AT our workshop last month, Brighton Council considered its budget for the forthcoming financial year and at its May meeting approved in principle our rates for 2019/20. The recommendation will now go to Council for formal approval at the June meeting.
THE Southern Central Trade Training Centre continues to expand its vocational education and training services with 11 VET qualifications now offered along with a range of TCE courses and electives. Major VET qualifications continue to be in construction, hospitality and automotive but with new additions in Individual Support and Retail Cosmetics.
There are now 96 students enrolled in a VET program, an enormous achievement in any school setting and a measure of how Jordan River Learning Federation has built its vocational program to be a strong feature of its education and training program
AS I am sure everyone is well aware, we are in the midst of a federal election campaign and the politicians’ promises are coming thick and fast.
When it is financial support for important community developments, like the $6 million committed to the Brighton Regional Sports Centre at Pontville, by Senator Steve Martin and the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack and $1.7 million for the Bridgewater Parklands Stage Two development, this is welcomed by all in the community. Continue reading “Politicians’ interest welcome, as long as it’s sustained”
THE Brighton community is eagerly awaiting the State Government’s decision on the location for the new Brighton High School, promised to be announced this month.
The $30-million high school development, to cater for students from years seven to 12, was an election commitment of the State Government and $3 million was set aside in the current budget for preliminary planning, investigation and consultation. Continue reading “Decision soon on school site”
BRIGHTON municipality’s community members attended Brighton Council’s official ANZAC Day service at Remembrance Park Pontville on ANZAC Day last month. The official address was given by Hobart author and historian Reg A. Watson whose edited address is below.
Afterwards, members from East Derwent Little Athletics Centre in conjunction with Brighton Council hosted some fun and games for children and adults. Events included a three-legged race, piggyback races, egg and spoon, sack races and finished with an old-fashioned tug of war.
BRIGHTON’S Weily Park Rockers finished their season in style last month winning the fourth grade grand final.
The team took on the Hobart Lions in the SCA fourth grade grand final at Risdon Vale Oval.
After a successful T20 tournament winning the premiership, the Weily Park Rockers finished top of the ladder in the fourth grade one-day series meeting the Hobart Lions (placed second on the ladder) in the semi-final. The Rockers just fell short and Hobart went straight through to the grand final.