Waranga News

It’s Christmas!


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There is something about the Christmas season (whatever it means to you - religious festival, Santa gifts or welcome holiday time) that still manages to bring people together in a festive spirit to celebrate and be merry. This is most evident at each of our town carols nights when residents get together to ‘sing out loud and sing out strong’ all the old favourite traditional Christmas songs and to enjoy some musical entertainment and other fun activities.

The Big Wet


The Big Wet image

After two weeks of record breaking November heat, we may well have thought the tropics had moved south on the weekend, with rain, rain and more rain leading to flash flooding and closed roads.

Fire Season starts - new tanker arrives


Fire Season starts - new tanker arrives image

Rushworth’s new Heavy Tanker recently rolled into town and has since been put through it paces by enthusiastic members of the local Fire Brigade. The new tanker carries 4000 litres (four tonnes) of water, of which 3500 litres are available for fire fighting. By law, the remaining 500 litres are kept in reserve to protect fire-fighters in case the vehicle is trapped in a sea of flame. If a burn-over does occur, a highly-reliable quenching system is activated, dousing the huge vehicle in a protective envelope of water. Testing by the Brigade has demonstrated the power, manoeuvrability and flexibility of the new tanker, just in time for the Fire Danger Period.

Centenary celebrations at Colbo PS


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The ‘Back to Colbinabbin Primary School’ on the weekend of 28-29 October was a popular and jam-packed event, attracting many past students, their parents, teachers, principals and school community members to gather at the school to enjoy the wonderful displays and share their memories of their time at Colbinabbin Primary.

Colourful times for Rushworth schools


Colourful times for Rushworth schools image

Spring is a time for colour, and students from Rushworth P-12 and St Mary’s School have all been adding to the array of hues on offer. The sunny weather has set the scene for some colourful outdoor activities over the past couple of weeks, all in the cause of fostering good mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Colbinabbin Primary celebrates 100 years of quality education


Colbinabbin Primary celebrates 100 years of quality education image

This weekend, 28 and 29 October, Colbinabbin Primary will celebrate 100 years of education.