Bridgewater PCYC bounces into gear with jumping castle

THE Bridgewater PCYC has just recently taken possession of its new jumping castle donated by the Vodafone Australia Foundation.
Assistant club superintendent at the Bridgewater PCYC, Andrew Dean said
the castle would add to the wide variety of activities currently on offer.

The children from the Brighton Family Day Care enjoy the new jumping castle.
The children from the Brighton Family Day Care enjoy the new jumping castle.

“The jumping castle is already proving to be a real hit with kids attending the PCYC,” Mr Dean said.

“The castle is already being used as part of our outside school hours care program, our pre-school activities and our ‘family together’ evenings. Continue reading “Bridgewater PCYC bounces into gear with jumping castle”

Brighton Football Club signs top new senior coach

By SCOTT FORD

BRIGHTON Football Club has signed Ben Atkin as senior playing coach for two years

Ben has fantastic football experience having played ore than 100 games with the Tassie Devils. A past William Leitch medalist, Ben has won numerous best and fairest awards and more recently was the playing coach at Claremont.

Ben Atkin, Brighton Football Club’s new coach.
Ben Atkin, Brighton Football Club’s new coach.

Ben’s vast experience and leadership skills will continue the upward trend of the success at our club, which has been buzzing since the end of the season.

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Secret to art successes revealed

GRADE 8  Bridgewater High School student Tasmin (‘Minnie’) Pullen is the latest of a string of Bridgewater High students to achieve outstanding success in Tasmanian art competitions.

Bridgewater High student Minnie Pullen with her prize-winning art work.
Bridgewater High student Minnie Pullen with her prize-winning art work.

Minnie won both the grades 7/8 division and the overall first prize in the youth art competition held at the Royal Hobart Show last year.

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Another year of MADness at Gagebrook Primary School

THIS year has once again seen students from Prep to Grade 6 at Gagebrook Primary actively involved in the ruMAD? (are you making a difference) program.

Students in Units A,B & D meet Brightside Farm pet pig with owner Emma Haswell.
Students in Units A,B & D meet Brightside Farm pet pig with owner Emma Haswell.

Gagebrook Primary School’s ruMAD? coordinator Steve Robinson said students explored and researched a diverse range of topics over the course of 2009.

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Brighton buzzes with brighter future ahead

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

AS we head towards the Christmas season and the summer holidays, it is so exciting to see how our community is really humming.

I have noticed, particularly in recent months, how the major projects that are progressing within the community are having such a positive effect on daily business and community life.

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Brighton streetscape plans and report ready for review

THE process of planning to revitalise the town centre of Brighton is well underway and it is now at a stage where draft plans are being put to the community for input and consultation.

Brighton Council commissioned Tasmanian environmental planning and landscape architecture firm Inspiring Place Pty Ltd to look at ways of improving the general appearance, accessibility, safety and functionality of the Brighton town centre along the Midlands Highway between Elderslie Road in the south and Pontville to the north to coincide with the start of the Brighton bypass.

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Education leaders

THE first inspection of the new multi-million dollar Bridgewater and Southern Midlands Learning Federation sites was undertaken at an official ceremony marking the start of the gymnasium for the complex, this month.

Gathered at the beginning of construction of the new gymnasium for the Bridgewater and Southern Midlands Learning Federation are Brighton mayor Tony Foster, Learning Federation manager Andy Bennett, Premier David Bartlett and Senator Carol Brown representing the Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard with grades seven and eight Bridgewater High students who will be among the first to use the gym as well as students from Gagebrook and East Derwent primary schools. (In the background is the fenced-off area between Bridgewater High and Eddington Street where the new gymnasium and sport science block will be built.)
Gathered at the beginning of construction of the new gymnasium for the Bridgewater and Southern Midlands Learning Federation are Brighton mayor Tony Foster, Learning Federation manager Andy Bennett, Premier David Bartlett and Senator Carol Brown representing the Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard with grades seven and eight Bridgewater High students who will be among the first to use the gym as well as students from Gagebrook and East Derwent primary schools. (In the background is the fenced-off area between Bridgewater High and Eddington Street where the new gymnasium and sport science block will be built.)

At the same event, Council re-signed its partnership with the Tasmanian Government and it was also presented with $1 million worth of government funding for a major street and public space landscaping project for Brighton (see story this page) and Bridgewater. Continue reading “Education leaders”

Elections provide time for reflection

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

FIRSTLY may I say thank you to the community of Brighton for giving me the opportunity to again serve you as Mayor of our municipality. After many years as team leader of our council and working with such a brilliant and dedicated staff, it is still very humbling to receive your endorsement to continue in the role of Mayor.

While elections can be a busy time for everyone involved it does give us the time to reflect on some of the major achievements within our municipality and I am proud to have been a leader throughout the culmination of these achievements. Continue reading “Elections provide time for reflection”

Students revel in historic football match

A FOOTBALL match played by Bridgewater High students in September in honour of local Gallipoli veteran Harry Hodgman could be historical in more ways than one.

The two Bridgewater High football teams at the end of their muddiest football game in recent memory.
The two Bridgewater High football teams at the end of their muddiest football game in recent memory.

Grade 8 coordinator David Flanagan’s ‘Legends’ defeated physical education teacher Jay Allen’s All-Stars to retain the Hodgman Shield, the first time a team has won it twice in the same year.

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Gymnast classes now suit the whole community

IN the two years that Hobart Gymnastics Academy (HGA) has been located in Bridgewater, the club has amended its programs and activities to cater for the local community.  HGA is a non-profit community based sporting club specialising in gymnastics and related activities.

As a family-oriented club, HGA provides opportunities for all community members, from children of two years through to mature-age adults, to develop physical, social and team building skills, and to improve self esteem.  The club also provides opportunities for teenagers and adults to develop leadership skills. Continue reading “Gymnast classes now suit the whole community”