Education

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Celebrating the appointment of school leaders

Guy Hazlewood February 21, 2024 1 min read

The Hymba Yumba Independent School in Springfield held their annual school leaders badge ceremony last month.   Hymba Yumba is an innovative First Nations school of excellence in Springfield providing the children – known as “jarjum” – the traditions of Australian Indigenous culture in an educational setting.   The ceremony, which took place on February…

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St Augustine’s student continues youth advocacy

Guy Hazlewood February 21, 2024 2 min read

Now in his final year of high school, St Augustine’s College student Louie Galman has a determined mindset and ambitious goals. Louie won the Young Citizen of the Year award at the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day Awards in January. His continuous involvement in various organisations and initiatives such as the Ipswich Youth Advisory Council and…

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St Augustine's College senior student Louie Galman won Young Citizen of the Year at the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day Awards last week.

St Augustine’s student wins Young Citizen of the Year award

Daniel Bouwmeester January 29, 2024 5 min read

Louie Galman, a Year 12 student at St Augustine’s College, won the prestigious Young Citizen of the Year award at the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day Awards last week. Louie, 17, was recognised for his many achievements last year, particularly his participation in the 2023 Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) and role as Youth Member for…

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The Greater Springfield Rotary stepped up to assist families grappling with escalating costs of education at a recent back-to-school event.

Rotary helps ease back-to-school burden

Daniel Bouwmeester January 26, 2024 2 min read

In a display of community spirit, the Rotary Club is stepping up to assist local families grappling with escalating costs of education. The Greater Springfield Rotary Club teamed up to assist Westside Community Care with its “Back to School Pop-up Shop”, hosted on January 19 at the Camira Springfield Community Centre. The Pop-up Shop offered…

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Ipswich City Council is bringing a four-week aquatic access and skills program to Orion Lagoon for people living with a disability.

Rising ‘STAARS’ at Orion Lagoon

Daniel Bouwmeester January 22, 2024 2 min read

Ipswich City Council is bringing a four-week aquatic access and skills program to Orion Lagoon, beginning February 5, for people living with a disability. The Water STAARS (Support to Access Aquatic Recreational Spaces) Program is a partnership between the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland (RLSSQ) and the Council’s SEAL Pool Safety Program. Qualified Royal Life…

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The University of Southern Queensland has teamed up with St Andrew's Toowoomba Hospital to install an exhibition in its oncology ward.

Art aids wellbeing for hospital patients and staff

Daniel Bouwmeester January 19, 2024 4 min read

The University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) has teamed up with St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital to install an exhibition in its oncology ward to help address health and wellbeing for both patients and staff. The exhibition, titled Undercurrent: Arts and Wellbeing, is not just for hospital patients – it’s also for healthcare workers and staff who might…

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Finalists have been named for the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day awards – including three Springfielders – with winners announced tomorrow.

Five young Springfielders receive Australia Day recognition

Daniel Bouwmeester January 16, 2024 4 min read

Twenty-one finalists have been named for the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day awards – including five Springfield residents – with winners announced tomorrow. · UPDATED JANUARY 27, 2024 Filipino-Australian siblings Jozef and Maynah Borja-Erece both received recognition for their contributions to organising the annual Grand Autumn Festival, which took place in May last year at Robelle…

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Local dancers and teachers are being urged to 'step up' for a survey exploring the health literacy needs of Australian dancers.

Study puts spotlight on dancer health

Daniel Bouwmeester January 15, 2024 3 min read

Dancers, teachers, and parents of young dancers are being urged to step up for a survey exploring the health literacy needs of Australian dancers. University of Southern Queensland’s Dr Melanie Fuller, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and researcher investigating injury reduction in dance, is leading a research team aiming to learn how the dance community wants to…

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The 2023 Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) came to an end at a special certificate presentation ceremony held in early December.

City’s best and brightest youth say farewell for now

Daniel Bouwmeester January 5, 2024 3 min read

The tenure of the 2023 Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) officially came to an end at a special certificate presentation ceremony held early last month. The 38 young volunteers received acknowledgement for their 10 months of service in providing input to council policies, procedures, and projects. Woodcrest State College, The Springfield Anglican College, and Springfield…

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Local educator Awesome Auslan recently developed a series of videos and programs to dismantle the barrier between Deaf and hearing people.

Developing solutions for teaching sign language

Daniel Bouwmeester January 4, 2024 4 min read

A local provider of online sign language courses recently developed a series of videos and an increased focus on community education programs to help dismantle the barrier between Deaf and hearing people. Michaela Reece operates Awesome Auslan, a Camira-based education service founded in 2021 that specialises in the teaching of Australian Sign Language, commonly called “Auslan”…

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