March Business After Hours

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Next Wednesday 27 march, marks our second Business After Hours for the year and we have partnered with

Geraldton Grammar School
&
Geraldton Community Energy

Entertainment will include the gorgeous angelic sounds of She Lion, delicious canapes by Tarts & Co, photobooth by Magic Mirror and a chance to win the door prize by showing us how good you can power up the energy driven bike!

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At Geraldton Grammar School, we provide an outstanding K-12 educational experience with whole school programs that foster continual development. We are small enough to care and cater for the interests and academic readiness of each child, yet large enough to challenge all students.

Rated the top country school in Western Australia for 2018; we empower all students with the knowledge to achieve, the passion to inspire, and the path to motivate. Geraldton Grammar School provides an outstanding educational experience on a beautiful campus, providing an award-winning music program, enviable Mandarin curriculum; and an extensive camps program.

School website

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Our goal at Geraldton Community Energy is to lower the price of electricity for Geraldton customers, improve the reliability of supply and offer a cleaner energy solution. It will be built by Geraldton businesses for Geraldton customers, keeping the money we all spend on electricity in the community.

Come along to the next Business After Hours & have a friendly chat with us about how your family & business would benefit from Geraldton Community Energy.

What are the benefits for Geraldton customers?

Who is Geraldton Community Energy?

Why does Geraldton need a Geraldton Community Energy?

What are the benefits to the community?

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2019 Certificate III in Dance

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Looking for a Certificate Course to go towards your Year 11 & 12 WACE requirements?

Look no further!

Cheer & Dance Intensity are able to offer ALL dancers the ability to achieve this! Do something they love and gain a nationally recognised Certificate III in Dance in the process!

Even better - this can all be done while still staying at your current dance studio.

Open to students in year 9, 10 & 11.

Contact cheerdanceintensity@gmail.com for more information and your prospectus

Registrations close April 30th


 

Colin Buchanan Live!

Colin Buchanan is coming back to Strathalbyn Christian College to kick off our 40th Anniversary Year with an action, packed performance for one night only.

For some of us we might remember Colin Buchanan on ABC’s Play School, or maybe it was his role as Presenter in various Channel 7 prime time shows like “Australia’s strangest home improvements” but I think most people would know Colin as a singer songwriter for Christian Children’s music. (http://colinbuchanan.com.au/about)

Colin Buchanan has become a household name when it comes to Christian Children’s music and I am sure his albums have been played on countless family road trips, Sunday schools and classrooms around Australia.

Colin’s performance is action packed with many different characters and lot of energy.

This performance would not be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors, Turtle Cove Early Learning Centre, Ocean Air Custom Airconditioning Solutions and Centro Dental.

Tickets are on sale now!

Details:

Thursday 21 March @ 6.30pm Strathalbyn Christian College Hall

Tickets $11 each (children under 2 free) Tickets can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com/BAUAB

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Cheer & Dance Intensity

Cheer & Dance Intensity is a Dancing studio located in Flores road that provides fun, high energy, quality classes suited to a large variety of ages.

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We provide competition & recreational class options to suit everyone in addition to the opportunity to participate in a range of local performances and exams throughout the year. Classes are offered in a variety of styles including, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Singing, Musical Theatre, Cheerleading and Gymnastics.

Contact us today to see what we have to offer for your child.


Geraldton Grammar School Come & Play

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Geraldton Grammar School would like to invite families with children 0-4 years old to their Come & Play in the Early Learning Area and Kindy Playground.

Come &  Play is a great opportunity for you to spend some fun time with your child/ren in a family friendly environment filled with great resources and play opportunities.  There will be inside and outside play, craft activities and sensory play. You will also meet other parents and carers and your child will have lots of new friends to play with.

Come and Play is on Wednesdays from 8:30am to 10:30am, during the school term.

For more information see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/comeandplayatGGS

This job is not for you!

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Does this sound like you? Could you be the new team member we're looking for?

Contact us today to learn more about this exciting opportunity with the leading providers of Apprentice and Trainee employment services in the Midwest and Southern regions of WA.

Call 1300 443 331 or email peter@atcworksmart.com.au


Enrol your child now!

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It's not too late to enrol your child into Western Australia's top country school for 2018 based on our median ATAR. 

We are a small school with a big heart which caters for students from Junior Kindy to Year 12.

Contact us today to see what we have to offer your child and to organise a tour. 

Call 9965 7800 or email ggs@gegs.wa.edu.au. 

North West Coastal Hwy Resurfacing Works

Catwest wishes to advise that it will be undertaking Nightworks for road resurfacing activities on NW Coastal Hwy between Mabel Street and Chapman Valley Road

Resurfacing works is scheduled to undertaken between Tuesday the 29th January to the 8th of February 2019. The anticipated hours of work will be between 7:00pm and 7:00am.

Traffic Management will be in place during this time with some side road closures as required. Detours will be in place and access to nearby surrounding properties will be maintained.

Residents and businesses with properties located nearby are advised to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and direction from the authorised Catwest personnel and contactors.

Any Industrial Properties located on Flores Road are advised to detour all RAV Network vehicles to Place Road during the works when the Road Closure on Webberton Road is in place.

Catwest apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries regarding the scheduled works please contact David Serafini, on 08 9923 3957 or email admin@catwest.com.au

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Marc Jacobs frames are now Available at Specsavers

These brand new Marc Jacobs frames have just launched and are available now from Specsavers Geraldton.  

Get two for the price of one, and prices start at just $249 including single vision lenses. 

Multifocals and bifocals are extra.

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See where TAFE can take you at Enrolment Days

Photo 1 (L-R) – Tyler Price and Zia Van Der Merwe

Photo 1 (L-R) – Tyler Price and Zia Van Der Merwe

Central Regional TAFE (CRTAFE) are getting ready to welcome an influx of potential students at their annual Enrolment Day events.

Each year CRTAFE looks forward showing the community what their local TAFE has to offer and the Enrolment Days are a way for them to find all the information they need in one place.

Experienced staff and lecturers will be on hand to speak to prospective students and discuss the best training options for their needs. Those attending can also tour the campus and view the modern facilities.

Both current and previous students have said the best part of the Enrolment Days is the valuable time spent with staff who assist students in finding the best courses and pathways to suit their interests, availability and lifestyle.

CRTAFE Managing Director Bill Swetman said there is something to suit everyone at TAFE and encouraged anyone thinking about training to come and explore their options.

“From those who have recently completed high school, to those looking for a career change, a promotion at their current workplace or perhaps anyone just wanting to improve their current skills, studying at TAFE can help you get to where you want to be” Mr Swetman said.

“We aim to make the enrolment process hassle free and accessible to all, and this year we also have the added advantage of having the Jobs and Skills Centres on campus which will provide an additional service for the community to speak to staff about employment and career advice” he said.

“We offer flexible training options, a large variety of qualifications, and state-of-art facilities right here in the central regions of WA and we want everyone to come and see what is available at their local TAFE” he said.

Potential students can choose from a Certificate I to Advanced Diploma, apprenticeships, traineeships and short courses. CRTAFE also offers payment plans, University Pathways and has several student support services available.

 

Enrolment Days details:

Geraldton Campus General Enrolment Days

Date: Thursday 17 January and Friday 18 January. For those who have already been offered placements in 2019, enrolment will take place on Wednesday 16 January.

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Geraldton Campus at 175 Fitzgerald St. Geraldton

Northam Campus

Date: Thursday 24 January and Friday 25 January

Time: 9am-5pm Location: Northam Campus, Lot 1 Hutt Street Northam

Kalgoorlie Campus

Date: Thursday 24 January and Friday 25 January

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Kalgoorlie Campus, 34 Cheetham Street Kalgoorlie

* Prospective students are asked to bring their identification.

The 2019 Course Guide is available to download from www.centralregional.wa.edu.au

For more information students can contact the TAFE on 1800 672 700 or email info@crtafe.wa.edu.au


Mid West Ports Authority

Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA) operates with the values of integrity, caring, courage collaboration and accountability. The Community Respect and Equality (CRE) Agreement for Workplaces is aligned with these values and its aim is to improve the imbalance of equality in the workplace.

During the 2016/2017 financial year the Mid West-Gascoyne Police attended over 50 family violence incidents a week. This is a shocking statistic and even more disturbing knowing that only 33% of women who experience physical violence from a current partner actually contacted Police.

Desert Blue Connect and the CRE Reference Group have developed the CRE Agreement in an effort to stop the high incidence of family violence in our community and make it a safer place to live for everyone.

The CRE Agreement is for workplaces to acknowledge and recognise that family violence is a whole of community social and health issue. By addressing the norms, attitudes and behaviours that create the violence we, as a community, can work towards preventing the violence.

Dr Rochelle Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer at MWPA says, “MWPA has made a commitment to the CRE Agreement by signing the CRE Endorsement Certificate and is taking the actions within the Agreement to increase awareness of equality and stopping family violence in our community. MWPA promotes and advocates for a safe and healthy community.”

MWPA is a strong advocate for equality within the workplace in-line with the UN Global Compact Women’s Empowerment Principles and demonstrates this through

  • The provision of corporate leadership for equality;

  • Treating all employees fairly - respecting and supporting human rights and anti-discrimination legislation;

  • Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all employees;

  • Promoting learning and development for all employees;

  • Implementing enterprise-wide practices that empower all employees;

  • Promoting equality through community initiatives, and

  • Measuring and reporting on progress to achieve equality.

At MWPA we are proactive and taking steps to create a truly gender equitable workplace. By signing up to the CRE Agreement this is just another step to ensuring that our workplace is safe for everyone.

MWPA is implementing a number of things in support of the CRE Agreement:

· The CRE Agreement Agreed Values and Codes of Behaviour for the Workplace included in employee induction packages.

· Family violence information will be made available to all employees through the provision of equality related resources, professional development and meetings.

· MWPA Enterprise Agreement and employment contracts provide prevention of family violence provisions and supports for employees impacted by family violence.

· Participating in safe work month, including a focus on family violence prevention.

· Participation of MWPA representatives in community family violence events.

· The CRE Agreement workplace logo and hashtags will be displayed on MWPA website and in social media.

 

To find out how your workplace can be part of the Community, Respect and Equality Agreement call Desert Blue Connect on 9964 2742 or visit www.communityrespectandequality.com.au

If you are in immediate danger call the Police on 000

If you are feeling unsafe or are worried about a colleague or friend you can contact:

· WA Police on 131 444

· The National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Service 1800Respect - 1800 737 732

·  Desert Blue Connect Geraldton – 9964 2742

·  Sexual Assault Crisis Line – 1800 016 789

· The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline -  9223 1188 or free call 1800 007 339

· The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline - 9223 1199 or 1800 000 599

· Kids Helpline (for young people to the age of 25) - 1800 551 800.

WACRH signs on to the Community Respect and Equality Agreement to prevent Family Violence in Geraldton

WACRH staff are keen to start working collectively towards the prevention of family violence in Geraldton as part of the CRE Agreement.

WACRH staff are keen to start working collectively towards the prevention of family violence in Geraldton as part of the CRE Agreement.

The WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is one of the first organisations in Geraldton to sign up to the Community Respect & Equality (CRE) Agreement for Workplaces. 

The CRE Agreement enables workplaces and community organisations to stand together to say #violenceisNEVERok. It provides a framework and support for organisations to raise awareness of family violence, how it can be prevented, how to support staff experiencing violence and how to develop internal policies and procedures to embed these actions within the organisation.

Led by Desert Blue Connect and a strong Reference Group of local organisations and agencies, the CRE Agreement is a key component of CRE Strategic Action Plan for the Prevention of Family Violence in Geraldton.

The Midwest has among the highest rates of family violence in WA, with 2819 incidents recorded by the WA Police in the year to June 2017.  These are alarming statistics, however, family violence is preventable and there is something that everyone can do to work towards making our community free from family violence.

Professor Sandra Thompson, Director of WACRH says “As an organisation, WACRH is deeply committed to improving health outcomes.  Family violence contributes more to the burden of disease  of women aged 18-44 years than any other risk factor, including smoking and road accidents. A number of our own staff and friends have been personally affected by family violence, so WACRH as an organisation was keen to sign on to the agreement and work towards its prevention. We also see the consequences and impact of family violence in some of the work we do in the community.”

"WACRH staff have already started looking at how we can implement the Agreement internally as a whole of organisation process. A WACRH Working Party has planning underway to ensure that internal actions and policies align with the CRE agreement. We want to demonstrate WACRH’s organisational support for the prevention of family violence and give visibility to an issue where silence means the problem of family violence that exists in our community is under recognised.” Professor Thompson said.

To find out how your workplace can be part of the Community, Respect and Equality Agreement call Desert Blue Connect on 9964 2742 or visit www.communityrespectandequality.com.au

If you are in immediate danger call the Police on 000

If you are feeling unsafe or are worried about a colleague or friend you can contact:

  • WA Police on 131 444

  • The National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Service 1800Respect - 1800 737 732

  • Desert Blue Connect Geraldton – 9964 2742

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line – 1800 016 789

  • The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline -  9223 1188 or free call 1800 007 339

  • The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline - 9223 1199 or 1800 000 599

  • Kids Helpline (for young people to the age of 25) - 1800 551 800.

2019 KM Photography Xmas Special

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Order any print from their web site, facebook, karlmonaghanphotography, or Instagram, kmphotography62, at 60cm, and they will print on Ilford Smooth Pearl for $100. That's an amazing price for a perfect gift this Christmas. Just pop in a tube and label.

Offer runs till 24th December. Get in quick while the paper stock lasts, or why not pop into their lab and have your own photograph printed and framed for that special xmas gift.

Shop located at 76 Chapman Road, just opposite the old railway.