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Stadium support: Protesters at the site of a new basketball stadium at Somerville want building to begin as soon as possible. Mornington Peninsula Shire says it is still negotiating with insurers over cover for the original stadium lost in a fire a year ago. Picture: Yanni

Rally call for stadium action Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au ABOUT 100 Western Port Basketball Association supporters sent out a clear message to the Mornington Peninsula Shire on Saturday – they want their stadium at Somerville rebuilt as soon as possible. The rally, described by the association’s operations manager Tyler Mol-

loy as “awesome”, sought to galvanise support and generate action on rebuilding the 25-year-old stadium which burnt down 12 months ago. “Certainly it shows people are passionate about getting a new stadium up and running,” Mr Molloy said. Association president George Yerondais said those at the rally were impatient for action on rebuilding the courts. “We’ve been waiting so long to have

courts back and possibly upgraded,” he said. “We are trying hard to keep our players here, but it has been hard because we have stiff competition from other venues, such as Frankston, Mornington, Southern Peninsula and Casey.” A petition calling for the “urgent rebuilding” of the basketball stadium will be presented to the state government by Hastings MP Neale Burgess. Mr Burgess said the council should

“get on with rebuilding the Somerville basketball stadium”. “The stadium burnt down 12 months ago and the lack of information being provided by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has left thousands of local players in the dark about their playing futures,” he said. “The association has done an excellent job of arranging alternative locations for games to be played, however, the constant uncertainty and travel to

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City’s company bids to be ‘in the swim’ Neil Walker neil@mpnews.com.au A COMPANY set up by Frankston Council to manage swim centres has been negotiating with Mornington Peninsula Shire council to take over management of peninsula sports centres. Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd has expressed an interest in operating recreation centres across the peninsula. The shire tested market appetite for taking over management of Pelican Park Recreation Centre in Hastings, the Crib Point Pool, Civic Reserve Recreation Centre in Mornington and the Somerville Recreation and Community Centre (See ‘Rally call for stadium action� Page 1). Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Frankston Council established in 2013, operates the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) in Frankston and the Pines Forest Aquatic Centre in Frankston North. It is not known if Peninsula Leisure makes a profit or loss since no financial accounts are publicly available. The company is effectively funded by Frankston ratepayers. Negotiations to possibly outsource the management of community sports centres on a for-profit basis comes amid delays to basketball stadium upgrades in Frankston and Somerville. The Western Port Basketball Association is unhappy that no reconstruction work has begun at the Somerville Recreation and Community Centre -- one of the stadiums that may see its management outsourced by the shire -- a year after basketball courts and the main

Life aquatic: The Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre managed by Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd first opened its doors in 2014.

building were fire damaged. Frankston Council is engaged in a bitter fight with the Frankston & District Basketball Stadium about promised upgrades to its stadium amid fears by the association that council wants to seize control of its buildings leased on council land. Frankston Council CEO Dennis Hovenden did not answer questions about Peninsula Leisure’s finances before publication deadline. ASIC records show 300,000 shares in Peninsula Leisure have been issued and are wholly owned by Frankston Council. PARC CEO Tim Gledhill also did

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risk committee chair Simon Allatson and Phillip Johnson who is also chief financial officer of South East Water. Both Mr Hovenden and Mr Gledhill did not answer questions about any remuneration and rewards paid to Peninsula Leisure directors. Shire chief financial officer Matt Green confirmed “a request for proposal process� for the four sports centres took place last year. “The process does not indicate council had made a decision to outsource services, rather it was to gain a clearer understanding of other operators in the field,� Mr Green said in a statement. “Having tested the market, and shared these findings with council, the shire continues to review various options to ensure the best outcome for the community. “Access to health and fitness opportunities remains a priority, and council is focused on ensuring the best value-for-money services are offered to our community.� Mr Green said the review “included staff, facility members, user groups and discussions with other local government facilities’ management teams�. Questions about shire council officers recommending a commercial manager be appointed to take over the running of Devilbend Golf Course in Moorooduc were not answered by Mr Green. Park Leisure board member David Shilbury sits on Golf Victoria’s board. It is not known if Peninsula Leisure has expressed any interest in running the golf course.

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Rays killed despite anti-cruelty laws Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au DIVERS are continuing to uncover acts of cruelty to fish caught from piers in Port Phillip and Western Port. The killing of a “resident” smooth ray on Rye pier on 2 April resulted in a 25,000-signature online petition calling for a ban on the killing of rays in Port Phillip, including stingrays and banjo sharks. The CEO of peak Victorian recreational fishing body VRFish, Michael Burgess, says his organisation “encourages all fishers to return unwanted rays to the water unharmed and comply with fishing regulations”. “We all need to work together to stamp out this unacceptable and illegal behaviour. Rays play an important role in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems and are like the vacuum cleaners of the ocean floor.” Images of the mutilated ray taken by scuba diver P T Hirschfield were reproduced by electronic and printed media, prompting outrage and highlighting the need for protection (“Cruel end for ‘puppies’ of the sea” The News 18/4/17). Despite the reaction Ms Hirschfield was shocked to hear another five dead fiddler rays – commonly known as banjo sharks – had been found under Rye pier on Wednesday 3 May. Each one appeared to have been killed by “a cranial split”, Ms Hirschfield said. She categorises the fish as “unwanted catch”, which are killed to prevent them from “wasting bait”.

Reason for ban: Dead banjo sharks found under Rye pier on Wednesday 3 May are thought by Prtoject Banjo Action Group organiser P T Hirschfield, above, to have been “unwanted catch” and killed before being thrown back into the sea.

“At least one of the animals was still alive after sustaining this injury, as caught on disturbing video by local scuba diving instructor Jane Bowman,” Ms Hirschfield said. “It is an offence against Fisheries Victoria 2009, Regulation 101 to not return fish to water without injury or damage. “Divers who entered the water the following morning to euthanise the animal found it already dead, along with a fifth banjo that had been knifed in the head.” Ms Hirschfield, an organiser of the Melbourne-based Project Banjo Action Group, said the “slaughter of

these rays was particularly brutal … but not an isolated event”. Representatives of the group have met with Fisheries Victoria executive director Travis Dowling and director of education and enforcement Ian Parks to discuss having signs on piers telling anglers fish protection laws, fines and “potential regulatory reforms”. “Testimonials and photographic evidence within the 700 strong ray advocacy group are evidence that banjos have been slaughtered as unwanted catch regularly for many years across the piers of Port Phillip and Western Port, including but not limited to Portsea, Blairgowrie, Rye and Flinders.

“This goes beyond the illegal slaughter of unwanted catch. Often it’s a matter of animal cruelty. Increasingly we’re finding rays that are thrown back in the water, cut in half, mutilated and maimed but still alive.” Injuries sustained by the rays included having their mouths torn out to retrieve fishing hooks. “Last week one diver filmed a ray that had been paralysed by a knife wound, then thrown back alive. Three days later another diver filmed the same ray still alive and had to put it out of its misery.” Ms Hirschfield said it was not uncommon for divers to see between four

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Council snubs MP over club’s ‘ridiculous’ rent Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au HASTINGS MP Neale Burgess says he is outrage “at the incredibly harsh decision of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to increase rent tenfold for the local Hastings Club”. Mr Burgess has joined other critics upset with the shire demanding the club pay “a ridiculous $42,000 per year, rising to more than $52,000 in year three, up from just $4000 currently”. He says the council has refused to meet with him “to discuss this outrageous rent increase”. Mr Burgess wants the shire to grant the club a 21-year lease with “a peppercorn rent”. “Any rent charged above this amount is simply council taking money from Hastings sporting clubs.” The club last month said it “cannot be a signatory” to the proposed lease as it is “a contradiction of the Gambling Act (2003)” (“Sports club to fight rent rise” The News 25/4/17). “Is it the intention of [the shire] to knowingly contravene the [act]?” The Hastings Club president Peter Lewis stated in a letter to the shire property operations leader Greg Collins. The shire’s property and strategy manager Yasmin Woods said “all legislation” had been taken into account when assessing the club’s [future] rent.

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In her report to council’s Monday 27 March meeting Ms Woods said the club had been paying $4000 a year in rent since 1996, and if three-yearly reviews had been made the current rent would have been $30,250. The club’s 2015/2016 annual report shows a net profit for the year of about $199,000 with its gaming room having an operating surplus of more than $930,000. Gaming revenue increased to $2.22 million in 2016 from $1.99m in 2015. “The council should not be expected to offer a rental subsidy because the club has an obligation to expend gaming revenue of community services or activities,” Ms Woods stated. Mr Burgess said The Hastings Club supports “vital grassroots sports, such as footy, cricket, netball and darts”. “This dramatic and unfair rent increase was imposed without any meaningful consultation; with council simply telling the club this is what your rent will be from now on,” Mr Burgess said. “The Tooradin Sports Club is very similar to The Hastings Club; it is located on Crown land, is not for profit, has poker machines and supports local sporting clubs. The City of Casey however recognises the important and unique role the Tooradin Sports Club plays in its local community, and therefore charges a peppercorn rent only.

“While Mornington Peninsula Shire claims it will return some of the funds to the Hastings area, it has admitted it will pocket the first $10,000; and there is no guarantee the remaining funds will find their way back into our community.”

Services on show DISABILITY services organisation Karingal held an open day at the Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington, Wednesday 3 May. The organisation provides services for people with a disability or mental illness as well as older people. The day was an opportunity to learn more about what Karingal offers in the southern Melbourne region. Attendees joined in arts and crafts, gardening, jewellery making, music and dance, drama, and cooking. There were also stalls providing information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as well as details of accredited training courses available through Karingal Training. Karingal southern region manager Sonia Berton said the event was a “great chance for Karingal to showcase its range of programs – from disability to education”. “It was really an opportunity for people who might not be aware of all the services we offer,” she said. Details: Marilyn Merrifield, 5950 0102.

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Have a say on shire alcohol policy Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au

The moon by Anthony Nightingale

Students out for the night BENTON Junior College students, parents and teachers viewed the moon, Jupiter and nebulae last week during a visit by members of Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society. Telescopes on the school grounds allowed the year 5 students to clearly see objects at night, the society’s Tony Nightingale said. The viewing was followed by a talk on the solar system. The astronomical society held a public viewing night and talk at The Briars last week attended by 100 members of the public. “Later, visitors queued up at the observatory to view Jupiter’s great red spot, the rings of Saturn, the Orion Nebula, star clusters, the Eta Carina Nebula and the first quarter moon,” member Mr

Nightingale said. “The weather was mild so many stayed until midnight, making it a late night for members attending a Victoria Astronomy Convention biennial conference for amateur astronomers from around Victoria at Emerald the next day.” The conference, hosted by Mount Burnett Observatory, covered gravitational waves, astronomy for beginners, astrophotography, keeping our skies dark, and astronomy outreach. The next conference will be in 2019, with suggested topics being the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo 11 on 20 July 1969, and the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society.

THE need for a considered and comprehensive approach to alcohol management is underscored by statistics showing Mornington Peninsula residents are more at risk than elsewhere in the state. The draft management plan states that the lifetime risk of alcohol-related harm impacts shire residents at a higher rate than in the southern metropolitan region and Victoria as a whole. The shire has more alcohol-related road accidents, more ambulance call-outs to alcohol-related incidents, more hospital emergency department presentations and more hospital admissions as a result of alcohol than other areas. “While alcohol consumption is widely recognised as a legitimate social activity, alcohol-related harm is a significant public health issue which currently impacts Mornington Peninsula Shire residents at a higher rate than that of Victoria,” the shire’s current alcohol policy states. Examples of the shire’s role in controlling, managing and limiting the consumption of alcohol include bans on drinking in public places on New Year’s Eve, as well as in streets near The Pillars rock jumping area at Mt Martha, and before and after council meetings. Peninsula residents can comment on the shire’s Draft Alcohol Management Policy 2017 until Monday 19 June. The policy’s aim is to enhance the safety, amenity, and health and wellbeing of those living and working in the shire by raising awareness of the social problems caused by drinking, as well as managing alcohol consumption. The VicHealth Alcohol Cultures Framework

says it is “imperative to address shifting and varied drinking cultures in order to reduce alcoholrelated harm”. “This can be achieved through a multifaceted approach which aims to create supportive environments where alcohol is consumed at low risk levels and high risk consumption is discouraged.” The mayor Cr Bev Colomb said the draft policy “reflects council’s commitment to collaborating with our partners, particularly Victoria Police and local health services”. “While the shire acknowledges alcohol consumption is widely recognised as a social activity, alcohol-related harm is a significant public health issue currently impacting residents,” she said. “With increasing knowledge about how this issue affects the local community, it is our responsibility to take a planned and proactive approach to alcohol management.” The policy applies to all types of council decision-making on liquor matters, including retailers, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, and council’s sporting, recreational and community facilities or public spaces. The “three pillars” underpinning the harm-minimisation approach are demand reduction, supply reduction and harm reduction strategies, which includes delaying access to alcohol, preventing its misuse and supply, and reducing adverse health impacts., among a raft of other considerations. “All levels of government and relevant organisations and stakeholders have a long-standing commitment to working in partnership to implement measures to minimise the misuse of and harms associated with alcohol consumption and build a responsible licensing system across the state,” the draft policy states. Comment at: mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

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Basketball stadium blues Continued from Page 1 “It is high time the council and the state government worked together to provide certainty for the Somerville community around dates of the rebuilding of this vital piece of infrastructure.â€? The shire’s chief operating officer Alison Leighton last week said “plans for rebuilding ‌ continue with tenders for design and construction to be advertised shortlyâ€?. She said “ground-breaking works would start later this yearâ€?, while background preparation works “continued in earnestâ€?. Ms Leighton said the shire planned to “seek additional funding for the redevelopment from the state government which, if successful, would allow for construction of two additional basketball courts on the siteâ€?. “Negotiations also continue with the shire’s insurer to reach an agreement for funding that will ensure that the new facility achieves a high standard,â€? She said. Mr Yerondais said after reading her statement: “That is the most we have heard from the council for a whole year. “We’ve tried hard over the past 12 months to work with the council but it has been a big disappointment that [it] did not revise the stadium’s insurance [policy]. “This business of negotiating with the insurers is very strange.â€? There is speculation that the 25-year-old stadium was insured on a “like-for-likeâ€? basis. “None of that was reviewed or updated before the fire,â€? Mr Yerondais said.

Plea for return of ‘my scooter’ A HASTINGS woman is desperate for the return of a $2000 mobility scooter stolen from outside her bedroom window in Edward St. Ms Kathleen Poulson’s red Invacare Auriga mobility scooter went missing overnight in March and has still not been found. Hastings police are investigating the theft which would have left the pensioner house bound if not for the generosity of Mornington Legacy. The service club has loaned her a replacement scooter until the old one is found. The problem has been compounded by an insurance slip up. Ms Poulson did not separately insure the scooter and her policy’s excess was set too high to claim for it. Anyone with information is urged to call Hastings police, 5970 7800 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Couple charged Players at rally: Joining Saturday’s rally for speeding up the new basketball stadium at Somerville were, from left, Lucas, Boedi, Justin, Jamie, Taj and Finn. Picture: Yanni

A shire allocation of $750,000 in its 2016-17 budget may help bridge the gap between the insurance payout of $2.5 million and the $3.25 million cost of a replacement two-court stadium. The cost of a four-court stadium is thought to be around $3.5 million. “We want four courts as we use up to 15 courts a week, including five on a Friday night,� Mr Yerondais said. Other venues are at Dromana, Southern Peninsula and Peninsula School. Mr Yerondais said he hoped to meet

with shire representatives next week. “We are committed to working with the council, but their lack of maintenance, such as regarding the insurance policies, has led to a poor situation. “We want to achieve one thing and that is to get the facility back in place as well as have the ability to expand and extend. “When you have a town with one club for one sport and you lose that club your risk losing it all.�

A HUSBAND and wife were caught allegedly drink driving less than two hours apart in Mornington over the weekend. Task Force Razon police first noticed a car allegedly being driven erratically as it left a Mornington licenced premises. It was intercepted just after midnight on Sunday 14 May and the driver, a 52-year-old Maryborough woman, blew 0.175 per cent at the station. Her licence was suspended for 12 months and she will be charged on summons with drinkdriving offences. Police later saw the same car being driven through Mornington – this

time by her husband. The 55-year-old Maryborough man blew 0.131 per cent and had his licence suspended for 12 months as well as being issued with a penalty notice.

Hit with beer bottle A MAN was hit on the head with a beer bottle during a fight on a Frankston-bound bus, 8.20pm, Sunday 7 May. Police said the victim, 38, was on the 901 bus from Dandenong station to Frankston train station when he got into an argument with another man and his girlfriend who boarded at Carrum Downs. The offender is said to have pulled the victim up by his clothing when the bus was passing near Kananook station and hit him with the bottle. The driver stopped the bus at Frankston station and alerted protective services officers but the couple had run off along Well St. Police are viewing CCTV of the incident. The victim was taken to Frankston Hospital. Transit police are investigating.

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Reward for ‘cold case’ hit-run tip POLICE are offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person involved in the hit-and-run death of Frankston woman Jennifer Moller outside Karingal Bowling Club five years ago. Ms Moller was waiting to cross Skye Rd, Frankston, 1.30pm, on 27 April 2012, when she was struck by a car, believed to be a 2011 white Mercedes Benz sedan. The 54-year-old was treated at the scene by paramedics but later died. The driver fled the scene. Detectives believe the reward will entice someone with key information to come forward. Husband John Moller, 53, said: “It’s been five years and we still have no closure. “I was there, I saw my wife get hit by the car, and 30 minutes later they told me she had died; it was traumatic. “The same day I had to get my children from school and tell them what had happened. They have been through so much. “Please, if you know anything, report it to Crime Stoppers.” Major Collision Investigation Unit Detective Sergeant Daryll Out said a conviction would provide some long-needed closure to the heartbroken family. “The day Jennifer lost her life, her children lost their mother and her husband lost his wife. Nothing will ever mend the broken hearts of Jennifer’s family, or sadly bring her back, but to have someone held to account will help to bring some much-deserved closure for them. “At the time, a number of witnesses came forward which helped locate the Mercedes and identified a person of interest but police need more information which may lead to the arrest

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Traffic charges A HASTINGS youth, 19, has been charged with evading police after being spotted riding on the footpath on a dirt bike, 3.40pm, Sunday 7 May. Police activated their lights after spotting the youth in Salmon St but he continued onto Read Parade where he allegedly fell off, got up and attempted to run away. He will be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on various traffic charges and fined by Mornington Shire Council.

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Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au SECONDARY schools in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula are set to be shortchanged by millions of dollars in federal funding over the next two years, according to figures released by the Victorian Department of Education. The schools are among 70 statewide slated to receive up to $1.1 million less in the short term than would have been the case under Better Schools funding, also known as the Gonski agreement since businessman David Gonski reviewed schools funding for both the previous Labor and current Coalition federal governments. A “Gonski 2.0” funding agreement officially announced in last Tuesday’s federal budget by Treasurer Scott Morrison will see public schools receive more money over ten years but effectively less upfront than was originally proposed in the next two years. A Victorian Education Department analysis instigated by Labor state government ministers shows 1535 state schools will receive less in 2018 and 2019 than under the old funding plan, which still had a year to run. Principals at a handful of schools called for comment last week did not respond about the state department’s figures that show over the next two years:  Mornington Secondary College will be $1.2 million worse off;  Rosebud Secondary College $800,000$900,000;  Frankston High School $1.2 million;  Western Port Secondary College $500,000; 

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$500,000 Victorian Education Minister James Merlino said it was “laughable that Malcolm Turnbull is still trying to pass [the budget] off as a positive story for Victorian schools”. “The fact is it leaves a $630 million shortfall for Victorian schools against the original agreement,” he said. This is more than just a number. It has a direct impact and hurts the kids that need it the most and can least afford it. “We funded our share of the agreement for 2018 in our recent state budget because it was the right thing to do. It is really that simple.” But, despite the possible short-term pain, federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther said schools were set to benefit with a total increase in federal funding of $331 million over the next 10 years. “Every school in Dunkley – all 51 of them – will have their funding secured and increased under our fairer, needs-based Gonski funding model,” Mr Crewther said. “Importantly, our increased funding will be tied to reforms that evidence shows make a real difference to supporting our teachers and schools to improve student outcomes. “This is a fair system that is good for students, good for parents and good for teachers.” Two high-profile politicians visited Dunkley in the wake of the federal budget. Liberal Treasurer Scott Morrison visited Mt Eliza on Friday (12 May) to spruik his second budget as treasurer and Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten hosted a community forum in Frankston on Saturday (13 May) to criticise the federal budget.

Agent backs new laws on quoting Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A BALNARRING real estate agent is happy about changes to the Underquoting Act which came into effect last week. “We’ve been pushing for the changes since 2008,” Coast Real Estate agent David Wright said. “We’ve been in direct communication with the Minister for Consumer Affairs about them. “We think it’s about time those agents who are manipulating the price by using price plus, negotiable over, offers over, or buyers starting at, get hauled in. “We’ve been using a trusted and compliant Price Ranger strategy since we started selling around the Western Port area 10 years ago.” The new laws apply to sales authorities signed on or after 1 May. Those signed before then do not require the agent to prepare a statement of information for the property, but any prices advertised on or after that date must adhere to the new advertising requirements. The new rules stipulate that an estimated selling price must be reasonable, and take into account the sales of three comparable properties. An agent’s estimated selling price must be included in the sales authority, and in the approved form. It may be a single price – for example, $500,000, or a range of up to 10 per cent – for example, $500,000 to $550,000. If an estimated selling price changes because it ceases to be reasonable, the agent must inform the seller in writing, update the sales authority, and update the advertising. “The most important thing is transparency,” Mr Wright said. “We deal with the largest purchase that most people will make and we need to disclose as much information as we can so that potential

buyers can make an informed decision,” he said. “Some agents might say, let’s blow them away [with a low-price estimate] but they might not realise that they may be putting their clients in a position where they can be fined up to $200,000 [for breaching the underquoting laws].” A shortage of houses for sale now was exacerbating the problem because most properties would be selling at the top of their range,” Mr Wright said.

Bee the cure THE founder of Save the Bees Australia – Bee The Cure Simon Mulvany will discuss the importance of bees to the world, 11am-midday Wednesday 24 May at Mornington Library. Mr Mulvany is an ex-ranger, gardener and beekeeper whose mission is to educate the community about the predicament of indigenous and introduced bees. “It is crucial we help protect the native species and keep honey bees respectfully and responsibly,” he said. “Whether it is in industry or biodiversity, the world simply cannot live without bees.” Bookings at ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au or call 5950 1820.

Comedy night COMEDIAN Jimeoin will star in a comedy night to raise funds for the Mt Martha Junior Football Club, 6-11.30pm, Saturday 20 May. The night, at Mornington Racing Club, will include comedian Katie Breheny, the Two Phase Band and a two-course meal of main and dessert. Dress is smart casual. Tickets are $89 plus $2.50 booking fee. Book at trybooking.com.au/OIEQ


Card sharp: Magician Cath Jamieson, centre, at the charity morning tea with Janet McNeil, Janelle Curry, Caroline Leslie, and Jo Violetta. Picture: Yanni

Morning tea with magic MORE than 40 Mornington Peninsula business women got together on Thursday 11 May for the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event in Dromana’s Green Room, raising $3236 for the Cancer Council. Magician Cath Jamison entertained while auction items included manicures, massages and food. Held by the Mornington Peninsula Business Women Facebook Group, the annual event was part of a national campaign to recognise how the Cancer Council saves lives through prevention,

and offers counselling and support services. “The day is as much about supporting each other in our community as it is about supporting the Cancer Council. We were thrilled to be coming together as peninsula women to support this great cause, and thank the Cancer Council for all the wonderful work it does in our community in so many ways,� one of the organisers Jo Violeta said. “It doesn’t matter if you are a successful business woman, juggling part time work or starting out in your own business – if you are touched by cancer you need all the help you can get�.

The Western Port Whisperer THE arrival of strange green boxes on the side of local roads is not the start of some alien invasion, but is allegedly the arrival of the NBN to Western Port townships. The Whisperer welcomes such an arrival, and has already signed up to a new deal which has seen him send an entire email in only 1 minute and 59 seconds, which is a small improvement from the 2 minutes it usually takes. The biggest irony in the arrival of NBN is related to reporting graffiti on the new green boxes scattered around town. The only official way to report this is to send a report/ photo via the internet. Hopefully your new internet is up to scratch, otherwise it may be quicker to get your old internet cords out and go back to dial-up. *** THE Whipserer recently went to the city, and because the Whisperer Mobile was broken, had to take public transport. Fortunately, there were two options, but neither of them were convenient. Having travelled to the local train station, the Whisperer and Mrs Whisperer were dismayed when they couldn’t find a timetable at the station. After waiting a few minutes for someone to come along, they were relieved to discover the train was only five minutes away. When the train arrived however, they were disappointed to discover the train was going to Stony Point, not Frankston. The Whisperer and Mrs Whisperer, freezing cold because it was a horrible day, decided to take the bus to Frankston instead. Fortunately, the walk and wait for the

bus was only ten minutes, but it took forever to get to Frankston. By the time they did make it to Frankston Train Station, and touched on their Myki cards, the Stony Point service, which we last saw going to Stony Point, had just pulled up at the station. The Whisperer would like to add they currently live in the 21st century. Surely in this day and age it should not take nearly two hours to travel from the front doorstep of Whisperer HQ to Frankston Train Station. As a motorist, having a vehicle to drive is such a relief. The moral of the story: always service your car regularly, otherwise you will spend several hours in the purgatory known as public transport. *** THE Whisperer loves to see the local community get angry about an issue, as opposed to being asleep behind the wheel. Unfortunately, it seems to take a lot to get locals onside for some issues, but having to wait one year for significant action to take place over the reconstruction of the Basketball Stadium in Somerville has finally seen people wake up from their usual slumber. With a recent rally taking place at the site of the rebuilt stadium, the Whisperer urges locals to keep the pressure on all authorities involved. If you don’t, the second you look away, they will go back to sleep as well. *** Heard any Whispers? Let the Whisperer know at: westernportwhisperer@gmail. com

Community Invitation HASTINGS U3A is going from strength to strength after recently celebrating their 10th birthday. Following our successful 2016 mid year promotion we again invite retired and semi retired members of our community to come along and enjoy a delicious free afternoon tea at 13 Teal Courts, Hastings on Wednesday 24 th May between 2 and 4pm. Want to know more about our 65 courses/activities Our tutors and leaders will be on hand to discuss their groups and answer any questions you may have For catering purposes please contact our RIÂżFHRQ Future event: Hastings Art and Craft Show, 6HQLRUV:HHNWKDQGWK2FWREHU+DVWLQJV Hall 11.00 - 4.00pm. Hastings U3a is seeking

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The crew in the Mornington divisional van attempted to intercept the Subaru Outback wagon as it drove into a dead end at Craigie Rd property but it turned and rammed into their front bumper before driving off on the main road. Police gave up the chase as it was deemed “too dangerous” to follow the male driver.

A LARGE bone, initially thought to “possibly be human remains” after being washed up at Rye front beach, turned out to from a large squid. Police were called when the fleshy bone – thought to be a human thigh bone – was noticed by walkers, 8am, Friday 5 May. A coroner’s court analysis found it to be from a cephalopod, such as a large octopus or squid.

Drive off after ram A STATION wagon was deliberately driven into a police van which followed it onto a Mornington rural property, 3am, Monday 8 May.

‘Over the limit’ A DROMANA woman blew 0.173 per cent after a crash at Safety Beach last week. Emergency services were called to Dromana Parade, 11.45pm, Sunday 7 May, after reports that a car had crashed into a parked car. Dromana police spoke to the woman, 35, and checked that her 11-year-old son was all right. After a preliminary breath test she was taken to the police station where she returned the high reading. Senior Constable Adam West said her licence was suspended and she is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and other traffic offences.

Woman punched A WOMAN alone in her Mornington backyard was punched by a former partner who visited unexpectedly, 11.45am, Wednesday 3 May. The woman, 37, told police she ran inside where the man attempted to strike her again before demanding she drop an intervention order she has out against him.

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Helping hands: Brother Bill Firman, above, with a young child at the Solidarity with South Sudan Mission and, left, trainee teachers.

Mass donations help for war victims IT IS hard to imagine a greater contrast – the beautiful seaside town of Mornington, with its thriving lifestyle - and war-torn and starving South Sudan where just staying alive is the main concern. Yet, they are linked by a former Melbourne school headmaster and the generosity of a Mornington church. South Sudan is suffering from a long and brutal civil war. It is one of four nations described by the United Nations as in the grip of famine. Millions of people may die of starvation.

Located in the heart of Africa, it is the youngest nation in the world, gaining independence from the largely Islamic Sudan in 2011. Two years later, a civil war, based on traditional tribal rivalry, broke out, pitting the ruling Sudan Liberation Army against a rebel force. In the small town of Riimenze, De La Salle Brother Bill Firman, former principal of St Bede’s, Mentone, runs a mission called Solidarity with South Sudan. The mission has a large property and farm respected by both sides.

Normally, the mission provides teacher, nursing and agricultural training. Now, it is refuge for village people who have been beaten and raped and had their houses and crops burned. They are threatened with death even while they are starving. The only safe place is the mission so that is where they go. Just before Easter, St Macartan’s Catholic Church, Mornington heard that Brother Firman was back home briefly from Southern Sudan. A member of the church’s social justice committee contacted him and

heard details of the situation facing the people of Riimenze. So, with the support of St Macartan’s parish priest, Father Joe Bui Duc Tien, an appeal was held at masses on one weekend, raising $12,474. One of the missionaries, Sister Rosa, wrote of the mission’s work now: “The number (of refugees) is increasing every day. “On January 26 there were 1075 family groups, totalling 5056 people. “Drinking water is provided every day, as much as we can give. “Porridge is provided every day to

1000 children and 300 elderly. “Cups of milk are given to old and very weakened elderly.” Most refugees survive on the mission’s store of root crops – a store that soon will be exhausted. In the meantime, the refugees keep coming. Tax-deductible donations mentioning Solidarity with South Sudan can be sent to: Lasallian Foundation on its website www.lasallianfoundation.org/ or call 9508 2700. Barry Morris

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LETTERS

Letters - 300 words maximum and including full name, address and contact number - can be sent to The News, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915 or emailed to: team@mpnews.com.au

Council on course with port back flip decision Frankston Council is to be commended for its reversal of its previous stance for the Port of Hastings development. To do otherwise it would go down in history as the biggest bunch of hypocrites in Australian local government history (“Frankston ‘all at sea’ on port for Hastings� The News 9/5/17). Along with their hypocrite bedfellows at Mornington Peninsula Shire they are on public record at the Port of Melbourne privatisation inquiry as being opposed to any further dredging in Port Phillip, but happy to see 24 million cubic meters (minimum) pulled out of Western Port and, in the process, wreck one of the most environmentally sensitive waterways in Australia. Frankston’s submission started off with a pledge to “do no harm�. You also have to love the fact that Mornington Peninsula Shire participated in three recent Western Port environmental studies which all basically say “leave it alone�. Yet on the economic front the shire is quite happy to ignore this for the sake of a few automated container port jobs. Don’t staff in these respective areas talk to each other? Whatever jobs would come out of the container port would probably be surmounted by those lost in the $300 million a year tourism industry on the eastern side of peninsula. Tourists like wildlife and beaches, not container ships. As for [Liberal leader] Matthew Guy sounding off about jobs, 5000 or one third of all jobs in Bass Coast depend on the $600 million tourism industry, plus another $700 million in recreational fishing in the bay. So there’s $1.3 billion a year at risk if he gets his way and builds the container port. The previous Liberal government spent $30m of our money on the Port of Hastings Development Authority trying to prove the opposite to the “leave it alone�. To murder a metaphor: “you can’t have your Port and drink it too�. Kevin Chambers, The Gurdies

highlighted that the club members had “transformed a cow paddock� into a magnificent golf course. Ignoring that in the report which was presented to council is a disgrace and highlights a warning to other sporting club’s to be wary of the outcome of decisions made by the shire’s property department when their lease is due for renewal. The Hastings Club and Devilbend Golf Club have earned the right, through their initiative and immense voluntary contribution to the community, to be treated with far more respect than that being shown by Mornington Peninsula Shire at present. Brian L Stahl, Hastings

History ignored

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As was the case with the Hastings Club, Mornington Peninsula Council has failed to take into account the history of Devilbend Golf Club in suggesting it be only given a five-year extension of its lease and consideration of offering control of the club to another entity after review (“Golf club in rough over lease� The News 24/4/17). The land on which the golf course stands was subject of a “grant of land� by Lysaghts [steelworks] in the 1970s as compensation to the state for exclusive right of access to the coastal strip where its wharf was constructed. Construction of the golf course was undertaken voluntarily by local farmers, earthmoving contractors and Lysaght staff accessing resources available to them. The Shire of Hastings was only called on to support their efforts when needed. In a news report on opening day in 1974 it was

Time to tidy quarry It’s great to see that VCAT sometimes can get it right (“VCAT ‘non’ to quarry permit� The News 9/5/17). Hopefully the Ross Trust/Hillview Quarries will now desist from turning this piece of land into a rubbish tip or have further quarrying happen there. The site should now be made safe and added to the Arthurs Seat State Park, which would be in keeping with the Ross Trust’s environmental charter. Let us all hope this affair will not become another lawyers breakfast. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring Beach

Sign up Mornington Mornington town centre is not currently sign posted from Peninsula Link and therefore many people coming from Melbourne and beyond are now bypassing Mornington. This is very bad news for shops in Mornington as fewer visitors might even threaten the sustainability of some businesses. What can be done to make VicRoads erect suitable signs at Bungower and Mornington-Tyabb roads, advising motorists that those turnoffs are the ones to take for Mornington town centre? Jonty Reason, Mornington

I would like to share my state budget analysis with your readers; $0 for the Mornington Peninsula. With a 20 per cent increase in taxes the Andrews Labor Government has not provided one dollar for education, health, roads, public transport or public housing. This, despite me repeatedly raising these issues in parliament and directly to ministers over the past two years. We residents have paid our increased state taxes; we deserve a share of our taxes returned. Taxpayer funds belong to all of us, but Labor uses them as their own campaign slush fund. Martin Dixon [Liberal] MP for Dromana

Keeping tabs It would appear that Brian Michelson (“Moored at Mornington� Letters 18/4/17 ) is somewhat

No-go zone: A temporary fence keeps visitors off the scallop wharf. Picture: Keith Platt

Pier takes a dip on the side THE scallop wharf at the start of Mornington pier has been fenced off after it began sagging. Divers inspected 19 piles supporting the deck and confirmed they were “near the end of their practical life span and that their condition had deteriorated�. “Parks Victoria is in the process of engaging contractors to replace the piles,� Parks Victoria regional director for Melbourne marine and

maritime, Jo Richards said. “These works will involve lifting the current decking, extracting the old piles, installing new piles and reinstating the deck.� The wharf repairs are expected to be completed by the end of winter, but Parks says this is subject to weather conditions and availability of contractors.

astray with his memory as to what he has said and done. Now he claims to be the hero of the local yachting fraternity, and claims never to have expressed dislike of sailors, verbally, in writing or by implication. I remind him of his published proclamation in (“Pull the boats out “ Letters 4/4/17) relating to his suggestion to eliminate a harbour at Mornington. Mr Michelson also writes that he has never heard of Edmund Burke. It is wise to keep some record, written or otherwise, as to what we have done, in order to know just what we have done. Edmund Burke, Mornington

Victoria is one of the most fire prone areas in the world. This means that the CFA needs to maintain a capability to quickly deliver a large number of skilled resources to combat large fires across the State. Much of this CFA volunteer “surge capacity� comes from CFA’s outer metropolitan Melbourne brigades, so it is vitally important to maintain well-trained CFA resources, both volunteer and paid, in these areas to protect Victoria. In addition to thanking our volunteers, we should also thank the families and employers who support them in doing their work. Their support is greatly appreciated. CFA volunteering is about much more than firefighting – it’s an important part of our social fabric. It is about community spirit and resilience. CFA volunteers can be relied upon to give tirelessly when others need it the most. Eric Collier, District 8 President, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria

Thanks to fireys As we celebrate National Volunteer Week (8-14 May), we should take this opportunity to thank the dedicated Country Fire Authority volunteers that protect our communities on a 24/7 basis. The CFA’s 60,000 skilled volunteers comprise around 96 per cent of Victoria’s firefighting capability, and come from all walks of life. CFA volunteers are highly trained to nationally recognised standards to enable them to deal with a wide range of fires and incidents, including house fires, factory fires, road accidents, chemical spills, and bushfires. CFA Coast Guard brigades deal with fires at sea. CFA District 8, covering from Edithvale to Bunyip, then to Wonthaggi and Sorrento, has around 3000 CFA volunteers in 72 CFA and Coast Guard brigades. On the Mornington Peninsula, we have around 19 fully volunteer CFA brigades, and two “integrated� CFA brigades where volunteer and paid firefighters work together seamlessly to protect the community. Overall, they respond to thousands of incidents per year. While last summer was relatively quiet,

Anzac regrets I am a bit sad that all RSLs were not mentioned in your article about Anzac Day (“Wind, rain but Anzac crowds shine� The News 1/5/17). We had a record crowd attend in the rain at our dawn service and also our breakfast, march and service at the cenotaph. The service at the cenotaph also included students from Dromana College who sang “In Flanders fields� and were then joined pupils from Dromana Primary School for the national anthem and “We are Australian�. Our speaker from HMAS Cerberus was great. Our march was led by World War II diggers in an old car and members of the public attended in their hundreds. It’s a shame we and Sorrento Portsea RSL were not mentioned in your article. Pam Rowler, secretary Dromana Red Hill RSL

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NEWS DESK Years at The Briars AS part of the Australian Heritage Festival, the National Trust will celebrate The Briars through the Centuries at the historic property on Nepean Highway, Mt Martha at 10am on 17 May. The theme of this year’s festival is “having a voice”. Guests will have the chance to find out what life was like in the time of pioneer settlers Alexander and Emma Balcombe in the mid-19th century and how it differed from growing up and raising a family from the 1950s to 1970s. Historian Shirley Murley will talk about The Briars in the time of the Balcombes. The Balcombes’ great-grandson Michael a’Beckett and his sister-in-law Sue a’Beckett will share their memories of living on the property. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bev Colomb will speak about the Briars wildlife sanctuary and “public facilities”. To book, email Valerie.laycock@nattrust. com.au or ring 0478 668 267. Entry is $5 and $4 concession.

Wellness pavilion THE Rotary club of Rosebud-Rye has donated $50,000 as seed funding for a wellness pavilion at Rosebud Secondary College. As a fundraiser for the pavilion, the club will hold an International Night at Rosebud Secondary College Hall, 245 Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud, 6pm-midnight, Saturday 20 May. The night will include a three course meal, music, dancing, door prizes, silent auction and a raffle. Tea and coffee will be provided and drinks are available at bar prices. Those attending are invited to book a table, come as a couple or as a single and join a table for the night. Tickets are $35 each and bookings are essential. For details and bookings call Libby Wilson 0458 994 077 or Pat Sansonetti 0407 838 288.

Students’ bus here to stay Neil Walker neil@mpnews.com.au A BUS service between Rosebud and Monash University’s Peninsula campus in Frankston will continue to shuttle students to and from classes after several trial periods proved there is demand for buses to and from the university campus. Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke said last week the bus service will now be provided on a permanent basis. He announced extra morning and evening bus runs on route 887 from Rosebud. An extra morning bus will leave Rosebud at 5.57am on weekdays and arrive at Monash University at 6.55am. An additional evening service will leave the university at 7.06pm, arriving at its final Rosebud stop at 8.06pm. “These new peak services will give students greater transport options, allowing them to attend morning and evening lectures by getting them to university in time to catch the intercampus shuttle bus to the Clayton campus,” Mr Edbrooke said. The service starting as the PenBus service in 2012 when the federal government provided $1.5 million to Mornington Peninsula Shire council for a three-year trial. When that funding ended in 2015, students were stranded until a new partnership between the state government, Mornington Peninsula Shire

Permanent vocation: Penbus service will continue shuttling students between Rosebud and Frankston after the state government budget last week.

and Monash University saw the route 887 service return for 12 months in time for the start of the first semester. The state government extended the trial until June this year before announcing in this month’s state budget that the service will be permanent. Nepean Liberal MP Martin Dixon, whose state electorate includes Rosebud, welcomed “the improvement to the Penbus service”.

“I, along with the shire and user groups have dragged the Andrews government kicking and screaming to this outcome which will provide certainty and encouragement to local students to continue or commence their further education or training options,” he said. The service is funded by state government, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Frankston Council taxpayers and ratepayers. Funding is also provided by

Monash University and Chisholm TAFE. Route 887 operates six express round trips Monday to Friday between Rosebud and the Monash University Peninsula campus, with stops at Rosebud, Safety Beach, Mt Martha, Mornington, Mt Eliza and Frankston station, and connecting with the inter-campus shuttle to the Clayton campus. - with Liz Bell

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Medals stolen Anzac Day eve Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A CAPEL Sound WWII navy veteran had his 12 service medals stolen the day before Anzac Day. Ron Bergman, 89, left, couldn’t believe it when he discovered his seven Australian service medals and replicas of his five US service medals had been taken from his Ronlyn St home. Detective Senior Constable Alex Montgomery, of Somerville CIU, said let themselves in through an unlocked front door on Monday 24 April. They stole replicas of his US medals from a bedroom and his Australian medals from a display cabinet he was making in his carport. “The shock didn’t set in until later,” Mr Bergman said. “It’s very upsetting because I’ve lost a lot of pals who died during that time and I have such fond memories of them.” Mr Bergman was attracted to the navy as a schoolboy in Noble Park and, in 1939 aged 13, he passed an entrance exam to officer training as one of only 13 chosen from a field of 800. He remembers taking a letter from the navy home to his mother saying it would cost them five shillings each week for his board – while his stepfather was only bringing home only one pound eight shillings. Times were tough, but the money was found somewhere. Mr Bergman trained at the Flinders Naval Depot (now HMAS Cerberus), Crib Point and joined the merchant navy in 1944 aged 17. After being sent to Darwin he saw action against the Japanese and served on four Australian ships. He then transferred to the US merchant marine of which he has fond memories – especially receiving $100 a month in pay – and recently received a certificate of appreciation from the US. Mr Bergman believes the thieves will sell medals for money to buy drugs. He has replicas of the stolen Australian medals and the thieves missed out on finding the authentic US medals.

“It would be a good thing for these young thieves to see what life was like then,” he said. “I used to send home half my pay and that helped educate my younger brother and sister.” Mr Bergman “didn’t say anything” about the stolen war medals when he attended Anzac Day at Rye RSL on Tuesday 25 April. His mates will have the chance to discuss the sorry affair at a party to celebrate his 90th birthday on Friday 9 June. Detective Montgomery said anyone with information should call him at the Somerville CIU, 5978 1300 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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OUR vision at Tyabb Primary School is to provide a caring, stimulating and dynamic environment that enhances learning, personal growth and wellbeing for all students: extending and challenging students to become effective and productive members of the global society and ensuring that each student reaches their individual potential. 7\DEE3ULPDU\6FKRROLVÂżUPO\FRPPLWWHGWRPHHWLQJWKHQHHGVRIWKHÂľZKROHFKLOGÂśE\SURYLGLQJDQHQJDJLQJDQGVXSSRUWLYHOHDUQLQJHQYLURQPHQW where children are challenged to achieve their personal best. We believe that learning and personal growth are dependent on developing personal qualities, self esteem and positive relationships with others. We explicitly teach these skills and embed our school values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, SAFETY, INTEGRITY, OPTIMISM into every aspect of the school day. We focus on the development of these personal skills as well as their academic achievements in the learning areas of the Victorian Curriculum with a particular focus on the development of literacy and numeracy skills. As a Professional Learning Community, Tyabb Primary School continues to use a personalised approach to learning and teaching that focuses on an LQGLYLGXDOVWXGHQWÂśVSRLQWRIQHHG7HDFKHUVZRUNFROODERUDWLYHO\ZLWKDIRFXVRQZKDWHDFKVWXGHQWQHHGVWROHDUQHQVXULQJWKHUHLVDPD[LPXPJURZWK in learning and providing support or intervention if required. To further cater for individual learning needs and interests we offer a range of specialist programs and extra curricula activities including Art, Music, PE, Science and Studies of Asia. Additional activities include the Sporting Schools Program, Instrumental Music, Swimming and Water Safety, HPV, Gardening Club, Camps for grades 3-6, I Sea I Care Program, Stomp Dance Lessons, School Concert and a Grade 5/6 electives program. It is through our electives program that our senior students are given a greater choice over their learning with options such as Master Chef, Magic, Hip Hop, Mask Making, Outdoor Education, Endangered Animals and Cooking From Around the World. We engage our students in Science and Technology through an Inquiry Learning approach. This approach deepens our studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; understanding of the world and WKHLUDELOLW\WRTXHVWLRQORFDWHJDWKHU analyse and apply information in a wide range of contexts. We aim to provide children with the skills needed for the 21st century.

Our motto is â&#x20AC;&#x153;From little things, big things growâ&#x20AC;?. This represents what we aim to achieve in our school. It has obvious connections with our oak tree emblem and demonstrates a commitment to advance the academic and personal development of RXUVWXGHQWVSURYLGLQJRSSRUWXQLWLHVWRDFKLHYHÂłELJWKLQJV´IURPWKHLUÂżUVWVPDOO beginnings in grade prep. As the Principal of Tyabb Primary School, I look forward to HQVXULQJWKDW\RXUFKLOGÂśVMRXUQH\IURPSUHSWRJUDGHIRVWHUVDORYHIRUOHDUQLQJDQGD motivation to achieve our personal best.

Tyabb Primary School invites all prospective parents to visit our school and see our beautiful learning environment and the outstanding range of programs on offer.

SCHOOL TOURS Wednesday 17th May Wednesday 24th May & 4.30pm Wednesday 7th June

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Families are invited to attend our Annual Education Week Open 1LJKWRQ:HGQHVGD\WK0D\ 5pm - 6.30pm. Classrooms will be open for you to visit and explore. No bookings are required. Please note that there are no tours running on this night.

Enrolment packs are available at all school tours and at the front RIÂżFH&RPSOHWHGHQUROPHQWV need to be returned by Friday 30th June. 3OHDVHSKRQHRXURIÂżFHRQ 03 5977 4584 for any queries or to book a school tour.

Prep Information Night Wednesday 21st June 6.30pm No booking is required.

tyabb.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

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Healthy minds, healthy bodies THE students of Wallaroo Primary School will celebrate this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education Week with an emphasis on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Our focus is to equip our students with the skills and strategies to tackle current and future struggles by being resilient and persistent when faced with any challenge. Our students regularly participate in lessons designed to work towards making a positive change to the way they may think, feel and speak about their learning. Focusing on developing a growth mindset allows our students the opportunity to be determined learners, who are curious about what they are learning, challenge themselves to improve and remain resilient about their learning. Our goal is to change their thinking from, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do itâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it YET- but I will keep trying.â&#x20AC;? The weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events will begin with an invitation to our parents to take part in a shared reading activity with their child on Monday 22nd May at 2:45 pm. Other highlights of the week will include mindfulness workshops and hands-on art lessons that centre on our school values. To promote healthy and active playtimes, our school and house captains will provide recess and lunchtime activities to help our Wallaroo Primary School students stay motivated to move. On Tuesday, students are also welcome to join our school dance club, organised

by our Music teacher and held GXULQJUHFHVV7RHQGRXUIXQÂżOOHG week, we invite all members of our school community to attend our weekly community breakfast, held each Friday in the Common Room RSSRVLWHWKHRIÂżFH  In addition to our special Education Week events, Wallaroo Primary School delivers ongoing engaging curriculum including the Walker Learning Approach. This supports the individual learning needs and interests of our students through hands-on investigative learning in Prep to Year 2 and hands-on project based learning for students in Years 3 to 6. We also offer the following specialist programs: Visual Arts, Music and Performing Arts, Science and Sustainability, Digital Technologies, Chinese, Library and Physical Education. Wallaroo Primary Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wellbeing Program is supported by our wonderful Chaplain and our Breakfast Club is open daily and available to all students.

Prep Enrolments We have opened the enrolment process for 2018 prep students. If you are looking to enrol your child and would like more information about what we can offer or a tour of our grounds and facilities, please contact us on 5979 2654.

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Experiencing camping, as it should be BAXTER Primary Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique Outdoor Education Program provides children with a fantastic opportunity to develop new skills, friendships and interests. Children from Years 3-6 experience camping as it should be, under canvas, at destinations such as the Sorrento Foreshore, Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Promontory and Halls Gap. Our Outdoor Education Program is fully VHOIVXIÂżFLHQWHQVXULQJWKDWFRVWVDUHNHSWWRD minimum. Our camps provide a great opportunity for the children to develop a range of social skills. Most activities at camp involve team or group work, which is a great to strengthen established friendships and, also to develop new friendships by connecting with children they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t regularly talk with at school. Through a range of activities, children develop supportive relationships not only with different children, but also with their teachers and parents volunteers. At camp, children have the opportunity to learn about acceptance, caring and understanding. For PDQ\FKLOGUHQVFKRROFDPSLVWKHLUÂżUVWWLPH

away from family and home. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for children to develop independence by learning to take care of themselves. During camp, the children are exposed to authentic nature-based experiences. Hands-on activities in the outdoors stimulate all senses and facilitate learning. Children become more aware of the environment, develop outdoor skills and appreciation for nature. Whilst on camp, the children engage to a range of activities that they may not have tried before. For many, this may be an introduction to a life-long passion. Outside of the comfort of the classroom there will be challenges and IRUPDQ\DQRSSRUWXQLW\WRVKLQHDQGĂ&#x20AC;RXULVK amidst the camping environment. The aims of the program are simple:â&#x20AC;˘ Challenge children, â&#x20AC;˘ Promote resilience, initiative, self-reliance and responsibility. â&#x20AC;˘ Encourage relationship building, problem solving, respect and teamwork â&#x20AC;˘ Endorse healthy lifestyle choices

Tyabb Railway Primary School

Tyabb Railway Primary School AS the principal of Tyabb Railway, I am extremely excited to be part of such a vibrant and hardworking school. We are fortunate to have a strong community that works together to provide an excellent education for every child. We are passionate in our desire for our students to succeed. We are committed to providing an education, which will enable each student to realise their potential, both academically and socially. Here at Tyabb Railway Station Primary School we aspire to provide you with an environment that instils a lifelong passion for learning. It is our hope that all our students embrace the many opportunities which are available to them at our school. We encourage our students and families to see school as an adventure and an opportunity to face challenges and celebrate personal success. Emma Slater

EDUCATION WEEK

OPEN DAY :HGQHVGD\WK0D\ DP²SP Our students will be proudly displaying their work and highlighting the best of Baxter Primary School. (QUROPHQWVIRUZLOOEH accepted on the day. Enjoy a guided tour of the school DWDPRUSP Personal tours are also available by appointment. 3KRQHWKHVFKRRORIĂ&#x20AC;FHRQ

This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education Week will be celebrated from 21st to 27th May with the theme of Healthy Mind, Healthy Body. Education week gives parents the chance to see classrooms and early learning settings in action and to showcase the work we are doing for students to help ensure healthy minds and bodies. 7KHZHHNDLPVWRSURÂżOHDQGFHOHEUDWH everything from, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Indonesian, sport, dance, mentoring, mindfulness, reading, and art, to camps, excursions, breakfast clubs, canteen, play pod and lunchtime activities, resilience programs and more. Come and visit our school. Book a tour and see what 21st Century education looks at Tyabb Railway Station Primary School

Tours available: Tuesday and Thursdays 9:30 am. Bookings are a must. 3KRQH9LNNLRU0DQG\DWWKHRIÂżFHRQ$QDOWHUQDWLYHGD\ can be arranged if required.

Grant Road, Baxter 3911

www.baxterps.vic.edu.au Email: baxter.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

88 The Crescent, Tyabb VIC 3913 Phone: 03 5977 4324 email: tyabb.railway.station.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au Web: www.tyabbrailps.vic.adu.au Western Port News

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Student Leadership At Hastings Primary School AS we promote Education Week 201, it is important to recognise the value of providing opportunities for student leadership and promoting student voice at all year levels. While traditionally Year 6 draws most attention for student leadership roles, at H.P.S. leadership opportunities are found in every class, and we are so proud of the outcomes this focus produces. As each year begins Year 6 school and house OHDGHUVDUHLGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;HG7KHLUUROHWKURXJKRXWWKH year is to represent their school in the community, to support sports and other events, to fully manage the weekly assemblies and to engage with students, staff and parents whenever possible. 7KHSURFHVVIRUWKHVHOHFWLRQRIFODVV representatives on the Student Representative Council (S.R.C.) begins early in the year also. Self nomination through application is invited, followed by each candidate giving a speech. Each FODVVYRWHVIRUWZRUHSUHVHQWDWLYHV7KHVHUHSVWKHQ meet regularly with a staff leader to discuss ways to improve our school, ideas that have come from their own class meetings. In addition many other groups of students take on roles and responsibilities in the school that they do ZLWKHQWKXVLDVPDQGFRPPLWPHQW7KHVHLQFOXGH â&#x20AC;˘ I Sea, I Care ambassadors working with the Dolphin Research Institute on environmental

issues where our school community can make a difference. â&#x20AC;˘ 7KH+RVSLWDOLW\7HDPZKRVXSSRUWWKHVFKRRO¡V various social activities with their big smiles, interesting conversations and smart uniforms. â&#x20AC;˘ 7KH&KDLQ*DQJZKRDUHUHVSRQVLEOHIRU assisting with the maintenance of the gardens and play space. â&#x20AC;˘ Better Buddies with Year 5 students supporting )RXQGDWLRQVWXGHQWVWREXLOGFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHWKURXJK fun activities. â&#x20AC;˘ Sustainability team working with staff to promote recycling, reusing and reducing, as well as caring for the produce gardens and our chooks. 7KHLPSDFWRXUVWXGHQWVKDYHLQGHFLVLRQ making at the classroom and whole school level is impressive, especially when big ideas are taken to School Council for support and funding. In recent times this has included improvements to the Kids Cage play space, the development of the Loose Parts play space, an additional playground and the UHFHQWO\RSHQHG3HDFH*DUGHQ 7KHFRQFHSWRIWKH3HDFH*DUGHQZDVGHYHORSHG by the school leaders in 2016, with construction EHJLQQLQJLQ7HUP7KHVFKRROOHDGHUV FRPSOHWHGWKHSURMHFWFRQVWUXFWLRQLQ$SULOLQ time for ANZAC day commemorations.

All Services: -Care for Children 6 weeks to School Age -Nutritious Meals Provided -Nappies Provided -Kindergarten Program

111 Baxter Tooradin Road Baxter 3911 Phone: (03) 5971 1651 Open: 6:30pm-6:00pm baxter@sparrowearlylearning.com.au

1140 Frankston Flinders Road Somerville 3912 Phone: (03) 5977 5576 Open: 7:00am-6:00pm wagtail@sparrowearlylearning.com.au

18-20 Gomms Road Somerville 3912 Phone: (03) 5977 8000 Open: 6:30am-6:00pm somerville@sparrowearlylearning.com.au

ABOUT SPARROW EARLY LEARNING: When attending Sparrow Early Learning Centres, your child will experience a high quality program with caring, qualified educators and beautiful facilities. Our Educators ensure each child is nurtured and provided with a unique sense of belonging. Children are our focus at Sparrow, we are committed to guiding and encouraging each child through their early years to have unique and meaningful experiences. Every parent deserves peace of mind that quality care and education is being provided to their child. We are committed to making every childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience at Sparrow Early Learning a positive one. We believe in developing effective partnerships with families that will ultimately result in positive outcomes for children. The Sparrow team are comprised of successful and experienced early childhood and business professionals. Parents may define high quality child care as an environment in which their child is happy, makes friends and the child has fun. While there is no single definition of quality in child care, there are some overall elements of child care that are identified as critical to the well-being of children. These might include:

Term 2 is a busy time in schools as we continue our focus on student learning and measuring studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; growth in each curriculum area, ready for June reports. It is also busy as we begin the 2018 Foundation (Prep) enrolment program for families. Families who would like a school tour at Hastings Primary School are welcome to â&#x20AC;˘ book into our Thursday tours at 9:30am or 2:15pm during May OR â&#x20AC;˘ LI7KXUVGD\VGRQRWVXLWSOHDVHFDOOWKHVFKRRORIÂżFHRQWRPDNH an appointment We love to meet new families and encourage you to come and see for yourself the many RSSRUWXQLWLHVVWXGHQWVKDYHWRĂ&#x20AC;RXULVKDW+DVWLQJV3ULPDU\6FKRROWKURXJK â&#x20AC;˘ a strong focus on wellbeing and mental health through our Kidsmatter framework â&#x20AC;˘ engaging and motivational curriculum programs, well supported with high quality technology â&#x20AC;˘ a friendly, supportive school community with a culture of caring, respect and inclusion â&#x20AC;˘ excellent grounds and buildings offering a great learning and social environment If you would like to know more about us please call for an appointment or drop in and pick up the school brochure and other information.

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Health, safety and good hygiene Good nutrition A well-maintained environment and well designed, play spaces for children An adequate number of staff who are sensitive and responsive to children Opportunities for active playâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially outdoors Opportunities for quiet play and rest Opportunities for developing motor, social, language and cognitive skills through play Positive interactions with adults Practices that support positive interaction amongst children Facilitation of emotional growth Participation of, support for and communication with parents Respect for diversity and difference, gender equality and inclusion of children with disabilities Broad learning and development goals for children, going beyond narrow academic aims like early literacy and numeracy to social, emotional, cultural, artistic and physical goals An approach that â&#x20AC;&#x153;lets children be childrenâ&#x20AC;?, which means learning through play and experiencing a wide range of artistic, cultural, cognitive, social and physical activities.

Feel free to call one of our services managers to organise a tour: Wagtail Cottage: Mara Santo (03) 5977 5576

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Somerville Childcare & Kindergarten: Hayley Jorgensen (03) 5977 8000 Baxter Childcare: Alyce Ryan (03) 5971 1651


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158 Barkly Street, MORNINGTON Saturday 17th June at 11:00am McEwing & Partners, 160 Main Street, Mornington, 5975 4555 Dean Phillips, 0402 833 865

WITH superior attention to detail and a resort-style outdoor entertaining zone overlooking an in-ground pool, as well as boasting views out to the glistening waters of the bay, this breathtaking sanctuary delivers the ultimate Mornington lifestyle just moments to prestigious Mills Beach and Main Street eateries and boutiques. From the street the home has a distinct flair with a combination of materials creating a contemporary exterior very much in keeping with the coastal aesthetics. An aggregate paved driveway leads up to a double garage then loops around in front of the home

for extra off-street parking. There is a good sized front lawn, and some tropical theme landscaping complete what is a great first impression. From the grand entry, the enormous master bedroom to the left boasts a huge walk-through wardrobe to an equally spectacular ensuite bathroom with spa bath and double walk-in shower. The first of two outstanding living zones is a vast family room and kitchen highlighted by polished timber floors. The galley-style kitchen has a long island bench incorporating a dishwasher and built-in microwave oven, there is a stainless-steel under

bench oven, and plenty of storage space. The living zone has a lovely gas log-effect heater, and seamlessly merging with the dining space is the marvellous timber deck that overlooks the solar heated in-ground pool and Balinese hut. The man bathroom is upstairs as are three more bedrooms centred around a second living room which also opens to a wonderful balcony with an inspiring view across the bay. Set on a 1233 square metre block, this spectacular fourbedroom haven offers a life of luxury and privilege among Morningtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most exclusive neighbourhoods.

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5979 4177

69 High Street HASTINGS, Vic, 3915

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Be prepared to be impressed. For auction. Saturday 27 May at 1pm This fantastic family home provides a spacious and fully functional floor plan that will suit the growing family. Comprising of; three bedrooms, formal entry, large lounge with formal dining, stunning kitchen with stone bench tops and huge tiled meals area. Master with full en suite, separate rumpus room, undercover entertaining area and big shed.

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This unit is ready for a facelift and you could be the one to operate! With fantastic bones, this unit is looking for its next owner to inject some personality. Update the kitchen and bathroom and bring this gorgeous unit into the new millennium. The lounge room has a gas ZDOOKHDWHUDQGDLUFRQGLWLRQHUWKHWLPEHUNLWFKHQLVFHQWUDOO\ORFDWHGDQGLPPDFXODWHZLWKDJUHDWGLQLQJDUHDMXVWRÎ?LW7ZRVSDFLRXV EHGURRPVERWKZLWKEXLOWLQUREHVČ´QLVKWKLVJUHDWXQLWLQWHUQDOO\7KHVLQJOHJDUDJHKDVDFFHVVWRWKHUHDU\DUGZKLFKLVIXOO\IHQFHGRÎ?HULQJ a great space to relax after a long day. Sitting amongst 5 other units and well positioned at the front of the complex with road frontage adds to its appeal. Close to Fishermans Beach and local Lilo cafĂŠ and walking distance to vibrant Main Street, this fantastic opportunity is ideal for UHWLUHHVČ´UVWKRPHEX\HUVLQYHVWRUVDQGEHDFKORYHUV35Î&#x2013;252))(56Î&#x2013;19Î&#x2013;7('

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MORNINGTON 2/17 Marine Avenue

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For Sale $770,000 - $820,000

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For Sale contact agent

Jodie Makepeace Bruce Goddard 0409 556 460 0408 316 701

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NEW LISTING

Hastings 9/22 Rankin Road

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Affordable family living Introducing this magnificent 3-bedroom unit, close to High Street shops, cafes and restaurants. Offering 3 bedrooms containing built in robes, spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living area with timber flooring throughout. Additional features include central bathroom with shower and bath combination, kitchen with electric oven, gas cooktop and dishwasher. Also containing a double carport with side access to the private courtyard area complete with decked patio area. This property is ideal for first home buyers, downsizers, savvy investors looking to add to their portfolio or young families looking for an affordable price point to break into the market. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss your opportunity to secure this absolute gem of a property and your first step is booking your inspection today!

For Sale

Price $270,000 - $297,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Jake Condick M 0430 599 910P 03 5970 7333 jake.condick@harcourts.com.au Tim Ripper M 0434 513 640 P 03 5970 7333 tim.ripper@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

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NEW LISTING

Hastings 2 Kaz Court

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Family Living On a Grand Scale This expansive family home is sure to impress with a gracious formal entry that leads to a spacious home office that has seamless cabinetry and amplestorage. Brush box timber flooring guides you to the kitchen, dining and living areas, where the well designed kitchen includes quality appliances, vinyl wrap cabinets and more excellent storage space. The master bedroom has his ‘n’ her walk-in robes and a luxurious ensuite, with three more bedrooms featuring built in robes all sharing the main bathroom. Step outside to where the fun really begins with your very own pavilion complete with gas heated spa, room for a games table and a huge dining space that overlooks the landscaped gardens. This is the perfect place to relax and entertain with family and friends. Extra appointments to the home include zoned ducted heating and cooling, ceiling fans, 2700mm high ceilings, secure remote front gates, double lockup garage with large workshop and enough room to park all the toys.

Saturday June 3rd at 3:00pm View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Tim Ripper M 0434 513 640 P 03 5970 7333 tim.ripper@harcourts.com.au Sandra Barling M 0402 093 405 P 03 5970 7333 sandra.barling@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

AUCTION

Frankston 9/105 McMahons Road

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Immaculately Presented Townhouse Privately positioned & securely set , this surprisingly spacious 3 bedroom unit boasts simple, yet stylish modern touches. Two of the three bedrooms have BIR’s with the larger main bedrooms featuring an ensuite and walk-in robe. The light filled kitchen has an abundance of storage, stainless steel appliances, stone bench tops and incorporates casual dining and family room with views of outdoor living. A paved courtyard is the perfect space to retire in the warmer weather. Enjoy the comfort of split system cooling, gas ducted heating and direct entry to the double remote control garage. This sophisticated residence offers the fortunate buyer a life of convenience, located within minutes to Bayside Shopping Centre, Frankston Hospital, Monash University, public transport and more

Price $410,000 - $450,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754P 03 5970 7333 jason.dowler@harcourts.com.au Bonnie Aliotti M 0437 384 179 P 03 5970 7333 pa2.hastings@harcourts.com.au

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FOR LEASE

FOR LEASE

Crib Point 1/20 Pearce Street Brand New This brand new 3 bedroom unit is located on a quiet street in Crib Point and is a must to inspect. With open plan living, spacious bedrooms with the master including a walk in robe and ensuite, split system heat-

ing & cooling, double garage with external access into the unit and fully landscaped gardens. Located walking distance to the shops and school. This wont last long.

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Well presented three bedroom home, only a short walk to the $360 Per Week beach and the Store Cafe. Two View By Appointment bedrooms have BIR’s, there is www.harcourts.com.au a bright and sunny open plan Hastings Office living area with fire place, airP 03 5970 7333 hastings@harcourts.com.au conditioning and a ceiling fan.

The kitchen has a dishwasher & electric cooking. Seperate bathroom and laundry, landscaped rear yard and off-street parking for 3 cars. Looking for a sea change? Then this is it!

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FOR LEASE

FOR LEASE

Crib Point 2/20 Pearce Street Brand New This brand new 3 bedroom unit is located on a quiet street in Crib Point and is a must to inspect. With open plan living, spacious bedrooms with the master including a walk in robe and ensuite, split system heat-

ing & cooling, double garage with external access into the unit and fully landscaped gardens. Located walking distance to the shops and school. This wont last long.

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Brand New This brand new 3 bedroom unit is located on a quiet street in Crib Point and is a must to inspect. With open plan living, spacious bedrooms with the master including a walk in robe and ensuite, split system heat-

ing & cooling, double garage with external access into the unit and fully landscaped gardens. Located walking distance to the shops and school. This wont last long.

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When It comes to managing your property, we have an unwavering commitment to place the best tenants into your number one asset. For outstanding service, knowledge and a property management experience that exceeds your expectations, talk to us. Contact Sue, Mellisa, Jess or Liane for any property management needs, to them it’s not just a job it’s a passion.

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

EXECUTORS AUCTION AUCTION This Saturday at 1:00pm Saturday 12:30-1:00pm VIEW 10% Deposit, Balance 30/60 days, TERMS vacant possession Richard Whitehead 0412 328 718 AGENT

Set behind a large & secure front fence in a superb Bittern location, lies this one of a kind Tudor house on approx. 1/4 acre awaiting your personal touch! This home exudes potential and offers two generous bedrooms, both with BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, large timber kitchen with ample cupboard and bench space, main bathroom with spa bath, living area with gas ďŹ replace, split system air-conditioning and expansive cathedral ceilings. A spacious dining area has access to enclosed front porch, stunning colonial windows throughout, gas ducted heating, generous outdoor entertaining area, huge backyard with asphalt driveway leading to large workshop, ample & secure car parking to front & rear of property. All of this within close proximity to schools, shops & public transport. An auction not to be missed!

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COUNTRY OR COASTAL FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS

CLEARING SALE - MORWELL MAJOR CLEARING SALE SATURDAY, MAY 20TH at 10AM

1650 BULGA PARK ROAD, BALOOK AUCTION SUNDAY MAY 21st @ 1pm on site

CORSER ROAD, MORWELL Account NACAP AUSTRALIA

SECLUSION & SERENITY Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not often you get a chance to buy a century old school in the rainforests of the Tarra-Bulga National Park. The former Balook school site is in remarkably good condition for its age, consisting of two large classrooms with an adjoining large commercial size kitchen and a substantial amenities block. Located on 2 acres (8094m2) zoned farming, the property is totally secluded and hidden from view amongst the towering Mountain Ash and Blackwoods of the world renowned temperate rain forests, yet barely a minuteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s walk to the village centre & the Tarra Bulga visitors centre. Since its closure in 1966, the property has been utilised as a school camp savouring the warm sunny days, clear mountain air and cool crisp winters with occasional snowfall. Only 2 hours from Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eastern suburbs, Balook feels like a world awayâ&#x20AC;Ś a place of true serenity!

1698 THIRTEEN MILE ROAD WILLUNG AUCTION SATURDAY JUNE 3rd at 11am SECLUDED HIDEAWAY MORTGAGEE IN POSSESSION Looking to escape from the hustle of city life, a weekender in which to sit back and relax your days away, then this is the place for you. In the midst of the sprawling Mullungdung State Forest this two storey â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Barn â&#x20AC;&#x153; style house is in prime position for bushwalking, bike riding, horse riding RUH[SORULQJDOOWKHĂ&#x20AC;RUDDQGIDXQDWKLVDUHDLVIDPRXVIRU2SHQVW\OHOLYLQJ with a wood heater, two storeys , solar power, rustic features and two large balconies, perfect for sitting back with a wine, and watching kangaroos grazing on your doorstep. The property consists of approx 4 acres, large machinery shed ideal for the caravan, boat or workshop, a smaller shed with mechanics pit, chooks shed and established vegetation. The property also adjoins farmland so you have the luxury of no neighbours for miles.

Greg 0428 826 600

Following completion of major Victorian pipeline projects Nacap are relocating back to Dubbo. As a result the following items are to be offered for sale.

Plant Tractor John Deere 5101E (2013 model) 4wd F.E.L bucket & forks 1500hrs excellent condition, Tulip disc plough & crumble roller, Ditch witch, Silvan 400 Lt 6 mtr boom spray unit, EL GRA percussion Post driver, Motorized trailing street sweeper, Sewell road Broom (tb2000e), 6 x tandem & tradesmen trailers

Fencing Materials Huge Qty of Steel posts (approx 5000), 180 coils of rabbit netting, Rolls of Ringlock, barbed & plain wire, 10 wire spinners, 160 Farm gates (14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;), 600 Waratah galvanized end assembly units (complete ), 800 treated pine strainers, stays & posts, 9 x solar electric fence energizers.

General Large diameter steel pipes 350-400mm diameter various lengths, Welders, air compressors, high volume pumps, Coils of poly & high pressure pipe, Quantity aluminum tool boxes, assortment of large tarps, SDOOHWUDFNLQJ ZRUNEHQFKHVH[FDYDWRUĂ&#x20AC;RDWDWLRQPDWV VWHHO  6-metre aluminum walkways, large quantity of concrete driveway ends & hundreds of miscellaneous items too numerous to list. Most items of fencing materials are either NEW or near new! All equipment, tools and materials are presented in excellent condition. Viewing day Friday May 19, 10am -2pm View photos and descriptions - www.gippslandclearingsales.com.au Number system will operate, Photo ID required, Strictly cash or approved cheque, GST applicable. NO buyer premium.

Elders Real Estate SALE Ph: 03 5144 4444

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‘a lifestyle village for the over 50’s’ 249 High Street, Hastings, 3915 www.peninsulaparklands.com.au

SOLD XOpen plan living XHuge kitchen XFormal dining area XLounge area XTwo bedrooms with BIR’s XSingle carport

$170,000

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$175,000

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$265,000 - Expressions Of Interest

SOLD XHuge lounge XDining area with bay windows XTwo huge bedrooms both with BIR’s XModern kitchen great bench space XFantastic gardens with picket fence XGarage with auto rolladoor

XHuge kitchen XSeparate dining & lounge XAir-conditioning X Two bedrooms with BIR’s XSingle carport

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$190,000

UNDER CT A R T N CO XNear new home XKitchen & separate dining XTwo bedrooms with BIR’s + study XLounge with air-conditioning. XPatio w/ retractable all-weather blinds XGarage with roller door

$285,000

To arrange your site inspection contact David Nelli 0403 111 234 or at the office on 5979 2700 Email: david@peninsulaparklands.com.au Page 12

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168 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Hastings

Auction

26 Boes Road, Hastings Escape the suburbs and live out the dream of a relaxed country lifestyle that offers peace, privacy and flexible uses; whilst being only minutes from shops, schools and Westernport Bay. Set on 2 hectares (Approx.), the wellmaintained 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom residence is positioned to capture relaxing views across the property filled with established trees; while a separate studio is the perfect teenage retreat. A number of outbuildings offer mixed uses alongside a tack room, sand based ménage, dam and plenty of fenced paddocks. Pursue your hobby farm dreams while being able to easily access major shopping centres, private and public schools, beautiful beaches, transport and Peninsula Link.

Rosebud

Auction Saturday 3rd June 2.00pm Inspection Inspect as advertised or by appointment Contact Rachel Crook 0419 300 515 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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Auction

actioneers Auctioneers of action with years of experience. 9 Paterson Street, Rosebud A holiday house by the seaside, picturesque permanent home or prime development opportunity (STCA) are all viable futures for this flexible character-filled 2/3 bedroom, 2-bathroom plus a study period residence on a fabulous treed block in a prime location within a few minutes’ walk of the beach, cafes and shops.

Auction Saturday 27th May 2.00pm Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Damian Smith 0481 875 243 Clare Black 0409 763 261 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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Bowman and Company, Mornington Peninsula’s real estate experts, helping you find your ideal home or sell your current one. The beach is closer than you think. Contact us today to find out more. Bowman & Company 168 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 Telephone 03 5975 6888 Fax 03 5975 6288 admin@bowmanandcompany.com.au bowmanandcompany.com.au

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL

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Opportunity is knocking Address: Auction: Agency: Agent:

51 Mornington Tyabb Road, MORNINGTON Friday, May 26 at 2:00pm Nichols Crowder, Level 1, 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs, 9775 1535 Tom Crowder, 0438 670 300

CURRENTLY home to the East Mornington Veterinary Hospital, this prime 900 square metre site along bustling Mornington Tyabb Road is a fantastic opportunity for investors to capitalise on an enticing yield, or owner-occupiers to develop and rebuild (STCA). The building area measures about 230 square metres and has parking for eight vehicles at the front and extra parking for staff at the rear. The interior has an excellent fit-out with a large reception area, several well-appointed consulting rooms, and extensive staff facilities. Leased at $70,700 per year plus GST and outgoings until June next year, this property, in a great location amongst car and homemaker showrooms, provides several excellent options and is a rare oppurtunity to purchase along such a busy main road.

Neilson Partners

1575 Frankston â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Flinders Road, TYABB

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Expressions of Interest invited - Closing 31st May, 2017 @2pm

TREE AND SEA CHANGE Fabulous 2500m² of developable land within an easy walk of the picturesque village of Tyabb. Tyabb features a railway station, two government primary schools, Flinders Christian Community College (years prep to 6) and the land abuts Padua College. There is also a bakery, ,*$SRVWRIÃ&#x20AC;FHYDULRXVWDNHDZD\IRRGVWRUHVDQGVSHFLDOW\FUDIWVKRSV:KLOVWHQMR\LQJDUXUDODVSHFWWKHODQGLVRQO\NPVIURP+DVWLQJV NPVIURPWKHEULJKWOLJKWVRI)UDQNVWRQDQGLVRQWKHSRSXODUZHVWHUQHGJHRI:HVWHUQ3RUW%D\ A truly unique opportunity.

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Expressions of interest Closing Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 5pm

323 Nepean Highway, Frankston

Invest, Occupy, Develop - You Choose

Prominent industrial investment Address: For Sale: Agency: Agent:

1a Fuji Crescent and 5 Kenji Street, MORNINGTON $1,000,000 plus Kevin Wright Commercial, Suite 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255 Jamie Stuart, 0412 565 562

IN the industrial heart of Mornington, this prominent building on the corner of Kenji Street and Fuji Crescent offers two separate titles to be sold as one. Providing two storeys of quality office and warehouse space, this address benefits from excellent access for larger vehicles, great exposure to passing traffic and plenty of natural light. A fine investment, the property in Fuji Crescent is leased to an ASX listed tenant and has an annual return of about $40,000 per year. The second property in Kenji Street is available now with vacant possession for either a tenant or owner-occupier. There is about 172 square metres of clear-span warehouse, a small production office and staff amenities. Fully leased, these two properties could potentially generate a passing income of some $60,000 per annum (plus GST and outgoings) and on a purchase price of $1,000,000 this represents about a 6% yield.

Corner property being sold with vacant possession Land area : 720m2*

Fantastic ofďŹ ce with on site parking and paved courtyard

Building area: 220m2*

TERMS: 10% deposit, Balance 30/60 days

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

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Linda Ellis 0400 480 397

1 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs

Auction

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Friday 26th May at 2pm on site 51 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington

Friday 19th May at 12 noon on site 98 Young Street, Frankston

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9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

Tom Crowder 0438 670 300 Geoff Crowder 0418 531 611 1 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs

Securely leased to Campbell Page Limited Building area: 182m2* (wide frontage) Rental return $43,440pa net

Land area: 320m2* (rear parking)

Tenant pays outgoings inc. Land Tax

Terms:10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

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Linda Ellis 0400 480 397 1 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs

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jacobsandlowe.com.au/commercial MOUNT MARTHA

NEW LISTING

3a Bay Road

PRIME RETAIL SPACE ACROSS FROM THE BEACH An outstanding retail opportunity located in the Mount Martha shopping strip directly opposite the beach. The property presents a rare opportunity for commercial investors to secure a property in this tightly held area. Q

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Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

MORNINGTON 358 Main Street

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0407 743 858

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0407 743 858

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$1,510pcm + Ogs For Lease

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0407 743 858


Dromana College: Leapingfrom strength to strength THE Dromana College Learning Enhancement and Acceleration Program (LEAP) continues to go from strength to strength. LEAP caters for high achieving, gifted and talented students who are grouped together in an engaging, challenging and supportive learning program. We are now in the fourth year of this outstanding program and our LEAP students continue to thrive within this high expectation environment where students learn from and with other high achieving students. LEAP is staffed by a dedicated team of teachers who ensure that all students are encouraged and supported to achieve their personal best and where engaging curriculum is delivered to maximise student interest and achievement. Our LEAP teaching team work closely to ensure that the curriculum and pastoral needs of all LEAP students are met and guaranteeing that the LEAP curriculum is differentiated to meet the needs of these high achieving students. Our LEAP students are closely monitored and tracked to ensure that pathways opportunities are maximised. Our current Year 9 and 10 LEAP students are accessing a range of VCE options which will help them to maximise their ATAR and they work closely with senior students and classes

whilst still in middle school. LEAP classes also have access to a range of university experiences to ensure that they are fully aware of available tertiary pathways. Language learning is a prime focus of our LEAP classes and there has been a high retention of LEAP students into our senior Indonesian and Japanese language classes. LEAP students also undertake the study of Philosophy, which is not available to other students. Of course, literacy and numeracy continue to underpin the program, as the essential foundations for all learning. Although LEAP students work closely as a team, we ensure that students are integrated and included within their wider year level cohort. The students undertake many activities and excursions with peers from other classes including camps, pastoral activities and sports, sharing the same space in our dedicated Year 7 area of the college, so that wider social interactions are fostered. Grade 6 students are invited and encouraged to apply for a place in the Dromana College LEAP Program. For further information and to apply for LEAP please visit the Dromana College website www.dsc.vic.edu.au Simon Jones Acting Principal

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I think I am the luckiest Principal around. I get to go to a beautiful school every day and work with the most incredible students, staff and parent community. We are an amazing school located in the tranquil setting of Crib Point on 4.5 hectares of land. Here \RXZLOOÀQGFRQWHPSRUDU\HGXFDWLRQDQGIDFLOLWLHVLQDUXUDOVHWWLQJ,DOVRJHWWREHWKH3ULQFLSDORI Perseverance Primary, a beautiful primary school of 16 students on French Island. How lucky am I! We are one of the only schools on the Mornington Peninsula that uses a Social Emotional Program called Second Steps, a modern and exciting program that explicitly teaches Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotional Management, Problem Solving and Responsible Decision Making. We believe that these core skills are vital for education and they can’t be left to chance. We teach these beginning in our Foundation (Prep) year through the Grade 6. Having been at the school since the implementation of this program, I can say how much of a difference it has made to the tone of our school. I invite you to come and get a sense of our school at any time of the day, any day of the week and you will discover what a school in educational action looks like and feels like. As a staff, we have spent a lot of time looking at the future world our students are going to be going into to. To help us prepare our students for that world, we have a strong commitment to Inquiry Learning. This approach helps deepen students understanding, encouraging them to become creative and critical thinkers, who are able to collaborate and communicate, and developing a strong sense of character while becoming global citizens. We have a strong emphasis of Numeracy and Literacy. As an avid lifelong learner, my personal passion is reading and I thoroughly enjoy hearing about the adventures our students are having through reading and literacy. We have a whole school approach to Numeracy and have developed “I can” statements for every year level. We have a close relationship with Cerberus Navy Base and have a fabulous Defence Force Transition Aide who runs vital transition programs for our Defence Force students, and together with our fantastic school chaplain, are more friendly faces around our school. This year has seen the introduction of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) with a full time STEM teacher. We have digital technologies in every classroom and to further extend this, we are taking a leap and launching into the world of Robotics and 3D printers this year and are excited about what our students will have the opportunity to produce. We also have Art, Music, Physical Education, Indonesian, Library and Chefs Club in our new outdoor kitchen (It’s been a busy year!). We are also starting our Hands On learning Program and our students are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate LQWKLV)RUWKHÀUVWWLPHWKLV\HDUZHKDYHDOVRLQWURGXFHGDQHQULFKPHQWSURJUDP We are fortunate to host a wonderful Before and After School care program on site and this truly makes life a lot easier for a lot of our parents. Last year saw the introduction of a free Breakfast Club three days a week and this has been hugely successful. It runs on the days canteen doesn’t. We truly do have an open door policy at Crib Point Primary School. I welcome you to come and have a tour. I know that parents don’t often have the opportunity to see what happens in school on a day to day basis so I post on Facebook Crib Point Primary School Principal Page so parents can see the wonderful things we do here every day.

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Western Port wins prestigious national teaching award EXCITEMENT is mounting in the Western Port Secondary College community. Fresh from the successful Open Day launch of its 21st Century Education program in April comes news of Principal Michael Devineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win in the 2017 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards. Only 12 educators from 443 applicants nation-wide were honoured by the Awards, an initiative between the Commonwealth Bank and Schools Plus. Launched in October 2016, the Awards â&#x20AC;&#x153;recognise and reward great teachers and principals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially those making a difference in their school communitiesâ&#x20AC;?. For Principal Michael Devine, the Award comes as recognition of the turn around in Western Port Secondary &ROOHJHÂśVVWDQGDUGVDQGUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWVWKH dedication and commitment of staff across the College. A priority of Mr Devineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s since being appointed Principal, was targeting disengagement and encouraging students to remain in education. Now, as a result of outreach programs, schoolbased traineeships and other initiatives Years 7-12 retention has risen to over 60 SHUFHQWZLWKVLJQLÂżFDQWLPSURYHPHQWV in NAPLAN data and VCE median study scores. He has developed with the leadership team and teachers a focus on learning growth, using explicit instruction and data and measuring individual student standards to monitor performance. Mr Devine says that he â&#x20AC;&#x153;wants to move each student forward at least one year in learning for one yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teaching.â&#x20AC;? He says that continual measurement more quickly indicates a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

individual strengths, allowing guidance into areas where willingness to learn can Ă&#x20AC;RXULVK$VDUHVXOWVWXGHQWUHWHQWLRQ academic results, student enjoyment and school culture have all improved. Mr Devine and Assistant Principal Chris Quinn travelled to Sydney to accept the Award, a 2017 Teaching Fellowship which includes $30,000 to Western Port Secondary College for a strategic project to further improve

student outcomes. Selection panel members including author of the 2011 Review of Funding for Schooling, David Gonski AC, and Commonwealth Bank CEO, Ian Narev, presented the Awards. Rosemary Conn, Chief Executive 2IÂżFHU6FKRROV3OXVVDLGÂł2XU awarded teachers and principals go to inspiring lengths to provide the sort of teaching that can change studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

lives, opening up new possibilities for them, no matter what their backgrounds. This exceptional teaching makes the greatest difference to students and their communities.â&#x20AC;? Michael Devine wants to offer the whole community an invitation to get to know their exciting and revitalised local College better. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Open Day was held very recently, but every day is Open Day, really,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;our commitment

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The Tyabb Training Farm Project By Peter McCullough DURING the 1960’s the Prahran Methodist Mission, assisted by the local community, undertook this project which involved thousands of working hours freely given by children, teenagers, and adults. Origins In 1958 77-year old John Barclay made available his farm at Tyabb to the Prahran Methodist Mission and Christian Community Centre to assist them in their youth programme. The farm, which had been in the possession of the Barclay family for 100 years, consisted of 75 acres, 34 acres of which was uncleared. The property abutted the sea and a further 25 acres along the water’s edge, subject to tidal variation, was leased from the Lands Department for a nominal rental. A panel of local farmers and businessmen, under the leadership of Harold Thornell, a Tyabb real estate agent, was set up to assist the Prahran Methodist Mission in the development of the project. Before long regular organized working bees commenced. It was the policy of the Mission to link the educational, recreational and worship programme with physical labour. Enter the Davidsons Ken Davidson and his fiancee, Dorothy Cooper, attended the Mission’s Youth Group in Prahran. The project was still getting underway when Ken offered to give up his job as a brick-

Work day on the farm: John Barclay (left) and Ken Davidson (right) at the Tyabb Training Farm Project.

layer to manage the farm. In his own words, “I have wanted to be a farmer all my life, and I want to help the Mission.” This was Ken’s practical and rather shy way of saying he had received a call of God. Those in charge did their best to discourage him: the farm was in a rundown condition, there was no house in which to live, virtually no capital and

Planning: Examining the plans for the project with the Mayor of Prahan, George Gahan. Wedding bells: Ken and Dorothy’s wedding day in November 1958.

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little security. On top of all that, Ken would have to give up plans to build his own home. But Ken was not to be denied; he felt committed, as did his fiancee. Ken and Dorothy were married on 1 November, 1958 and moved into a house in Hastings which a supporter of the project had made available rent free for a year. Ken immediately im-

mersed himself in the first task which was to cut hay for the cows that were still to come. He was assisted in this task by local man Dave Barclay who enquired as to whether Ken might be interested in a game of cricket. And so began Ken’s association as the spin bowler for Tyabb Cricket Club which extended over thirty seasons ( 1958/59 to 1987/88 ). Ken was always readily

identifiable on the field; he never removed his cap, even when bowling! While Ken was rolling his arm over, Dot was kept busy in the capacity of meticulous team scorer for many years. While primarily a bowler, Ken was capable, if dogged, with the bat. In his 314 games he scored 4481 runs, with a highest score of 84 and passing 50 on 17 occasions. Rather amazingly, he was not out 77 times in his 328 innings. As a bowler he took 517 wickets, including three hat tricks. His best figures were 7 for 21 and he had a bowling average of 14.79. These figures were supplied by Doug Dyall, long-time statistician at the Tyabb Cricket Club, who added “Ken was a great advocate for juniors and often took on leadership roles in the seconds and thirds to encourage and promote youth, and many players at Tyabb Cricket Club over the years would remember fondly that it was Ken Davidson who gave them their start in the game and showed them how to enjoy the game in a sportsmanlike manner. In 1973/74 he led the seconds to a premiership. Ken is remembered at Tyabb Cricket Club as one of the greats both on and off the field.” Finally, Doug has recounted a story which is part of the folklore at Tyabb Cricket Club: how two fairly ordinary batsmen pulled of a remarkable victory. As well as his contribution on the field, Ken was a member of the Tyabb Cricket Club committee for 29 sea-

1973/74 Premiership Seconds: (Back) Kevin Strange, Ken Davidson, Bert Duyvestyn, Phillip Smedley, Glenn Murray, Ron Gleeson, Ian Summers, Bob Kilner. (Front) Mark Summers, Edgar Slocombe, Richard Francis (capt), Peter Morone, Geoff Stockton. 1977/78 Thirds team with Ken as captain: (Back) Robert Summers, Tony Coelli, Ian Ladiges, Brendon Shaw, Lee Murray, Allan Summers. (Front) Graeme Leerson, Chris Horton, Neville Fisher, Russell Slocombe, Ken Davidson.


All hands on deck: The giant working bee in June 1959 and (above right) the finished product. Built to last: (Right) the modern brick dairy, built by Ken.

sons and at various times filled the positions of President, Secretary, and Treasurer. He was made a life member of the club in 1969/70. So significant was his contribution that the Tyabb Cricket Club still awards the Ken Davidson trophy each year to the best clubman. Stage 1 The first priority was the building of a cottage on the farm for the Davidsons. An anonymous supporter’s donation of 1000 pounds, together with news that a Davidson baby was on the way, gave the project some impetus. It was decided to build the cottage by voluntary labour and on 27 June, 1959 fifty tradesman and helpers began at 8 a.m. to build the cottage to lock-up stage in a day. All gave their services entirely voluntarily and brought all kinds of modern machinery to help them in their work. With such a big team, the ladies were kept busy providing sandwiches and drinks. T.V. Cameras recorded the progress throughout the day, and by nightfall the outside of the building was complete and has the first coat of paint. Then began a race to finish the interior; all was completed so that Ken and Dot could move in with a fortnight to spare before the arrival of Gary 15 October, 1959. Work began immediately on a modern brick dairy, which made good use of Ken’s bricklaying expertise, while clearing and fencing work continued. During 1959 a party of Wesley College schoolboys travelled across from the Youth Camp at Somers every day for a week to help. This was part of their community service programme and a garage was the end result. Then a gift of 200 pounds was sufficient to purchase a reconditioned tractor. With the completion of the brick dairy the farm was in production, and Stage 1 was officially opened on 28 February, 1960. Stage 2

A good herd was a priority but funds were limited. Then in June, 1960 a supporter opened an opportunity shop, first in Box Hill and then in Boronia. Run by volunteers, this provided a great boon to the project, enabling the purchase of milking machines (650 pounds), a rotary hoe (125), chain saw (125), pump (300), polythene hose and fittings (90), and four cows (over 300 pounds). In May, 1961 a prefabricated steel hayshed valued at 1000 pounds was donated and in September of that year an anonymous gift of 4000 pounds enabled a start to be made on the building of the hall and accommodation quarters. Meanwhile, Joanne Davidson was born on 30 November, 1961. In January, 1962 an opportunity shop was opened at McKinnon with half of the proceeds to go to the Tyabb Training Farm Project, and the following month a group of Korumburra farmers donated seventeen jersey heifer calves. Throughout 1962 regular monthly working bees from Prahran pushed on with the building programme, and a youth group from Kaniva gave a week’s work; this was a first for the farm. 16 March, 1963 was a gala day at the farm with the opening of Stage 2. The International Harvester Company put on a demonstration of farm machinery which was of special interest to local farmers. All youth groups who had undertaken work days on the farm, including the Kaniva group, were present, as were members of the regular working bees. Two hundred pensioners from Prahran came down for a day’s picnic outing. There was a barbeque tea followed by evening entertainment of films and dancing in the new recreational hall. The Farm in Operation Over the next few years the farm was able to realize its objective and provide accommodation for youth groups and boys who were orphans, may

Farm hands: (Right) Ken and John Barclay feeding the hefers. Kids: (Bottom right) A group of residents, including Peter from central Australia. Hall completion: (Below) The recreation hall, completion of Stage 2.

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have been neglected, or in need of rehabilitation. In its first summer the farm provided six weeks of accommodation for Peter, an aboriginal boy from central Australia. Although numbers were generally limited to about six, as many as sixteen could be accommodated in the dormitory if a youth group visited, and even more could sleep in the hall if the need arose. The project’s success notwithstanding, there was a struggle to achieve all those items which were necessary to complete Stage 2: furniture for the lounge room, stack-up chairs for the recreation hall, cutlery and crockery, and so the list goes on. For most of the 1960’s Ken Davidson battled on as manager of the project with up to twenty cows being milked twice a day. Dot also assisted in the day-to-day operations, mainly in a “house mother” role. However enthusiasm towards working bees dwindled - the project was after all a long way from Prahran - and the farm was always short of funds. Eventually Ken was forced to obtain part-time employment so he drove a truck between milkings.

The End of the Tyabb Training Farm Project Although Ken kept milking cows until 1969, the lack of financial support forced the closure of the farm. In addition, much of the land was torn up so that pipes could be laid for the new Esso complex. The cottage and hall were transported to the Mission’s Youth Camp at Somers and most of the equipment was disposed of at a clearing sale. Ken Davidson worked full time in the trucking business for the rest of his working life, firstly with local Max Christie and then with Mayne Nickless/Vic. State Transport. Dot, freed of her responsibilities as well, worked in the packing shed at Seller Brothers Orchards for seventeen years. After renting for twelve months following the closure of the farm, the Davidsons moved to their new home in Tyabb where Dot still lives. Ken died in 2009 at the age of 75. Reference: Hartley, Frank (Rev.) “A Venture of Faith.” Prahran Methodist Mission, 1963.

Family affair: Gary and Jeanne Davidson enjoying the farm life. Moving on: The hall on the way to Somers.

The triumph of the tail-enders ONE of Ken’s most memorable innings came in the round nine match of the 1966/67 season against top of the table, and eventual premiers, Mt. Eliza. Mt. Eliza batted first and made 215 on the first day at Tyabb, and were expected to bowl the struggling Tyabb side out for an easy victory. Ron Slocombe batted well for 46, but Tyabb were nine for 190 when John Thornell was out for 15. Ken Davidson, on one, was joined by number 11 batsman, Geoff Stockton. Ken, the more recognized batsman, played a cautious innings, while Geoff, not renowned for his fast scoring, became the aggressor. The score climbed to over 200 as the Mt. Eliza

bowlers became frustrated at the defiant Davidson who was playing a great foil to Geoff who was hitting and edging boundaries. When the winning runs were scored the Tyabb camp was jubilant as best mates, Ken and Geoff, had pulled off a most unlikely victory. They continued, with Geoff making 54 not out (10 fours) and Ken, after cutting loose with a four and a six, being dismissed for 35; their partnership for the 10th wicket was 96 which is still a record within the Tyabb Cricket Club. These two mates loved to recount this story and Geoff still recalls that moment as one that remains dear to his heart to this day. Doug Dyall. Statistician. Tyabb Cricket Club.

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Private Donohue has his teeth removed before he heads to the Front Compiled by Cameron McCullough ECHOES from the Front. WHERE ARE THE BOYS WE KNOW ! Private Dick Donohue, in a recent letter, writes :– A few lines to tell you I arrived here safe and sound after nine weeks on the water. It is pretty cold here just now, some of the people told me it is the coldest for 30 years, so that is alright for us. I am at a place called near Salisbury Plain. We are getting four day’s final leave next week. We get it just before we go to the front, so by the time you get this letter I will be well at the front, but I hope it won’t be long before I am back at Frankston again. Jimmy Dent is just near me and a few other local boys. I have a nice mouth tonight, as have had my teeth out. Am also “on guard” and it is my time to go on. It is not very nice leaving a warm fire to go out into the frost, but it can’t be helped. Private Will Hanton writes to Mr C. Woods :– Just a few lines to let you know I am still going strong. Am leaving for my furlough on Friday (14 days) so will have a good look round London. Have been in hospital at Brighton and after furlough I have to go to Warsham. Remember me to all. *** CORRESPONDENCE re “Foreshore Privileges,” Soldiers’ Letters, and other interesting matter are held over unavoidably till our next issue. *** WE regret to report the condition

of Mrs Barnett senr. is causing her friends grave anxiety. *** OWING to unforseen circumstances, the Australian Club dance that was to be held on 24th inst, is postponed till early in June. *** MESSRS Adamson, Strettle and Co. have a good yarding for their sale at Tanti Yards on Monday next, including cattle, sheep and pigs. *** MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold their usual fortnightly sale at Somerville, on Wednesday next, commencing at 2 o’clock sharp. *** IN the 298th casualty list the following names appear:– Pte. A. H. Davies, Mornington, killed ; Corp. J. H. Moir, Langwarrin, missing; Pte. J. Brown, Stony Point, missing and wounded. *** TENDERS will be received up to Monday next by the Defence Department for the supply of meat, vegetables and milk for the month of June at various camps and hospitals as notified by advertisement in another column. *** A CONCERT will be held in the Langwarrin Recreation Hall on Saturday night 26th May, at 8pm in aid of the State School patriotic fund, proceeds to be devoted to the British Red Cross Fund. A first class programme will be provided including items by performers from the Langwarrin Military Camp. *** ANOTHER “ working bee “ is adver-

tised to take place at the Frankston Cemetery on Saturday, 26th inst. The appeal for aid towards improving the cemetery has met with a liberal response and a great improvement is noticeable in the appearance of the ground. Still further work is required, and the committee feel confident that the residents will still continue to render every assistance possible. *** MR C. P. Watson, manager of the Frankston Branch of the State Savings Bank, has received notice that he has been appointed manager of the Sale Branch of that institution. Since coming to Frankston, Mr Watson has taken considerable interest in the advancement of the town, and his services has always been willingly given in the way of promoting entertainments for the benefit of deserving objects. In his business capacity, he was always most kind and obliging, and we feel sure that the promotion has been well deserved. We congratulate him, and our best wishes go with him to his future sphere of labor for his continued success. *** KANANOOK Creek has, even in the memory of the oldest inhabitant, been a source of trouble to Frankston. The trouble has been accentuated by the drainage of Carrum Swamp and the diversion of the greater portion of the head waters into Pattersons River. Much public money has been spent in various ways to improve it but the

results have not been very remarkable hitherto. Last year great hopeswere raised by the appearance of a small suction dredge at the mouth of the creek and a commencement being made to dredge the bed to the depth of six feet. The dredge was withdrawn after a score or two of yards (more or less), up the creek had been excavated, and it was found on enquiry that the dredging was simply experimental. The mouth of Kananook Creek had merely been selected as the most conivenient place at which to ascertain if a dredge could be economically worked by an oil engine. Subsequently Mr. Catani, who has quite recently retired from the office of Engineer-in-chief, for Public Works, and Mr Kermode, Engineerin-charge of Ports and Harbors, visited Frankston and made a thorough inspection. They then submitted certain proposals, and it is to consider these proposals that a public meeting of ratepayers will be held in Frankston on Monday next, as announced in the advertisement in another column. It is to be hoped that every ratepayer having the interests of Frankston at heart will attend the meeting. *** LANCE-CORP. Fred Bray, son of Mr and Mrs E. Bray of Frankston, is to be congratulated on his being awarded a stripe. Lance-Corp. Bray who is not yet out of his “teens” will shortly be leaving for the front, where his future progress will be anxiously watched by a number of interested friends.

*** MR and Mrs C. Tait, of Frankston, celebrated their silver wedding this week. They received most hearty congratulations from their numerous friends, also some valuable presents. We trust our esteemed friends will be spared for many a long year to come and the good luck which has been theirs up to the present, will continue till the end. *** WE regret to have to record that Mrs Plowman, of “The Tofts”, Frankston, met with rather a serious accident on Thursday evening, through being run over by a buggy and pair of horses, just outside the local railway station. Though no bones were broken, she was severely bruised and shaken, and it will be some little time before she will be about again. *** EMPIRE Day will be celebrated at the Frankston State School on Thursday next, when a Jumble Fair will be held in aid of the British Red Cross Society. During the afternoon the school children will give displays of physical drill, graduated exercises, and salute the flag. The Langwarrin Band is expected to be present. Donations in money or kind will be gratefuly received. A meeting of parents and others interested will be held in the schoolroom on Monday evening to make final arrangements. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 19 May 1917

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A (denim) shorts story By Stuart McCullough WHEN I think back, conflict has defined my life. It’s true of everyone, I suppose. We are inevitably shaped by the things we’ve fought against as much as we are the things we love. For me, childhood was about a lot of things, but mostly fear. By ‘fear’ I mean the fear of failure, the fear that I might not be allowed to watch new episodes of ‘The Fall Guy’ starring Lee Majors or the fear that a brother or sister would borrow one of my toys and never return it. Suffice to say that – to this day - I’m still awaiting the return of my miniature pool table. But of all the fears that informed my childhood, one loomed greater than any other. It overshadowed what ought to have been the most carefree days of my life, occupying my every waking hour and beyond. Even now, the thought of it makes me shudder involuntarily. As the days began to warm, I’d know talk would inevitably turn to swimming and, for me, swimming meant having to confront one of my all-time greatest dreads: overly revealing swimwear. Let me come right out and admit it - I am completely Speedo-phobic. I could never get over the fact that bathers looked exactly the same as underwear, but in a different fabric. Being somewhat shy, I would never have contemplated walking around in my underwear and I couldn’t fathom why different fabric and proximity to a body of water ought to make any difference. It assumed that inhibitions would be shed right along with the rest of your clothes. My inhibitions,

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however, could only ever be removed with either a crowbar or an exorcism. When the invitation to swim would come up, I’d loiter in the hope that I’d be too slow and be banned from the pool. A ban which, of course, would save me from having to reveal my pale, pale skin to the wider world after which mockery was nothing short of inevitable. It rarely worked. I know, I know – the human body is a beautiful thing and there’s no shame in parading around in a pair of budgie

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smugglers and the mere suggestion of discomfort when it comes to wearing the national swimming costume is probably grounds for deportation – but it’s an aversion that’s stayed with me right through to adulthood. In an ideal world, a bathing suit should be exactly that. I’m talking shirt, tie, jacket and cufflinks - the whole shebang. While I’m now in the glorious position of being able to choose my own bathers, the times now suit me.

It’s completely acceptable these days to cover up when you’re swimming, with shorts, hat and a rash vest. In fact, such conduct is even considered laudable. Back in the seventies, however, such attire would have been viewed the kind of extreme suspicion usually reserved for visitors from another planet. Refusing to expose as much flesh as possible to the sun was a sign that someone far more serious was wrong. Swimming could not be avoided. My pleas for a less revealing swimsuit were roundly ignored. So I did what any self-respecting person and, probably, MacGyver, could do. That is, I used the material around me to improvise some kind of a solution. As yet another summer loomed, I took matters, an old pair of jeans and a sharp pair of scissors into my hands. The pants had been earmarked for destruction. This was a rare event in our house as anything that remained even vaguely wearable once I was done with it was generally handed down to the next sibling in line. These jeans, however, were an exception. With a style best described as rudimentary, I hacked off the legs. Thus, I had created a pair of ‘cutaways’ for myself. Denim cutaway shorts are mercurial. Some people can wear them and they can look very good. Others, however, can wear them and it simply looks like a large dog has savaged your favourite pants and you are now wearing all that could be salvaged. If I’m being honest, my denim shorts fell into the latter category. We were on holidays in Queens-

land when I decided to debut my home-made swimming costume. As I dropped my towel poolside, I could hear a collective intake of breath. Back then, I thought people were dazzled by innovative approach to swimwear. Now I recognise it as pity. I dove in and instantly realised that, prior to turning my jeans into cutaways, I had always worn a belt. Now, belt-free, my denim shorts were a little on the loose side, creating a very real threat of exposure beyond that which a pair of Speedos might ever imagine. Worse was to come. I insisted on swimming in my cutaway denim shorts, even though it meant I had to use one hand to keep them from floating away when I swam. Over the course of the week, though, the shorts seemed to fit better. I don’t know if they shrank or if holiday feasting meant that I had expanded, I could now swim with both hands. But trouble soon returned when I attempted to get changed in our hotel room. The water, it seemed, had rusted the button and zip of the denim shorts. This meant that I was trapped and the only way to get me out of my bathing suit was to cut me out. I’m pretty sure that I remain the only person to be freed from their bathers by the Jaws of Life. I should have been embarrassed, but I wasn’t. I’ve always believed you’ve got to seize the moment. And by making my own bathers, that’s exactly what I did. Carpe denim. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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From Burlesque Blues To The Icons of Australian Jazz, The 2017 Mornington Winter Jazz & Blues Festival Has It All…. With the Mornington Winter Jazz and Blues Festival now just weeks away excitement is starting to build as Mornington gets set to welcome some of Australia’s finest musicians and artists to the Peninsula for one very special long weekend. As always Mornington bars and restaurants will come alive with the sound of swingin’ jazz and smooth blues from Friday 9th June to Sunday 11th across the Queens Birthday Long Weekend. In addition this year sees a return of the ever popular Main Street “Festival” Market Grooves on Saturday 10th with plenty of new and unique stalls to keep you captivated and free kids entertainment located in the Empire Mall. Also running across the weekend will be, Guided Historic Walking Tours of the township and rides on the steam locomotives of the Historic Mornington Railway. Festival goers will be spoilt for choice this year with an expansive program, including headline performances from Australian icon Kate Ceberano at the Grand Hotel Mornington; an intimate performance at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) from Jazz Baestro James Morrison; and sumptuous dinner & show from Jazz Bell Award Winner for ‘Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year 2016’ Olivia Chindamo at The Rocks Mornington. 2017 sees “Music After Dark,” proudly presented by Mornington Peninsula Shire, take on a new twist. This year the performances will be held at St. Peters Hall just off Main Street Mornington. Having

recently undergone a state of the art sound and lighting upgrade the hall provides the perfect backdrop for these ever popular festival performances. Held over two nights, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th; Saturday will feature the finest young jazz and blues performers the Peninsula has to offer. If uncovering emerging artists is something you enjoy, then this will be the destination for you. Sunday 11th showcases a supreme line up of Jazz musicians that will surprise even the most seasoned festival goer! Jazz and Soul enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy across the weekend, including performances at newly opened The Brooks Restaurant & Bar, Gods Kitchen, Casa De Playa, Assaggini, and at The Royal Hotel with a special performance from Kylie Auldist, well-known Australian Soul Singer of The Bamboos and Cookin’ On 3 Burners fame. Swing and Blues fans will find just the right mix of foot stomping tunes at Double G Saloon from Friday to Sunday and at ‘The House of Blues’ event at Beaches Mornington on Sunday 11th June, an all-day event featuring back to back blues, swing and guaranteed good times. Now in its 5th year the festival continues to deliver with a unique and inclusive line up of performers across the genres of Jazz, Blues, Swing and Soul. There is something for everyone and as a festival dedicated to supporting live music, arts and culture on the peninsula we invite you to take a look at the program and join us for a long weekend of fun and entertainment on the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, 9-11 June. Tickets On-Sale Now. www.morningtonjazz.com.au

PHOTOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE AND THE HUMAN FORM The exhibition Max & Olive focuses on the work of two photographers who shared their lives and studio for much of the 1930s and 1940s before going their separate ways. Max Dupain and Olive Cotton contributed enormously to 20th century Australian photography with Dupain ultimately being regarded as ‘Australia’s most respected and influential black and white photographer’ of this period. His famous 1937 work Sunbaker features in this exhibition. Looking at their work together between 1934 and 1945 provides an insight into the creative process of this unique partnership. Often shooting the same subjects, or pursuing subjects and pictorial effects in similar ways, the comparisons show Dupain’s more structured – even abstracted – approach to art and to the world, and Cotton’s immersive relationship to place, with an instinctual love of light and its effects. Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney explores 31 of the most architecturally important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibition begins in

the 1950s with the works of a new breed of Australian architects, and culminates in key works from some of Australia’s contemporary masters. This important exhibition looks beyond the physical structures to shine a light on the stories of the architects and clients. The houses featured are brought to life through vivid photography, rich illustrations, 3D models and filmed interviews with the architects who designed the homes and the people who commissioned and live in them. Melbourne-based artist Zoë Croggon works with sculpture, video, drawing and primarily, collage. Her practice considers the relationship between the kinetic body and its surroundings, contemplating the role we play in our environment and how deeply our surroundings inform our lives. MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington. Exhibition dates: 12 May – 9 July. Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm. Exhibition admission fees: $4 adults / $2 concession. General information: 5950 1580. mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

LENNON: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is back in Australia following their sensational 16 week season in New York. The internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon which we know and loved as LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION was reproduced and rebranded for its Off-Broadway debut at the Union Square Theatre. Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, is partconcert, part-biography and features 31 iconic hits including Lennon solo works such as Imagine, Woman, Working Class Hero, and Jealous Guy and Lennon’s collaborations with Paul McCartney, including, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, and, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. “It was truly an emotional experience seeing Lennon: Through a Glass Onion in New York at its American premiere” said producer Harley Medcalf. “We were overwhelmed, blessed really, to have the support of Yoko Ono and the Lennon Estate. As Charles Waterstreet (Fairfax) said, “We should get out the streamers and confetti to shower D’Arrietta and Waters in an open limousine to the steps of our town halls””. The show will return to the US following the Australian tour in April/May. John Waters added “To be embraced by New Yorkers as we were from October to January, this was a great reward for all of us who worked so hard to get our show there, at the Union Theatre. It truly felt as though Glass Onion had in fact given the city what it needed, to reconcile their own sense of loss of a much loved ‘son’, as John Lennon came to be. Night after night, our audiences stood to acknowledge us, and it doesn’t get much better than that.” In 1992, twelve years after Lennon’s death,

Waters and D’Arrietta first conceived and performed Lennon: Through a Glass Onion on a small stage at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney. The show was an instant success. In the years that followed, Waters and D’Arrietta toured the show and played sold out engagements at venues including The Sydney Opera House. The show performed a three-month engagement in London’s West End. “Its been fantastic the response the show is receiving, especially from the younger audiences that are coming along, some of whom were not even born when Lennon and The Beatles were recording and releasing their music. It’s a testament to the legacy of the man and his music that still excites and intrigues people to this day” says Waters. “It never ceases to amaze us how many people still request to see the show, even after our last lengthy tour, we’re constantly getting emails and messages asking when is the show coming back, so its great that the demand and interest is always there”, says Waters. “The song Glass Onion was John Lennon’s postscript to The Beatles. It had such a strong image of crystal ball-gazing and peeling away the layers that it inspired the format for this show – a kaleidoscope collage of song, word, emotion and image”, agrees D’Arrietta with Waters. For the audience this is either an emotional trip down memory lane or a wonderful introduction to the life and times of one of the most fascinating icons of our time. LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION also appeared at the EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL in August 2016. www.johnwaters.com.au SUNDAY 11 JUNE – FRANKSTON – FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE (VIC) www.thefac.com.au / (03) 9784 1060

12 MAY – 9 JULY 2017

WHAT’S ON MAX & OLIVE: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LIFE OF OLIVE COTTON & MAX DUPAIN

Max Dupain, Sunbaker 1937, gelatin silver photograph printed c.1975, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Gift of the Philip Morris Arts Grant 1982

ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES: AN EXHIBITION BY KAREN McCARTNEY

The Hildebrand House, Robinson Chen architects, Photograph © Michael Wee

ZOË CROGGON: DEEP CUTS

Zoë Croggon, Dive #4 (Splash) 2013 (detail), C-type print Courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne

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MCG showcase: The MPNFL Sharks lost by 22 points against the Geelong Football League. Picture: Scott Memery

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By Toe Punt THE Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League failed in its attempt to become the greatest league in Victoria and arguably Australia at the MCG on Saturday. The MPNFL Sharks just couldn’t keep up with a faster, more organised Geelong Football League, going down 16.9 (105) to 11.17 (83). The MPNFL trailed by as much as 35 points during the third quarter and never looked to threaten the title holders. While many looking at the score line could be forgiven for thinking that the MPNFL kicked themselves out of it, other than a couple of missed opportunities in the second quarter, most of the behinds were kicked from either long range or rushed. The reality is that the MPNFL was just beaten by a slicker, more highly skilled football league. The final margin of 22 points was just one point greater than the quarter time margin of 21 points. Geelong kicked the opening three goals of the game, kicking towards the Jolimont St end before Sorrento’s Nick

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Corp took advantage of a one on one in the goal square. However, Geelong booted the final two goals of the quarter to lead 5.1 (31) to 1.4 (10) at the first change. The MPNFL’s only control of the match came in the first six minutes of the second quarter, booting the opening two goals, missing a couple of sitters and reducing the margin to seven points (31 to 24). However, once again, Geelong was able to withstand the attack, steady, and respond with four goals in 14 minutes to blow the margin back out to 27 points. That was the story of the day. Geelong had all the answers. Whenever the MPNFL looked as though it was going to make some kind of challenge, Geelong would take control of the situation and compose itself, play tempo footy, pass the ball around and regain the ascendancy. The MPNFL played the first 15 minutes of the third quarter one player short after Pines’ Tim Bongetti was yellow carded for being involved in a scuffle after the half time siren. Bonbeach’s Shane McDonald kicked a sensational goal after beating two op-

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ponents at the beginning of the third quarter to drag the margin back to 15 points before Geelong once again booted the next three. The margin was 27 points at three quarter time and Geelong kicked the first major of the final quarter to ice the contest. YCW teenager and the youngest player on the field, Matthew LaFontaine, along with Corp, booted the last two goals of the game to reduce the final margin from 34 points to 22. The MPNFL’s strategy going into the match was to hurt the Geelong bodies on the inside and win the contested footy. Geelong’s strategy was to play as many fleet-footed kids as possible and utilise the wide open spaces of the MCG to cut through the opposition. Without question, the Geelong FL strategy came up trumps. The MPNFL went in with a team with an average age of 27, the large majority of whom played in the win against Northern FL last year. Geelong went in with a bunch averaging 22 years, 14 of whom had never played interleague footy with Geelong

before. The Geelong defence was dynamite and it was evident early that the MPNFL lacked leg speed in attack. La Fontaine went down there but it robbed the Sharks of speed through the middle. Bonbeach’s Dylan Jones won the battle of the rucks but Geelong was better in tight. It had a couple of bulls at the contest and once they dished it out, the MPNFL couldn’t keep up. In defence, the MPNFL had its work cut out, however, considering the organisation of the opposition bringing the footy in, they held up quite well. Mornington’s Warwick Miller and YCW’s Christian Ongarello were pretty good in the back half and Sorrento’s James Hallahan was clearly the MPNFL’s best player. Hallahan played well on the ball until they required his drive from half back, which he provided. Skipper Rikki Johnston was very good until he rolled his ankle in the second quarter. He came back on but wasn’t the same. Sorrento team mate Luke Tapscott was the most productive midfielder and worked hard both ways. The real problem for the MPNFL was

through the middle and the forward half. It was just two slow in both areas and were easily turned inside out by smaller, fleet-footed opponents. There would be a big handful of MPNFL players that would never want to see any vision of the game and put the memory of the game behind them. One thing they should never lose sight of however is the experience of playing on the MCG – what a privilege. Hats off too to MPNFL coach John Hynes, as well as assistants Gavin Artico, Paul Hopgood, Pat Poore and John Georgiou, who have been meeting, planning, training and watching games of footy since November last year. The preparation could not have been any better. The support staff of the MPNFL were also fantastic. However, despite the knowledge of the opposition, they could not underestimate the sheer talent and composure of the far less experienced Geelong FL. Next season, perhaps, it’s about taking some lessons from the Geelong FL and showcasing our best young talent, mixing it with some experienced heads. It should be about showcasing our future.


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By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN made a statement of intent on Saturday when it spanked Caulfield United Cobras 5-2 in their State 1 South-East top-of-the-table clash at Victory Park. Langy’s opening goal was all about the timing and angle of Liam Baxter’s off-the-ball run and Mat “Yaya” Luak’s ability to pick him out with a perfectly directed and weighted pass and once the quicksilver Invernesian was in the clear there could only be one result. From the left of the area Baxter slotted the ball low past advancing Caulfield keeper Jayden Allan and Langy was 1-0 up after six minutes. Lewis Foster won the ball in the 41st minute then switched play to the right where Connor Belger was lurking. Belger read the flight better than his Caulfield opponent before hammering home a low right-foot volley that beat Allan at his near post. But Caulfield clawed its way back into the contest four minutes later when beanstalk striker Cort KiblerMelby got free from the attentions of George Whiteoak and his clinical finish made it 2-1. In the 50th minute Aaran Currie decided to let fly from all of 30 metres sending the ball slamming against the Caulfield crossbar. A minute later Belger’s low leftfoot shot from outside the area made it 3-1 and when Baxter decided that the time was ripe for one of his party pieces the large Langy travelling support was in raptures. The time was the 61st minute and the trick was to tee up the ball with his first touch outside the area and with the second send a stunning volley over Allan’s head to make it 4-1. In the 74th minute Kibler-Melby outbustled Whiteoak and won the race against advancing Langy keeper Robbie Acs to head into the unguarded goal to make it 4-2 but Currie rounded off a good day for the league leader by scooting clear onto a superb John Guthrie through ball and slotting home in the 78th minute. A bad day for the home side was compounded when defender Thomas Rankin received a second caution and was sent off in the 81st minute. Mornington overpowered Warragul United with a 4-0 away win on Saturday with all the goals coming in the second half. Warragul failed to deal with a corner in the 48th minute and Mornington central defender Stevie Elliott scored with an overhead kick from close range. Mornington’s ace striker Ryan Paczkowski put the visitors further ahead in the 57th minute and a superb left-foot drive from substitute Nathan Smith in the 78th minute put the contest out of the home team’s reach. Paczkowski got his brace six minutes from time and although the win puts Mornington back into the promotion race it came at a high cost. Josh Valadon was injured in the first half and looks to have a few weeks on the sidelines due to medial ligament damage but his replacement, Stefan Soler, broke an ankle late in the contest and had to be taken to hospital. At training last week Nathan Yole suffered a foot injury and Scott Miller damaged ankle ligaments so the depth of Mornington’s first team squad is being severely tested. Due to a family bereavement Paczkowski flew back to England after the match but is due to return on Saturday

Great Scott: Peninsula Strikers’ signing Sam Scott in action for Langwarrin. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

morning. Harry McCartney reports that a controversial derby at Monterey Reserve on Saturday resulted in a vital 4-2 win to Seaford United against home team Frankston Pines. Seaford made a positive start without luck as three shots in three minutes sailed over the Pines bar. But just when Seaford threatened to buck its trend of slow starts referee James Milloy awarded a penalty to the home side for what looked to be a clean tackle by Seaford’s Jarrod Sultana in the 8th minute. Ex-Casey Comets midfielder Francois Armansin converted with ease to make it 1-0. In the 35th minute Seaford captain Daniel Walsh made a blistering run down the left and played an effective one-two before unleashing a drive that slammed against the bar. The rebound was in dispute until a deflection fell to Alex Roberts in a one-on-one and he slotted it into the bottom right-hand corner for the equaliser. Early in the second half a through ball left Seaford striker Mitch Lander with only Pines keeper Alfonso Cardinale in his way. Lander tried to go around the keeper but only managed to go to ground as he rolled his foot on the ball and the two players unavoidably came together. Referee Milloy gave Cardinale a

second yellow forcing Pines boss Billy Rae to replace veteran Ben Caffrey with reserves part-time gloveman Liam Stuckenschmidt. Seaford’s Paul Maguire hit the roof of the net with his penalty conversion to put the visitors in front. In the 55th minute Seaford midfielder Tom Natoli challenged Stuckenschmidt and Lander pounced as the ball broke free and struck it into the open goal to make it 3-1. The goal of the game came in the 62nd minute when Lander broke down the right and chipped a perfect ball to Roberts who met it with a precise first-time half-volley that rocketed into the Pines net. In the 85th minute an Alex Akrivopoulos toe-poke left Seaford keeper Enes Umal stranded and the ball struck the back of the net to round off the scoring. Peninsula Strikers had to settle for a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s State 2 SouthEast home game against Old Scotch. Strikers featured new signing Sam Scott and the former Langy and Clifton Hill midfielder impressed Strikers’ coaching staff. “Sam’s an exceptional footballer and he brought another dimension to our game,” said Strikers’ head coach Craig Lewis. The home team suffered an early setback when Old Scotch swung in a free kick from a wide position and Chris McKenna’s attempt to head

clear went in off Piotr Korczyk. Strikers created enough chances to win comfortably but their dominance of possession couldn’t be translated into goals. Their sole reply came in the 68th minute when Trevor Johnson was at the back post to head home following a Tom Hawkins’ cross. A few minutes later Strikers’ fans watched in dismay as the referee produced a straight red for Strikers’ midfielder Danny Brooks. “That’s the best we’ve played all year. To create that many chances and to look solid defensively were pleasing aspects,” said Lewis. The Strikers’ boss wouldn’t be drawn into comment on the Brooks send-off but was clearly upset by the decision. Skye United maintained its promotion push in State 3 South-East with a 3-0 away win over Monbulk Rangers on Friday night. Skye’s custodian Jonathon Crook was in the thick of the action in the first 15 minutes, notably tipping over Marcus Watson’s long-range drive. The deadlock was broken in the 71st minute when English import Jacob Scotte-Hatherly whipped in a dangerous ball which young gun Lawrence Komba bundled over the line on his senior debut. A minute later Marcus Collier broke through the Monbulk defence and squared the ball to Scotte-Hatherly

who tapped in from close range to make it 2-0. The result was put beyond doubt in the 82nd minute when Jason Nowakowski skipped passed his man and cut the ball back to Komba who grabbed his second of the game. Baxter was outclassed by Springvale City 5-2 in their State 4 South clash at Ross Reserve last Friday night. In the 15th minute Springvale’s Dale Chrich finished a fine run from midfield with a stinging 20-metre strike that Baxter keeper Francis Beck parried but the incoming Stuart Nicholson headed home the rebound to open the scoring. The cultured left foot of Adem Alicevic swung into action in the 24th minute when his curling shot from the right beat Beck all ends up and nestled in the top far corner of the Baxter goal to make it 2-0. In the 28th minute Travis Ernsdoerfer played Liam Kilner in but he was tripped inside the area and Mark Pagliarulo converted with ease to make it 2-1. Beck failed to get a firm enough touch to a corner in the 43rd minute and former King’s Domain striker Graham Glynn forced the ball over the line to restore the home side’s two-goal cushion. Four minutes into the second half Ernsdoerfer made an excellent solo break into the left of the Springvale area and his cutback was side-footed home by fellow teenager Jack Gallagher to make it 3-2. Three minutes later Springvale broke down the left and big Glynn was sent through for a simple finish past the helpless Beck to make it 4-2. The scoreline was completed in the 78th minute when Beck could only palm Armin Kerla’s corner against the bar and Alicevic finished off the rebound. While the finger of blame can be pointed at Beck for two of Springvale’s goals his one-on-one saves were all that stood between Baxter and an embarrassing scoreline. Rosebud Heart got back to winning ways in style with a thumping 5-1 away win over cellar dweller Endeavour Hills Fire last weekend. Dave Greening scored four goals taking his tally to 97 in 50 games for Heart, an insane strike rate at any level of the game and a continuation of his remarkable scoring record in Victorian soccer. Somerville Eagles remain the only winless State 5 South side after Saturday’s 5-1 away loss to Sandown Lions whose scorers were Yandon Kong (2), Math Thowat (2) and Nhial Kim. Damien Finnegan scored for Somerville and this weekend’s home match against third-last outfit Bunyip District gives the Eagles a chance to get off the bottom of the league. This weekend’s games: SATURDAY, 3pm: Langwarrin v Manningham Utd Blues (Lawton Park), Mornington v Caulfield Utd Cobras (Dallas Brooks Park), Seaford Utd v Eltham Redbacks (North Seaford Reserve), Beaumaris v Peninsula Strikers (Beaumaris Reserve), Old Scotch v Frankston Pines (H.A. Smith Reserve), Skye Utd v Noble Park Utd (Skye Recreation Reserve), Baxter v Hampton Park Utd (Baxter Park), Rosebud Heart v Springvale City (Truemans Road Recreation Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Bunyip District (Somerville Secondary College).

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By Ben Triandafillou PENINSULA boxer, Jayde Mitchell, has added another notch to his belt with a technical knockout at his latest outing on Saturday 22 April. Fighting in the semi-main event on a stacked card at the Melbourne Pavilion, Mitchell defeated a late replacement boxer, Roland Oroszlan, to make it eight straight wins. Mitchell took out the fight in the second round to notch up his seventh knock-out victory from 14 fights. But the highlight of the night was being on the same card as the legendary Sam “King” Soliman, Mitchell says. “Sam Soliman has been a hero of mine since I was young and starting out, I have always looked up to him,” Mitchell said. “Even with the late replacement opponent I still wanted to be a part of the card as Sam may only have a few fights left.” Soliman has won 45 fights across several weight divisions from light-middleweight division to cruiserweight, in a career spanning 20 years. Currently Australia’s top middleweight boxer, Soliman has come up against the best from competing for the WBA super-middleweight title

against Anthony Mundine in 2007 to defeating the multiple-time world champion Felix Sturm for the IBF middleweight title in 2014. Growing up in Blairgowrie, Mitchell has grasped a lot from watching Soliman who was originally from Frankston. “The way Sam carries himself has rubbed off on me,” Mitchell said. “We are quite similar, we are both very relaxed fighters and both just love boxing.” In a few weeks Mitchell will make his way back to Melbourne Park’s Function Centre where he recently defeated Les “Lock N’ Load” Sherrington to defend his WBA Oceania supermiddleweight title. Facing Istvan Zellr in a 10-round fight, Mitchell will be coming out with authority to defend his WBA Regional title at the Hosking Promotions Punches at the Park 4 on 3 June. “Zellr went 10 rounds with Sydney’s Bilal Akkaway who I will be meeting in the near future,” Mitchell said. “Akkaway and I are both regional champions, and he’s a champion in recess.” “Akkaway defeated Zellr last time, so I’ll be going out to make a statement and stop Istvan Zellr.”

Young jockey hangs up the saddle By Ben Triandafillou AFTER an exceptional apprenticeship, young jockey Dylan Dunn has been forced to hang up the saddle due to rising health concerns. Since being awarded as the 2016 Melbourne Apprentice Champion Jockey, Dunn, 22, has been in a constant battle with illness as his struggle to make the lightweight of a jockey took a toll. Growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, Dunn was likely to have weight problems from the start of his career but was eager to follow in his father, Dwayne Dunn’s, footsteps. Although having a strong passion for racing, Dunn has made the honourable decision to put his health first and announced on Tuesday 9 May, an early retirement from race riding. “It’s something you don’t want to do but you more or less have to,” Dylan Dunn said. “Unfortunately I was getting sick from wasting and losing weight so I had to make the hard decision to finish up as a jockey.” The young jockey’s health concerns began late in 2015 when stricken with pneumonia in his left lung. “I came good for about a year, and then late last year started to become really flat again,” Dunn said. “I tried to push through the pain but come January I was just too flat.” Later, Dunn was diagnosed with Glandular Fever and has been struggling to continue with his career as a jockey. “If you’re not seen all the time you start to lose rides, trainers rely on us to be there and get the job done so I tried to push through it,” Dunn said. “I rugged up as much as I could but in the end it all catches up with you.” Dunn’s career as a jockey has been full of

achievements, from riding the Queen’s first ever winner in Australia, to stamping his mark on the world stage, winning the 2016 World Apprentice Championships as well as joining the group classed jockey’s with victories in two Group Three races. “I was fortunate enough to have a ride for the Queen with ‘Bold Sniper’ and managed to ride the Queens first winner in Australia which was quite suprising to me.” “Riding a winner for the Queen was very special but that same day I was able to beat my Dad in a race by a head for the first time, which was one of the special moments in my career.” Dunn is now planning a new career as a mortgage broker and is also looking at becoming a presenter for the racing media. “There’s been a lot of support since announcing my retirement,” Dunn said. “I have started my own financial services which is looking quite positive so far. It’s another venture in life that might pay off.” “Life goes on and sometimes when you get kicked down you just have to bounce back harder.”


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Peninsula boys’ side host the Kiwis By Ben Triandafillou THE Mornington Peninsula’s friendly-rivalry with AFL New Zealand was again put on show when the representative sides clashed at Ferrero Reserve, Mount Martha on Friday 5 May. Welcomed on Wednesday 3 May, the AFLNZ under-18’s Institute of Sport team had a training session and welcome dinner at Hastings Football Club with the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League’s (MPJFL) under-17’s interleague side, before facing each other on the Friday night. Playing under lights, the New Zealand boys performed a spine-tingling Hakka in front of a crowd of 500 people. The Mornington Peninsula side quickly responded at the start of the first quarter, booting the first four goals of the game.

The New Zealand Hawks dug deep and continued to put a fight, kicking two goals early in the second quarter to get back into the game, but as the final whistle blew, the Mornington Peninsula side was too strong and was able to kick away for a 57 point victory over the Hawks. “The game was fantastic and the New Zealand boys performed, from what I know, the first Hakka on the Mornington Peninsula,” MPJFL president Andrew Souter said. “It was a massive event and both teams played great.” The friendly-rivalry comes off the back of the MPJFL’s successful trip to New Zealand over the ANZAC Day weekend where the under-16 boys and Youth Girls side participated in the 2017 New Zealand Football Tour.

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Inaugural victory for our womens’ side HASTINGS FNC AFTER a bye in round one, the Hastings Women’s Football team got to pull on the Hastings jumper for the season proper. They arrived at Officer for an early start on Saturday morning keen to put their best foot forward. What a privilege it would have been for Hastings to pull on the royal blue for the inaugural game of Women’s footy. For many girls it would be their first game of senior footy, for some their first ever. They took to the ground, and got off to a tentative start, but after the quarter time break you could see the girls settle into their rhythm and start playing some wonderful team orientated football, taking the lead and never looking back. The girls pressure was high, with Bridgitte Kupsch and Kaitlan Smith dominating in the ruck and the onballers, Zoe Mitchell and Laura Beattie taking advantage of the hit outs, moving the ball well into the forward line with an even spread of contributors. Our backline created plenty of run, Ella Gavin along with Michelle Turnbull and Makayla Young continued to drive the ball back to our forwards. It was a great team effort with all our players making significant contributions to their win, the club congratulates the Inaugural coach, John Mitchel and his team of helpers on this wonderful effort, in getting a group of women together for their

first hit out. Final Score: Hastings 10.10 (70) vs Officer 1.1 (7). The Women’s next game is this Friday night under lights at the Hastings Ground.

Hastings Women’s Football team vs Cerberus/Crib Point Combined Women’s Football team game time 7.00 pm, free entry. *** John Coleman Luncheon

On Saturday at the Hastings Club the Fourth John Coleman Coterie Luncheon was held with an attendance of over 120 guests. The club was very fortunate to have former Richmond champion, Michael

“Disco” Roach (pictured above with Doug Ackerley) as their special guest, who coincidentally had been interviewed by Doug Ackerly, the author of John Coleman’s, ‘The Untold Story of an AFL Legend’, which was an outstanding success. The club also inducted 10 former players/officials into its Hall of fame with one legend being named. The following individuals are now in the clubs history books, the club congratulates them and their families. Peter A Lewis, Peter J Lewis, Dean Morrison, Simon Powell, Fred Floyd, Bob Mayne, Shane Sparey, Alan Knox, Trevor Rollinson, Damon Lawrence and the legend inducted Peter Hibbert. *** Upcoming Function: Players Ball at the Mornington Racing Club on the 27th of May from 7.00pm – 11.30pm bookings can be made thru the Club by calling, 5979 1740 or through Emma Smith on training nights. Total cost - $100.00, which includes a two course meal and full access to the bar that will be open for two hours and serving solely, beer and wine. *** Next Game: Hastings FNC vs Red Hill FNC at Red Hill on the 20th of May. All games start from 10.00am, please don’t be afraid to come along and support all of the teams.

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