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The Indi Weekly Scoop 3 August 2018

Posted August 03, 2018


School visits show strong links to community

Projects and programs at Middle Kinglake Primary School, Yea Primary School, Mansfield Secondary College and Mansfield Rudolf Steiner School & Kindergarten were a highlight of Cathy’s visit to the south of Indi this week.

above: Cathy spoke to students at the Mansfield Rudolf Steiner School this week about the work of parliament and what it means to be an independent MP. Students will visit Canberra and Parliament House in October.

Yea Primary School

A fantastic online language learning experience between Yea Primary School and China was shown to Cathy at the school on Monday. The program streams a teacher from China to a screen at the primary school, enabling students to learn Mandarin. Visit  www.mychineseteacher.org for more details.

Middle Kinglake Primary School

Cathy enjoyed morning tea and an engaging talk on Monday with students at Middle Kinglake Primary School. All 60 students at the school learn AUSLAN as part of the regular curriculum in an open-plan learning environment.

Mansfield Secondary College

Student leaders and Principal Tim Hall spoke to Cathy about the school-based apprenticeship program and leadership program. Student leaders will visit Parliament House in September.

above: Members of the Marysville Information and Regional Arts Centre committee of management gave Cathy a tour of the re-purposed facility on Tuesday

MIRA a wonderful community asset

The Marysville Information and Regional Arts Centre committee of management showed Cathy around the re-purposed facility ahead of its official opening later this year. The committee of management, including chair Christine Challen, have worked to create a facility for the community and visitors.

above: The Yea South community celebrated a new phone tower.

above: Cold and frosty conditions greeted the Kinglake West mobile phone tower celebration.

Celebrating new mobile phone towers

Celebrations for new mobile phone towers at Kinglake West and Yea South were held on Monday. The towers are among 38 funded under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme. Cathy will be at the Granya Community Hall, corner of Carlyle Street (Granya Road) and Webb Lane, on 10 August from 10am to celebrate the community’s new phone tower.



Constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Cathy is encouraging feedback to the interim report released by the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (JSCCR). The interim report considers the implementation of The First Nations Voice, as well as proposals for constitutional change, truth-telling and agreement making. Feedback can be made at www.aph.gov.au/jsccr until 17 September 2018.

Calling young female leaders

Applications to the Country to Canberra competition for an all-expenses-paid mentoring program in Canberra can be made until 11pm on 1 September 2018. Winners will meet with politicians and CEOs, attend exclusive events and tour Parliament House.

Cash prizes for Elyne Mitchell Writing Award

Do you have a story about the Australasian rural experience? Entries to the Elyne Mitchell Writing Award can be made until 5pm on 23 August 2018.

Opportunities abound for small businesses

Small businesses in Indi are set to benefit from free and low cost workshops next month. The North East Small Business Festival offers workshop and networking opportunities in Wodonga, Wangaratta, Towong, Indigo, Benalla, Mansfield and Alpine council areas.


Tuesday 7 August: Meeting with Mansfield Shire councillors

Thursday 9 August: Meeting with Strathbogie Shire councillors

Friday 10 August: Mobile Phone Tower community celebration at Granya Community Hall, 10 am

Monday 13 August: Parliament resumes


Cryptic: Which Indi town is this?


Test your INDI knowledge:

Where can you see silo art?

A             Kookaburra on a silo at Tungamah

B             A pair of Brolgas at Tungamah

C             Barking Owl at Goorambat

D             Devenish.

Answers to previous week: Cryptic town, Cheshunt. Who am I? Elyne Mitchell.


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