Dumbleyung Primary School
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Kukerin Primary School
SHIRE OF DUMBLEYUNG LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
On Saturday 19th October 2019 local governments throughout Western Australia will be participating in elections that are held every two years either via a postal voting or ‘in person’ voting system and there are some important dates for community members to be aware of.
ENROLEMENT TO VOTE
If you are currently registered on the State Electoral roll as a resident in the Shire of Dumbleyung, then you are not required to do anything. If you have recently moved to the Shire from another area and you have not changed your address or have recently become an Australian Citizen then you will need to complete a change of enrolment address or application to be enrolled, which can be done online at the WA Electoral Commission website.
The closing date for enrolment changes or new enrolments is Friday 30th August 2019 at 5.00pm otherwise you will not be entitled to vote at the 2019 local government elections.
NOMINATING FOR COUNCIL
In the Shire of Dumbleyung five (5) current Councillors terms of office will expire in 2019 with two (2) vacancies in the Dumbleyung Ward and one (1) each in the South, Kukerin and North Wards.
If you are considering nominating for Council and wont more information, or would like more information before making a decision, about the role of a Councillor, meeting attendance, remuneration or any other matter, you are encouraged to contact any of the current Councillors (contact details are on Shire website) or the Acting Chief Executive Officer during officer hours at the administration office in Dumbleyung.
Nominations will open on Thursday 5th September 2019 and close on Thursday 12th September 2019 at 4.00pm at the Shire administration office.
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Robert & Daphne McIntyre Citizenship Award
*Applications open 16th August 2019* The Robert and Daphne Citizenship Award is a $3000 donation towards education expenses open to any student from years 10 to 12 whose primary place of residence is in the Shire of Dumbleyung or the parents/guardians are ratepayers in the Shire of Dumbleyung.
Applications close on 27th September 2019. To be eligible, all applications MUST address the selection criteria. To obtain a copy of the Award application please contact Emily Edwards at the Shire of Dumbleyung on 9863 4012 or email@example.com.
DO YOU NEED DAY CARE FOR YOUR CHILD?
Following the recent Day Care survey, we have identified the need for additional Day Care days and will have more available placements very soon! Starting now we also have relief/back-up Educators for school holidays and to cover sick days to ensure our Educators have additional support to allow continuous service. **Please share with anyone you believe may be interested in either permanent or casual placements. Contact the shire for further information on 9863 4012 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dumbleyung Health Hub – SEEKING HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The Shire of Dumbleyung is seeking expressions of interest for a Dumbleyung Health Hub concept. There are many health professionals this could be of interest to so feel free to tag and share with:
**Remedial Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Dietitians, Exercise physiologists, Myotherapists, Naturopaths, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists and more!**
The concept will be a modern approach to a local health hub which will also act as a small business incubator. This allows these businesses to experiment and learn with minimal risk, gaining confidence to develop their business into the future. We would hope to attract services that can be claimed through private health funds and would hope to establish the HICAPS facility for processing on the spot claims.
AFFORDABLE & LOW RISK
• $50 per week for each professional to hire the vacant shop space on Absolon Street inclusive of water and electricity costs! *Minimum of three health professionals required.
• Sharing the time & flexible hours – We hope to see the Health Hub open a minimum of five days per week, this could work as a roster system while each service builds up their clientele. There is also the option for after hours and weekend opening hours.
• Private consulting spaces - Pending commitment from three professionals we will progress with installing the first sealed private consulting room within the space which will create two consulting spaces and a waiting area.
Are you a health professional and always wanted to have your own space but are short on money and time? The Dumbleyung Health Hub could be a great opportunity!
Interested? All we need to know is what service you can provide. Contact Nicole at the shire on 9863 4012 email@example.com
BUDGET 2019/20 SNAPSHOT
Where Your Rates, Grants and Fees and Charges will be spent in 2019/20
Shire’s Expenditure Budget $’m
Administration, Governance & Council Support $0.66
Fire Protection and Animal Control $0.23
Health Services $0.09
Aged & Education $0.15
Housing (staff & other) $0.10
Waste, Sewerage & Environment $0.38
Planning, Community Amenities & Landcare $0.28
Halls, Recreation, Pool and Library $0.61
Road Construction & Maintenance $2.44
Plant Purchases $0.49
Rural & Economic Services & Tourism $0.27
Shire’s Revenue Budget
General Rates $1.70
Grants & Contributions $2.41
Fees, Charges & Other Revenue $0.31
Waste and Sewerage Services $0.22
Interest earnings $0.18
Major Road Projects in 2019/20
Reconstruction and Seal (Cement Stabilising)
Houses For Rent
Well aged units available for rent:
42A Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
23 Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
1/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
2/32 Bath Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
27B Manser Street, Kukerin: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
13/501 McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $150 per week
Low income unit available for rent:
17B McIntyre Street, Dumbleyung: 2 Bed, 1 Bathroom $145 per week
Facility & equipment hire
When hiring facilities, plant and equipment from the Shire, please complete the paperwork and pay the bond and hire fee at the office. On returning equipment, please contact the office for an inspection and refund of the bond.
READ THE MOST RECENT LAKE EXPRESS NEWSLETTER HERE:https://mailchi.mp/281a7b5f03e3/shire-newsletter-lake-express-2043121?e=8ea7e70abe
National On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme
The water rebates for 2018/19 financial year can be submitted for a rebate till the end September 2019.
The rebate is for 25% up to a maximum of $25 000 for the purchase of new water infrastructure, delivery and installation to address animal welfare needs and improves resilience to drought.
Eligible items include water storage devices such as tanks and troughs, pipes, fittings and pumps associated with water distribution systems, new bores and the desilting of dams by a contractor.
Rebates can be applied to costs incurred after 30 June 2018, and applications close 30 April 2021 or when the funding allocation is exhausted.
What you will need
To apply you need the following information and documents:
If you prefer a hard copy, please request a copy from the Rural Water Planning team.
Phone: 1800 780 300 or visit the local Landcare Office to collect application forms.
Keep up with Dumbleyung Landcare!
Did you know Dumbleyung Landcare is on Facebook?! You can keep up to date by following their page! From the latest Landcare news, interesting information about our local flora and fauna, photo competitions and funding opportunities. Search ‘Dumbleyung Landcare’ on Facebook and LIKE the page today!
Regional Column with Senior Regional Officer for Great Southern Steph Marsh
Major changes to laws covering the sale and repair of motor vehicles in WA will go before Parliament which, if passed, will introduce a cooling off period in certain circumstances, remove special warranties and reduce fees for consumers.
For vehicle sales, the proposed changes will involve:
The cooling off period for sales linked to finance gives consumers the opportunity to review their decision to purchase under those circumstances and brings WA in line with most other States.
Having a set, low contract termination fee prevents the current situation where consumers in many cases face losing thousands of dollars if they want to pull out of the deal. Likewise the amount better reflects the actual losses incurred by the dealership.
Separate warranties for used vehicle sales are no longer required with the consumer guarantees within the Australian Consumer Law providing adequate protection for buyers, so vehicles will be treated like any other consumer product.
For vehicle repairs, the proposed changes will involve the certification for individual repairers to be renewed every three years, replacing the current one time only applications, among other changes.
We believe that the changes to the laws strike a fair balance that provide appropriate protections for consumers while maintaining the commercial viability of businesses operating within the motor vehicle industry in WA. They are also designed to reduce red tape and to modernise the laws which protect what is a major purchase for most consumers.
The review’s final report in the form of a Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (DRIS) can be viewed on the Consumer Protection website.
Harvest is around the corner and the busy period of logistically moving hay and grain across the farm and around the Shire is nearly upon us.
To ensure you or your workman can transport everything safely and legally, visiting business Busselton Advanced Driver Training will be in our area in the coming months. To ensure they visit and stop in Dumbleyung we’re seeking expressions of interest for anyone who would like to become accredited in the following truck licenses – HR, HC or MC.
Depending on experience the accreditation courses can be half or full day and include both training and assessment. The truck is provided and a medical is not always required but it is recommended that students contact the Department of Transport if unsure.
Courses start from $1250.00 and a minimum of 5 people are required to run most courses. Don’t get caught out with no truck accreditation this hay and harvest season, register your interest at the CRC today! Call 9863 4829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with which course you’d like to complete.
The Dumbleyung Events Committee have caught their breath after organising and hosting a successful and fabulous Make Smoking History 2019 Taste of Dumbleyung in April this year and are back with a new date for you to add to your diaries!
Save the date – Saturday April 4, 2020! With plenty for the whole family including a variety of great local and regional products on display, great entertainment and delicious food!
To keep up to date with everything ‘Taste’ be sure to follow the Taste of Dumbleyung Facebook page or the Dumbleyung Events Committee Facebook page. A community run organisation, volunteers and community members wanting to be a part of the great day are always welcome! Message the committee via Facebook or email email@example.com.
Watch this space and get excited for another fantastic Taste of Dumbleyung 2020!
Pictured above (L-R): Year 5/6 students compete at the 2019 RoboCup, E.Bairstow, H.Cronin, I.Koster, M.Coad and I.Stokes.
‘Oh I’m going to miss this next year’ Isabel warmly shared with us all in the car as we climbed Nippering Hill in the pitch black with the headlights sweeping over the dark distant landscape and only the odd small farm light to be seen.
‘What do you mean? We’ve never gone to RoboCup before!’ Iesha exclaimed excitedly.
‘I know, but this is so fun going to Perth in the dark with you all, my best friends, making memories, I will miss this and you all next year!’ Isabel replied.
‘Yeah, I know what you mean, I will miss all of the fun we get up to as well….’
‘And Mrs Ball!’ Iesha added before Hannah could finish talking!
Last Friday the 9th of August in the pitch dark of 6am, Senior students and parents converged on the Dumbleyung Primary School carpark to meet for the early departure to Curtin University Stadium where the Western Australian Robotics Olympics: RoboCup 2019 was going to take place. The excitement and enthusiasm of a few years of working toward this very day was now finally here and the kids were pumped to finally be going off to compete and be a part of something bigger. It marked the culmination of months of tinkering, building and testing since 2017 when our wonderful P&C bought our Senior Class a suite of 8 Lego EV3 robots to assist us with hands on learning to apply the Digital Technologies Curriculum and coding for our students here at Dumbleyung Primary School. We were now off to compete and experience RoboCup 2019 where ample opportunity is provided for our kids to compete against other students from metro and regional schools at Curtin Stadium to put their robots to the test in an authentic competition.
In 2019, over 600 students from 183 teams across 60 competing schools took place in this year’s RoboCup in the categories of On Stage Performance (dance and theatrical), Soccer and Rescue. These three challenges are designed to provide a realistic link between what students learn in the classroom and the real-world application of coding and robotics. With the adoption of automation in many industries, particularly agriculture and mining, robotics is an innovation that we want our students at Dumbleyung to be competent in, particularly as they prepare for high school and think about career pathways for the future.
Of the 183 teams, 7 were from regional schools - South West region (Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, Bunbury Senior High School, Georgiana Molloy Anglican School), the Peel region (Pinjarra Primary School), the Pilbara (Marble Bar Primary School, Wickham Primary School- who are sponsored by Rio Tinto to attend) and the Wheatbelt (Dumbleyung Primary School).
Dumbleyung students entered the Onstage Dance Novice category where they had to design a dance that would accompany music and stay within a 2m by 2m square. The students worked in a team of 5, three Year 6 students and two Year 5 students and were supported by the Year 3 / 4 students who were their pit crew assisting with making props and costumes for their robots. The students chose a theme and narrated a dance around ‘boot scooting’ which was a nod to our country roots! Three robots were programmed to dance and the students deployed the use of colour sensors to contain their robots within the designated area which is all scored and judged. A technical interview was also scored as the students were quizzed by Scitech officials to ensure the kids could explain their learning and innovations they used.
The crowded audience and ban on adult mentor interactions with the team was certainly felt, however the pressure of stepping out of our comfort zone (the classroom) onto a large arena was certainly a learnable experience. Important skills such as communication, team work, and problem solving and working under pressure were all put into play. The routine didn’t pan out exactly as planned, but none the less the students completed the task. Considering the competition that was there our Dumbleyung team did incredibly well. We have learnt a lot and now know what the competition is about, we will refine our skills and work toward having another attempt next year.
I’d like to thank our teachers at Dumbleyung Primary School who all plan and implement many hands on digital technologies lessons across our school and ensure that students are equipped with the skills of tomorrow. Dumbleyung Primary School has always prided itself on being innovative and technologically savvy, and with an amazingly supportive P&C who have enabled this to continue with their EV3 gift, know that together we will continue to inspire and grow 21st Digital Skills within our kids.
Article by Dumbleyung Primary School Principal, Melanie Ball
Pictured above: All Dumbleyung Theatre Club cast after an exciting play event on Saturday
“We need something big! We need to put Dumbleyung on the map….The World Map!” and this is just what happened when Donald Campbell, his Bluebird Boat and Team came to Dumbleyung in an attempt to break the world water speed record in December 1964. And with such a spectacle, come the many stories, that over time have become part of Dumbleyung’s folklore and landscape. These stories as well as the 50th Anniversary celebrating the World Water Speed Record on Lake Dumbleyung are what inspired local writer and Thespian Jacki Ball to bring this moment in history to the stage!
The curtains opened to showcase a carefully edited film of Donald Campbell’s last race on Lake Coniston in 1967 (filmed edited by local and Dumbleyung Theatre Club member John Forrest). This completely silenced the Dumbleyung Town Hall, leaving some to ponder if the comical advertising was a furphy! But the laughs ensued with a plethora of town gossip, picnic parties at Pussycat Hill and bikini baking warfare as the community of Dumbleyung banded together to support Donald Campbell’s dream of breaking the World Water Speed record.
Over 130 people attended the production Three Weeks in December, who later joined the cast and crew to celebrate the Show and dance the night away to Lake Grace Band Bale Out. It was a night that our Directors Michele Brown and Tara Cook can only be proud of and have firmly cemented in our history books!
There are many people and organisations the Dumbleyung Theatre Club wish to thank whose support ensured this Production would have its moment of perfection. Thank you to the Shire of Dumbleyung, Dumbleyung CRC, Dumbleyung Men’s Shed, Dumbleyung Ag Supplies, Dumbleyung District Club, Dumbleyung Garden Club, Dumbleyung General Store, The GODI, Along came Henry, Olde Village Wares, Sniptrix, That Pink Lady, Michelle Harris and her team at Tasty Treats, The Gnowangerup District High School, Bale Out, and to our wonderful audience who came from near, far (Meekatharra) and wide (Ravensthorpe), thank you for your support in making Three Weeks in December a resounding success.
Article by Pip Gooding
Ladies of Dumbleyung 💃💃💃 we are very excitedly heading your way for a day of lush retail therapy. Grab a friend or your Mum and come say Hi and check out all our Fashion and gorgeous Accessories. Sizes approximately 10 to 18 with some free sizing in the form of Jeans, Tops, Jackets, Jumpers and so much more. Labels such as - Whispers - Vivid - -Miracle - Willow Tree - Pink Diamond and more. See you there on the 16th August at the CRC Dumbleyung... From 9.00am onwards.
I’ve always been in Fashion both in Melbourne and Perth and really loved the experiences and challenges that it bought around. When we moved back from Melbourne I continued to work in Woman’s Accessories in both Wholesale and Retail and then after 3 years took a break.
Flame Tree 88 started as a business in re -styling furniture which I totally loved it was fun, arty, and extremely challenging and I had a great passion for it. - there are still existing photos of completed pieces on my Face Book page if you’d like to view - I was lucky enough to do all commission pieces for Retail stores and private homes so was super busy and totally LOVED it . On a chance visit to Waroona one day I met a lady talking of selling her retail shop in woman’s fashion. I took it as an opportunity to expand and progress in an area that I enjoy. I would have loved to put Restyled furniture in my store as well as fashion but unfortunately my shop is super cute but the size of a postage stamp. I love making wardrobes work for woman, styling and challenging woman to try new designs for themselves. It would be fair to say I followed a dream and the dream presented me with this gorgeous little shop
Article by Linda Ferrier
Overall, the Shire of Dumbleyung has been almost free of reported crime for a good month or so however, last month, we received a report of the theft of a large 20KVA generator from alongside the donga office at the truck bay road works east of town between Wishbone and White Well Roads on the Lake Grace Road.
This was a large piece of machinery which would have required a crane, loader or similar to lift and a heavy duty trailer or flatbed truck to carry. We ask that anyone who has information about this piece of plant or who may have seen suspicious activity at night in the area last month please contact us at the Dumbleyung Police Station or report it to Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 if you wish to remain anonymous.
The pictures supplied here are of the actual generator.
Just a short one, there has not been a lot happening around the place.
Staff and committee of the Dumbleyung CRC along with community volunteers contribute to the weekly Quack Chat Newsletter