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Schools and Youth Program


We launched the Think 2050 Community Strategic Plan (CSP) community engagement on 4 December 2019. We're now endeavouring to get the whole community involved in creating our future vision and help us understand what the expectations of our changing community are so we can create a new CSP.

Play your part in creating our community's future

Throughout the second half of 2020 we will be asking our community members, including youth within our schools, all kinds of questions, about all kinds of things.

Ideas, suggestions and feedback will help us plan for the ongoing and future needs of everybody in our region. Council recognises the important contribution young people make to the Port Macquarie-Hastings region.  We view our young people as vibrant, creative, and talented in so many ways. They have strong opinions and great ideas for the future of our area, our state, the country and the world.

We're focused on supporting the ideas of our young people to build capacity, ownership and inclusive opportunities.

There are many ways the youth in our community can talk to Council about their big ideas for 2050. To facilitate the process, we're using a range of different learning styles, and to accommodate current COVID-19 restrictions, we've converted these programs to a digital or online 'world' where relevant.

Participating in these events will give your school and students the chance to contribute to the new CSP while also meeting educational outcomes relevant to many subject areas!


Minecraft Competition - Stage 3 and Stage 4 students

We see technology as a way to capture the thoughts of our 21st century learners.

The Minecraft Competition saw groups of students from Stage 3 and Stage 4 creating their ideal town of the future using design thinking processes.

There will be a winning submission from each Stage and this team will win $1000 to go towards technology for their school.

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Youth Summits

On the 19th and 20th September, 2020, we held virtual FUTUREthink Youth Summits, in order to engage and involve Primary and Secondary aged students in the Think2050 Community Strategic Plan engagement program. Find out more about these Youth Summits and download the Insights Report and Teacher toolkits. 

Get in touch for more information

If you have any questions regarding any of these programs, please email mystie.smith@pmhc.nsw.gov.au or phone 6581 8094.

This page was last updated on: 03 November 2020