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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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Pioneers Basketball believes in creating more than just a game. It's about building a community, a home for players in Greater Springfield.

Attitude of gratitude: Pioneers in 2024

Daniel Bouwmeester January 23, 2024 2 min read

At Pioneers, we believe in creating more than just a game; we’re building a community, a home for players. Fostering a welcoming environment is a privilege. It’s about more than pixels and code; it’s about creating a space where every player feels valued and cared for. Embracing the transformative journey of tournaments, where mind, heart,…

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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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Ipswich City Council has re-opened its free pop-up community immunisation clinic at Springfield Central Library for children and seniors.

Pop up for a free jab

Daniel Bouwmeester January 18, 2024 2 min read

Ipswich City Council has re-opened its free pop-up community immunisation clinic at Springfield Central Library for children and seniors this year. The Community Immunisation Clinic is available for vaccinations from now until July, and will be open on the first Tuesday of each month – from 9am to 11am – and fourth Tuesday of the…

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Local realtor Beautique Realty is helping to calm anxious young ones with an original bedtime story about moving to a new home.

‘Moving’ book for moving home

Daniel Bouwmeester January 8, 2024 3 min read

A local realtor is helping to calm anxious young ones with her original bedtime story about moving to a new home. Beau Miller, the owner of real estate business Beautique Realty, in Augustine Heights, published a children’s story book in 2021 titled Little Red is Moving House. “At Beautique Realty, we believe that with an open…

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Ipswich City Council is encouraging Springfield's residents to put safety first when trying to beat the heat this summer.

Safety first when making a splash this summer

Daniel Bouwmeester January 6, 2024 3 min read

Ipswich residents are being encouraged to put safety first when trying to beat the heat this summer. Just like with permanent pools or spas, store-bought portable swimming pools and spas must adhere to local council safety regulations. “With the weather warming up, it may be tempting to cool down by purchasing an affordable store-bought portable…

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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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YMCA Springfield Lakes was full of Christmas spirit last month as staff and volunteers organised thousands of gifts for needy families.

YMCA Springfield’s Christmas drive a success

Daniel Bouwmeester January 3, 2024 3 min read

It was a frenzy of Christmas spirit at YMCA Springfield Lakes last month as staff and volunteers organised thousands of donated gifts for needy families and children. The 2023 YMCA Springfield Christmas Appeal involved collecting, sorting, and dating items, bundling hampers, and wrapping presents over a seven-day period. Centre Coordinator at YMCA Springfield Lakes, Alison…

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Woogaroo Creek State School held its inaugural Year 6 graduation ceremony in early December after opening its doors in February 2023.

Cakewalk for inaugural Woogaroo Creek graduates

Daniel Bouwmeester January 1, 2024 3 min read

Woogaroo Creek State School (WCSS) held its inaugural Year 6 graduation ceremony early last month after opening its doors in February 2023. On Wednesday, December 6, staff welcomed the families of graduating students, along with Jordan MP Charis Mullen and Redbank Plains State High School (RPSHS) Deputy Principal Diana Furlan, to help recognise their achievement….

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An expansion to Springfield's WesTEC Trade Training Centre, comprising a new emergency health workshop and classroom, was completed recently.

New WesTEC health ward opens

Daniel Bouwmeester December 31, 2023 2 min read

An expansion to the WesTEC Trade Training Centre in Springfield comprising a new emergency health workshop and classroom was completed recently. The brand new $4.2 million Health Experiential Centre features a simulated hospital ward with eight beds plus a nursing station and medical equipment for students to take on vital practical experience. Courses making use…

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