education

Staines Memorial College held a Slime Spectacular obstacle course event to help raise money for the school's sports program

Staines students ‘goo’ for gold

Daniel Bouwmeester April 6, 2023 2 min read

On the last day of Term 1, Staines Memorial College held a Slime Spectacular obstacle course event to help raise money for the school’s sports program. The school raised a total of $5,200, an impressive result. It was an event that all students could participate in — from kindergarten to Year 12 — communications officer…

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Off-ramp upgrade on track

Daniel Bouwmeester April 5, 2023 2 min read

Work is now well underway on the widening of the Exit 32 off-ramp, which connects the Centenary Motorway southbound to the Springfield Greenbank Arterial. The existing off-ramp lanes will be doubled from two to four lanes, and the current roundabout will be upgraded into a major intersection. $6.5 million in has been committed by the…

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Richies Rainbow Kids Cancer Charity Brisbane

‘Little’ walk goes a very long way

Daniel Bouwmeester March 21, 2023 3 min read

To mark its first anniversary, one of Queensland’s newest charities is inviting Springfield residents to a very special ‘fun walk’ along the bayside this weekend. The 5km/10km walk for Richie’s Rainbow – which honours the life of 9-year-old Richie “Little” Walsh and raises funds for children’s cancer research – is taking place at Lota Reserve…

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Gabba move still up in the air

Daniel Bouwmeester March 16, 2023 2 min read

Springfield’s Brighton Homes Arena is still in contention to host sports games which would otherwise be held at The Gabba during the iconic venue’s upcoming redevelopment for the Olympics. The Queensland Government and Stadiums Queensland are currently determining an ideal temporary relocation venue for Queensland Cricket and Brisbane Lions matches when the Gabba closes from…

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Orion Springfield Central held its first ever ‘Strong Sisters SportsFest’ last weekend, featuring local sports clubs, live demonstrations, and more

Strong showing for first Orion ‘SportsFest’

Daniel Bouwmeester March 12, 2023 3 min read

Orion Springfield Central held its first ever ‘Strong Sisters SportsFest’ last weekend, featuring local sports clubs, live demonstrations, and more. It took place on Sunday, March 5, at Orion Springfield Central, coinciding with last week’s International Women’s Day celebrations. Hundreds of people immersed themselves in fun and engaging activities, giveaways, and information sessions throughout the…

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Springfield Central State High School hosted four guest speakers at its first ever International Women’s Day panel last Monday, March 6

High school hosts first Women’s Day panel

Daniel Bouwmeester March 12, 2023 2 min read

Springfield Central State High School hosted four guest speakers at its first ever student-led International Women’s Day panel last Monday, March 6. The panel included Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic and mentor Holly Green-Blair from the Brisbane Broncos’ Girls Academy. Also sharing their passion for women’s advocacy were Carrie Fortunso from domestic violence charity Small…

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Memorable Moments: March 2023

Daniel Bouwmeester March 10, 2023 2 min read

We are Amanda and Antoine, a husband-and-wife team and the founders of local gift creation and delivery service Jane’s Handcrafts & Gifts. We’re taking on the gifting world by putting together beautifully presented hampers for all occasions. Easter is on its way! … which means the start of preparations for the feast of chocolate eggs…

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From the shelves of Springfield Central Library…

Daniel Bouwmeester March 10, 2023 3 min read

Top shelf Springfield Central Library was the most popular Ipswich City Council library in 2022, according to recently released statistics. It welcomed a total of 208,989 visitors, a 17 per cent jump year-on-year. It also topped the region’s libraries for total book loans and new memberships. That means in all three categories it beat out…

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A woman holds a black puppy dog after adopting it from the local animal welfare centre

Pet adoption wins hearts at first-ever Valentine’s sale

Daniel Bouwmeester March 8, 2023 4 min read

The inaugural Valentine’s Adoption Sale, a local animal welfare initiative, took place last month, with some heart-warming results. The Animal Welfare League of Queensland (AWLQ) offered pets for adoption at a heavy discount from February 8 to 14. Adult cat adoption cost just $29, and selected adult dogs were available at $99. In total, 41…

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Changing season for local emergency services

Daniel Bouwmeester March 8, 2023 6 min read

The Queensland Government recently announced a commitment to investing $400 million into the state’s fire and emergency services capabilities and bureaucratic structure. It comes as Greater Springfield awaits the construction of a new centrally located fire and emergency rescue station in Augustine Heights. The announcement followed the completion of an independent review that recommended “more…

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