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WITH just under a week until the Push
Start Regional Final, South Gippsland
FReeZA Committee is pleased to an-
nounce Melbourne alternative rock band
One More Weekend will open the event.
One More Weekend is about to drop a
new album, begin a Victorian Tour and South
Gippsland is lucky to have them confirmed as the
The Push Start Regional Final is shaping up
to be a great event of free music and a chance to
support Gippsland’s young musicians.
Everyone is invited to come along, pick their
favourite band and help start the career of the
next generation of musical talent. The Push Start
Gippsland Regional Final is on Saturday, October
22 at Leongatha Memorial Hall from 1pm.
All ages are welcome to attend and the event
is free entry.
This year Gippsland has four contenders for
the title of Regional Winner, who will battle it
out for a spot at the Push Start Final at Moomba
Festival in Melbourne, 2017 and a chance to win
If you are a young person aged 14 to 25
and would like to be involved in creating new
events for young people in South Gippsland,
contact council’s community strengthening
officer Sophie Dixon on 5662 9200 for more
information about the South Gippsland FReeZA
Counting down until Push Start
who is a dual enrolment with both Newhaven Col-
lege and Bass Coast Specialist School.
“This is a band for students who appreciate
music. They may not have necessarily learnt an
instrument before, but they are willing to learn,”
Newhaven music teacher Samantha Rayney said.
“They practice together for a bit over an hour
every week. This group has been together for a
The band is given the opportunity to learn
about all music across a range of genres.
At the Bass Coast Specialist School concert,
they performed three originals and three covers,
including Rise Above from the 2011 Spiderman:
Turn off the Dark musical, sung by Aaron.
The experience also gave them the chance to
practice setting up and being organised.
“The concert was wonderful. Every student
was so excited to be here,” Ms Rayney said.
“This was the second time the group has per-
The concert also helped continue the ongoing
contact Newhaven College has with Bass Coast
Specialist School, which is teaching the students
to interact positively.
“The relationship across the school has been
long term, and has allowed us to have more dual
enrolments like Aaron,” Ms Rayney said.
“The students are really starting to come out of
their shells and have made amazing connections.
The students are proud to be part of this group.”
Music talent: from left, Sidney Williams, Angus Baird and Vashti Kontos performed for
Bass Coast Specialist School recently.
BASS Coast Specialist School was
treated to a musical showcase from the
Newhaven College SM Year 7 and 8
The band included students passionate about
learning music, including a singer named Aaron,
THE St Laurence’s Primary School parish
fete is back on for 2016.
This year’s fete will be held this Saturday, October
22, from 9am until 1pm, at the Leongatha school.
“After a year’s hiatus, there has been enough par-
ish and school support to get this key fundraising and
community engagement activity back on the calen-
dar,” fete coordinator Sam Wright said.
“The fete is a key way for all our school and parish
families to come together and share their time, talent
and treasures with the community. The fete fosters
positive relationships and creates opportunities within
the St Laurence’s community to come together.
“It is also a great day to pick up a bargain, share in
some wonderful foods and crafts, and let the children
run free and burn up their energy on a number of rides
There will be plenty of fun to have on the day with
go karts, jumping castles, sideshow alley rides, an ani-
mal farm, a bungee run and mini golf.
Food and drinks will be provided, including a De-
Ride bands will cost $20 each on the day, but pre
sale ride bands can be picked up from St Laurence’s
Primary School’s office for $15.
There will also be a major raffle with fantastic
prizes up for grabs thanks to the support of local busi-
“We are once again grateful for the generous sup-
port of many businesses and families with their dona-
tions,” Mr Wright said.
If you feel you could help in any way or would like
to introduce a new stall, activity or craft idea please feel
free to contact any of the people on the committee or by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure you don’t miss out on the fun of this year’s
St Laurence’s Primary School parish fete.
Plenty of fun: from left, St Laurence’s Primary School students Jacob, Lara, Isabella and Samuel are excited about the St Laurence’s
Primary School parish fete to be held this Saturday, October 22, at the Leongatha school.
Fete excitement at St Laurence’s
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