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Jenny Medland Search Light Inc. Bursaries

Year 12 students at Carinity Education Southside and Hymba Yumba are eligible to apply for a Jenny Medland Search Light Inc. Bursary. The Jenny Medland Search Light Inc. Bursary is worth $1,000 and can be used in any way that helps support students with their studies.  The Jenny Medland Search Light Inc. Bursary is awarded each year to one student from Carinity Education Southside and one student from Hymba Yumba Independent School who intends to continue their education at a recognized institution.

For more information please read the Information sheet linked below and download and complete the Jenny Medland Search Light Inc. Bursary Application form.

Jenny Medland Search Light Inc. Bursary Application Form

Information for students – Jenny Medland Search Light Inc. bursaries

Search Light Early Learning Centre

Hear what our staff have to say about working at the Search Light Early Learning Centre and what makes it so special.

Meet our graduates from 2021

This year three incredible young mothers completed year 12 at Carinity Education – Southside with their children by their side. We feel so privileged to be able to support them on this journey and are excited about what the future will bring for them and their families.

Bright futures ahead for mums after graduation

Lucy overcomes the odds to graduate

A wonderful story published by Carinity Education – Southside about one of the student mothers at the Search Light Early Learning Centre. Read the story here.

Search Light Early Learning Centre – service approval

We are very pleased to announce that in November 2019 Search Light Inc. was successful in receiving Service Approval for the Search Light Early Learning Centre. The centre is now a fully accredited, approved (licensed) Early Childhood Education and Care Centre. This means that we can offer our services to more families in the community.

Southside Art Show 2017

The creative talents of the students of Carinity Education – Southside will be on display at the Southside Art Show 2017 to be held at the Henderson Gallery, 92 Ernest St, South Brisbane on Tuesday 31st October. To find out more please visit our Facebook page.

Tickets to the Art Show can be purchased online at

ABC story about Carinity Education – Southside and the creche

16 October 2017

This week on the ABC’s 7.30 report they presented a great story on flexi schools featuring the Southside Family Centre and Creche and highlighting the benefits of having a child care facility located on the school campus.

Search Light Inc. receives the charity tick of approvalCharity tick

Search Light Inc. has been granted the charity tick of approval by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

The Registered Charity Tick has been developed to help the public easily identify charities that are registered with the national regulator and are compliant with statutory financial governance standards and reporting requirements.

The ACNC Charity Register contains information about the 54,000 Australian charities currently registered with the ACNC.

To find out more about Search Light’s status as a Registered Charity please visit the ACNC Charity Register.

New website launch

07 August 2015

Search Light Inc. is very excited to announce the launch of our brand new website We invite you to explore our new site and find out more about who we are and what we do.

There is lots of interesting content on the site, including:

  • Online parenting information and resources
  • Online educational games for kids
  • Information about the community access schools we support
  • Links to other community websites and support organisations

new child care facility opened at Carinity Education – Southside

08 April 2015

Rebecca, a young school aged mother speaks to Quest Newspaper about her story and the opportunities available to her and other young mothers at Carinity Education – Southside’s new child care facilities operated by Search Light Inc.

Read more on the Quest Newspaper story

Official opening of new building

31 March 2015

On the 31st March we celebrated the official opening of the new Southside Family Centre and Crèche premises located in the newly built ‘Numberlee Kunerra Learning Place’ at Carinity Education – Southside.

Having the Crèche located onsite at the school offers enormous benefits for young mothers, including accessible child care, family support services and easy access for breastfeeding. The new Crèche is a wonderful facility and Search Light Inc. is very thankful to Carinity Education – Southside for providing this warm and stimulating environment for the children to learn and play.

The learning centre has been named in the language of the Sunnybank school’s traditional owners, the Jagera people. Numberlee Kunerra is Jagera for “all one” and embraces Carinity’s community philosophy to schooling.