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MacKillop Catholic Regional
College has taken extra pre-
cautions to ensure all staff and
students know what to do in
the event of an emergency, in
light of recent bomb threats.
“We usually conduct evacuation
drills in the first month of the year
so our new students are aware of
procedures,” principal David Leslie
said after all staff and students prac-
ticed a lockdown drill on Thursday,
“In light of the recent bomb
threats received by other schools we
conducted lockdown drills. We have
lockdown wardens who check the
property and students stay on cam-
pus in secured rooms.”
The Horn Street school has
worked with Dynamiq Security Sys-
tems to come up with a comprehen-
sive plan for both evacuation and
“We also have a system in place
where all parents are sent a text
message notifying them of the situ-
ation. It is important we reassure all
parents their children are safe,” Mr
Another two bomb threats result-
ed in the evacuation of San Remo
Primary School and Cowes Primary
School on Thursday, February 11.
Both schools received the call at
11.40am as schools across the coun-
try were evacuated due to identical
The Mary MacKillop College
drill occurred before a threat was
made at Leongatha Primary School
and Leongatha Secondary College
on Wednesday, February 17.
IT’S time to make litter history in
The community will once again take part
in Clean Up Australia Day in the first week
of March, with 14 sites already registered
around the shire.
Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Jor-
dan Crugnale said Clean Up Australia Day
has always been well supported by the Bass
“Last year, the community helped to
remove rubbish from 12 registered sites all
over the shire, from Inverloch to Corinella
and several on Phillip Island. This was a
great effort by all community members in-
volved,” Cr Crugnale said.
“Council proudly continues to support
Clean Up Australia events by providing free
waste collection and disposal for all known
registered Clean Up sites in our shire. Clean
Up Australia Day is a great excuse to get
outdoors and make a difference in our local
community by helping our special natural en-
vironment and wildlife.”
Locals can register their own site with
friends, family, colleagues or local clubs,
or can join a site which already exists by
Clean up sites can vary from local parks,
waterways, beaches, sporting fields, bush-
land and roadways.
Clean Up Australia will send each or-
ganiser a cleanup kit, which includes 10
rubbish bags and 10 recycling bags, plus
some gloves and tongs, when they register.
The clean up kits can take a few weeks
to arrive, so get in quick if you plan on reg-
istering a new site.
For more information, contact coun-
cil’s sustainable environment team on 1300
BCOAST (226 278) or 5671 2211.
Clean up Bass Coast
School ready for
Emergency ready: from left, chief fire warden Sam Wright teaches fire warden Donna Wylie correct lock
down procedures at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College on February 11.
KORUMBURRA Rotarians heard
of how a South Gippsland charity
is helping South Sudan.
Last Tuesday, February 16, George Hen-
dry and Haluel Herjok were the guest speak-
ers at the Rotary Club of Korumburra.
Haluel is from South Sudan, and together
with George, of Nyora, and the Bryn Hendry
Foundation, they are organising the building
of Mading Bor Girls Grammar School in
Haluel’s village of Bor in South Sudan.
Haluel’s story of her escape from the
civil war in Sudan when she was nine years
of age was amazing.
Along with many other children, she
ended up in a refugee camp in northern Ke-
nya, where she went to school for four years,
and learnt to read and write.
As a result, she was able to get a job with
the United Nations in the refugee camp, as-
sisting with applications for people to be re-
settled in other countries.
She was eventually able to come to Aus-
tralia in 2005, with her husband. She now
has four children, however, two are back in
Kenya attending school there.
Haluel set up a support group for South
Sudanese women in Melbourne, and also
studied and received a Community Service
She is passionate about the need for girls
to be educated in South Sudan, where 90 per
cent of girls do not attend school.
The Rotary Club of Korumburra is going
to partner with George and Haluel to access
tables, chairs, stationery and uniforms from
Donations In Kind, at its Rotary storage fa-
cility in West Footscray.
It will then be packed into a shipping
container and sent off to Bor in South Sudan
to equip the school and students.
Haluel is also organising fund raising
through her many contacts, including the
raffling of a donated car, to assist with rais-
ing the required $20,000 needed for this
Rotary backs South Sudan school
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