Ashlea Witoslawski

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At the end of last year, I made the decision to look for a rural job. With no where in mind, I was excited to see where I would end up. I had always been from the city and grew up in the same place my whole life, so when I had the opportunity to come to Shepp , I was ready to give it a go. There was a few things that have stumped me along the way, and you can ready about them here.

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Education

Students perform at kinder

The sound of ukuleles and children singing filled Wyndham Early Learning as students from Zeerust Primary School put on a show.. Yesterday morning, the whole school hopped on the bus for a concert performance at the childcare centre.. The

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 17 2018
Your Stuff

Tatura resident locks in her support for a cause

Three weeks ago, Tatura’s Taylor Wereszczuk, 17, received the news of her aunty’s leukaemia diagnosis.. Inspired to support her family and help in efforts to find a cure, Miss Wereszczuk decided to shave off her blonde locks to raise

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 17 2018
Your Stuff

Harnessing goodwill to raise funds for McGrath Foundation

For the past six years, the Cobram Harness Racing Club drivers have donned pink pants in support of the McGrath Foundation.. Initially, the female drivers donated their fees, before ramping up their efforts with prizes and raffles at their Community

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 17 2018
Education

Numbers dwindling

Six minutes’ drive from Tatura and 25 minutes from Shepparton is Harston Primary School.. Surrounded by bushland and farming properties, principal Owen Holleran loves the environment of his school.. But, as much he and his 16 students love

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 16 2018
Education

Future ahead

At Dookie Primary School an opposite trend has developed, with student enrolments doubling in the past four years.. ‘‘We have a number of small schools around us, but parents are bypassing them to come to us,’’ Dookie Primary

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 16 2018
Education

Creating own community

Head 10 minutes’ drive north of Shepparton and you will find another small school facing big changes.. Peter Farrell has been the principal at Zeerust Primary School for 16 years and has just 14 students enrolled.. ‘‘Most of our

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 16 2018
Education

Small schools’ cost will be issue

According to curriculum expert David Zyngier the cost of running small schools in the Goulburn Valley could present economic hardship in the future.. ‘‘There is a large number of very small primary schools with fewer than 15 students

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 16 2018
Education

Testing time for schools

NAPLAN tests began yesterday for years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students across Australia.. Testing skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, NAPLAN is run by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority as a way

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 16 2018
Lifestyle

Harry Potter fan to wield magic

As an avid fan of the fictional Harry Potter book series, Emma Morris dreamed of playing quidditch, the sport made famous by the novels.. While growing up in Mooroopna, Miss Morris developed her taste for the sport before moving to Melbourne.. Five

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 15 2018
News

History examined

Past and present nurses visited the old Mooroopna hospital last week to learn more about the history of the profession.. Organised by Goulburn Valley Health, the event celebrated the hard work and advancements of nursing through the years, as well

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 15 2018
Lifestyle

Waxing lyrical on pain relief

Residents of Hakea Lodge are experiencing a new kind of therapy with the help of some hot wax.. Paraffin treatment uses warm oil-based wax to provide pain relief to hands, feet, sore joints and muscles.. The facility introduced the treatment after

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 11 2018
News

Run for mum at Mother's Day classic

The Mother’s Day Classic will move from the path around Shepparton’s Victoria Park Lake to the water for the first time this Sunday.. The annual event helps raise funds for breast cancer research and to celebrate and honour those touched

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 11 2018
News

Daughter's cancer battle inspires parents

Doreen Mansfield remembers receiving the call, standing in her kitchen doorway in Shepparton.. ‘‘I just broke down and I ended up hanging up on her, I couldn’t talk.. ‘‘I just couldn’t believe it.’&rsquo

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 11 2018
Entertainment

Indulging in a good fright

It was a night of fright for many brave enough to attend Word and Mouth’s Carnevil event during the weekend.. Almost 400 people attended the circus-themed horror experience at Shepparton Showgrounds.. Featuring more blood, gore and horror than

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 07 2018
News

Future looks bright

An $80million Brighter Futures Fund has been unveiled at The Nationals’ 102nd State Conference in Shepparton on Friday.. State leader Peter Walsh and shadow young victorians minister Steph Ryan announced the pledge in the midst of their

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 07 2018
Lifestyle

Special blessing for all

The smell of incense and the warming glow of fairy lights greeted those who gathered at Queen’s Gardens on Saturday night for Vesak Day, an annual Buddhist holiday.. Hosted by the Buddhist Association of the Goulburn Valley, guests braved the

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 07 2018
News

Bargains galore at monster sale

Bargain hunters from far and wide attended Tatura Community House’s monster garage sale on Saturday.. Now in its sixth year, more than 70 garage sales were held, with some 300 directory maps sold, with a line forming ahead of the 8am start

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 07 2018
News

Head to Tatura for bargains

Tatura’s monster garage sale is on today, giving people a chance to find bargains and treasures from 73 houses in the area.. In its sixth year, the Tatura Monster Garage Sale committee met yesterday to organise all last-minute preparations

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Ashlea Witoslawski
May 05 2018
Entertainment

Focus on gender disparity

Working in the music industry as a photographer for eight years, Shepparton resident Michelle Grace Hunder became concerned about gender inequality and imbalance in the profession.. Passionate to create conversations of change, Ms Hunder enlisted

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Ashlea Witoslawski
Apr 27 2018
News

Building impressive profile

When Tim Baker left school to pursue a career in civil construction, he never imagined he would be awarded for his efforts.. The 19-year-old Tatura resident began working with civil construction company NL Drainage two days a week before beginning

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Ashlea Witoslawski
Apr 27 2018
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