Their Graceville store has been there for over 12 years, but a year ago they realised it wasn’t big enough to cope with the demand. The store in Corinda now focuses on bread, while Graceville still specialises in everyone’s favourite local pastries! From importing butter and flour from France, to making croissants in their own special room, staff member Jessie Tuite says they go the extra mile to make sure their products are perfect…read more
When the rain was pouring down earlier last week, we can only imagine the organisers of the Graceville State School Fete would’ve been frantically checking weather reports and crossing their fingers for blue skies. Luckily, the day of the fete dawned bright and beautiful and crowds poured into the school grounds to enjoy sweet treats and wild rides! For the kids, there were endless things to see and even more to spend their pocket money on! There was no shortage of things for mum and dad though, with tasty food stands, the beloved beer hall and a charity auction which multiple local businesses donated to to raise thousands of extra dollars for the school…read more
Did you attend the Corinda State School Festival of Nations last weekend? If not, you have to check out our video of the day. There were loads of international cuisines and awesome performances that celebrated the cultural diversity, both at the school and in the wider community. Kids ran around laughing and spending their pocket money on rides and at sideshow alley, while parents volunteered on the multiple food stalls or supervised other activities like the Dunk Tank, where Principal Eiby took a dunk during the afternoon! We spoke with Principal Nathan Eiby and volunteer Master of Ceremonies Doug Jones about the day…read more
Marion Mackenzie has been a local to the 4075 district since 1977. 20 years later, the Oxley-Chelmer History group formed to document the past of the local area because they felt like there was so much history they didn’t want to become lost. Marion is now the Secretary of the group and has a huge amount of knowledge about the local area. We spoke to her about the history behind some of the well-known streets in the area…read more
There was giggling children running around blissfully, stalls bursting with delicious food… and yes, there were lanterns! On June 17 at 5pm, families packed the Graceville Netball courts for the CSCK Lantern Parade. The big kids brought large lanterns, while toddlers clutched pint-sized ones made out of paper bags and milk cartons. Families laughed and kids ran around as all settled in for the 6pm parade…read more
Place Graceville is honoured to sponsor the Christ the King annual run run for 2017. Held on Sunday 30 July, participants can join in for a fun and friendly riverside run (or walk) through Graceville, choosing from either a 2km or 5km course. Click here for more information and to book your tickets.
St Aidan’s long-standing principal of almost two decades, Mrs Karen Spiller OAM, has resigned to take up a new post as Principal of John Paul College next year.
Karen has played a pivotal role in cementing the school’s reputation as a place where girls can realise their full potential within an environment of living faith and the ethos of the Sisters. St Aidan’s is in an enviable position as a result of her contributions.
St Aidan’s has always had a steadfast commitment to succession planning and leadership development and this focus ensures a smooth and stable transition to the new Principal. Deputy Principal Ms Toni Riordan, has been appointed as Principal of St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School from January 2018.
If you drive past the Sherwood Football Club on a Friday evening, it’s bustling with life. Home of the Western Magpies AFC team, the club is always busy with people of all ages working, spectating and playing. Bystanders will crowd the sidelines, clutching hot chips, while others sit at tables and watch the game from afar, beer in hand as they cheer for their little one’s team. As the sun goes down, after the kids’ games finishes, the grownups come out to play…read more