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THE CORRYONG COURIER
THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 2016
Walwa Early Childhood Education
& Care Mobile Children’s Services
Ways we are exploring the Victorian
Learning and Development Framework’s
five outcomes this month.
• Identity: The children are exploring their
identity through role play in our Farm Area. This
space was introduced in the last few weeks, as
the children were interested in Farming. This
area provides great opportunities for the children
to explore their identities through role play.
• Community: We have introduced dress-ups
to our Farm Area, this encourages the children
to engage in role play and explore the different
roles within our community.
• Wellbeing: As the weather is warming up we
are starting to get outside a lot more and the
children are enjoying being outside. The sandpit
has been very busy, with the children building
roads out of the trucks, and using the sandpit
• Learning: We are in the process of developing
our project work on farms. So far we have added
a Farm Mat, with animals and tractors; this has
created a great learning space for the children to
interact with one another through play.
• Communication: During the day the children
have the opportunity to participate is group
times, we read stories and sing songs. Using
Storytelling and music creates opportunities to
express their ideas and interests.
Mobile: 0402 147 135
Wodonga Office: (02) 6056 4399
More than 200 people have turned out to
community meetings as part of a Snowy
Valleys Council roadshow.
Administrator Paul Sullivan is confident that
the open and honest dialogue at the meetings
will set the stage for ongoing communication
between council and its community into the
“I’m continually amazed at the diversity of
the questions being asked in the meetings,” he
“We’ve had everything from hard hitting
merger questions concerning staff security and
rate increases to questions around signage and
the ongoing provision of health services.
“It’s fantastic to see the engagement from the
community,” he said.
So far meetings have been held in Tumut (30
attendees), Rosewood (50 attendees), Adelong
(30 attendees), Tumbarumba (100 attendees)
and Talbingo (15 attendees).
Meetings are scheduled for Tooma on
August 16th, Jingellic on August 23rd and at
Khancoban on August 24th.
People who are unable to attend a meeting can
view and download the presentation from the
Residents turn out for public forums
Snowy Valleys Council meetings have been well attended.
Association of Victoria
various processes and
wording used by councils
in adopting their new Code
of Conduct should not
result in disqualifications
Rob Spence, MAV
CEO, said that while a
small number of individual
councillors had refused to
sign their code of conduct
and should be dealt with
separately, the majority of
the 107 councillors from
13 councils purportedly
Code needs some common sense
believed they were in
“In most cases, we
are talking about a minor
honest mistake or a
of the rules under the
legislation,” Mr Spence
“The new laws -
which the MAV broadly
supports - were intended
to strengthen councillor
conduct and to resolve
new provisions that take
effect on 1 September
to disqualify councillors
on what can best be
described as a very minor
technicality is like using a
sledgehammer to crack a
All five Towong Shire
councillors have signed
the code of conduct.
for lndi, Cathy McGowan,
has appointed local media
identity Di Thomas as new
her Chief of Staff.
“I am delighted to
welcome Di to my team,”
Ms McGowan said.
Ms Thomas has served
as editor of The Border
Mail and most recently
held the same position at
The Shepparton News.
Ms McGowan thanked
current Chief of Staff
Karen Keegan for her
loyal service. Karen has
been with the team since
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