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Exceptional expo

Expo hits high note: Sophie Lunn and classmate Cassie Piening stand by the ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ school production stand.

CHAIRO Christian School’s Leongatha campus opened their doors last Wednesday night for their first ever annual Expo. Leongatha principal Lisa Dumicich said the expo is a fantastic way for prospective and currently enrolled families alike to recognise student’s achievements “It’s an opportunity to celebrate the kids and the hard work they’ve put in this year. […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Turkish students on Gallipoli exchange

International sisterhood: (back row) Beril, Idil, Ayliz, Ece, Ilayda and Doga from Turkey with (front row) Leongatha Secondary College exchange students Maddi Wight, Elly Egan, Gemma Pruin and Lauren Redpath.

Leongatha Secondary College students were treated to a visit from Turkish international exchange students on Thursday, July 14 Beril, Idil, Ayliz, Ece, Ilayda and Doga attend Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi in Turkey, doing their equivalent of year 11. The girls are in Leongatha visiting their host sisters from Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College and Leongatha Secondary […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Excitement blooming

Flowers for Leongatha: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council Parks and Gardens team, Jake Hoy and coordinator Steve Missen.

THIS year’s annual Leongatha Daffodil Festival is set to be the biggest yet as the Australian Daffodil Championship jumps on board. The September festival hopes to attract growers and flower-lovers from far and wide in what will be the first collaboration between the festival and the championships. Sue Thompson, president of the Leongatha Horticultural Society […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teddy bear check up

Big bear hugs for all: Leongatha Primary School student Tanikah was all smiles with the Teddy Bear Hospital mascot.

LEONGATHA Primary School (LPS) students were treated to a very special visit last Wednesday when Teddy Bear Hospital stopped in for a check up. Teddy Bear Hospital is a community initiative organised by medical students with an aim to reduce young children’s ‘white coat anxiety’ often associated with visiting a doctor or hospital. Seventeen first […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children’s art inspires in Hong Kong

Spreading word: Inverloch-Kongwak Primary School teacher Sarah Reark (right) with a delegate at the 6th conference of the Art in Early Childhood interested in implementing the mural making program at her school.

THE art program at Inverloch-Kongwak Primary School is so advanced, teacher Sarah Reark thought she would share it with the world. She recently presented at the 6th conference of the Art in Early Childhood organisation in Hong Kong, discussing an innovative mural exhibition students staged at the Inverloch Community Hub. “After attending a world congress […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Modern library opens at Newhaven College

Modern facility: Newhaven College principal Gea Lovell was thrilled with the overwhelming response to the new library. She chatted to students Charley Logan, Amaia Beaumont, Kobey Carlson, Tamika Poustie and Sophie Caile about the books they had chosen.

NEWHAVEN College’s new library and administration complex at the Phillip Island Road campus opened its doors for the first time to welcome students and staff back to term three. Costing $3.4 million, Newhaven received $500,000 in Federal Government funding towards the project. The learning common encompasses the ICT department, a Senior and Junior School reading […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Gypsy goes out on a high

In the spotlight: Bella Kent, who played baby June in Lyric Theatre Company’s Gypsy is one of the actors thrilled to be performing at the Guild Awards in December.

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre closed shows of its production Gypsy on the weekend with sellout performances. Following success of past productions, Lyric promised to satisfy audiences with Gypsy and in its milestone 50th year didn’t disappoint. Ticket sales were steady, with a number of shows selling out, including the closing weekend. Lyric has been recently asked […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hot Shots a hit at Leongatha RSL

Lucky girls: from left, double pass winners Steph Goss, Naomi Dumont, Hayley Evison, Meg Sullivan and Star journalist Lucy Johnson were treated to a meet and greet with the Sydney Hotshots, from left, Andy, Ruben, Rudi, Daz and Adam “Axe”.

LADIES flocked to the Leongatha RSL for the Sydney Hotshots show on Saturday night. Each performer agreed they love putting on shows in small country towns and having the opportunity to meet the locals. “It’s good to give back and meet people just so they realise we are just ordinary people,” performer Adam “Axe” Hendrix […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Communities share spoils

New nets: Koonwarra-Leongatha RSL Cricket Club representatives Nick Arnup, Deb Vanstone and Jodie Arnup accepted a grant of $10,000 from Cr Andrew McEwen, right last Wednesday night.

MORE than $136,000 was provided to 37 organisations by South Gippsland Shire Council in the second round of the 2014-15 community grants. In a presentation held in the council chamber last Wednesday, 29 organisations and community groups shared in $107,270 and eight groups shared in $29,445 from small emergency grants. Grants from $1000 up to […]

July 14th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Sustainable living celebrated

Garden growth: Juneen Schulz of the Foster and Fish Creek community gardens displays a wicking bed made at the Foster community garden several years ago. A new wicking bed was made during her workshop at the sustainable living open day on Saturday.

FOSTER Community House opened its doors for a sustainable living open day recently. Visitors listened to environmental stability representatives including Gippsland 20/20, the anti coal seam gas community energy group, Parks Victoria, South Gippsland Shire Council’s environment officer Skye Radcliffe –Scott and Juneen Schulz of the Foster and Fish Creek community gardens. Ms Schulz led […]

July 14th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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