Education a priority for Brighton municipality


PROVIDING our children with the best possible education must be the top priority for our community.

It is an old Chinese proverb, but true, that if you give a person a fish, he or she will eat for one meal, but if you teach them to fish, they will be fed for life. That is the important message regarding education. If we educate our children, they will become productive members of society and contribute to the well-being of our community and State. Continue reading “Education a priority for Brighton municipality”

Home cooking teaches children more than food prep

WE all know that cooking at home with children encourages healthier lifestyles and teaches valuable life skills. But did you know children are also learning early maths and science concepts in their cooking?

Comparing temperature, weighing, measuring, counting and observing change, just to name a few. There are many jobs even the youngest of your children can do in the kitchen. Even babies can sit alongside you in a high chair and feel, touch, taste and smell all the different ingredients. So, if you haven’t involved your children in preparing daily meals give it a try today.

Donny, the Pontville Play2Learn chef, makes cannelloni with Pontville Play2Learn children.

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Beauty and fitness a serious business for Sarah


SARAH Cockerill is a businesswoman in a hurry.  She’s already running one successful business at Old Beach – a beauty salon.  Next month she launches a second business in the municipality – personal fitness training.

The 38-year-old opened Serouse Health and Beauty at Verve just before Christmas last year after operating the business at her home in Old Beach for seven years. “It was successful, but bringing up three young kids while clients are coming into your home creates some stress, especially during school holidays.”

GLOVES ON … Sarah Cockerill takes a pounding from her long-time friend and client Julie Langford.

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Day of recognition for the sacrifices of war

BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster officiated at the recent Anzac Day commemorative event at Pontville. The local event was attended by servicemen and women, local residents and children from local schools as well as Brighton Girl Guides and Old Beach Scouts groups.

Cr Foster said the day was an important one that recognised the sacrifices made by men and women in past wars.

Vietnam war veteran Laurie Harrison with Mayor Tony Foster and his grand children Javier and Sophia who enjoyed their first Anzac Day Ceremony

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Value packed new home offers in Brighton

THE release of new housing blocks in the Brighton Municipality is providing an unprecedented opportunity for families to secure an affordable home.

As well as affordable home and land packages offered through the Brighton Industrial and Housing Corporation (BIHC), Council-owned home sites are being sold through real estate agents 4one4 Real Estate and LJ Hooker. See page 4 in this edition for more details. Continue reading “Value packed new home offers in Brighton”