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THE COMMUNITY CONNECTS THROUGH GIVING

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The Community Connects Through Giving

A hyperlocal gift-giving economy is at your fingertips in The Hills. The Buy Nothing Project, an initiative that seeks to reduce landfill, also holds the power to connect locals through random acts of generosity.

Going beyond the limitations of an online thrift shop, the initiative’s premise is simple: use the group to ‘gift’ items to your neighbours or alternatively, ask group members for something you want or need. The catch: no money can exchange hands and one item cannot be traded for another. It must be given away—gifted—for free. This sustainability-centred movement originally hatched in the US in 2013 and quickly spread its wings to communities worldwide, including ours. With several Buy Nothing groups popping up in our region, The Hills community can now locally embrace this grassroots movement. What’s more, the vast array of items on offer is simply mind-blowing! Items can range from bunk beds, to bikes, to Bunya nuts (yes, Bunya nuts!) and everything in between. If you’ve recently played witness to the peculiar sight of ladies marching around in pink gumboots, you can very well assume they have come from our local Buy Nothing group. Why on earth? Well, a member recently offered up 350 pairs of gumboots to be gifted, thus cancelling their appointment with the dump! Bethany, a proud co-admin of the Ferny Hills BN page, fervently states, ‘I love seeing how creative people can be with how they reuse items. It is really unexpected sometimes but wonderful that things are getting another life!’ In March 2019, local Ashley Smith started The Hill’s very own Buy Nothing movement. She had heard whispers of the benefits of the Buy Nothing Project and became frustrated that

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Some of the members from the Buy Nothing group, sporting their pink Gumboots that were recently on offer on the page.

the only local page available was over in The Gap (founded by Diana). So, taking matters into her own hands, she gave life to one herself- after a little training, of course! Fast as wind, word began to spread, and by December 2019, the group had reached a staggering 1,000 plus members. However, as the group grew, the sense of community became diluted. Despite having a significant number of members, there were much fewer participants. It quickly became clear to the admins (people assigned to regulate the page) that they weren’t collectively serving their purpose of ‘giving where you’re living’. ‘We started noticing some niggles that tend to happen in larger groups. More and more people were giving to the first

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person who commented. This is a Buy Nothing no-no. It makes the gift a transaction and there are plenty of groups and marketplaces where you can have this type of exchange. They were complaining about distances and asking members to state their location so they could choose who to request gifts from,’ Ashley revealed. It wasn’t until January that the admins on the page launched their plan of attack to preserve the true ethos of the Buy Nothing Project. They opted to divide the original “mama” group, which consisted of residents from Arana Hills, Everton Hills, Everton Park, Ferny Hills, Ferny Grove and Bunya into smaller, more hyperlocal groups of no more than two suburbs. From this endeavour, hyperlocal communities sprouted up from the ground and are currently thriving. ‘Through these efforts, we have seen the core values of the movement being retained – human connection and meeting your neighbours,’ Bethany has reported, rejoicing in the success of the Buy Nothing project. So, why not look up your local Buy Nothing page and join this motley crew of generous souls? If you’re sick of fast fashion, unnecessary plastic waste and hearing the horror stories surrounding landfill’s impact on our environment, this is your chance to act! The local groups include; • Arana Hills / Everton Hills / Everton Park • Bunya, Ferny Grove / Ferny Hills • McDowall / Stafford / Stafford Heights / Kedron / Gordon Park • The Gap • Dayboro / Mount Samson / Clear Mountain / Samford Valley • Eatons Hill/Albany Creek/Bridgeman Downs • Keperra / Michelton / Gaythorne / Enoggera / Alderley • Upper Kedron / Ferny Grove / Keperra Remember, kindness is free, but priceless to receive. What are you waiting for?

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The Community Connects Through Giving Continued from page 3 We have clients all over Australia who are using our experience and strategies in the following areas: ✔ Financial Advice ✔ Insurances ✔ Managed Funds ✔ Home Loans ✔ Direct Shares ✔ Tax Planning ✔ Superannuation ✔ Investment Properties ✔ Retirement and Pension Planning Our aim is to help manage our client’s assets as well as their income, to achieve their personal financial goals without adversely affecting their current lifestyle. North West Financial Services (Qld) Pty Ltd is a financial planning organisation based on the strong ethical values of integrity and honesty. Shayne & Janelle French

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person who commented. This is a Buy Nothing no-no. It makes the gift a transaction and there are plenty of groups and marketplaces where you can have this type of exchange. They were complaining about distances and asking members to state their location so they could choose who to request gifts from,’ Ashley revealed. It wasn’t until January that the admins on the page launched their plan of attack to preserve the true ethos of the Buy Nothing Project. They opted to divide the original “mama” group, which consisted of residents from Arana Hills, Everton Hills, Everton Park, Ferny Hills, Ferny Grove and Bunya into smaller, more hyperlocal groups of no more than two suburbs. From this endeavour, hyperlocal communities sprouted up from the ground and are currently thriving. ‘Through these efforts, we have seen the core values of the movement being retained – human connection and meeting your neighbours,’ Bethany has reported, rejoicing in the success of the Buy Nothing project. So, why not look up your local Buy Nothing page and join this motley crew of generous souls? If you’re sick of fast fashion, unnecessary plastic waste and hearing the horror stories surrounding landfill’s impact on our environment, this is your chance to act! The local groups include; • Arana Hills / Everton Hills / Everton Park • Bunya, Ferny Grove / Ferny Hills • McDowall / Stafford / Stafford Heights / Kedron / Gordon Park • The Gap • Dayboro / Mount Samson / Clear Mountain / Samford Valley • Eatons Hill/Albany Creek/Bridgeman Downs • Keperra / Michelton / Gaythorne / Enoggera / Alderley • Upper Kedron / Ferny Grove / Keperra Remember, kindness is free, but priceless to receive. What are you waiting for?

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Out and About with the Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club By Paul Ryan

Well, a month is a long time between The Hills Echo issues. On the bright side, we have welcomed three new members to our ranks, Kath Sibley, Gary Moore and Veronica Dick. New members are the lifeblood of Community Service organisations, providing more hands to spread the load and a valuable resource for new ideas. As you know, ‘Covid-19’ has changed the world as we know it. Lions catering via Sausage Sizzles, Hot Chips and Donuts at Community Events, Harvey Norman, Bracken Ridge Train Miniature Rides and Bunnings has been suspended until the end of May. Our face to face meetings have also been suspended, with business now being conducted via email and Skype. Adversity brings out the best in most and I believe we will see Australians at their best again - helping those in need while making sure we adhere to the Government’s health requirements at this time. Please remember you can contact your local Lions Club if you need help while confined to home due to Social Distancing or Self Imposed Isolation. As Lions, we will help out where we can. Contact Paul on 0409 688 675 The Hills Echo delivers 14,000 copies per month of what matters to The Hills District and surrounds. Our paper is 100% locally owned and operated, which means we don’t just talk about being local, WE ARE LOCAL; we live it everyday. We are a friendly bunch so get in touch with us on 0447 963 577 or email admin@hillsecho.com

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STAY CALM, SHOP LOCAL

Needless to say, many local businesses are feeling the strain as the COVID-19 crisis takes hold. However, many have adapted their operations in order to protect their clients from the pandemic along with abiding by government guidelines. Discover how each business below has responded to the crisis by visiting www.hillsecho.com/stay-calm-shop-local If you have a local business and would like to be part of the campaign email admin@hillsecho.com

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Local retail centre looks forward to upgrades

addition, this popular shopping precinct boasts 15,400sqm of floor space anchored by Woolworths and Aldi, alongside six mini majors and 44 specialty stores. Consolidated Properties Group and CVS Lane Capital Partners have great plans in store for this much-loved shopping precinct, with an aesthetic upgrade to the entire centre getting underway imminently. They possess the aim of attracting new tenants to improve the already robust retail offering. Other visions include a range of other home, health and lifestyle uses which will cater for a growing local population.

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Consolidated Properties Group and CVS Lane Capital Partners have kicked off the new year with the $84.5million acquisition of the Great Western Super Centre in what is the second largest neighbourhood centre sale in the last 12 months. The new buyers are certainly not newcomers to the retail industry, with this purchase increasing the pair’s retail portfolio to approximately $485 million. This includes seven complete shopping hubs under renovation or in the pipeline throughout South East Queensland. This purchase was attractive to the duo due to the shopping centre being located in an established neighbourhood with high growth corridors – there are more than 1,500 new homes planned in the surrounding area. In

The Arana Hills Library is temporarily closed for a little bit of TLC! Over the next few weeks, our much loved local library is receiving a roof replacement along with refurbishments and is scheduled to re-opened on Monday 18th May (weather permitting and subject to current COVID-19 crisis). During the closure, items can still be returned via the returns chute or at any of the other Moreton Bay Regional Council libraries. The team at the library are excited to announce that a ‘Pop -Up Library’ will be taking place on the 16th May from 9.30am to 11.30am at The Hills District All Abilities Playground, Leslie Patrick Park, Arana Hills. The ‘Pop Up Library’ will include a storytime, craft and a sensory playtime. Again this is subject to the COVID-19 crisis and maybe subject to change. Call 3351 3401 for more information.

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Tramway tools are not for the faint hearted! Monthly news from the Brisbane Tramway Museum and the Ferny Grove Men’s Shed

The Brisbane Tramway museum had intended to tell everyone about their planned Heritage Festival Event in this issue but, as part of Australian Heritage Festival, it has been cancelled this year by the National Trust. Not surprisingly, in light of the current virus. The museum was going to integrate tram rides with rides in a 50 year old BCC bus and tours through our Restoration Workshops. Maybe another time . . In the meantime, normal operations are still going on. Among these, maintaining the fleet of trams is paramount. Passenger (and staff) safety is always at the forefront of everything that the museum does. Keeping 60—100 year old vehicles in safe running order is no small task. Thankfully, the museum has a dedicated and knowledgeable team to carry out this important role.

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To ensure that the museum complies with the highest standards, they come under the scrutiny of The Office of The National Rail Safety Regulator who sets the standards for maintenance (and other matters). Headed by Chief Mechanic Geoff Hayes—seen under tram # 429 in the photo above —the team checks every tram after the Sunday running, especially any anomalies reported by crew. No matter how insignificant they may seem, they still get checked. A regular maintenance regimen has been established over the years to ensure all maintenance is carried out on time. Many of the tools the mechanics use are original and are as old as the trams they are designed for. Some of these were hand-crafted by blacksmiths—the designers Chief Mechanic Geoff Hayes hard at work. were not shy about using heavy bolts and nuts back then! Mechanics had to be strong simply to handle the tools. The museum can always use more Electric Fitters, Fitters and Turners and mechanics of all trades. So, if readers are looking for an interesting way to pass a few hours each week, drop them a line at info@brisbanetramwaymuseum.org

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The club has now suspended all activities due to the COVID-19 crisis. A committee meeting will be held on the 16th April whereby they will assess the situation and decide what to do going forwards. We wish a speedy recovery to all of our sick members. Please give us a call if you need any further information. Till next time, Mike 0406 601 589

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Local Sports Club News

Synchro Stars Shine at State Selection for State Championships Talented Young Local Congratulations to Georgia Harris from Arana Ascot Junior Hockey Club on her selection to play for the Queensland Under 15’s team for 2020.

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The Neptunes free age team Congratulations to our local Synchronised Swimming club, the Neptunes, on a successful 2020 Artistic Swimming Queensland State Championships at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport on the weekend of 7th and 8th March. The team walked away with a plethora of medals as listed below; • Gold medals: Grade 2 Duet, Senior Technical Duet and Open Free Age Team • Silver medals: Senior Free Solo, Senior Technical Solo and Senior Free Duet • Bronze medals: 13 to 15 yrs Solo, Junior Technical Duet, Junior Free Duet • Figures Trophies: Senior and Grade 2 Congratulations to all involved, an outstanding effort!

Yo u m a y r e m e m b e r Georgia from a story we published in the September issue of The Hills Echo, where this talented youngster was part of the Queensland Under 13’s team that won a Gold medal in the National Championships. The Under 15’s scheduled to travel to Bathurst, NSW next month to compete at the Australian Under 15’s National Championships. Georgia Harris in her However, unfortunately Queensland uniform due to the current health crisis this has been cancelled which has been huge blow to Georgia and and the team. Nevertheless, we will keep you updated on future matches and the teams progress later in the season!

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The bees knees of our ecosystem

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Nadine Shaw is the guest speaker at the scheduled meeting of the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club on Thursday, 7th May. She will be talking about the important role bees play in our ecosystem.

The guest speaker is a long-time beekeeper and honey producer as well as an accomplished product, lifestyle and food photographer. Her love of gardens and growing her own fruit and vegetables led her to Northey Street in the mid 1990's where she studied Permaculture Design. This is also where her awareness of bees began to grow. She started with native stingless bees and fell madly in love - one hive quickly became two. She joined the Northside Beekeeping Association and over time, with solid mentoring and new found wisdom, she became a knowledgeable apiarist running up to 24 honeybee hives. Nadine is an advocate for the important role bees play in our ecosystem and takes pride in teaching their vulnerabilities in our modern world. She shares her joy of beekeeping and reveals a little of their world to you, as our survival depends on theirs. This month (April) is a time to observe and remedy anything that's going wrong in our gardens. Keep an eye on Hibiscus. Look for aphids and mites on new growth. Each day pick up and dispose of spent blooms to minimise the effects of the hibiscus beetle. Look for swelling or lumps on citrus tree branches. This could indicate gall wasp attack, in which case the offending branch should be removed before the wasp eggs hatch. Put the cuttings in the garbage bin. Lawns will need attention too, for fungus attack such as dollar spot, lawn grubs and and weed seeds. Towards the end of the month spring, owering bulbs should be planted. The meeting commences after morning tea, which is served at 9.45 a.m at the Enoggera Memorial Hall in Trundle Street. For more information please phone Pat, the president, on 3356 1256.

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As we move into uncertain times, TaxArana continues to operate and wants to help as much as we can. Until 30th June, we are offering a DISCOUNT on tax returns, bookkeeping and lodgement of BAS to new and existing small business clients, and to all individuals working in industries affected by COVID-19. Anyone who works in the health, hospitality, retail, events, music, fitness and travel industries are invited to contact TaxArana to discuss their tax preparations and to claim their discount. Although our office has closed to the public, we're encouraging phone meetings and are offering a local documentation delivery service. If you'd like to speak to us about this discount, wish to arrange documentation collection from your home, or discuss how the recently announced government coronavirus stimulus package may benefit you, please get in touch. Call TaxArana on 3351 6111 or email info@taxarana. com.au

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With all the uncertainty and restrictions generated by COVID-19, the Hills Players are disappointed to announce that they will be postponing their annual Trivia Night.

The event scheduled for 4th April 2020 will be postponed to a later date (yet unconfirmed) later in the year. Stay tuned for further information in future editions of The Hills Echo. Unfortunately, for the same reasons, the Hills Players have also had to make the decision to delay the performance of the play ‘Always A Bridesmaid’ that was planned for June 2020. Rehearsals for the comedy, set in America's Southern State of Virginia, had begun in earnest and the cast were really enjoying bringing the characters of Kari, Libby-Ruth, Sedalia, Monette and Deedra to life each week. Until there is more certainty on performance dates - ideally towards the end of the year - play rehearsals are on hold. Here’s to hoping that fears surrounding the COVID-19 have well and truly subsided by then! The Hills Players will be sure to keep you informed. If you have any queries please contact hillsplayers@gmail. com

Arana View Club Meetings Postponed Arana VIEW Club will not be holding their regular monthly meetings due to the restrictions placed on everyone as a result of COVID 19.

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Future meetings will depend on the development of guidelines set for the management of this virus. The club will notify members and guests when their meetings will recommence through notices in local papers and by contacting members as needed. The club still intends to celebrate their 23rd birthday later in the year. After all, it would be a shame to miss a good party, especially with a ‘Roaring Twenties’ theme. Meanwhile, look after yourselves and family members and stay well. It will be wonderful to catch up once this situation is over.

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In times like these, we need to stick together and be there for each other.

The Samford Health and Wellbeing Support Group, under the auspices of Samford Lions Club, is providing a way for this to happen. Lions Alice Cunningham and John Weisselberg have initiated a much needed local support group for those in our community having difficulty managing day-to-day life through suffering depression, anxiety, OCD, and a plethora of other long and short term mental health issues. The group aims to educate, support and provide information to sufferers, their families and carers. This is achieved through the guidance of health professionals and health and community advocates during awareness days, social forums and opportunities to learn new skills and develop resilience. Although the wonderful group gatherings are postponed, there are many ways for folk to stay in contact. Reach for your phone to ring a friend, post on the group’s Facebook page, talk over the fence to your neighbour, paste lovely messages on lampposts as you walk your dog or even drop small hope parcels in friends’ mailboxes. Alice and John invite all of our community to be involved, sharing skills, stories, ideas, supporting those who need it. This will build a cohesive, caring, non-judgmental community. If you would like to be part of this powerful local community initiative, please contact Alice on 0408 772103 or John on 0490 094 127. Alternatively, you can visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/samfordhealthandwellbeingsupportgroup or website at www.samford.qld.lion.org.au Stay up to date with the latest local news visit www.hillsecho.com

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Stay savvy with your super - sit and wait!

Many people are worried about their superannuation and investments. Logging into accounts and seeing at least 10% gone from their balance in just a couple of weeks is confronting.

For some people, this could be $10,000, $50,000 or even $100,000 or more. This first and most important thing? Don’t panic and make a drastic change. During the Global Financial Crisis, we saw markets fall over 50%. Many superannuation balances fell 20-30% over that time. Those who didn’t panic and left it as is enjoyed significant growth on their investments and superannuation balance over the next 10 plus years. Those who panicked during the GFC and sold their investments or switched to the conservative or cash option, missed out on so much of that recovery. The statistics and data show us that on the whole, those who make changes will be worse off. So, what else can you do? You should review your superannuation or investments and make sure they are low cost. The higher the fees are that are being deducted during this time, the less that remains invested for the eventual recovery. This also extends to your insurance premiums that might be deducted from your superannuation. Perhaps see if you can reduce the cost of your insurances or pay for them directly. You could also look at this from a positive angle. After every market crash comes some form of recovery. You could look to benefit from this. That could mean making additional contributions to your investments or superannuation while the prices are down. When asset prices fall, expected returns increase. This suggests that you will experience even better

growth as we see the recovery. For the bold, look to switch to a more aggressive investment option during this time. Some people might even take this opportunity to start an investment portfolio. This will require access to cash or the ability to secure an investment loan. The benefit will be an investment journey that begins after prices have been discounted. This year is going to be a challenge for many people for various reasons. Most importantly, take care of yourselves and those around you. Try your best to stay healthy. Times will get better and we will revert back to normal life. Keep longer term goals in focus. It’s important to not let the current events distract us from our longer-term financial planning strategies. For further information, contact Glenn at Precision Wealth Management on 1300 200 012 or email enquiries@ precisionwm.com.au

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Samford Swimming Champ Tackles Rottnest

Joep Buijs taking on the Rottnest Channel

Joep Buijs describes setting foot on Western Australia’s Rottnest Island after swimming 19.7km non-stop from the mainland as a rock-star moment.

After swimming for just over 6.5 hours, the 51-year-old Camp Mountain local stood on the sand and was greeted by wild applause from his team, including coach Codie Grimsey, wife Kerry and his two children Jake and Lily. Having grown up a competitive 50 metre breast stroker, the Rottnest Channel Swim was Buijs’ first solo marathon swim. While conditions leading up to the February 22nd event had been calm, they soon deteriorated once the swim was underway. ‘The night before and morning of were perfect conditions,’ Buijs reported, then added ‘the wind was in the back and the current was in favour, but after we started, the wind changed and the sea became choppy. It ended up being in the slowest 25 percent of swims they’ve ever had. In hindsight, under these circumstances, I did a good time.’ After battling through the conditions for hours, he could finally see the island in the distance. This was to be a blessing in disguise. However, seeing the island meant you were still a few

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hours away from finishing. ‘It’s tough mentally,’ he admitted. ‘The last 500m felt like 5km. Everything was sore. But the sun came out at the end and gave me a mental boost to finish.’ Buijs and coach Grimsey had started training for the marathon open water event six months prior. He trained in four-week blocks and swam up to 30km a week. Training consisted of pool squad sessions and open water swims on weekends. Buijs said that swimming with like minded, experienced people helped him stay motivated. ‘It makes such a difference to train with swimmers who have done something like that before. It makes it feel like a normal thing to do,’ he joked. The Rottnest swim was intended to serve as a stepping-stone for Buijs to do other world famous ultra-distance swims including the English Channel. However, his ultimate goal is swimming the Cook Strait, between the north and south islands of New Zealand. Words by Claire Louise

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A guide to educational facilities within The Hills Districts and Surrounds.

Futuristic Refurbishments at Ferny Grove

Gone are the days of stuffy regimented classrooms with bored students falling at asleep at their desks. Classrooms in the 21st Century are about bright, flexible, multi functional spaces, with collaborative learning areas. This is exactly what the new $19.9m Centre of Excellence at Ferny Grove State High School delivers. This state of the art facility opened at the beginning of this current school term for students to use and has been welcomed by teachers and students alike. It’s not hard to see why. You could be fooled by thinking the centre is a university or high end private school with its exceptional contemporary facilities, 22 new classrooms, seniors room and four science labs. In addition, there is a specialist STEM studio, fully equipped with cutting edge equipment such as; Holographic wall mounted projector, 3D printers, laser cutters and whiteboard tables, all of which future-proof this school for years to come. Colour plays an important role in emotion, productivity, communication and learning, and you can see this in the classrooms. Bright furniture takes pride of place in these modern spaces. There is no monotone layout, with classrooms displaying a variety of alignments and designs that dictates the type of learning that will be carried out. Furthermore, the wide hallways not only channel the breezes that keep the centre cool, they can also become learning spaces in their own right. To achieve flexibility, the architects designed the classrooms with movable furniture and walls allowing for classes to be Continued on page 4

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easily reconfigured to accommodate different class sizes or subjects. Many classes boost concertina doors allowing for a classroom to be joined with another leading to a cooperative learning space, or even an exam hall when several classes are joined together! The architects used a great deal of symbolism from the sciences in the design of the Centre of Excellence. The colour of Iodine can be see in the interior walls, light fixtures are in the design of a DNA Helix and parts of the periodic table adorn the wide hallways all of which echo the true function of this facility. To live up to its reputation as a truly multi-functional space, the centre even boosts a contemporary café. This recent addition is

Students enjoying a beverage in their new café.

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solely operated by the students and serves everything from smoothies to muffins to juices. It is completely cashless with ‘Point Of Sale’ allowing for payments. This not only creates a community hub within the school but will also aid students in the completion of their Certificate 3 in Hospitality. With the rapid expansion of Ferny Grove State High Schools catchment area, the Palaszczuk Government has allocated $35M to the school as part of the 2020 Ready program. Not only does this include the $19.9M Centre Of Excellence, but 2020 will also see the construction of a $12 million whole-ofschool hall/performing arts centre at the school. Needless to say, the future is looking very bright indeed for our local students with this exceptional school right on our doorstep.

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Are you looking for a secondary school that will give your daughter that edge to achieve her future ambition? Mount Alvernia College in Kedron is the place for her to realise her potential. The College provides a holistic education underpinned with the vision of developing and nurturing independent-thinking, resilient, young women who can make a meaningful and valuable contribution to the world. All students are supported to achieve at their best, and are guided through the process of gaining a Queensland Certificate of Education. If their goal is tertiary studies, they will be guided through the Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking process or a vocational pathway as appropriate. Sporting, cultural, spiritual, and community interests are very well served for the young women at Mt A. Whether your daughter loves drama, sport, working in community activities, or is an ‘all-rounder’, she will find her place here. As a start, you are invited to explore the College on our website. For a further experience, we offer private tours (when safe to do so), as well as Meet the Principal events, which will take place on-line in coming months. I would be delighted to talk with you on one of these occasions to give you a feel for the special and dynamic educational community that is ‘Mt A’. Mount Alvernia College has continued to provide young women with an education in the Franciscan tradition from 1956 until today, and I encourage you to find out more. Peace and all good things. Dr Kerrie Tuite, Principal

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Our vision is to develop and support young women to live their faith in today’s world, commit to life-long personal and intellectual growth, care for the earth and all of humankind, work towards justice for all, and build community wherever life takes them. You are warmly invited to join us for a private tour or one of the Meet the Principal events throughout the year. Please email Camilla Horn at enrolments@mta.qld.edu. au, or go to mta.qld.edu.au/visit-us, to schedule your visit. 82 Cremorne Road, Kedron Ph 3357 6000

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solely operated by the students and serves everything from smoothies to muffins to juices. It is completely cashless with ‘Point Of Sale’ allowing for payments. This not only creates a community hub within the school but will also aid students in the completion of their Certificate 3 in Hospitality. With the rapid expansion of Ferny Grove State High Schools catchment area, the Palaszczuk Government has allocated $35M to the school as part of the 2020 Ready program. Not only does this include the $19.9M Centre Of Excellence, but 2020 will also see the construction of a $12 million whole-ofschool hall/performing arts centre at the school. Needless to say, the future is looking very bright indeed for our local students with this exceptional school right on our doorstep.

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Are you looking for a secondary school that will give your daughter that edge to achieve her future ambition? If you are, Mount Alvernia College in Kedron is the place for her to realise her potential. The college provides a holistic education underpinned with the vision of developing and nurturing independent-thinking, resilient, young women who can make a meaningful and valuable contribution to the world. All students are supported to achieve at their best, and are guided through the process of gaining a Queensland Certificate of Education. If their goal is tertiary studies, they will be guided through the Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking process or a vocational pathway as appropriate. Sporting, cultural, spiritual, and community interests are very well served for the young women at Mt ‘A’. Whether your daughter loves drama, sport, working in community activities, or is an ‘all-rounder’, she will find her place here. As a start, you are invited to explore the college on our website. For a further experience, we offer private tours, as well as Meet the Principal events (some on-line) throughout the year. I would be delighted to talk with you on one of these occasions to give you a feel for the dynamic educational community that is ‘Mt A’. Mount Alvernia College has continued to provide young women with an education in the Franciscan tradition from 1956 until today, and I encourage you to find out more. Peace and all good things, Dr Kerrie Tuite. Principal

4 Flexible sessions available 4 Bush Kindy, Motor Development & Professional music programs

(at no additional cost)

4 Second language program & Interactive smart boards 4 Healthy, nourishing meals provided by HCC (our own kitchen facility) 4 Embedded sustainable practices & natural garden spaces 4 Certified Little Scientist House

(STEM Approved Education Program)

4 Approved Kindergarten program facilitated by

Qualified Early Childhood Teachers.

Our vision is to develop and support young women to live their faith in today’s world, commit to life-long personal and intellectual growth, care for the earth and all of humankind, work towards justice for all, and build community wherever life takes them. You are warmly invited to join us for a private tour or one of the Meet the Principal events throughout the year. Please email Camilla Horn at enrolments@mta.qld.edu. au, or go to mta.qld.edu.au/visit-us, to schedule your visit. 82 Cremorne Road, Kedron Ph 3357 6000

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A Moment of Joy at Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre

Recently, the children of this local pre-school centre were lucky enough to witness the glorious moment a staff member fed one of their furry friends- a possum!

As a pair of beady eyes peered out at them from inside the centre’s ‘possum box’, the children quietly watched the timid creature nibble a piece of apple, a raspberry and a blueberry off the twig their teacher offered it. At Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre (MPC), time is taken to develop a level of appreciation amongst the children for the flora and fauna they share the space with. The natural environment and its sustainability are strongly valued by the whole staff team, which evidently has a ripple effect on the children they teach and care for. Some children are inherently nature-lovers and are keen to investigate the environment on their own. Others aren’t as much and feel more at ease with an adult close by. Nonetheless, MPC’s staff endeavor to make the most of the plentiful learning opportunities the natural world has to offer. Should they be feeding a wild animal? Is granting the children access to seeing wildlife up close and personal worth the risks? Of course, there are always ethical decisions to make regarding the situation. However, the The Possum looking out of his box joy and wonder on the

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children’s’ faces as they watched the possum eat the fruit certainly indicated that they felt a connection to the animal. And when children feel that connection, they are building their environmental and sustainable comprehension. It is in their hands that the future of wildlife and environmental conservation is held. So, why not give them the advantage of understanding sustainable actions from this ripe young age?

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COUNSELLOR’S COLUMN with Robin Botic Dear Robin, Why do we do the things we most promise ourselves we won’t do to our children. I feel really awful and a bad mother for behaving the way I do. My husband defends our daughter and says I’m far too harsh on her. I hate to say this but I find her irritating. Bobbie is eleven years old and honestly she is a good kid, she does everything asked of her and causes very little trouble. She is always there as mother’s little helper. I might think that I was just one of those women who really doesn’t take to being a mother. I can’t say that because I feel very differently about my son who is no-where near as ingratiatingly willing to please and basically seems to be his own person. That I feel about and behave in the way I do with my children disturbs me. I just hate myself when I hear out of my mouth hurtful words towards my daughter that are nearly identical of those my mother said to me. Sometimes I am able to stop myself, but most of all I do not want to feel this way about my daughter. Dear Jackie, What is really important is that you are aware of what you are doing. So, also is your husband. Some questions first. When the words of your mother to you, come out of your mouth

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to your daughter, is it because her behaviour reminds you of yours as a child. How hard did you try by being a good girl to win your mothers’ approval and love. How did her harsh words effect you? Is the memory of this the reason for your promise to yourself to behave differently. You use words like “ingratiatingly willing to please” – as distinct from your sons’ independence and “sense of his own person”. Does your daughters ‘neediness’ to please remind you of your own futile efforts and that cost to your young sense of personhood? Is a perceived preference toward your son about your own unconscious want for your daughter to be less like you were? Is it a reminder of that, that causes you to retaliate by using mothers words? Maybe you want your daughter to fight back in a way you could not. Without self judgement, allow these ideas and others like it to simmer. The ones that give you a body hit are the ones to take note of. Understanding why we are doing what we are doing is the first stage of being able to let go of unwanted behaviours. This is not an uncommon pattern of behaviour, one as a child I personally witnessed with two friends. These two friends were the recipients of similar behaviours and said, each after becoming a mother of two boys; “Well that is it, the cycle’s ended. With two boys I am not in danger of doing what my mother did to me”. Behavioural patterns from our childhood are deeply encoded. They are our models. You have your mother’s model of how to parent a child that behaves as you did. Where you differ is that you are aware of it, are conscious of not giving into it every time and that you do not want this for yourself or your daughter. You also have your husband’s awareness and support in this. Use this. Instead of ‘judgement’ feel compassion for your inner child that was so inappropriately hurt. Through your daughter and the more compassionate understanding of her needs for love and the way she seeks it from you, allow yourself to love and heal the inner child of your childhood. Give to this inner child and your daughter what your mother could not give to you. Discuss all the aspects of this openly and honestly with your husband. He could be a wonderful support in helping you both work out and obtain your desired goals. Robin

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Dickson News from your Federal Member for Dickson PETER DUTTON

Coronavirus Update

I want to update you on what the Government is doing to slow the spread of coronavirus to save lives in Australia. Practicing good hygiene and keeping a healthy physical distance between individuals is our most powerful weapon in fighting this virus and saving lives. The Government has introduced new measures to help stop the spread and will be regularly reviewing these. This information is up to date at the time of writing, 23 March 2020. For the most up to date advice please check www.health. gov.au regularly. In summary, the Government: • Is introducing new measures as of 12pm, 23 March 2020, which will see the closure of all: m Pubs, registered and licenced clubs (excluding bottle shops attached to these venues), hotels (excluding accommodation). m Gyms and indoor sporting venues. m Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs. m Restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/ or home delivery. m Religious gatherings, places of worship or funerals (in enclosed spaces and other than very small groups and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies). m These measures also apply to outdoor spaces associated with the above venues. m Isolated remote community hubs are not included in these restrictions.

• Is urging everyone to avoid any non-essential travel and to stay in their local community wherever possible. • Has closed the borders as at 9pm 20 March 2020 to all non citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members (spouses, legal guardians and dependents). • Is requiring all travellers coming from overseas to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. • Has introduced a level 4 travel ban: Do not travel to any country. • Is urging schools to remain open until the school holidays and for parents to send kids to school, unless sick. This is in accordance with the latest health advice. • Is asking people to continue good hygiene practices and to refrain from handshaking and hugging and practice social distancing wherever possible by remaining 1.5 metres apart. • Has introduced visitation restrictions at aged care facilities. • Is bringing in stimulus packages to help people and businesses survive this crisis. Visit treasury.gov.au/coronavirus to see if your business is eligible for support. • For further information on the Coronavirus, please visit health.gov.au On a personal note, I was recently discharged from hospital and am self-isolating at home. Thank you for all the kind messages I’ve received from locals, I’m feeling much better. For the most recent advice visit www.health.gov.au. I will continue to keep you updated as this unfolds. Stay safe and stay positive. - Peter www.hillsecho.com

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Everton News

from your State Member for Everton TIM MANDER

UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

During these uncertain times, I wanted to ensure you have the most up-to-date and accurate information on the unfolding Coronavirus situation. I hope that you will find this information useful on how you and your family can best prepare to minimise the impact of Coronavirus. This will be a challenging time, but it will be temporary. Working together is the most important part. The australia.gov.au website will provide you with the most recent information and I encourage you to check for updates frequently either online or by using the dedicated Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. The Federal Government has announced a stimulus package designed to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus. To find out more information, or to check if you're eligible for financial support, visit: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus This situation is changing rapidly and it’s important to stay up to date with the latest information about the spread of COVID-19 and the steps to take to slow the speed. Go to health.gov.au to keep informed.

HELP OTHERS

Now is the time to reach out to our neighbours and do what we can to help. Why not drop off a flyer in your neighbours mailbox and offer to help those who have self-isolated or find it difficult to leave home. Perhaps you can pick up mail, give them a friendly phone call or provide them with urgent supplies. My office is always available if you need help or advice on this or any other matter. You can send me an email at everton@ parliament.qld.gov.au or call on 3535 1100. The office hours are 9am to 5pm.

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THE WORLD’S GREATEST SHAVE

Thanks to all of those who participated in the Leukaemia Foundations’ Worlds Greatest Shave. There was lots of money raised and I want to thank Arren from Horologists for donating his time to do the shaving. If you would like to get involved next y e a r, v i s i t : w w w. worldsgreatestshave. com

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Club closed until the end of April

News from The Mitchelton and Districts Gem Club Last month the Mitchelton and Districts Gem Club spoke about the various clubs who hold Gem Shows. The shows have a wonderful supply of rocks and gemstones for sale both by the Tailgaters and the dealers. Unfortunately, due to the current situation with crowd gatherings, a lot of these shows will not be going ahead this year. Under the circumstances, the Mitchelton and Districts Gem Club has also closed their workshop and clubrooms until the end of April for the safety of their members. The situation will be reviewed again at the end of April. However, if you feel this type of hobby interests you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with either John on 3351 1038 or Lloyd on 3351 2093. They will be only too happy to have a chat to you about the workings of the club. Of course, when the current situation in the world subsides and things return to normal, feel free to come along and have a look at their facilities. You will be most welcome. The Mitchelton and Districts Gem Club has its rooms located at 46 Ferneydell Street, Ashgrove. Under normal circumstances, the workshop is open every Thursday from 9am to noon for cutting and polishing rocks and from 12 noon to 3pm for silverwork. It is also usually open on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm.

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The Ferny Report Mark Furner M.P.

State Member for Ferny Grove

The work of government continues

I would like to assure you that during the COVID-19 Health Emergency, the work of Queensland Government is continuing – albeit in a modified form. The Queensland Government has taken decisive action to ensure public health risks are minimised and the operations of government agencies and services can continue legally and safely during the rapidly evolving crisis. This includes allowing the government to convene via video conferencing and the granting of greater powers to senior hospital staff. By order of the Clerk of the Parliament the Ferny Grove Electorate Office has closed to public access but I and my staff are still on hand by phone, 3535 7100, or (preferably) email ferny.grove@parliament.qld.gov.au to assist you.

Stay calm and stay informed

It’s vital we keep Queenslanders safe, secure and working. It is crucial that we support each other, particularly our most vulnerable. Rumour and speculation have no place in this current situation. Please do not forward internet rumours or speculation. Make sure you get the facts by checking the Queensland Government COVID-19 website for the latest updates at: bit. ly/2wygGZR. If you need assistance or advice, please call 13 43 25 84 (13 HEALTH). We will work together to get through COVID-19. We have always shown get through any hardship. That’s our Queensland spirit.

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There is no need to panic buy food or toilet paper. Over 88% of Queensland is agricultural land. We are the largest producer of vegetables in Australia with our farms producing 97 per cent of Australia’s bananas alone. We are the biggest producer of tropical fruits with our fruit basket including pineapple, mango, mandarin, avocado and tomato. Queensland also produces over 50 per cent of Australia’s beef. The Palaszczuk Government has amended the law to allow our supermarkets to restock 24/7 so that all of Queensland’s vast array of amazing food will be available to us when needed.

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