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Discovery awaits: adults will find so much to learn at their local libraries.

IF you have not been to the library in a while, pop in and check out what’s new. West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation has libraries across the South Gippsland Shire, in Leongatha, Korumburra, Foster, Mirboo North and Poowong, plus a mobile service that visits many towns across the region. Membership is free and offers an […]

September 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fantastic fete in store

Wristbands at the ready: Leongatha Primary School students, back, from left, Kate, Nash and Makenzi, and front, Brianna, Charley and Asha have their wristbands ready for the school fete this Friday.

LEONGATHA Primary School students have already started buying their wristbands to gain entry into the most exciting event of the year. The biennial Leongatha Primary School Fete is fast approaching this coming Friday, September 4. Vice principal Dot Coghlan said all students have been involved in organising the event. “After the huge success of the […]

September 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

France inspires fun

Dressed to express: Sebastian and Olivia gave their best mime performances at St Laurence O’Toole Primary School’s French day assembly in Leongatha.

STUDENTS at St Laurence O’Toole Primary School in Leongatha donned their best red, white and blue for French day recently. French teacher Margaret Gatehouse organised the event and credited the students for making the day possible. She has been working with the school for 14 years and began teaching French to grades 3 to 6 […]

September 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Rotary celebrates exchanges


THE Leongatha Rotary Club has long been a strong supporter of Rotary International’s worldwide student exchange programs. This was evident when the club hosted a gathering of five past and present exchange students at a recent weekly Monday night meeting.  Austrian exchange student Therese Holl was back in town renewing acquaintances following her Leongatha exchange […]

September 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Photos turn heads

Well deserved: from left, Elaine Berrymam (wife of the late Roy Berryman OAM) presented the inaugural Roy Berryman award to best photograph in exhibition winner Linda Keagle of Foster Camera Club.

MEMBERS of the Phillip Island Camera Club hosted the 5th Gippsland Interclub Photographic Exhibition at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Korumburra recently. The show featured entries from the six participating Gippsland camera clubs. Jill Rogers, secretary of The Artists’ Society of Phillip Island Inc, was invited to open proceedings, and entertained the crowd […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

German recitals impress

Shield bearer: first placed Henry Turner and third placed Alex Krausz with the Year 8 shield. The pair are from Mirboo North Secondary College.

  TWELVE Mirboo North Secondary College students recently headed to Club Astoria in Morwell for the annual regional German poetry competition. The task was to recite a poem that had to be learnt off by heart in German to two judges in a tiny room. All students in years 7-9 were highly commended by judges […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children train to save lives

Treating injury: from left, Wonthaggi North Primary School students Tate, Jack, Charlotte and Alex were all bandaged up after practicing first aid with St John Ambulance Victoria’s Clare Gilder (back).

STUDENTS were given a lesson in life saving at Wonthaggi North Primary School recently. This class was part of the self funded St John Ambulance First Aid in Schools program that teaches first aid, such as calling 000 for an ambulance, treating cuts and burns, and how to do CPR and use a defibrillator. Grade […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

A voice to be heard

An engaging assembly: from left, Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College students Grace Davidson, Kaila Bentvelzen, David McAlpine, guest speaker Deborah Cheetham, Sophie McKenzie-McHarg, Sarah Marshall and Alex Kirkham after receiving an insight about indigenous culture Ms Cheetham.

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College students were treated to an inspiring speech and the incredible operatic vocals of Deborah Cheetham recently. Mrs Cheetham, AO, is a world renowned Indigenous Australian soprano, actor, composer and educator who has travelled the world to perform, including France, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Switzerland and Germany. In 2010, Mrs Cheetham […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Diary overcomes writer’s block

Inspiring writers: Karen Bateman (left) and Renee Beasley of Pilot Press invited people passionate about writing to check out their publication, Pilot: a Diary for Writers.

A DIARY designed for writers by two Inverloch women is inspiring authors across Australia. Karen Bateman and Renee Beasley created Pilot: a Diary for Writers last year. The 2015 edition was popular and sold out at book store Readings twice. The 2016 diary will be offered as prizes at the Melbourne Writers Festival and an […]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens discover jobs

Thinking of future: from left, Mary MacKillop Year 9 students Lisa Mildenhall, Jennifer Bals and Garry Hallam discovered career opportunities at the JobSkills Expo.

MORE than 2500 thousand students from secondary schools across South Gippsland, Bass Coast, Latrobe Valley and Baw Baw shires attended this year’s JobSkills Expo. More than 100 exhibitors provided a showcase of careers at Warragul’s Lardner Park, covering a huge range of potential pathways. The Gippsland Jobskills Expo was organised by Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN […]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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