Djaaliny – Community Learning Program

All Saints’ College is delighted to present Djaaliny – our community learning program. Launched in 2014, Djaaliny aims to provide the College and wider community with access to a range of local, national and international guest speakers and presenters across a variety of current and thought-provoking topics.

Djaaliny (Noongar for “flame”) creates the spark that lights a fire of curiosity, that kindles supportive partnerships and, importantly, flames lifelong learning.

Bookings open for each event one month prior. Please check regularly for updates on new event announcements.  We invite our community to nominate people they would like to hear from – please click here to fill out a nomination form.


Tuesday, 9 May 2019: 6.30pm – 8.00pm followed by book signings 
In Conversation with Stan Grant 

In partnership with Dymocks Garden City, All Saints’ College is pleased to welcome Walkley Award-winning author, Stan Grant, to our campus as part of our Djaaliny Community Learning Program.

In his only WA event, Stan will be in conversation with interviewer Meri Fatin in the College’s Centre for Performing Arts to talk about his new book Australia Day. This will be followed by book signings in the foyer after the event.

Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man. Since 1987, Stan has worked as a journalist, and in 2016 was appointed to the Referendum Council on Indigenous recognition. Stan is now Professor of Global Affairs at Griffith University and International Affairs Analyst at the ABC.

Since publishing his critically acclaimed and Walkley Award-winning bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream.

In his new book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about who we are as a nation, about nationhood, the Indigenous struggle for belonging and identity in Australia, and what it means to be Australian. A sad, wise, beautiful, reflective and troubled book, Australia Day asks the questions that have to be asked, that no else seems to be asking. Who are we? What is our country? And, how do we move forward from here?’

Tickets: $20 per person



Monday, 2 September 2019: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Paul Dilion – Drug and Alcohol Research Training Australia 
Teenagers, Alcohol and Other Drugs (Parents of Years 10 -12)

Paul Dillon has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years. Through his own business, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) he has been contracted by many agencies and organisations across the country to give regular updates on current drug trends within the community. He continues to work with many school communities across the country to ensure that they have access to good quality information and best practice drug education.

In recent years, he has worked extensively with a range of sporting organisations including the Australian Cricketers Association, the Rugby Union Players Association and the Football Federation of Australia to provide training workshops to elite athletes on a range of alcohol and other drug issues. In 2009 his best-selling book for parents was released titled ‘Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs‘. With a broad knowledge of a range of content areas, Paul regularly provides media comment and is regarded as a key social commentator in Australia, appearing on a wide range of television programs including Sunrise, TODAY and The Project discussing topical issues.  Paul also had a regular spot on a national radio program on Triple J for seven years where he dealt with current youth drug issues. Paul also has a blog where he discusses topical issues of the day, as well as addressing some of the questions and queries he is regularly asked by those attending his presentations.