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Footy colours fund Christmas wishes

Supporters: from left, Inverloch Primary School’s Grade 1 students Adam, Miah, Amelia, Jesse and Levi dressed in their team colours to help support Operation Christmas Child on Friday.

  FOOTY finals are here and Inverloch Primary School got into the footy fever spirit last Friday. Dressing up as their footy, rugby or soccer heroes, the students donned their colours to raise money for Operation Christmas Child. The students donated gifts or a gold coin on the day. Operation Christmas Child helps children around […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Solar sparks kinder savings

It’s official: back, from left, Lorraine Gregg from the Meeniyan Area Community Shop, Katrina Benson from the Meeniyan Preschool committee of management and South Gippsland Shire Council Cr Andrew McEwen assisted at a ribbon cutting ceremony last Tuesday, September 13 to celebrate the installation of solar panels at the Meeniyan Preschool.

THE Meeniyan Preschool installed a 4.7 kilowatt solar power system on its roof recently, which was officially acknowledged with a ribbon cutting ceremony last Tuesday, September 13. The preschool’s committee of management grants officer Katrina Benson said the solar panels were expected to save the kinder at least $1200 per year. Ms Benson said the […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Scientists on show

Genetics: Jamieson (centre) explained the double helix to junior students Lucas (left) and Rowan at the Kongwak Primary School science expo.

  THE great minds of Kongwak Primary School were put to the test at a science expo held last Wednesday. Each senior student selected a topic to study and created an activity and presentation to showcase. A diverse range of topics were put on display, including genetics, chemistry, astronomy, nutrition, magnets, the digestive system and […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Pirate’s Day bounty at Coal Creel

Killer costumes: from left, Miller and Darcy Harwood from Yinnar and Lachlan and Alannah Judd from Sunbury put on their best pirate faces at Coal Creek on Sunday for Pirate Day.

TIMBERS were shivering at Coal Creek on Sunday for Pirate Day, but it didn’t stop buccaneers of all ages joining in on the treasure hunting fun. Considering the poor weather it was great to see around 400 people through the gates. Pirates hunted for treasure, made wooden boats and launched them on the lake, participated […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mainly Music returns

Close friendships: from left, Leongatha’s Kayla Boyd, Indyana Grayden, Zeannha Harland and Olivia Johnson bonded at Mainly Music last Thursday

  MAINLY Music at Leongatha’s Salvation Army will officially be back in action in term four. The program was put into recess for safety reasons, as numbers were skyrocketing and were not maintainable with limited team members available. “We never knew how many people would be coming and we need to provide a safe environment […]

September 13th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lions spread the love

Looking forward: the excited new president of Leongatha Lions, Lyn Robertson, thanks outgoing president Fred Morrison and welcomes the challenge ahead.

  LEONGATHA Lions gathered at the Leongatha RSL recently to install the new committee for the coming year. Outgoing president Fred Morrison thanked his active team for the year’s effort, regardless of their particular role in the club, and encouraged the group to maintain the enthusiasm into the coming year. Ron Campbell, as the installation […]

September 13th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Schools are breaking down the barriers

Playtime: from left, students from Newhaven College and Bass Coast Specialist School Tylah, Rachel Manning, Rachel Aitken, Ethan, Ross Pryor and Natalie get a lot of benefit out of playing together on the playground each week.

LASTING friendships have been made through Newhaven College’s Year 9 community program. The program has allowed 20 students to visit the Bass Coast Specialist School for 10 weeks in term three, which has produced positive results for all students involved. “For six years we have been running this program to get our Year 9 students […]

September 13th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lego mania hits Wonthaggi

Lego fans: Wonthaggi North Primary School students Osama and Sam are eagerly awaiting the Lego Expo, which will be held on the first weekend of the school holidays.

  WONTHAGGI North Primary School will once again play host to an exciting weekend of fun packed Lego mania. Inside the Brick is a Lego Model and Play Expo, which will be held in the school’s gymnasium. The expo will be running on September 17 between 9am and 5pm and September 18 from 9am until […]

September 13th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Students love breakfast club

Plenty of choice: back from left, Department of Education and Training senior education improvement leader Jane Mersey, Bass MLA Brian Paynter and Wonthaggi Primary School principal Leonie Anstey joined students, from left, Emily, Khiana, Ruby and Matrix for breakfast. The students were enjoying a spread of cereal, toast and fruit.

STUDENTS start the day with full bellies at Wonthaggi Primary School. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the school hosts a breakfast club from 8.15am until 9am to ensure students receive the nutrition they need to enjoy the day. Baked beans, toast, cereal, fruit and Milo are all on the menu thanks to a government school grant […]

September 6th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children save the day

Supergirls: from left, Grade 3 and 4 students Jayda, Lottie, Poppy, Eleanor and Willow donned superhero capes to support Muscular Dystrophy Australia at Inverloch Primary School on Friday.

STUDENTS at Inverloch Primary School were given the chance to be superheroes for a day on Friday. In support of Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s National Superhero Week, students donned the masks and capes of their favourite superheroes. “We have a family affected by Muscular Dystrophy in our school community and being part of this initiative was […]

September 6th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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