JRLF students nominated for state training awards

FOUR Year 11 and 12 students from Jordan River Senior School, have been proudly nominated for the Tasmanian Training Awards for 2016.

The awards are conducted annually by Skills Tasmania. The Awards recognise the achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students who strive for the highest standards of knowledge and skills within their industry. Continue reading “JRLF students nominated for state training awards”

School farm students show their shearing skills

TASMANIAN shearing trainer Jack Monks and Australian champion wool handler Mel Smith were at the Jordan River school farm last month to work with the VET agriculture students for a basic introduction to shearing.

They also worked with some grade 9 and 10s who are training to enter the Junior Wool Handling Competition at Campbell Town in June.

The students who took part included  Jordan River farm students Bradley Smith, Eliza Schofield, Jacob Swan, Jake Bryant, Kyle Spangler, Maddie Haigh, Sam Kemp, Stephany McManus and William McSherry.
The students who took part included Jordan River farm students Bradley Smith, Eliza Schofield, Jacob Swan, Jake Bryant, Kyle Spangler, Maddie Haigh, Sam Kemp, Stephany McManus and William McSherry.

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Learning centre receives major funding for new fit out

 

A BRIDGEWATER early learning centre development fitout has been given the go ahead with funding from a Federal Government initiative to create jobs and investment.

Federal Member for Lyons Eric Hutchinson said the Tasmanian Jobs and Investment Fund package was designed to stimulate local economies and create employment. Continue reading “Learning centre receives major funding for new fit out”

Waterbridge pantry stocked with foodies’ delights

By GWEN HARPER

THE Fast Foodie catering team at the Waterbridge Food Co-op has had a great start to the year, and has been cooking up a storm.     We now have 10 of our most popular meals available in the Waterbridge Food Co-op Pantry including Baked Honey Mustard Chicken, Beef Stroganoff, Chow Mein and fried Rice (with both a bacon and a vegetarian version).   Continue reading “Waterbridge pantry stocked with foodies’ delights”

Students play active role in school-based apprenticeship program

THE Jordan River Learning Federation is supporting the Australian School based apprentice (ASbA) program with four students currently in the program.

An Australian School-based Apprenticeship is a part-time apprenticeship or traineeship, usually one or two days a week, combining an apprenticeship or traineeship with school.  An Australian School-based Apprenticeship arrangement combines paid employment as an apprentice or a trainee, off-the-job vocational training and secondary school studies.

From left ASbA Trainees, Brooke Faltusz-Cashion, Year 11, Nina Gadd, Year 10, and Kara Picken, Year 11.

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Fast Foodies success is in the little things

By CHRISTINE GIMBLETT

THE success of the Waterbridge Food Co-op isn’t measured by sales or how much food we Fast Foodies make.  It’s measured by how we are received, how people love our products and how they keep coming back.  It’s measured by how we are improving people’s health through healthy food, how Fast Foodie participants are learning speedy skills while making that food, and how the little things that our community is doing are helping in a big way. Continue reading “Fast Foodies success is in the little things”

Shared recipes get everyone talking

By CHRISTINE GIMBLETT

THIS month the Waterbridge Fast Foodies are cooking up a storm with the cooking program at the Gagebrook Community Centre on Wednesdays. Chefs at Home cooking classes are held on Tuesdays at the Gagebrook Community Centre with Janet Fedczyszyn. If you would like to join us, cook and have some fun and a few laughs, please contact the Gagebrook Community Centre on 6263 6097 for more information or look us up on the Waterbridge Food Co-Op page on Facebook – we are always looking for new people to cook with us. Continue reading “Shared recipes get everyone talking”

Long-time ‘Blitzers’ recognised for their work

By DENNIS CRISPIN*

FOUR of our long-term participants were recognised at a small celebration ceremony at the Bridgewater LINC recently.  The ceremony was also attended by members of Community Blitz Governance Group and Mayor Tony Foster who presented certificates to the four who had given more than 200 hours with the other two working in excess of 100 hours on the full range of community projects.  Glenn Randall said he had really enjoyed working with the Blitz team, meeting new people and putting his learned skills into the community projects.   Glenn has worked for more than 120 hours with Blitz and said that he was putting back into this community for the first time ever.  He is more fulfilled now that he is reconnecting with the community.  Recently Glenn completed his work experience commitment with MAX Employment and now volunteers with Community Blitz two days a week.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster congratulates long-time ‘Blitzers’ on their work in the community.

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Seasonal vegetables make fabulous frittata

By CHRISTINE GIMBLETT

WELL here I am with my second article for the Brighton Community News! This month the Waterbridge Fast Foodies are underway with our second lot of cooking classes at the Gagebrook Community Centre (first Wednesday of the month) and at the Brighton Civic Centre (second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month). If you would like to join us and cook up a storm please contact the Gagebrook Community Centre or look us up on the Waterbridge Food Co-Op page on Facebook – we are always looking for new people to cook with us.

The Waterbridge foodie team at work.

In our first 10-week cooking program, which ran from April to June,  we cooked more than 650 meals which have been sold through to the Waterbridge Community Pantry or given to community food programs. We have also made more than 450 jars of jams and chutneys which have ranged from apricot to feijoa! I can’t thank the Fast Foodies cooks enough for all of their amazing cooking – you are just awesome!

This month we have been using the best of the winter’s seasonal vegetables making broccoli and cauliflower frittatas. These yummy little veggie bundles are good hot or cold and are great in lunchboxes. You can also add other veggies from the fridge to really pack those vegetables in.

Happy cooking!

Broccoli and Cauliflower Frittatas (makes 8)

Ingredients:

Cooking oil spray

500g of broccoli and cauliflower mix, chopped

4 eggs

2 ½ cups milk

1 ½ cups tasty cheese, grated

100g of shaved ham, chopped

4 spring onions, chopped

 

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly spray eight pie pans or a muffin tin with cooking oil spray and place on an oven tray.
  • Arrange vegetables in the base of the pans.
  • Whisk eggs with milk, add grated cheese, ham and chopped spring onions.
  • Carefully pour mixture over the vegetables.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until set and golden in colour.
  • Serve hot or cold with salad or more vegetables.

The Waterbridge Community Pantry at Gagebrook Community Centre sells broccoli and cauliflower along with a range of fruit and vegetables. Come in and have a look.