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Timothy stands tall at Chairo

Leadership team: pictured with Chairo Christian School principal Lisa Dumicich (back, far right) are the new school leaders, back, from left, Emily Chalmers, captain Timothy Piening, Justin Hibma; middle, from left, Kaitlyn Gale, Rachel Chalmers, Jessica Gunia; front, from left, Natasha Hibma, Joey McNeil and Bryn Lilley.

TIMOTHY Piening is the new school captain at Chairo Christian School. After undergoing an interview process and showing excellent behaviour and work ethic, Timothy won the role. “He is an outstanding student who sets an example for his peers and works hard,” principal Lisa Dumicich said. The two primary school captains are Natasha Hibma and […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Eco living celebrated

Woolly good: Sue Webster from Agribusiness Gippsland was teaching Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Kimberley Brown how to knit at the Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival on Sunday. Ms Webster was at the festival to promote the use of Australian wool in handcrafted garments.

THE Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival on Sunday shed light on sustainable living options in South Gippsland. Presented by Bass Coast and South Gippsland shire councils, the event was held at the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi. Held annually, the festival is now in its sixth year and hosts displays of alternative energy, local produce, self-sufficiency […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Heads shaved en masse

Hair gone: from left, Dan Garlick, Matt Khoury, Tony Gardner and Matt Bowler all lost their hair as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave last Thursday.

FOUR men from the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority had their heads shaved recently to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. The event was instigated by healthy soils project officer Tony Gardner, who was originally to be the only one to go bald. Along with Tony, catchment planning manager Dan Garlick, project […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fun run backs kids

In shape: encouraging children to discover the fun of exercise were Keeping Kids On Track fun run committee members, from left, Michelle Harris, Deb Rielly, Therasita Plumb, Louise O'Keeffe and Marasai O'Keeffe.

THE Keeping Kids on Track fun run continues its good work in the community – this time by funding two classroom sets of pedometers. The pedometers are provided to children along with a log book to record their progress as they hopefully increase their exercise over the time they use the pedometer. “We saw members […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Shirley Reeves honoured

Well deserved: South Gippsland Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer and award winner Shirley Reeves, centre, with, from left, South Gippsland Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, Kate Wheller, executive officer of Community Information and Support Victoria, Maureen Sivyer and Lorraine Rome.

SHIRLEY Reeves, South Gippsland Citizens Advice Bureau’s long-time volunteer, was honoured by Community Information and Support Victoria (CISVic) recently. She was added to CISVic’s Honour Roll. CISVic is the umbrella body for more than 65 community and information service bodies across Victoria. Ms Reeves was one of only three people chosen from across the state […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Netballers harness abilities

Inclusive netball: Leongatha and District Netball Association president Julie Grant with program participants Brodie James of Wonthaggi, Dale Olierook of Leongatha, Mycalie James of Wonthaggi, Justin Smith of Inverloch and Corran Djuric of Leongatha, who have been training in netball skills through Netball Victoria and South Coast Access Alliance.

NETBALLERS gathered at Leongatha Netball Courts on Wednesday for netball skills training. The weekly training sessions, supported by Leongatha and District Netball Club and run by Netball Victoria and South Coast Access Alliance, follow the Social Inclusion Week roadshow in November. Netball Victoria’s regional development coordinator Jo Crosby said during the roadshow, many people showed […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Discover the key to the future

Cut back: saving water was the message delivered by Amy Van Kuyk of South Gippsland Water at the Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival last year. She shared water saving tips with, from left, Nicola and Jessica MacGregor, and Ella and Oliver Grendon.

LIVING with minimal impact on the planet is the philosophy behind an event coming to Wonthaggi this Sunday (March 29). The Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival highlights options for sustainable living in South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires. Head to the State Coal Mine for a display of alternative energy, local produce, self sufficiency skills and […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Plea to help sick children

Join in: Leongatha Apex Club volunteer Alex Spencer hopes to see more people help raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal on April 3.

  THE Good Friday Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal needs your help. Leongatha has supported the charity for 18 years, through the Uncle Bob’s and Apex clubs. However more people are needed to door knock on Good Friday (April 3) to continue that success. Event coordinator Adam Gordon has set up shop in Leongatha’s old courthouse […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Early learning enhanced

New program: from left, Department of Education and Training senior advisor Leonie Campbell, Department of Education and Training central officer Kathy Beesey, Wonthaggi Primary School principal Leonie Anstey, Cowes Primary School, Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Kimberley Brown, Cowes Primary School principal Sue Becker, Bass Coast Shire Council CEO Paul Buckley, Department of Education and Training director of early learning Karen Weston and Bass Valley Primary School principal Leanne Edwards were thrilled to announce the launch of the Linking Learning project in Bass Coast.

BASS Coast received an early learning boost recently. The Department of Education and Training launched the Linking Learning Birth to 12 Years Bass Coast project at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club. The launch was well attended by local and neighbouring schools and early years’ service providers. Children’s learning will be enhanced with the project, as it […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Youth celebrate art

Young creative types: Future Leaders Influencing our Community will once again be running a youth focussed event for National Youth Week on Saturday, April 18 and would like the community to get involved.

YOUNG people in Bass Coast are preparing to strut their stuff again as they plan the National Youth Week event, to be held on Saturday, April 18. The Youth Week event will feature art exhibition Any Art, cultural and performance activities and workshops at the Wonthaggi Town Hall. This year’s event theme is Bass Coast […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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