WE love working together to make things happen. To help community, industry and businesses gain a better understanding of our goals and aspirations for our students, the collective education team at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School regularly conducts tours of the school and the Southern Central Trade Training Centre. Continue reading “Trade centre draws accolades from key stakeholders”
A PUBLIC meeting was held in the Brighton Bowls and Community Club last month to discuss site options for the new Brighton High School which was agreed to by the Tasmanian Government at the last State Election. A total $3 million has been put aside in the current State Budget to begin the planning and consultation process. A total $4.3 million was put aside for the modernisation and upgrade of the Education Department’s School Farm. The site options and preferred site for the new high school which will be owned and built by the Tasmanian Government will be presented to the Government and the Education Department. Below is the presentation made to last month’s public meeting which was attended by approximately 70 Brighton municipality residents.
WE’D like to introduce Brighton resident Veronika Davie. In many ways she’s a regular 10-year-old. Veronika attends a main stream school, she loves her two big brothers Jordan and Jakob, loves bowling, TV dance shows, music, horse-riding, ParkRun, her iPad and especially her mum Kylee and dad Marcus.
But Veronika was unlucky in the womb. She had bilateral strokes in utero, the size of which would kill an adult. She wasn’t expected to survive her birth, but against the odds she did. Diagnosed with a heart defect, Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) and cerebral palsy, Veronika wasn’t ever supposed to walk. Against the odds, she walked into kindergarten on her first day of school supported by her trusty walking frame
Veronika has had 12 operations so far, and a heavy schedule of physio, hydrotherapy and occupational therapy exercises just to develop her muscle tone to do things we take for granted, like sitting, standing and holding a cup.
Centre’s children learn bush to plate cooking skills
By NICKI KASTNER*
tagari lia Child Family Centre has been running a project aimed at increasing the local community’s knowledge of, and confidence in using Tasmanian native bush foods. The sessions are held every Thursday morning for two hours during school terms. Everyone who participates in the cooking gets to enjoy eating the delicious food while sitting together and chatting. Continue reading “tagari lia community learns bush-to-plate cooking skills”
BRIGHTON Council has confirmed that it will keep its rate increase in line with the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the 23rd year in succession. This is quite an achievement for any Tasmanian council. Twenty-three years with only a CPI increase, or less, compared to other councils that have imposed significant increases over the years on their ratepayers.
BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster has continued his fight to hold down rate increases, calling on local councils that raise their charges higher than the annual rate of inflation to have to justify this to ratepayers.
Cr Foster wrote an extensive column in the Mercury newspaper following Brighton Council’s decision to hold down its rate rise to the annual movement in the Consumer Price Index for the 23rdyear in succession.
Following is an updated version of Mayor Foster’s Mercury column:
BY TONY FOSTER
DURING June, Tasmania’s local councils set their rates for the forthcoming year and the outcome revealed how effective their elected representatives and managers had been in managing the affairs of their city or municipality.