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Kicking It
Rebecca Chave and Samantha Smith, June 07th, 2018

Kicking It

Futsal, or five-a-side indoor soccer, in the Adelaide Hills is ramping up in readiness for the international championships held in the US in five weeks. David Nye and his academy state level futsal team will be competing in Florida against teams from Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona and South America. David said it’s the perfect opportunity for kids from South Australia to get exposure competing against these teams of the highest calibre. He’s also offering juniors and seniors the opportunity to... Read Article

Winter Appeal
Samantha Smith, May 31st, 2018

Winter Appeal

Mount Barker college, St Francis de Sales, will be raising homelessness awareness and collecting items to donate through their winter appeal and sleep-out in partnership with Catholic charity St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies). St Francis de Sales college is walking distance from the local Vinnies shop and that is where they formed a relationship with the volunteer run organisation. Through the college’s ‘faith in action’ philosophy staff and students aim to maintain social justice and serve those in need... Read Article

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

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