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”
BRIGHTON ratepayers are facing minimal rate increases next financial year as a result of the Council’s efficiency and its decision to pass on the full savings of the transfer of water and sewerage services.
THE Tasmanian Government has advertised nationally for expressions of interest in operating the $79-million Brighton transport hub in Brighton.
The hub, expected to be operational by September 2011, will provide a modern road-rail interchange and freight distribution centre to improve the efficiency of freight movement into and out of southern Tasmania, especially to the northern ports.
The Government is also seeking expressions of interest in the development of land located at the new hub which it is proposed to set aside for industrial development. Continue reading “Transport hub operator sought”
ON April 29 the Federal Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, announced Commonwealth funding of approximately $8 million to establish and operate a children and family centre in the Bridgewater area.
The children and family centre will provide valuable services that focus on quality early learning, childcare and parent and family support in the Bridgewater area. It will also have an outreach service based at Geeveston in the State’s far south. Continue reading “Education centre up by 2011”
FORMER Bridgewater High School student Sarah Everett continues to go from strength to strength with her talent. She recently received first prize of $800 and a framed certificate as the national secondary schools winner of a singer-songwriting contest. Continue reading “Our Sarah is a national talent”