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Doreen Fire Brigade welcomes the face of the Good Friday Appeal

Doreen Fire Brigade welcomed Isla Magann, the face of this year’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, as an honorary member of the brigade. Isla met with brigade members last month, where she toured the...

Doreen family’s long journey to remission

Doreen parents Leanne and Andrew Magann knew something was wrong when their bubbly and bright three-year-old daughter Isla was suddenly no longer acting like herself. Isla, with her big green eyes and black hair is...

Wallan’s The Bridge Youth Service program funded

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire youth workers and council leaders have welcomed a Federal Government grant of $345,568 for an early intervention youth program in Wallan, saying it will help create a safer community. Assistant Minister...

Macedon Ranges author rethinking important life lessons

MACEDON Ranges resident Paula Jewell has published a children’s book guiding young readers to get to know their bodies physically and emotionally. Ms Jewell, a former netballer with the Adelaide Thunderbirds, wrote the story My...

Broadford VCAL students host primary reading program

BROADFORD Secondary College VCAL students and Broadford Primary School foundation students have partnered together to deliver a regular morning reading program.  The program was put forward to the primary school by VCAL students, who wanted...

Youth mentoring program on the way for Wallan Secondary College

A youth mentoring program at Wallan Secondary College, WSC, this year, will help support students through the challenges of their teenage years, particularly in a post-COVID world. Hosted by youth mentoring organisation Raise Foundation in...

Program to educate young drivers on road trauma

By Tricia Mifsud FOR the first time in its 14-year history, the Cool Heads young drivers’ program presented in the Mitchell Shire.  The program is an opportunity for young drivers and parents to understand the consequences...

Entries open for Macedon Ranges youth music program

YOUNG people aged 12 to 25 are now being recruited to join the Music in the Sticks program, as part of the Macedon Ranges Youth Services. The program has run for more than 15 years...

Broadford Secondary College outline student engagement as a priority for 2022

By Tricia Mifsud ACTIVE involvement in school activities, fundraising for charities and student wellbeing are among priorities for Broadford Secondary College’s leadership team in 2022. School captains Oliver Mckinlay and Aram Erdogan will represent the student...

Wallan Homework Club supports secondary students

By Tricia Mifsud RETURNING to face-to-face learning this year will undoubtedly cause a mix of emotions in students, but services including Wallan’s Homework Club are ensuring there is support for those needing it. The homework club...