Amazing maze

Challenge. Students at Edith Creek Primary School are testing their engineering knowledge and problem solving skills in racing to complete a marble maze.  Team Time provides an opportunity for students from prep to grade six to combine and collaborate to complete challenges.  “This came about after we gave them a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and …

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Cherished friends

Recognition. The Rotary Club of Smithton welcomed three honorary members to its club last week. Leonie and Peter Edwards along with Justin Blizzard were recognised as Friends of Rotary to the local club at its annual changeover dinner in Smithton last Tuesday. “A Friend of Rotary is someone who may not be in the position …

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Outstanding ambassador

Responsibility. With a badge emblazoned on her uniform, Edith Creek Primary School student Gracey Woolnough takes pride in her role in the Premier’s Reading Challenge.  As a Student Reading Ambassador, the local student encouraged her peers to read at least 10 books in 10 weeks as part of the annual statewide literacy concept.  Alongside fellow …

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John’s commitment

Recognition. Smithton’s John Harper has been honoured a Paul Harris Fellow. Announced at the Rotary Club of Smithton’s annual changeover dinner last Tuesday, John believed his invitation to the event was to be recruited to the group. “I thought I was there to find out more,” he said. “It wasn’t until they were halfway through …

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Writing the future

Education. The Circular Head Cluster of Schools hosted Australian author Sue Whiting earlier this month as part of the Middle Years Literacy Project. The project, which encompasses Smithton, Stanley, Forest, Edith Creek and Redpa primary schools alongside Smithton High School, is a collaborative initiative aimed at enriching the skills of students in years four to …

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Alternative heating

Update. The Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre will utilise woodchips to fuel a biomass system for its heating source. This will be supplemented by solar hot water fitted to the roof of the new Nelson Street facility. Circular Head Council recently awarded HeatWise Solutions the heating system contract following a tender process. The New Zealand …

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Investment plan

Funding. Circular Head Council will table the Annual Plan and Budget Estimates as well as the Rates Resolution for 2018-19 at its monthly meeting tonight. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said balancing the cost of living with increasing financial pressure is a priority for council.  “This has been a challenge but I believe we have …

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Tasmanian Journeys investment

Budget. Following a commitment to invest $1.4 million over three years, the state government has allocated $800,000 to infrastructure and $200,000 to marketing the Tasmanian Journeys project in the 2018-19 budget. Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff said the Tasmanian Journeys drives in the north, north west and south will complement the success of the Great …

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Men’s Shed takes action

Discussion. A Community Action Plan will be established through the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Community Network in consultation with Circular Head Men’s Shed.  Supported by Relationships Tasmania, the network comprises community members, service providers, organisations and government representatives who are working together to reduce the rate and impact of suicide in the state. The network was …

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Registration renewal increases 

Dogs. Circular Head residents have until Tuesday July 31 to receive a 50 per cent discount on dog registration or renewal. The Circular Head Council animal control service covers the registration of dogs, impoundment of stray dogs and the investigation of nuisances and dog attacks.  Dogs older than six months of age are required to …

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