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Children master bikes

GRADE 3 and 4 students at St Laurence’s Primary School in Leongatha have been developing their bike riding skills at school before heading out onto the roads. “We have found that increasing numbers of children either are not confident riders or are not highly skilled at riding bikes,” principal Kate Dourley said. “Therefore before taking […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Wonthaggi cub fundraiser fun

WONTHAGGI’S McMahon Reserve was a smorgasbord of family fun on Saturday and included games, face painting, food, market stalls, rides and much more. The event, hosted by Cheryl’s Event Service, was held to raise money to send 13 of Wonthaggi’s cub scouts off to a Victorian Cuboree in October. Cheryl Garner from Cheryl’s Event Service […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

U3A takes shape at Mirboo North

ONLY a month ago, at a meeting in the Mirboo North Community Shed, more than 40 people voted to create a U3A (University of the Third Age) group for Mirboo North and District. Recently, the group was legally incorporated as a not-for-profit association –  a key step in becoming established. U3A is an international movement […]

July 4th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Winter woollies

LEONGATHA Primary School students and staff wore pyjamas, onsies and ugg boots to school on Friday, the last day of term two. Everyone donated a gold coin on the day for the school representative council to build new seating areas around the grounds. There was also a raffle fundraiser to win a bicycle. The money […]

July 4th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Industries unite to back youth

  ENCOURAGING young people to reach their full potential was the theme behind the South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network annual general meeting recently. The workforce is changing, and 32 people from a range of learning and employment industries attended the meeting to learn how to navigate young people to success. “The […]

July 4th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

French fun

STUDENTS dressed up in French themed clothes and participated in French activities at Leongatha’s St Laurence Primary School last Thursday. “The purpose was to celebrate all things French as that is our language being taught here at St Laurence’s,” principal Kate Dourley said. French teacher Margaret Gatehouse added, “French Day gives our grades 5 and […]

July 4th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Firies, gym raise $800 to fight mental illness

RUBY CFA firefighters Michael Guest, Aaron Perks and Darren Hardacre are training to complete the Melbourne Firefighters Stair climb on September 2. They will climb 28 flights of stairs wearing an extra 25kg of full structural firefighting gear and breathing apparatus.  The charity event for firefighters aims to raise $500,000 to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children learn fire safety

MEMBERS of the Ruby CFA Darren Hardacre, Michel Guest and JJ Edmondson visited students at St Laurence’s Primary School in Leongatha last Thursday. Ruby fire fighters demonstrated the use of fire extinguishers and special equipment. The brigade’s Darren Hardacre explained fire safety procedures and taught students how to ‘stop, drop and roll’. “I wish I […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mindset changes outlook, teens told

  POSITIVE thinking is essential to overcoming the challenges of life and so is accepting that life is full of hurdles. Beau Vernon was well qualified to provide this advice to teenagers at the Inspiring Young People event at Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club last Tuesday, June 20. The Leongatha Football Club coach became a quadriplegic during […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha toasts market success

  THE second Leongatha Farmers market was held on Saturday and market-goers were not deterred by the cold, windy weather. “It went really well and there was a great crowd,” market organiser Julie Curtis said. “We had a fair few new stalls which was good to see, with 25 stalls all together. “Leongatha Secondary College’s […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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