Council sets out education vision for municipality

 By TONY FOSTER*

IN this issue of Brighton Community News (full story on this website) Brighton Council has clearly set out its vision for the future of education in the municipality, with a focus on the Jordan River Learning Federation, the School farm and the promised new high school in Brighton.

Council has long considered that providing enhanced educational opportunities is vital for the growth of our municipality and the surrounding region. The Jordan River Learning Federation is doing a great job and despite its site limitations, the School farm has served our community well. But its growth and development, as well as its capacity to provide the job-orientated education outcomes for students is compromised by its current site and location in the Brighton town centre. Continue reading “Council sets out education vision for municipality”

Brighton vision for education

BRIGHTON Council has a clear vision for the future of education in the municipality that sees increased opportunities for students and enhanced educational outcomes for our young people and for Tasmania.

Council’s vision is built on the good work of the existing Jordan River Learning Federation (JRLF), with the School Farm progressing to become a centre of excellence for agricultural and horticultural learning and the development of the promised new high school in Brighton. Continue reading “Brighton vision for education”

Sure and steady wins the race of life

By CHRIS DUFF*

THE Lions Club exists to serve and build community. But how we go about this task is fundamental. If it’s all ‘go, go, go’; and no ‘slow, slow, slow’; we will all come a cropper.

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Lions board member Rev Chris Duff, left, with Lions president Aaron De la Torre, on the site of the barbecue trailer shed building.

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Community convenes for chats for change event

COMMUNITY and service providers came together recently for an event at the Brighton Civic Centre to discuss how they can make positive change so all children in the Bridgewater, Gagebrook and Brighton communities can get the very best start to life. Chats For Change was an event co-designed by the community and some local service providers, to create a unique opportunity for the community to start to lead change.

 

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Chats For Change was an event co-designed by the community and some local service providers, to create a unique opportunity for the community to start to lead change.

The first 250 of 1000 Voices was shared at Chats for Change and was used as the basis for discussion. This document is activating the voice of the community and helping to mobilise people who want to see change for our children.  This work comes from an initiative called Connected Beginnings that focuses on Aboriginal children and their families so that they get the very best start to life. Connected Beginnings wants to include every child, and families of all backgrounds in the work that it is doing to create a healthy, happy and connected community where all children have the chance to grow up well and achieve their dreams. Continue reading “Community convenes for chats for change event”

Twenty four years as leader in holding down rates

By TONY FOSTER*

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 Budget provides for a rate increase of just 2.1 per cent, in line with the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Hobart. This means that the rate increase for every residential home in the Brighton Municipality will be $18 a year or $1.50 a month. Continue reading “Twenty four years as leader in holding down rates”

Brady says hard work and dedication will reap rewards

BRADY Watson, a year 13 at Jordan River Learning Federation (JRLF), is undertaking a Cert III in Sport and Recreation with East Derwent Primary School while also studying at school.

JRLF (Jordan River Learning Federation) has 14 students enrolled in an Australian School-Based Apprentice (ASbA).

Brady Watson
Brady Watson

Tamieka from Collective Ed. enjoyed connecting in with Brady to see how he is progressing with his ASbA and to understand what is important to him for his career, education and greater community in which he lives. Continue reading “Brady says hard work and dedication will reap rewards”

Trade Training Centre goes from strength to strength

.By MIKE FROST*

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

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  Brighton rates held to CPI for 24th year in a row – $18 a year increase

FOR the 24thconsecutive year, Brighton Council will keep its rate increase in line with inflation with the general rate rise again pegged to the CPI for 2019-20.

The rise next financial year will amount to just 2.1 per cent or $18 a year for all residential households.

The rates for the coming year will not be set formally until Council’s June meeting, Brighton Council’s May workshop approved the recommended budget in principle, pegging the rate rise to the inflation increase of the past year. Continue reading ”  Brighton rates held to CPI for 24th year in a row – $18 a year increase”

Government confirms Brighton’s rates and services the best

BRIGHTON Municipality residents continue to enjoy lower council rates and most efficient service delivery in Tasmania.

This is confirmed by the State Government’s latest snapshot of council rates for the 2017/2018 financial year, comparing average rate per rateable property, average rate per head of population and operating costs per rateable property. Continue reading “Government confirms Brighton’s rates and services the best”