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New Learning
Alyssa McKellar, May 24th, 2018

New Learning

Heathfield High School in the Adelaide Hills is about to usher in a period of change. Building further on their Visible Learning framework, from next month the school will be involved in the Transforming Schools Network. In July, the school will open a state-of-the-art $2.5 million STEM Innovation Centre. The Transforming Schools Network, incorporating ten schools from throughout South Australia, focuses on building and finessing student entrepreneurial skills and equipping students for a globalised world once they... Read Article

Care for Country
Casey Tonkin and Rebecca Chave, May 17th, 2018

Care for Country

Ivan Copley is a Peramangk Elder who will be delivering a series of talks in the Adelaide Hills during Reconciliation Week. His talks will provide an Aboriginal perspective on locations in the Hills and the connection with Aboriginal history. “There is a lot of interest to non-aboriginal Australians,” Ivan said. “We share a lot of values especially about how people care for country. “The environment’s a hot subject at the moment. “But it’s something that has been a law for Aboriginal people... Read Article

Visit Alice's
Alyssa McKellar, May 10th, 2018

Visit Alice's

The first female garage owner in Australia is described in a newspaper article from September 1926 as “looking like a boy, with her breeches, leggings and tweed cap pulled down over her eyes… her face wreathed in smiles”. This is the spirit of Alice Anderson that’s being captured by an exhibition at Birdwood’s National Motor Museum. In 1919, Alice Anderson was 22 years old when she opened Kew Garage in Melbourne’s outer suburbs. It offered car servicing, petrol... Read Article

It's Tea Time
Rebecca Chave, May 03rd, 2018

It's Tea Time

This year will be the Macclesfield Young at Heart club’s 11th time hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (ABMT) event to raise funds for the Cancer Research Council. To be held on Wednesday, May 16 come along for coffee and cake, buy a specially created calendar or meet local MP Rebekha Sharkie. Club founder Cathy Megson-McAllister said after becoming the highest fundraising club for ABMT in 2017 the ladies decided they needed a new plan to try and beat... Read Article

Meet Merlin
Casey Tonkin, April 26th, 2018

Meet Merlin

Every year Gumeracha is home to the anachronistic sight of people dressed in cloaks wearing shields on their backs and swords on their belts. What looks like the effects of a wormhole linking 21st century Adelaide Hills to 12th century Britain is actually the Gumeracha Medieval Fair. One of the featured characters is Merlin the Wizard also known as Forreston’s own Durstin Gray. Formerly a Snowy River cattleman, it is no wonder that Durstin feels familiar as a character of... Read Article

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