - June Edition
12th Ethan C
22nd Toni *
Note: Asterisks denote Precious Angels team member