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Children celebrate Book Week

ST LAURENCE Primary School students and some teachers participated in Book Week with the theme ‘Find your Treasure’ on Tuesday, May 22, at the Leongatha school. “The theme was set by Book Council and usually I pick my own theme but I liked this one,” library teacher Margaret Gatehouse said. “I chose to go with […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

School upgrades on the way

INVERLOCH-KONGWAK Primary School’s Kongwak campus will be upgraded thanks to a $100,000 allocation from the State Government’s capital works program. The school’s teaching and learning spaces will be replaced or upgraded, to provide modern teaching spaces for the school’s students and staff. Principal Brett Smith said the school is currently undergoing a consultation process with […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Wonthaggi’s pop-up square success

A POP-UP town square, including free play areas and activities, was the focus of the first Woni Proud project held at Apex Park in Wonthaggi on Saturday. Woni Proud, an initiative of Bass Coast Shire Council, aims to recognise and reinforce Wonthaggi’s status as the regional centre of Bass Coast. Community members have been working […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Tea pots rug up in Fish Creek

THE fourth annual Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival was a huge hit on Saturday with 183 tea cosies on display. The nine day festival theme is TEAnational and the event highlights the many cultures where the making and taking of tea are symbols of hospitality. Around 1000 people from within the shire and beyond attended […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Visitors explore Newhaven College

PROSPECTIVE families and students visited Newhaven College at the school’s Phillip Island Road campus open day on Saturday. Parents had the opportunity to discuss their child’s future with the teaching staff, take a guided tour with student leaders and wander through their state of the art learning centres. In addition to a comprehensive academic program, […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Help the Salvos in Leongatha

Call for help: The Salvation Army is calling for volunteers in Leongatha this weekend, May 26 to 27.THE Salvation Army is calling on Leongatha community groups, sporting clubs, workplaces, families and individuals to get involved in its annual Red Shield Appeal doorknock to help raise $7.5 million over the weekend of May 26 to 27. […]

May 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Volunteers back Red Cross

AN information session for the Red Cross Emergency Services was held in Leongatha on Sunday afternoon. With volunteer members of the organisation choosing to retire, the Red Cross is working hard to build up numbers in the local area. Recruitment campaigns have been held in the South Gippsland, Bass Coast, Latrobe, Baw Baw and East […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Market shines in Leongatha

THE sun beamed down on another beautiful Leongatha Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Coordinators of the market have merged the farmers’ market and the craft market, which allowed market goers to access 33 varying stalls in one convenient space. Julie Curtis – one of the market coordinators – said the merge had worked well. The food […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children dance for school’s benefit

LEONGATHA Primary School held a disco fundraiser for all Prep to Grade 6 students on Friday. Principal Dot Coghlan said, “The parents’ fundraiser is something fun for the children to look forward to.” Children bought glow sticks and an icy pole, with all funds going towards school maintenance. “These events help with things such as […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lennie’s tale inspires

THE history of Lennie Gwyther has transformed the profile of Leongatha. For three years, the Lennie Gwyther Statue Committee worked hard to bring the story to life in the town. A statue of Lennie and his horse Ginger Mick was unveiled in Leongatha last October, and committee member Glenn Wright said there is still more […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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