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					                                                                                                                                                                                 VOL 12 NO 6 SEPTEMBER 2010


                                                                                                                                      Workshops first stage in process

                                                                                                                                      Strategic
                                                                                                                                      plan set
                                                                                                                                      for review
                                                                                                                                      BRIGHTON’S Strategic
                                                                                                                                      Plan will be reviewed and
                                                                                                                                                                       training opportunities, pro-
                                                                                                                                                                       moting industrial and busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Identify the key focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                        areas for the Brighton Coun-
                                                                                                                                      updated at workshops to be       ness growth, maintaining         cil covering the next 10 years.
                                                                                                                                      held this month.                 and improving the physical            • Identify key issues.
                                                                                                                                          Four years ago, Brighton     infrastructure of the region,         • Develop and prioritise
                                                                                                                                      instigated a community con-      improving communication          short and long-term strate-
                                                                                                                                      sultation program and            and interaction between res-     gies to meet future chal-
   At the Tasmanian launch of the Babies Love Books: A Guide for Grown-ups booklet are, front from left, author                       through workshops devel-         idents, community groups         lenges.
  Rosemary Mastnak, senior librarian for young people’s services Rachele Carnevale, Australia Post retail manager                     oped a comprehensive strate-     and businesses, improving             “The results of the work-
    Geoff Hyland, TEYF chief executive officer Rebecca Moles, TEYF executive officer Rodney Brydon, TYEF board                        gic plan up to 2040.             land-use planning by devel-      shop will be considered by
          observer Judy Hebblethwaite and TEYF board member and commissioner for children Paul Mason.                                     Brighton Mayor Tony          oping a land use and devel-      Council to develop our
                                                                                                                                      Foster said the Strategic Plan   opment strategy, and form-       updated strategic plan,” Cr

Brighton babies love their                                                                                                            was important for the
                                                                                                                                      municipality’s future and
                                                                                                                                      continual updating and
                                                                                                                                                                       ing alliances to take projects
                                                                                                                                                                       and strategies forward,” he
                                                                                                                                                                       said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Foster said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “This will then be pub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        lished in Brighton Commu-


books – so start reading!
                                                                                                                                      refining would ensure it             “At the same time, how-      nity News for public input
                                                                                                                                      remained relevant.               ever, it is important that we    and comment.
                                                                                                                                          “Two years ago, we pro-      continue to review what we            “I am urging input at all
                                                                                                                                      duced our first report card      are doing to make sure that      levels in the workshops and
THE Australia Post office at Bridgewa-       and Cooking With Grandma series.                 Ms Moles said one of the aims of        on the plan to see how we        we remain relevant to our        the publication of the recom-
ter will help the Tasmanian Early Years          “Research has found reading to chil-     this book-giving program was to give        were tracking and it showed      needs today and into the         mendations for community
Foundation (TEYF) to encourage par-          dren is beneficial in a number of areas,”    children a lifelong love of books.          that we were well advanced       future.”                         comment.
ents to read to their babies.                TEYF chief executive officer Rebecca             “We also want to see improved lit-      in a number of the key               The workshops will be             “As a council, we look
    The TEYF and its partners, includ-       Moles said.                                  eracy outcomes for children, encourage      objectives, such as promoting    held on September 22-23.         forward to the results to help
ing Australia Post, will distribute 19,500       “It stimulates brain development for     parents and care-givers to share and        Brighton as a great place to         The purpose of the           us continue to plan for the
booklets, Babies Love Books: A Guide for     language and literacy, develops a positive   read books and develop a culture of         be, improving education and      workshops is to:                 future.”
Grown-ups, free of charge statewide.         attachment to parents and care-givers and    active reading families and nurturing
    The booklet was commissioned by          develops a positive attitude to reading.     relationships,” she said.
UK program Bookstart (the TEYF is an             “The latest Kindergarten Develop-            The booklet is available statewide
affiliate of Bookstart).                     ment Check in Tasmania showed that           through the State Library of Tasmania,
    Designed to encourage parents to         while nearly all children achieved the       the Royal Hobart and Launceston Gen-
read to their children, the booklet was      markers for health and wellbeing, 22         eral Hospitals, the North-West Area
recently launched in Tasmania by artist      per cent did not achieve one or more of      Health Service and CHAPS Centres.
and author Rosemary Mastnak, the             the markers for numeracy, literacy and        • More Learning in My Community,
author of the Dancing with Grandma           cognition.”                                                   page 7


Community groups urged to nominate
BRIGHTON community                dren and their families to       (supported by Fullers Book-       an inspirational champion of
groups have been reminded         achieve this vision through      shop).                            the wellbeing, development
they can enter the Tasman-        leadership, dedication and           • Professional award – for    and learning of Tasmanian
ian Early Years Foundation        professional commitment,”        an individual early years pro-    children from birth to six
achievement awards this           she said.                        fessional working in the gov-     years and their families.
year.                                 There are three award        ernment, non-government               Ms Moles said it was
    CEO Rebecca Moles said        categories:                      or community sector. The          important that individuals
the foundation’s vision was           • Community award – for      award recognises a significant    working with and assisting
to build a healthy, happy and     an individual who has            contribution to the early edu-    young children and their
positive future for Tasmanian     demonstrated a high level of     cation and care sector (sup-      families were recognised for
children.                         commitment to the wellbe-        ported by LHMU).                  their efforts in this very
    “The awards recognise         ing, development and learn-          • Inspirational champion      important area.
individuals in the commu-         ing of children from birth to    for the early years award – for       “The Tasmanian Early
nity who assist young chil-       six years and their families     an individual who has been        Years Foundation promotes
                                                                                                     the wellbeing, development
                                                                                                     and learning of children from
                                                                                                     birth to six years,” she said.
                                                                                                         “These awards are just
                                                                                                     one of the ways in which we
                                                                                                     work to raise awareness of the
                                                                                                     importance of nurturing and
                                                                                                     supporting the early years of
                                                                                                     childhood.”
                                                                                                         Nominations are open
                                                                                                     now and close on Friday,
                                                                                                     October 1. Awards will be
                                                                                                     announced on October 30.
                                                                                                         Nomination packages
                                                                                                     and terms and conditions are
                                                                                                     available from the foundation
                                                                                                     by phoning 6232 7468 or visit
                                                                                                     www.earlyyears.org.au
2 Brighton Community News September 2010


                                                                                                                                                              YOUR COUNCIL
                                                                                                                                                              Barbara Curran
                                                                                                                                                              1 Daniel Place
                                                                                                                                                              Brighton 7030
                                                                                                                                                              Tel: 6268 1522
                                                                                                                                                              Cr.Curran@brighton.tas.gov.au
                                                                                                                                                              Finance Committee, Heritage and
                                                                                                                                                              Environment Committee, Brighton Primary
                                                                                                                                                              School Council, Waste Management Committee.

                                                                                                                                                              Tony Foster (Mayor)
                                                                                                                                                              ‘Glendower’
                                                                                                                                                              6 Glebe Street
                                                                                                                                                              Pontville 7030
                                                                                                                                                              Tel: 0419 357 927
                                                                                                                                                              Cr.Foster@brighton.tas.gov.au
                                                                                                                                                              Finance Committee, Planning Committee, Southern
                                                                                                                                                              Tasmanian Councils Association, Emergency Management
                                                                                                                                                              Advisory Committee.

                                                                                                                                                              Wayne Garlick
                                                        Introduced in the 1870s the bridal creeper is now one of the nation’s 20 worst                        18 McShane Road
                                                                                            weeds.
                                                                                                                                                              Bridgewater 7030
                                                                                                                                                              Tel: 6263 7946


 COUNCIL CONTACTS
                                                     Residents asked to help                                                                                  0438 539 682
                                                                                                                                                              Cr.Garlick@brighton.tas.gov.au
                                                                                                                                                              Parks & Recreation Committee, Finance Committee,


 General Enquiries
 Fax
                                      6268 7000
                                      6268 7013
                                                     control aggressive weed                                                                                  Planning Committee, Bridgewater Library + On-Line Access
                                                                                                                                                              Centre Advisory Committee, Bridgewater Community
                                                                                                                                                              Special Advisory Committee
                                                     WITH spring now in full                                                                                  Peter Geard
 Email Address        admin@brighton.tas.gov.au      swing, the Southern Tas-                                                                                 269 Elderslie Road
 Website                  www.brighton.tas.gov.au    manian Councils Authority                                                                                Brighton 7030
                                                     is asking Brighton residents                                                                             Tel: 6268 1143
 General Manager
                                                     to check their gardens for
 Ron Sanderson                        6268 7000                                                                                                               0418 515 649
                                                     bridal creeper (Asparagus
                                                                                                                                                              Cr.Geard@brighton.tas.gov.au
 Council Services Officer             6268 7035      asparagoides), a weed of
                                                                                                                                                              Parks & Recreation Committee, Planning Committee,
 Environmental & Development Services                national significance.
                                                                                                                                                              Heritage & Environment Committee, Brighton Senior
                                                         Bridal creeper was intro-
 General Enquiries                    6268 7015                                                                                                               Citizens Management Committee, Waste Management
                                                     duced to Australia in the
 Building Services                    6268 7016                                                                                                               Committee, Southern Waste Strategy Board Joint Authority,
                                                     1870s and was a favourite for
                                                                                                                                                              Jordan River Fire Management Committee, Cycling South.
 Health Services                      6268 7029      wedding bouquets.
 Planning Services                    6268 7028
                                                         It is now regarded as one
                                                     of the nation’s 20 worst                                                                                 Leigh Gray
 Animal Control                       6268 7008      weeds.                                                                                                   295 Elderslie Road
 Physical Services                                       Since escaping cultivation,                                                                          Brighton 7030
                                                     bridal creeper has become an                                                                             Tel: 6268 0704
 Council Depot                        6268 7000
                                                     aggressive invader of Aus-                                                                               0418 123 785
 Project Engineer                     6268 7018      tralian landscapes – coastal                                                                             Cr.Gray@brighton.tas.gov.au
 Corporate Services                                  areas, wet and dry woodlands,                                                                            Parks & Recreation Committee, Finance Committee,
 Rates Enquiries                      6268 7025      riversides, orchards and pine                                                                            Planning Committee, Waste Management Committee,
                                                     plantations – at enormous                                                                                Bridgewater Community Special Advisory Committee
 Water Enquiries                      6268 7024
                                                     cost to the environment and
 Accounts Enquiries                   6268 7001      economy.                            The bridal creeper flowers – an invasive creeper and a               Moya Jeffries
 Cashier                              6268 7000          Re-emerging during late                     weed of national significance.                           37 Seymour St
 AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY                6268 7000      autumn, bridal creeper is an                                                                             Brighton 7030
                                                     invasive creeper and climber       your garden for this plant.             However, support is avail-    Tel: 6268 1530
 All correspondence should be addressed to the       with teardrop-shaped leaves            In Brighton municipality,       able to landowners for the        0419 394 139
 General Manager, Brighton Council, 1 Tivoli Road,   and a springtime spray of          infestations of bridal creeper      identification and removal of     Cr.Jeffries@brighton.tas.gov.au
 Gagebrook 7030.                                     white, six-petalled flowers.       are known to occur along the        plants at no cost.                Finance Committee, Heritage & Environment Committee,
                                                         Pea-sized berries turn         Jordan River (between                   The best time to control      Brighton Junior Council, Bridgewater High School Council.
                                                     from green to dark red and         Andrew Street/Tea Tree Road         weeds is before they become
                                                     sticky in late spring, and are a   and Ford Road).                     well established.                 Philip Owen
                                                     favourite for local birds.             It is likely that mature gar-       If you believe you have       9 Compton Road
                                                         Consequently new plants        den plants exist in the neigh-      bridal creeper in your back-      Old Beach 7017
                                                     often become established           bourhood, providing an              yard or if you have seen plants   Tel: 6249 8575
                                                     beneath roosting places.           ongoing seed source for new         growing anywhere in your          0419 333 252
                                                         Bridal creeper has a dense     plants.                             area, please contact the South-   Cr.Owen@brighton.tas.gov.au
                                                     tuberous root mass where               Property owners are             ern Tasmanian Councils            Heritage & Environment Committee, Waste
                                                     water and nutrients are stored     required by law (under the          Authority, weeds project          Management Committee.
                                                     over summer, allowing above-       Weed Management Act 1999)           manager Sandy Leighton on
                                                     ground foliage to die off.         to control bridal creeper on        6270 2242 or sleighton@           Geoff Taylor
                                                         Now is the time to check       their land.                         stca.tas.gov.au.                  (Deputy Mayor)
                                                                                                                                                              507 Elderslie Road
                                                     New website aims to save lives                                                                           Brighton 7030
                                                                                                                                                              Tel: 6268 1408
                                                     BRIGHTON residents can             website can be found at             allow increased crash-testing,
                                                                                                                            more research into vehicle        Cr.Taylor@brighton.tas.gov.au
                                                     now investigate new car safe-      www.ancap.com.au.
                                                                                                                            safety and safety technology,     Parks & Recreation Committee, Planning Committee, Waste
                                                     ty online through the Aus-             ANCAP chairman Lauch-
                                                                                                                            and increased collaboration       Management Committee, Emergency Management
                                                     tralasian New Car Assess-          lan McIntosh said the new site
                                                                                                                            with other car assessment pro-    Advisory Committee.
                                                     ment Program (ANCAP)               allowed greater ease of access,
                                                     website which gives new car        simplified information on           grams around the world.
                                                                                                                                ANCAP is supported by         Sonya Williams
                                                     buyers access to a range of        ANCAP’s testing regime and                                            14 Barwick Place
                                                     important safety informa-          vehicle safety, as well as a more   the Federal Government, all
                                                                                                                            Australian and New Zealand        Gagebrook 7030
                                                     tion.                              sophisticated search tool.
                                                         ANCAP is Australia’s                                               motoring clubs, all Australian    Tel: 6263 7871
                                                                                            “Our latest ANOP market
                                                     leading independent vehicle                                            state governments, the New        Cr.Williams@brighton.tas.gov.au
                                                                                        research has shown that more
                                                     safety advocate and its new                                            Zealand Government, the Vic-      Parks & Recreation Committee, Heritage &
                                                                                        people are aware of ANCAP
                                                                                                                            torian Transport Accident         Environment Committee, Brighton Junior Council,
                                                                                        and its role in crash-testing
                                                                                                                            Commission, NRMA Insur-           Bridgewater High School Council, Gagebrook Primary
                                                                                        vehicles and publicising their                                        School Council.
                                                                                        safety ratings – this new site      ance and the FIA Foundation.
                                                                                        will make it easier for new car
                                                                                        buyers to compare the relative
                                                                                        safety ratings of many new
                                                                                        models in the market,” Mr
                                                                                        McIntosh said.
                                                                                            “It also explains how
                                                                                        ANCAP works and the pro-
                                                                                        tocols used in its crash-testing
                                                                                        program.
                                                                                            “We welcome visitors to
                                                                                        the site to learn about the ben-
                                                                                        efits of choosing a safer car.”
                                                                                            ANCAP has also recently
                                                                                        entered into a five-year fund-
                                                                                        ing partnership with the
                                                                                        Commonwealth which will
                                                                                                                                                                                          Brighton Community News September 2010         3


Workshops help Brighton’s future planning
MANY of you will remem-                                               improving the physical infra-     view to updating it.            gies to meet future chal-         dations for and the imple-        month’s workshop will be
ber that four years ago,
Brighton developed a com-
                                   A MESSAGE FROM                     structure of the region.              To that end, we are hold-   lenges.                           mentation of our state-of-        considered by Council to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            develop our updated strate-
                                                                           • Improving communi-         ing a two-day strategic plan-        As I said, our last major    the-art education model, the
                                           r
                                    he Mayo
prehensive strategic plan                                             cation and interaction            ning workshop for commu-        strategic exercise was in 2006    enhancement of the Bridge-        gic plan.
that mapped out the future
development of our com-
                                   T                                  between residents, commu-
                                                                      nity groups and businesses.
                                                                                                        nity groups, business,
                                                                                                        councilors and council staff.
                                                                                                                                        forming the basis of our sub-
                                                                                                                                        sequent strategic plan.
                                                                                                                                                                          water business district and
                                                                                                                                                                          the fact that we were the first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                This will then be pub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            lished in Brighton Commu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            nity News for public input
munity taking us through                                                   • Improving land-use             The workshops will be            Many of Brighton Coun-       council to introduce the flat
to 2040.                           areas particularly in our          planning by developing a          held on September 22-23.        cil’s recent project and poli-    rating system.                    and comment.
    Two years later, in 2008,      major goals of:                    land-use and development              The purpose of the          cies have already resulted            As a proactive council, we        I look forward to your
                                       • Promoting Brighton as                                                                                                                                              participation in this process.
we produced our first report                                          strategy and forming              workshops is to:                from this process.                will continue to develop
card to see how we were trav-      a great place to be.               alliances to take projects and        • Identify the key focus         They include, for exam-      strategies for our future
elling towards those initial           • Improving education          strategies forward.               areas for Brighton Council      ple, the building of our new      growth and prosperity and
objectives.                        and training opportunities.             Our next phase in ensur-     covering the next 10 years.     civic centre, major improve-      this month’s workshops will
    Pleasingly, that report            • Promoting industrial         ing that we continue to head          • Identify key issues.      ments to our streetscape,         ensure that what we do
card showed that we were           and business growth.               in the right direction is a           • Develop and prioritise    new walkways throughout           remains relevant.                                 Tony Foster
well on track in a range of            • Maintaining and              review of the plan with a         short and long-term strate-     the municipality, recommen-           The results of this                               Mayor




Building                                                                                                                                                                                                    Market
                                                                                                                                                                                                            celebrates
program                                                                                                                                                                                                     second
                                                                                                                                                                                                            birthday
a hive                                                                                                                                                                                                      BRIGHTON Market enjoy-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ed its second birthday
                                                                                                                                                                                                            recently with celebrations at



of activity
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Brighton Memorial Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and grounds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The birthday cake was
                                                                                                                                                                                                            cut by Acting Mayor Geoff
    By ANDY BENNETT*
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Taylor and free entertain-
                                   our grade seven students and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ment for the children
THE Bridgewater campus             staff are scheduled to occupy
                                                                                                                                                                                                            included a jumping castle
of the federation is a hive of     the new spaces in the second
                                   week of term three.                                                                                                                                                      and sand art where the chil-
ever-increasing building                                                                                                                                                                                    dren made their own picture
activity.                              Stage two work will begin
                                   during the school holidays                                                                                                                                               with coloured sand.
    The gymnasium has                                                                                                                                                                                           Now well established, the
grown a roof and is entirely       and will be completed in
                                   time for term one next year.                                                                                                                                             market is going strong with a
enclosed and the internal                                                                                                                                                                                   range of regular stallholders.
building and fit-out is on             A lot of heavy work is
                                   being done to establish the                                                                                                                                                  During the cooler
schedule for an opening in                                                                                                                                                                                  months the market operates
the second week of term            foundations for the new
                                   grade 9-12 senior school. We                                                                                                                                             from 9am-1pm and in the
three.                                                                                                                                                                                                      warmer months until 2pm.
    The PE teachers at             may need to pray for no rain,
                                   at least on the immediate            Members of the Bridgewater Trade Training Centre consortium recently inspected progress at the new centre. A                            The market’s annual
Bridgewater High School are                                           community open day to launch the centre is planned for October 20. From left, Wilson Forward (Tas Polytechnic), Jo                    Christmas twilight market
getting excited and have been      site, but the first of the new
                                   buildings is scheduled for           Harris (Bridgewater and New Norfolk High School pathway planner), Lana Hegol (Tas Polytechnic), Stuart Harvey                       will be held on Sunday,
visiting new gyms at other                                            (Department of Education), Cluny Addis (Bridgewater High School), Simon Nuss (Tas Polytechnic), Shane Hickey (Tas
                                   occupation at the start of the                                                                                                                                           December 12 from 4-8pm.
schools to gather ideas.                                                                         Polytechnic) and Malcolm Elliot (New Norfolk High School).
                                   2011 school year.                                                                                                                                                            This event was a huge
    The gymnasium, which
                                       Further up the hill, the       ways for youth and adults in      a way to open the courses to    bished internal spaces are        ter for Education and Skills      success last year and should
will include a full-size bas-
                                   new Bridgewater Regional           our community.                    people who aren’t attending     about to be occupied includ-      and we expect an announce-        be even bigger this year.
ketball court with ample
space for two classes, a           Trade Training Centre is               After the tour the group      high school, but would be       ing a new office reception,       ment early in term three.             Musician Tony Voglino
weights room and high-             nearing completion.                met to continue planning the      interested in enrolling in a                                                                        will play throughout the
                                                                                                                                        new teacher resource and a            Our website at: www.edu-
quality changerooms, will be           On August 24 members           taster courses that will begin    course.                                                                                             afternoon and evening along
                                                                                                                                        teaching professional learn-      cation.tas.gov.au/basmlearn-
an outstanding space for           of the centre consortium           soon after the opening and            There will be more infor-                                                                       with Christmas carols and
                                                                                                                                        ing area. The external works      ingfederation is being updated    the annual visit from Santa
teaching and learning.             were taken on a tour of the        continue for the remainder        mation in the next edition of   are about to increase             to include news about latest
    Just as importantly, it will   new building. Even though          of term three.                    Brighton Community News.                                                                            on Brighton’s fire brigade fire
                                                                                                                                        although there is a slight hold   developments including            engine with lollies for the
be a wonderful addition to         the fit-out is not yet complete        We have planned a week            Building program:
                                                                                                                                        with the prefabricated con-       building concepts and plans.      kids.
our community’s sporting           and equipment has yet to be        of one-day ‘try-a-trade’              • The redevelopment at
                                   installed we could sense the       courses in auto, electrical and   East Derwent Primary            crete panels. However, the        Your comments are wel-                There will also be more
and recreation infrastructure.                                                                                                          works are well on schedule        come. Alternatively, you can
    We can envisage all sorts      excitement, activity and great     construction trade areas to       School was officially opened                                                                        free activities for kids, so
                                   learning that will take place      give students an initial expe-    by Dick Adams, MHR, on          for completion for the 2011       email       comments        to    come along to Brighton’s
of sporting competitions                                                                                                                school year.                      bsm.learningfederation@edu
including basketball, netball,     once the centre officially         rience and a follow-up where      August 13. Congratulations                                                                          biggest Christmas event!
                                   opens around mid-October.          the centre offers one week of     to the East Derwent commu-          Federation name:              cation.tas.gov.au or contact          Remember to come
futsal and badminton as well
as gymnastics and fitness              The centre is a high-qual-     training in a singe trade area.   nity on a terrific day and          • Returns from the com-       Andy Bennett at Andrew.Ben-       along on the first Sunday of
classes being run through the      ity building and will be a             Our pathway planners          wonderful addition to their     munity survey to choose a         nett@education.tas.gov.au         every month from 9am-1pm
gym.                               valuable addition to the way       are currently gathering           school.                         name for the federation have      *Andy Bennett is manager –        at the Brighton Memorial
    The first stage of the         the federation provides edu-       expressions of interest from          • A lot of progress has     been counted. As is required        Bridgewater and Southern        Hall/Pontville Hall. Call 0427
Middle School redevelop-           cation and training and            our grade nine and 10 stu-        been made at Gagebrook          by law a recommendation                Midlands Learning            008 353 for bookings or
ment is well under way and         develops employment path-          dents and we are working on       Primary. Some of the refur-     has been made to the Minis-                 Federation              inquiries.


Wanted: volunteers to cook up some fun
EACH week for the past                 In third term, family          dren and parents and are pre-     on 6223 2627 or email
couple of months, students,        learning clubs will operate in     pared to have fun.                Michael.Voumard@thesmith
parents, and volunteers have       the Herdsman’s Cove and                The Smith Family pro-         family.com.au.
come together at the Herds-        East Derwent school commu-         vides training and support for        The Smith Family is a
man’s Cove school for Café         nities for more enjoyable after-   adults who want to volunteer      national independent chil-
Club – 90 minutes of food          school learning activities.        about one-and-a-half to two       dren's charity committed to
preparation and eating,                The Smith Family is look-      hours of their time per week,     helping disadvantaged Aus-
games, physical activities         ing for adults who enjoy           for eight weeks, to help make     tralian children by unlocking
and learning activities.           learning new things and help-      a difference in their commu-      opportunities through edu-
    Café Club is one of The        ing others learn new things        nity.                             cation and learning.
Smith Family’s family learn-       too, have experience working           If this sounds like you,          The Family Learning
ing clubs, where children and      with children or with parents      please contact Michael            Clubs Project is supported
parents take part in new, fun      or both, want to make a real       Voumard, the Family Learn-        by the Tasmanian Commu-
ways of learning.                  difference in the lives of chil-   ing Clubs Project coordinator     nity Fund.

                                                                                                        Works program
                                                                                                        in Brighton
                                                                                                        CURRENT works in the
                                                                                                        Brighton municipality:
                                                                                                        • East Derwent Highway
                                                                                                          beautification
                                                                                                        • Sorell St walkway
                                                                                                        • Pontville kiosk construc-
                                                                                                          tion
                                                                                                        • Civic Centre storage
                                                                                                          extension
                                                                                                        • Recycling bin rollout
                                                                                                        • Cartwright St drainage
                                                                                                        • Augustus St upgrade
4 Brighton Community News September 2010


Bridgewater                                                                                                                                                                       School for
mum diverts                                                                                                                                                                       Seniors has
nation with                                                                                                                                                                       new program
her milestone                                                                                                                                                                     for third term
       By JOHN HALL                                                                                                                                                                    By LIZ HOLLOWAY*              visit on October 12 will pro-
CHRISTINE Gimblett, a                                                                                                                                                             BRIDGEWATER School                 vide us with another fasci-
Bridgewater mother of                                                                                                                                                             for Seniors’ third-term pro-       nating talk about her
three, has achieved a per-                                                                                                                                                        gram has been disrupted            research. This topic delves
sonal milestone – and now                                                                                                                                                         and the following changes          into generally unknown facts
her story has been broad-                                                                                                                                                         have been made to our              about ancient Egypt.
cast across Australia and                                                                                                                                                         schedule of speakers.                   Prof John Dickie returns
beyond.                                                                                                                                                                               Margaret Reynolds will         on October 19 to tell us
    Amid the ‘hoo-haa’ of                                                        Helen Manser, left, shares some happy memories with mother of three, Christine                   now visit us on October 5 to       about new astronomical
the final week of the federal               becoming, according to con-                                      Gimblett, of Bridgewater.                                            speak about National Dis-          observatories, including the
election, a five-minute radio               cerned elder sister Marie, a      diplomas to work in the        Centre.                               She tells me: “I was an        ability Services, the work that    one being built in Tasmania
interview with 31-year-old                  hermit.                           community service fields of        The flexible work hours       introvert. Now I’m full on!        organisation does and the          with links to others world-
Christine was broadcast on                      “I was too scared to drive,   mental health, youth, aged,    mean one of them is always        My clients get on well with        success of its activities.         wide.
ABC radio’s PM program                      I would get panic attacks         disabled and alcohol and       at home to look after their       me.”                                   Michael Polley’s talk               The Tasmanian atmos-
through 60 stations around                  when I had to go to the           drug dependence.               three children, Crysta, three,        Helen, who is is coordi-       about the charity School of        phere is ideally suited to
Australia.                                  supermarket and I was                 Christine spent 48 weeks   Drae, 10, and Alalle, 12.         nator of Jordan River Service      St Jude in Tanzania will now       study of the skies as it has so
    Radio Australia took the                becoming depressed,” Chris-       studying at the centre and         Helen Manser, Chris-          Inc (Bridgewater and Gage-         take place on October 26.          little pollution.
interview further afield to                 tine admits.                      doing on-site work experi-     tine’s mentor, told ABC’s         brook Community Centres),              A date for a visit by Dick          Helen Manser, from Jor-
untold thousands of listeners                   She was definitely a stay-    ence, achieving certificate    national audience that study-     says it’s a struggle to find the   Adams, MHR, is yet to be           dan River Services, visited us
in Asia and the Pacific.                    at-home mum. Too stay-at-         four level just two months     ing at the centre had dramat-     funds to run the courses.          rescheduled.                       recently with some members
    Suddenly, for those five                home.                             ago.                           ically improved Christine’s           “We receive some fund-             After a two-week break         to exchange news and views
minutes at least, a success                     ABC listeners across Aus-         Now she is employed on     self-confidence.                  ing from Brighton Council,         we resume on September 21          about our activities and per-
story in the communities of                 tralia and overseas heard         a casual basis at two local        “You would not recog-         Skills Tasmania, even organ-       with a seniors theatre group       haps to find ways we can
Gagebrook and Bridgewater                   how Christine reluctantly         homes for the disabled.        nise her as the same person,      isations such as Red Cross,        dramatising one of the prob-       work together.
was diverting national atten-               visited the Gagebrook Com-            Her favourite time is on   apart from her appearance,”       wherever we can,” Helen            lems associated with ageing             Her talk was most
tion away from the Gillard-                 munity Centre a year ago.         Saturday when she conducts     Helen said.                       said.                              – the costs of ageing.             informative and I look for-
Abbott battle.                              There she found a friend in       two-hour art therapy ses-          “Her personality is com-          “It’s beg, steal and bor-          Seniors theatre offers         ward to positive interaction
    Christine told her                      the centre’s coordinator,         sions for 15 clients. She’s    pletely different to when she     row to finance the courses.        members an ideal way to            between the two groups.
national audience: “I was                   Helen Manser.                     planning an exhibition of      first arrived. She was quieter,       “The girls (most of the        voice previously unspoken               I also look forward to
brought up old-fashioned …                      Gagebrook Community           their work.                    reserved, didn’t really mix in    students are female) say, ‘We      concerns about a particular        learning how our members
you were supposed to be a                   Centre addresses skills short-        Last fortnight Christine   at all.                           want to do the training in                                            can most productively assist
                                                                                                                                                                                  worry.
stay-at-home mum.”                          ages in the area, providing       worked for 57 hours. The           “Now she’s the life of the    our own community’.”                                                  their many projects.
                                                                                                                                                                                      The following week, Sep-
    She achieved year 12 at                 nationally accredited com-        casual work suits her and      centre. She’s the complete            Christine, now the extro-                                              As always, we welcome
                                                                                                                                                                                  tember 28, Dr David Leaman
Rosny College, then                         munity services certificate       husband Warren, 35, who        opposite to what she was.”        vert, was asked on the ABC         returns by popular demand          visitors to our own Tuesday
embarked on a year 13 hos-                  courses, which are conducted      works part-time at Second          Christine told ABC lis-       program if she would have          for his seventh talk to us, this   morning meetings (10am-
pitality course.                            by the Campbell Page organ-       Bite, which distributes food   teners: “I now do disability      done the course elsewhere.
    A car accident followed                                                                                                                                                       time on Mary Magdalene.            noon) at the Brighton Civic
                                            isation.                          for the needy.                 support work, helping clients         “If they were in TAFE?             We expect it will be as        Centre in Green Point Road.
by pregnancy ended career                       Over recent years 50 local        He found the job while     within their homes to live        No way. Coming here wasn’t
plans. With three children to                                                                                                                                                     well researched and thought-           *Liz Holloway is School
                                            people studying at the centre     doing volunteer work at        their everyday life the way       like a school environment …        provoking as his other talks.            for Seniors program
look after, Christine was                   have received certificates and    Gagebrook Community            they want to live it.”            it wasn’t scary,” she said.            Kaye McPherson’s fourth                  coordinator.




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                                                                                                    Book Week takes children
                                                                                                    across the story bridge
                                                                                                    BOOK Week came to Gage-
                                                                                                    brook Primary School
                                                                                                    recently and students
                                                                                                    enjoyed a real treat when
                                                                                                    Tasmanian author and
                                                                                                    illustrator Steve Isham vis-
                                                                                                    ited the classroom.
                                                                                                        Literacy support teacher
                                                                                                    Fiona Forsyth said Steve had
                                                                                                    a great way of engaging the
                                                                                                    students.
                                                                                                        “Steve is an illustrator
                                                                                                    and an amazing story teller,”
                                                                                                    Fiona said.
                                                                                                        “He talked to the stu-
                                                                                                    dents about the creative
                                                                                                    process and how he and his
                                                                                                    wife Marion actually created
                                                                                                    a book from beginning to
                                                                                                    end.                              ABOVE: Illustrator Steve Isham helped Gagebrook Primary students create their own
                                                                                                        “His books have riddles       illustrations during Book Week. BELOW: The theme for Book Week 2010 was Across
                                                                                                    and puzzles throughout                                             the Story Bridge.
                                                                                                    them and as he read the
                                                                                                    pages Steve took the students                                                                            ebrates its 65th anniversary
                                                                                                    on a journey, getting them to                                                                            making it the longest-run-
                                                                                                    answer riddles and touching                                                                              ning children’s festival in
                                                                                                    on much broader subjects.”                                                                               Australia, celebrating books
                                                                                                        Working with Fiona to                                                                                and Australian authors and
                                                                                                    implement Book Week,                                                                                     illustrators.
                                                                                                    library coordinator Jacki                                                                                    Based in southern Tas-
Girl guides Montana Gatty, Rachael Fehlberg and Tayla Pyke spent a cold winter’s night              Sward said Steve told the stu-                                                                           mania, Steve Isham is a for-
in a cardboard box to help raise awareness of the plight of the homeless in Australia.              dents that a good story                                                                                  mer high school art teacher
                                                                                                    should engage everyone.                                                                                  and is the author and illus-

Guides ‘rough it’ to raise                                                                              “He certainly engaged the
                                                                                                    students,” Jacki said.
                                                                                                        “Each time he asked the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             trator of numerous chil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             dren’s books capturing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             rich folklore and unique

community awareness
FROSTY conditions and
                                                                                                    students a riddle hands shot
                                                                                                    up and even the quietest stu-
                                                                                                    dents wanted to join in.         across the bridge to engage    character parade where they
                                                                                                                                                                                                             wildlife of Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Steve and his wife Mar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ion run a stall at Salamanca
                                      Warming meals were pre-     whom are aged 12 and under,           “Book Week this year is      them with another world. It    showed a great deal of cre-              market every Saturday.
temperatures of around            pared by the Brighton Angli-    are facing another freezing       on the theme Across the          really was wonderful.”         ativity making costumes out                  To find out more visit
minus seven tested the met-       can Parish, the New Life        night in the open or huddled      Story Bridge.                        Students finished a fan-   of recycled materials.                   their website www.bandicoot-
tle of the 48 hardy souls         Christian Centre and the Vet-   in doorways, alleys and other         “Steve took the students     tastic Book Week with a            This year Book Week cel-             books.com.
who participated in the           erans’ Memorial Centre and      public places – a sobering sta-
Winter Sleepout at Pontville      enthusiastic singing around     tistic by any standards,” Mr
on August 1.
    The event, organised by
                                  a campfire helped to take the
                                  edge off the chill.
                                                                  Mundy said.
                                                                       On Sunday morning a
                                                                                                                                                                                        SONYA WILLIAMS
Brighton girl guide unit              But the true significance   reflective service ensured that
leader Fiona Hardman, raised      of the event was brought        the participants, both chil-                                                                                                        I am available to
almost $2000 for Mission          home to the participants by     dren and adults, had devel-
Australia as well as increasing   the thought-provoking words     oped a greater understanding                                                                                                           help on any
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community awareness of the        of Noel Mundy, from Mis-        of the issues of homelessness
plight of Australia’s homeless.   sion Australia, who addressed   and a determination to work                                                                                                          Council-related
                                  the group on the desperate      with their communities for a
    Members of Brighton
and Glenorchy Guides and          situation faced by more than    solution.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            issue
Old Beach Scouts were joined      105,000 Australians who              Fiona would like to thank
by Cr Leigh Gray and Helen        sleep rough every night.        all the generous people and                                                                                         Ph: 6263 7871 Mobile: 0437 932 212
Manser and her team from              “Tonight more than 3000     organisations who sponsored                                                                                       Email: cr.williams@brighton.tas.gov.au
Jordan River Services and         Tasmanians, at least 342 of     the Sleepout.                                                                                            Authorised by: Sonya Williams,14 Barwick Place Gagebrook,Tas 7030
spent a cold and uncomfort-
able night in cardboard boxes
on the oval as part of
National Homeless Persons
Week.
    The group was also
joined by Clarence district
scout commissioner Andrew
Hardman and Girl Guides
Tasmania’s state commis-
sioner Helen Geard and state
executive officer Lola Cowle,

Have your
say on
park move
PRELIMINARY planning
studies are currently under
way on the proposed loca-
tion of the replacement
Bridgewater Bridge.
    It has been identified that
the alignment of the bridge
will either go straight
through the Bridgewater
Memorial Park at Neilson
Esplanade or alongside it.
    As a result Council is
seeking suggestions from res-
idents and community
groups on a possible site or
sites for the relocation of the
Memorial Park.
    Written submissions
should be to be sent to
Council’s General Manager,
1 Tivoli Road, Gagebrook by
October 29, or can be
emailed to Cathy Harper at
cathy.harper@brighton.tas.gov.
au.
6 Brighton Community News September 2010




                                                                                   C ommu niit y Calendar
                                                                                   Commu nity Ca        r
After School Hours Care                Calendar items need to be updated for 2010                                 volunteers, guest speakers and        including adults. Turn up on the   variety of people and is available    Centre to book an appointment
(OSHC)                                                                                                            ongoing training. ESP has families    evening to enrol at Bridgewater    to community members to carry         with one of their volunteer mentor
For five to 12-year-olds. Sport, art   and this can be done by emailing                                           in need and offers free training to   PCYC phone 6263 5677.              out their own projects using          drivers. Monday to Thursday 9am-
and craft, eight-ball, video games                                                                                new volunteers to meet these                                             equipment that they do not have       2pm, Bridgewater Community
etc. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
                                       editorial@brightoncommunitynews.com.au                                     needs. A light lunch is provided at
                                                                                                                                                        NILS (No Interest Loan
                                                                                                                                                                                           at home. Projects include making      Centre. The program gives
                                                                                                                                                        Scheme)
from 2.45-6pm. Bus pick-up from        (two jackpots). Phone 6268 1325.    back of the Brighton Community         all training sessions. Phone Mary     The scheme is available to buy     outdoor furniture for nursing         applicants significant life benefits
local schools. $5 per day. Parents     Brighton Bowls Random               Health Centre in Green Point           Thornton on 6223 2937 for further     essential household such as a      homes and community parks and         including gaining employment, re-
must pick up afterwards. Forms         Draws                               Road, Bridgewater on Tuesdays          information.                                                             working closely with other            engaging in education and
                                                                                                                                                        fridge or washing machine.
available from PCYC.                   Wednesdays and Saturdays            12.30-3pm. There is no cost and                                                                                 community groups such as the          improved autonomy. Phone
                                                                                                                  Families Together                     Monday to Friday, 9am-2.30pm,
                                       12.30pm start. $5 entry includes    women are invited to call in and                                                                                Gagebrook and Bridgewater             Jordan River Service on
Anglicare Family Mental                                                                                           Thursday nights at Bridgewater        Bridgewater Community Centre.
                                       coffee, tea and prizes. Phone M     have a chat and a cuppa. Phone                                                                                  Community Centres. Pete’s Shed         6263 4303.
Health Support Service                                                                                            PCYC 6-8pm. Dinner provided.          Phone 6263 4303.                   is at 10 Sorell St, Bridgewater.
                                       Wiltshire 6268 0905.                Robyn Bishop on 6268 4240.             Come along as a family and enjoy                                                                               Weight Gym
A family support worker is                                                                                                                              PCYC Midgets                       Phone 6263 5142.
available to support/see people        Brighton Heritage Museum            Computer Classes                       use of the facilities and spend       For up to five-year-olds every                                           $2.50 per session plus $10 annual
from the Bridgewater and               Old Council Chambers, Midland       The following computer courses         time with the kids. If you have any                                      RECLINK                               membership. Weekdays, 9am-
                                                                                                                                                        second Tuesday 9.30-11.30am at     Free sports and social activities
Gagebrook Community Centres by         Highway, Pontville. Open the last   are available at the Gagebrook         problems support is available.                                                                                 6pm. Open to adults and youth
                                                                                                                                                        Bridgewater PCYC. $2.50 per        such as football, netball, cricket,
phoning Merima on 6213 3555.           Sunday in the month from 1-3pm.     Community Centre: digital media        Phone 6263 5277.                                                                                               aged 14 and over. Phone Andrew
                                                                                                                                                        session. Come along with the       golf, fishing etc for 12-16-year-
Services include access to                                                 fundamentals; word processing                                                                                                                         on 6263 5277 for more
                                       Bright Start Programs                                                      Jordan River Pensioners Club          kids.                              olds. Tuesdays 10.30am-2pm.
information and resources, links                                           fundamentals; presentation                                                                                                                            information and an initial
                                       Play and Learn Programs:                                                   Meets third Monday of every           PCYC Gym for Girls                 Transport provided to activities
to other support services, support                                         fundamentals; internet and world                                                                                                                      assessment and tailored program
                                       Gagebrook Primary School,                                                  month at 1pm. Bus trips on last       Mondays and Wednesday, 5-6pm       and lunch provided. Phone
to children of parents with mental                                         wide web fundamentals. For more                                                                                                                       – or drop into Bridgewater PCYC.
                                       Mondays 9-11am; Brighton                                                   Wednesday of every month.             at Bridgewater PCYC. $3 per        Andrew on 6263 5277.
health issues and family or one-                                           information on any of these                                                                                                                           First session is free.
                                       Community and Health Centre,                                               Special luncheons. Phone the          session. Phone 6263 5277.
to-one counselling.                    Wednesdays 9-11am; Tea Tree         courses or to receive a                Gagebrook Community Centre on                                            Riverside Community Nursery           Youthfutures Drop In
                                       Hall, alternate Thursdays 10am-     registration form phone the            6263 6097.                            Penguin Club Brighton Group        Monday to Friday 9am-4pm,             Free for 11-16 year olds, every
Bridgewater High School                                                                                                                                 First and third Wednesday of the   Eddington St, Brighton. Come
                                       12noon. Teenage Parents 2gether:    Gagebrook Community Centre on                                                                                                                         Monday and Wednesday from
Leavers of 1990                                                                                                   Judo                                  month 7.30-8.30pm. St Paul’s       browse our plants and check on
                                       Gagebrook Primary, Monday           6263 6097.                                                                                                                                            2.45-6pm. Activities include eight-
Will be celebrating its 20-year                                                                                   Monday evenings 6-7pm at              Church, Community Room, Paice      all of our upcoming courses and
                                       afternoons 1-2.30pm. Contact Play   Early Support for Parents                                                                                                                             ball, X-box games, internet,
reunion on Saturday November                                                                                      Bridgwater PCYC. Phone                St, Bridgewater. Phone             programs.
                                       and Learn: Brighton Community       (ESP)                                                                                                                                                 basketball, gym, table tennis, etc.
13. Phone John on 0417 230 660                                                                                    6263 5277.                            0416 928 903.
                                       and Health Centre, Tuesdays 9.30-   ESP is a not-for-profit organisation                                                                            Parents R Us                          Gagebrook residents picked up
before October 7 .                                                                                                Jumping Castle
                                       11.30am. Home Visiting: Brighton,   that trains and supports                                                     Pete’s Shed                        Every Monday from 11am-2pm at         from Gagebrook and Herdsmans
Brighton Alive Meetings                Mondays to Thursdays 9am-4pm.       volunteers to work with families       Now available for hire. Speak to      Pete’s Community Work Shed is a    the Gagebrook Community Centre.       Cove Primary around 2.45pm and
Monthly at the Brighton Civic          Grow and Learn: Riverside           in their own homes. The work of        Byron or Andrew at PCYC on            focal point for people from the    Free program of activities and a      dropped home afterwards. Phone
Centre at 10am. Phone Brighton         Nursery, monthly Mondays from       an ESP volunteer is varied and         6263 5277.                            Bridgewater and Gagebrook area     light lunch provided. Childcare on    Bridgewater PCYC on 6263 5277.
Council.                               9-11am. For more information on     extremely rewarding. ESP has a         Karate                                to learn woodwork and metalwork    site.                                 Yoga
Brighton Bowls Bingo                   all programs phone 6268 4257.       comprehensive training program         Wednesday and Thursday                as well as simple and practical    Top Gear Program                      If you are interested in doing yoga
At Bowls Club, 68 Midlands             Community Knitting Group            for volunteers with support from       evenings 6.30-8.30pm. Males and       home maintenance skills. Pete’s    Need to complete your 50 hours?       locally, contact yoga instructor
Highway, Mondays 7.30-10pm             Meets at the Terrapin Room at the   the coordinator and other              females aged 10 and over,             Shed is always buzzing with a      Then call Bridgewater Community       Rachael on 0413 766 136.


Program                                Red Cross urges community to
taps local
art talent
THE untapped artistic tal-
                                       be prepared for emergencies
                                            By TREVOR KEANE                through a logical and easy-            insurance cover and financial         Bridgewater and Pontville.
ent of local students has                                                  to-follow four-step process.           security.                                  While REDiPlan takes an
                                       EMERGENCIES can strike
been realised courtesy of an                                                   Drawing on information                 Step 3: Get an emergency          all-hazard approach to
                                       without warning, so being
artist residency program in                                                from around the world and              kit                                   preparing for any emergency,
the Brighton municipality.             prepared is crucial at home,
                                       school, work and in your            our in-field experience, the               Keep useful items handy           it is recognised that bushfire
    Last month 56 student                                                  steps aim to help people be            in case of an emergency,              is a major threat in Tasma-
artists from the Bridgewater           community.
                                           In an emergency you             better prepared in both                including survival essentials,        nia, so the TFS will be joining
and Gagebrook area took                                                    emergency response and                 passports and photographs.            us to discuss fire prepared-
part in the Spray on Silk exhi-        might need to leave your
                                                                           longer-term recovery.                      Step 4: Know your neigh-          ness at these sessions as well.
bition which was the result            home quickly, find yourself
                                                                               Step 1: Be informed                bours                                      The first session will be
of a partnership between Art           separated from your family
                                                                               Take an all-hazards                    Research shows that peo-          held on September 16 at
House and the Tasmanian                or cut off from essential serv-     approach to preparedness,              ple who feel part of their            7pm at the Brighton Civic             The girls of Bridgewater PCYC basketball teams are
School of Art.                         ices like water, gas, electricity   understand your environ-               community are more likely             Centre, Green Point Rd.             looking forward to a competitive summer roster which
    The program provided               or phones.                          ment and all potential                 to be prepared for and to             Other sessions will be publi-                          begins in November.
two artists-in-residence to                Emergency workers will          threats, as well as sources of         help each other in an emer-           cised in Brighton Community
work with students from
Bridgewater High School,
Gagebrook Primary School,
                                       be trying to restore these
                                       services quickly but this may
                                       not happen right away.
                                                                           information or help in an
                                                                           emergency.
                                                                                                                  gency.
                                                                                                                      Red Cross and the
                                                                                                                                                        News.
                                                                                                                                                             For more information          Local bouncers hold
                                                                               Step 2: Make a plan                Brighton Council in con-              please contact Trevor Keane,
East Derwent Primary
School and Herdsmans Cove
                                           The best thing you can
                                       do is to be prepared before
                                                                               Make a household plan
                                                                           for both evacuation and stay-
                                                                                                                  junction with the Tasmania
                                                                                                                  Fire Service will conduct a
                                                                                                                                                        emergency services coordi-
                                                                                                                                                        nator, Australian Red Cross
                                                                                                                                                                                           court at Clarence
Primary School.                        an emergency strikes.               ing at home, considering               series of free community              on       6235     6015       or
    Graphic designer, street               Australian Red Cross                                                                                                                            BRIDGEWATER PCYC                          Both girls’ teams made it
                                                                           short-term requirements and            REDiPlan sessions over com-           tkeane@redcross.org.au.
artist and muralist Peter              Emergency REDiPlan is a             also longer-term needs like            ing months at Old Beach,                                                 basketball teams have just            into the first week of the
Kozak and fashion designer             community information                                                                                                                               completed participating in            finals, losing in close
Wen Zu helped students cre-            program to help people pre-                                                                                                                         the winter basketball roster          matches.
ate some exciting new works.
    Brighton Community
                                       pare for, respond to and
                                       recover from emergencies.
                                                                           Brighton                                                                                                        at the Clarence basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                           stadium.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bridgewater PCYC con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 gratulated all the players who
News featured the work of
the two in its August edition.
                                           Emergency REDiPlan
                                       promotes preparedness
                                                                           primary                                                                                                             Five teams participated           represented the club so well,
                                                                                                                                                                                           in the roster with teams              and thanked coaches Daniel
                                                                           bounces                                                                                                         made up of under-12, under-           Hall, Georgie Bailey, Brian
                                                                           with netball                                                                                                    14 and under-16 boys.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Two girls teams also par-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 McQueen and Scott Drake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for their efforts.
                                                                           success                                                                                                         ticipated in the under-12 and
                                                                                                                                                                                           under-16 competitions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The summer roster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 begins in November.
                                                                           BRIGHTON            Primary
                                                                           School had another suc-
                                                                           cessful season in the after-
                                                                           school winter roster at
                                                                           Creek Road netball centre.
                                                                               The grade five/six team               Brighton Primary School grade three/four Maroon
                                                                           came a creditable second in              netball team topped the ladder with 14 wins from 14
                                                                           division one against some                                      games.
                                                                           very tough competition.
                                                                               The school had two                 at the end of the roster.             with only 22 against for a
                                                                           grade three/four teams in                  The grade three/four              massive 945%. A fantastic
                                                                           division two, Blue and Gold.           Maroon team in division one           effort.
                                                                           Both teams performed                   finished on top of the ladder,            Brighton Primary School
                                                                           extremely well with gold fin-          unbeaten in the 14 games,             would like to thank all the
                                                                           ishing fourth and blue fifth           scoring a total of 208 goals          coaches and team managers
                                                                                                                                                        who volunteered their time
                                                                                                                                                        to help the girls enjoy such a
                                                                                                                                                        wonderful season.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Brighton Community News September 2010         7




A busy
month
                                                                                                                                          Simple messages
for young                                                                                                                                 provide a healthy
people
in action
                                                                                                                                          intro to learning
                                                                                                                                          CHILDREN, parents and
  By DAMIAN WILLIAMS*
YOUNG people involved in
Young People in Action
(YPiA) have recently com-
                                                                                                                                          students from Launching
                                                                                                                                          into Learning through to
                                                                                                                                          grade two at Gagebrook,
                                                                                                                                          Herdsman’s Cove and East
                                                                                                                                                                             “        Over the next couple of years,
                                                                                                                                                                                      students will be busily engaged
                                                                                                                                                                                      in health and wellbeing investigations
pleted trips to Brighton’s                                                                                                                Derwent Primary School                      and will soon be able to help answer
primary schools, working                                                                                                                  have been introduced to an
with the students, asking                                                                                                                 exciting and fun way of                     any questions you might like to
them what they would like                                                                                                                 learning how to live a                      ask about The 7 Natural Physicians
to do or how, through their                                                                                                               healthy lifestyle.
main project, they can                                                                                                                        Songs, dance and pup-                   at home.
improve the community.                                                                                                                    petry excited and enthused
     YPiA is about building                                                                                                               the children about the             Ray and Dr Vi Tality.             playfully into villages, towns,
community connections and                                                                                                                 forthcoming units of work.              Then out of the blue, Dr     suburbs, cities all over the
pride so the questions posed                                                                                                                  The creators of the 7 Nat-     Hydrop Therapy arrived and        world delighting the chil-
to the primary school stu-          Some of the primary school children taking part in community fun days through the                     ural Physicians, Rob and
                                                            Young People in Action program.                                                                                  went flying around the group      dren, inspiring adults and
dents have been “What is                                                                                                                  Trish Thomas, provided a           cooling them down by spray-       motivating everyone to live
good about this commu-            may not be available to other     range of skills including         young people have been              morning of fun-filled edu-         ing them with water from          happy, helpful, successful
nity?” and “What would you        schools.                          problem solving, budgeting        working with.                       cational experiences and stu-      her cute little blue water bot-   lives.”
like to see in this commu-            As such, one of the           and conflict resolution and          The YPiA would like to           dents were introduced to           tle.                                  The Smith Family, sup-
nity?”                            schools would like to make        sharing these skills with the     acknowledge and thank the           each of the 7 Natural Physi-            It was also really funny     ported by the Tasmanian
     The coordinating com-        beanbags for their class but      students they are working         schools for meeting with            cians (doctors), one by one.       trying to listen to Dr Zizz       Community Fund, provides
mittee, consisting of 11 rep-     also make some for other          with.                                                                     The students also learnt       who kept falling asleep in the    teacher training and
                                                                                                      them and agreeing to work
resentatives of the three team    schools in the area so they           We have now enlisted the                                          the saying ‘Attitude is the        middle of his sentences.          resources to implement the
                                                                                                      with them.                          Answer!’ which stands for –
mentoring groups, has been        can also enjoy them.              support of some talented             They would also like to                                                  At the end Dr Gastro         7 Natural Physicians pro-
working hard deciding on              Some of the other activ-      locals, such as artists and                                           Attitude, A is for Air, N is for   Nomical, who had a French         gram in the four communi-
                                                                                                      acknowledge the ongoing             Nutrition, S is for Sunshine,
topics such as the budget         ities our young people are        musicians, who will assist us                                                                            accent, helped introduce          ties where they have a pres-
                                  conducting with the schools       with the final projects.          support from Australian Red         W is for Water, E is for Exer-     everyone to healthy foods,        ence       in      Tasmania:
and theme for the first “get
to know the students” activ-      are woodwork, music mak-              The public celebration        Cross in Bridgewater that           cise and R is for Rest.            asking them to guess what         Bridgewater/Gagebrook,
ity.                              ing and community fun             will be held on October 20 at     gives support and advice                Dr Think Right (Atti-          his favourite foods were.         Chigwell, Rocherlea/May-
     The students in Brighton     days for the students to          the Brighton Civic Centre to      whenever it is needed.              tude) arrived with his funny            The children were all        field and Table Cape.
have been found to be very        showcase the skills they have     allow family members and            *Damian Williams is a             Irish accent and told the chil-    given a special 7NPs poster           The Smith Family also
community-minded and              learnt.                           the broader community to              board member of the             dren that he loved to see chil-    to take home and a postcard       supports the 7 Natural Physi-
aware that some of the things         The young people have         come together and recognise          Bridgewater Library +            dren “smilin’ and being            to put on the fridge.             cians in five other Australian
they enjoy in their school        been developing a wide            the talents of the children the      Online Access Centre.            ’appy”.                                 Joshua, a prep student,      states.
                                                                                                                                              Dr Inhale Exhale (Air)         said: ‘‘I didn’t think learning       Over coming months
                                                                                                                                          who looks very calm, told          could be this fun!’’              Brighton Community News

Families discover                                                                                                                         everyone that sometimes he
                                                                                                                                          gets very angry and wants to
                                                                                                                                          karate chop people like Rob
                                                                                                                                                                                  Over the next couple of
                                                                                                                                                                             years, students will be busily
                                                                                                                                                                             engaged in health and well-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               will provide updates on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               progress of children from
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Gagebrook, Herdsman’s

the real benefits                                                                                                                         who is always interrupting
                                                                                                                                          him.
                                                                                                                                              But when he takes long,
                                                                                                                                                                             being investigations and will
                                                                                                                                                                             soon be able to help answer
                                                                                                                                                                             any questions you might like
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cove and East Derwent Pri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               mary Schools and how they
                                                                                                                                                                                                               relate to the 7NPs program.

of savings habit                                                                                                                          deep, breaths these feelings
                                                                                                                                          go away.
                                                                                                                                              There was lots more fun,
                                                                                                                                                                             to ask about The 7 Natural
                                                                                                                                                                             Physicians at home.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Program creators Rob
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Teaching staff involved in
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the project will provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                               insights into the fun-filled
A GROUP of local parents          Plus to build on their finan-                                                                           such as doing ‘sunny,              and Trish say their vision is:    program and how the chil-
took part in free financial       cial skills and receive up to                                                                           bouncy’ dances with Dr UV          “To see the 7NPs marching         dren relate to it.
education        workshops        $500 in matched savings at
recently at the Gagebrook         the same time,” Karli said.
Community Centre earn-                 “Our next Money-
ing one dollar for every dol-     Minded workshops will be
lar they save.                    held in November and are
    They were participating       filling fast.”
in the nationally recognised           One parent said: “The           From left, Sarah, Michelle, Rachel, Karli (The Smith
Saver Plus program.               workshops helped me get              Family), Meika and Kerry on completion of the free
    Karli Fone, of The Smith      back into control and start                         Saver Plus workshop.
Family, said Saver Plus par-      thinking about my money               Saver Plus is open to peo-        Places are still available to
ticipants could earn up to        instead of just living week to    ple over 18 who have a child      local residents to build a pos-
$500 to pay for education         week.                             at school or who want to          itive savings habit for the
costs like school uniforms             “It made me realise that     study themselves, have a          future.
and camps, computer equip-        there is a lot of money that is   health care or pension card           If you would like to find
ment, sports and other            spent without being needed        and some income from work         out more or to apply to join
extracurricular activities.       and that I could save             (informal work like child         the Saver Plus program, call
    “People can join Saver        instead.”                         minding is OK).                   Karli Fone on 6223 7264.



Polytechnic course outlines
options in community service
THE Tasmanian Polytechnic is com-                                                          skills, first aid and provide advice in
ing to Bridgewater to help people in           What: Introduction to
                                                                                           looking for employment.”
the community discover the benefits            community services free course
                                                                                               This course is designed for people
of a career in community services.             When: Wednesdays and                        who:
    The free, part-time 11-week course         Thursday, September 22 to                       • Have been a stay-at-home parent
will help those interested to connect or       December 9                                  and now want to get back into work.
reconnect with training after periods                                                          • Are daunted by the thought of
out of the workforce.                          Time: 9.30am-2.30pm                         going straight into training, stopping
    “The Connect Course – an intro-
                                               Where: Bridgewater Community                them from achieving their goals.
duction to community services – is
                                               Centre, 6 Bowden Drive                          • Have barriers to work and training
being offered to people thinking of get-
ting into work or training in child care,      Bridgewater                                 and need some assistance to overcome
aged care or other areas of community                                                      them.
services,” said Connect’s learning leader,     Contact: Polytechnic Connect                    This course could connect people
Gayle Viney.                                   South Team on 6233 5386                     with the skills they need to pursue their
    “It is for people who may find it dif-                                                 goals – or help them discover goals they
ficult to go straight into training and      employment goals.                             never knew they had.
need to develop the personal, work and          “The course will teach confidence              Change your life and find your
study skills to reach their training and     and communication skills, computer            future at no cost.
                                                                       in the Brighton Community
Liv shines for Hobart gymnastics academy
OLIVIA (Liv) Burnett              Liv attended the Australian          formed extremely well over       floor routine.                    her the top-ranked female      gymnastics).                nastics, circus skills, tram-
recently demonstrated she         women’s artistic national            the two days of competition.         “Then she gained a fur-       gymnast in Tasmania.              The Hobart Gymnastics    polining and cheerleading.
is one of Tasmania’s most         championships in Perth and               “She competed at level       ther award recognising her            Other representatives      Academy trains more than       To find out more or to
successful competitors in         came away with some fantas-          nine and placed third in the     five-year involvement as a        from the Hobart Gymnastics     240 members aged from two   enrol in classes, visit the
women’s gymnastics.               tic results.                         individual all-around com-       competing gymnast in the          Academy who competed at        up. Classes include men’s   academy at 27-29 Hurst St,
     As one of the representa-         President and program           petition, second on beam         championships. It was a fab-      the national championships     and women’s competitive     Bridgewater, or phone 6263
tives of the Hobart Gymnas-       manager of the academy               and sixth on the floor,” Mar-    ulous personal effort.”           in Perth included Hannah       gymnastics, rhythmic gym-   3460.
tics Academy in Bridgewater,      Margaret Maui said Liv per-          garet said.                          Since her achievements        Doody (level seven for
                                                                           “Liv also received the       at the national champi-           women’s gymnastics), Ricky
                                                                       Carol Sussman Award which        onships, Liv has successfully     Maui (level eight in men’s
                                                                       is awarded to a national level   graded to level 10, the highest   gymnastics) and Daniel
                                                                       gymnast for artistry in their    level attainable, which makes     Hansen (level seven in men’s




                                                                         LEFT: Olivia ‘Liv’ Burnett on the bar competing in the gymnastics national finals in
                                                                          Perth recently. ABOVE: Graded at level 10, Liv is Tasmania’s top ranked female
                                                                                    gymnast. RIGHT: Liv in her floor routine at the finals in Perth.



East Derwent Little Athletics
goes hi-tech with timing gates
WHEN the 2010-2011 Little         ronment for athletes and vol-
Athletics season gets under       unteers during the season.
way next month, East Der-              Little Athletics is all about
went will be the first centre     being your best.
in southern Tasmania to use            The centre caters for chil-
electronic timing gates.          dren of all abilities in a whole
    The investment of more        range of activities and there is
than $12,000 eliminates the       no expectation that children
need for judges and time-         have to be good runners to
keepers and will provide ath-     join in.
letes with more accurate times         Awards are based on per-
as well as dramatically reduc-    sonal best times and every
ing the time it takes to com-     athlete has an equal opportu-
plete weekly meets.               nity to receive a variety of
    The centre received a         awards throughout the sea-
grant from the Department         son.
of Economic Development,               The Weily Park Little Ath-
Tourism and the Arts (Sport       letics season starts on Satur-
and Recreation Tasmania)          day, October 2, with warm-
and sponsorship from Log a        ups at 8.45am and the
Load through Norske Skog to       program from 9am.
buy a new timing machine.              Athletes can participate in
    The centre’s fundraising      up to five events each week
committee worked tirelessly       over a three-week program.
during the off-season to raise         Little Athletics is open to
funds for the electronic system   all children between the ages
and gates used in conjunction     of five and 14 as of September
with the timing machine.          30 and a Tiny Tots program is
    The centre also acknowl-      also offered for three to five-      The new electronic timing gates bought by East Derwent
edges the support of Brighton     year-olds who have a family            Little Athletics will accurately measure competitors’
Council and the Federal Gov-      member competing in Little                                      times.
ernment in providing grants       Athletics.                               Family giveaways and reg-       Join in the fun of Little
for semi-permanent and                 The Salvation Army has          istration information will be    Athletics at Weily Park. For
portable shade shelters at        assisted in supporting a pro-        available on the day.            more information call 0447
Weily Park.                       motional activity day on Sep-            Wear your footy colours      733 522 or go to the website
    These will provide a safer    tember 25 at Weily Park from         and go into the draw to win      www.eastderwentlittleathletics.
and more comfortable envi-        9.30-11am.                           some prizes.                     com.au.

				
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