Celebration of the century

Milestone. The year 1914 was a time largely tainted by the beginning of the first World War, but it was also the year in which the modest Stanley Primary School was formed on its present site. One hundred years on, and the school continues to educate the various students passing through its halls, with centenary …

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Equal access

Health. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation’s outreach worker Fiona Howard hosted an information day for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Thursday. It was all for the purpose of ‘Closing the Gap’ – a national strategy to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians and provide a better future for Indigenous children. The day saw …

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A slice of harmony

Learning. Children at Giggles Early Learning were treated to a mouth-watering surprise last Friday as part of a national initiative to celebrate Australia’s rich culture and diversity. From multicultural music and stories, to gluten-free pizzas made from scratch with the help of volunteer dad John Coates, ‘Harmony Day’ (on March 21) was a theme explored …

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One-way bridge needs walkway: Cr Popowski

Infrastructure. At Circular Head Council’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Councillor Ashley Popowski started a discussion on the safety and logistics of Arthur River’s one-way bridge. He asked the general manager to lobby the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources to provide a walkway across the township’s sole bridge. “Congestion [and confusion] is occurring at the …

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Students become space explorers

Education. Smithton High School students were given the rare opportunity to gaze up at the stars in the middle of the day last Friday, exploring the secrets of the universe as their gym was transformed into a mobile planetarium. An inflatable space dome was the centrepiece to a display of models, posters and robotics, with …

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Go time for juniors

Netball. With summer sports coming to a close, the Circular Head Netball Association is looking to develop the next generation of players with the ‘Net Set Go’ program kicking off in May for kids aged between 5 and 10 years. The nation-wide initiative encourages healthy activity and skill development from an early age, with modified …

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A helping hand

Integration. Moving into high school for the first time can be a daunting experience for new students, but the transition has been made easier for some thanks to Smithton High School’s peer support program. Nine grade 10 students have applied for the leadership position, giving up 40 minutes of their time every week in term …

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Winter is coming

CRSP. With the winter sports season fast approaching, it is time to check vehicles and make sure they are winter ready. It is also time to plan for social events and ensure patron safety by offering plenty of food and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as transport home. Reinforcing the message of safety on our roads …

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Drugs, alcohol: nobody’s immune

Intro. Meet Sarah. Sarah is a social worker from the Salvation Army Bridge Program who has been frequenting Circular Head since the end of last year. She wants to get to know our community to better understand what health, alcohol and drug-related issues are prevalent in the area. She will work with people 13 years …

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Schools unite to stamp out bullies

Action. Last Friday, both the Circular Head Christian School and Smithton High School were unanimous in spreading one message: to stand up against bullying and violence inside and outside the schoolyard. March 21 was marked as ‘National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence’, providing schools with an important conversation starter to educate students on …

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