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Race day excites at Wonthaggi Secondary College

  PRIMARY school students discovered Wonthaggi Secondary College through its annual Fantastic Racers Day last Thursday. Senior students from Inverloch, Kongwak, Wonthaggi, Wonthaggi North, St Joseph’s Wonthaggi, Bass Valley, Newhaven and San Remo primary schools received kits to make their fantastic racers during the school term, and competed against one another on the day. The […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Footy colours for cancer

STUDENTS St Laurence’s Primary School donned their favourite football team colours for the special Fight Cancer Foundation and raised some $360 last Wednesday, September 20. Organisers of the fund raiser Will Croatto and Angus O’Loughlin said they were thrilled with the success of the Footy Colours Day where students donated a gold coin donation and […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fete ends term with a bang

LEONGATHA Primary School celebrated another successful fete on Thursday afternoon. The warm weather brought along huge crowds of thousands. The dodgem cars proved to be a big draw card and having four other rides meant the lines were always manageable. “There are far too many people to thank as it was a whole school effort, […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Twin projects blessed by Bishop

COMPLETION of Mary MacKillop College’s twin $1 million projects were celebrated with an official opening and blessing last Wednesday. Bishop Patrick O’Regan and MP Russell Broadbent officialised when the new Trade Skills Centre as well as reception and administration buildings were unveiled. “I think it’s marvellous, when you have good facilities the learning capacity is […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Entries sought for Coal Creek Literary Festival

THE Coal Creek Literary Festival will be running a number of writing competitions this year as part of the festival on Sunday, October 8. The main competition will again be the Bert van Bedaf Memorial Award for the best short story. Entrants can enter as many times as they like and each entry must have […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

App helps children

BASS Coast Specialist School was presented with 15 new iPads recently. The iPads were donated by Variety, and included a specialised app to help students communicate. The app – called LAMP Words for Life – is designed for non verbal or limited spoken language students to express themselves and contribute in the classroom. It is […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bass Coast show’s future looking shaky

THE Bass Coast Agricultural Show is facing an uncertain future. The show has always been hugely popular, moving from Dalyston to Wonthaggi 40 years ago. It has brought competition, entertainment and fun to the community year in and year out. However, the Wonthaggi Agricultural and Pastoral Society hit a snag in its funds following the […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Highway barriers to save lives

VICROADS believes the proof centreline flexible safety barriers save lives is in the number of times the barriers have been repaired in Victoria after motorists collided with them. The barriers are to be installed between Leongatha and Meeniyan, along the South Gippsland Highway, drawing substantial community opposition. VicRoads has repaired flexible safety barriers in eastern […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Book characters fill school yard

LEONGATHA Primary School celebrated Literacy and Numeracy Week with a read aloud session on Wednesday, where parents, grandparents and friends came to their children’s classroom and listened to them read. On Friday, staff and students dressed up as a book characters and had a lot of fun at assembly parading their costumes, to mark Book […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Colourful burst at Wonthaggi orchid show

SOUTH Gippsland Orchid Society’s 28th annual Orchid Show was rich in beauty and colour in Wonthaggi Friday and Saturday. Held at the Wonthaggi Town Hall, 200 entries were submitted in a selection of categories. Although the cold had an impact on some of the usual entries this year, the display was extraordinary and show organisers […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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