BRIGHTON’S Callum Fagg has been selected as a member of the Australian Junior Orienteering team. Callum is currently in Europe training for the event. The team will be competing at the Junior World Championships in Trento in Italy from July 5 to 12. Callum was selected for the national team from a series of outstanding results at the 2009 Australian Easter Orienteering Championships. Callum is one of three Tasmanians of the 12-member team (six boys and six girls). Continue reading “National orienteering selection for Callum”
By CAMERON BROWN
Principal of St Paul’s Catholic School
ST PAUL’S Catholic School has started delivering an exciting and innovative birth to four years program for its school community. This program is called Engaging the Learning Community (ETLC) The goal of the program is to create a community rich in learning and teaching so that it can provide opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with the three central protagonists in a child’s learning – the child, the family and the school. Continue reading “School engages the learning community”
By ANDY BENNETT
Manager of the Bridgewater/Brighton Learning Federation
EARLIER this month Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced that schools in the Bridgewater area will receive a total of $6.5 million under the second round of the Federal Government’s Building the education revolution primary schools for the 21st century program. Continue reading “Work set to start on primary schools upgrade”
A WORKSHOP focusing on encouraging Brighton residents to think positively during difficult times was held at Pontville in May. The ‘Positive Thinking in Negative Times’ workshop was sponsored through Brighton Council’s community grants program.
Twenty seven women participated in the workshop which was presented by Leiz Moore. It challenged participants to review the effects of stress and negativity in their lives and to keep life’s issues in perspective. Strategies for dealing with stress were discussed and the rules for being a human being as well as the ‘joy’ of stress were interesting concepts that the audience also considered. Continue reading “Tapping into the power of positive thinking”
IT was with huge pride that I recently received, on behalf of our community’ the ‘Delivering Excellence for our Communities Award’ presented by the Local Government of Tasmania.
The award recognises the fantastic efforts and achievements of our community in delivering programs and events that benefit the whole of the municipality, through Brighton Alive. Brighton Alive was established just three years ago to address an organisational void in recreational and other activity in the Brighton municipality Continue reading “Brighton community programs deliver excellence”
BRIGHTON Council has achieved a great deal over recent years and we, and our community, have much to be proud of.
Our sound financial management with our revolutionary flat rate system means that Brighton residents and businesses will face minimal rate increases this year – up just 2.5 percent or $20 a year for homes and $5 for residential land – and we are passing on in full, the savings from the new water and sewerage arrangements. Continue reading “Brighton proves bigger is not always better”