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For some, HSC is done and dusted

LEGAL EAGLES: Maitland High School legal studies students Jesse Lackey, Chloe Burns, Sarah Baronowski and Kate Lacey. Life has taken on a whole new meaning for Maitland High School students Chloe Burns, Kate Lacey and Jesse Lackey.
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They have completed their HSC exams after sitting through legal studies yesterday.

Chloe and Kate are relieved and looking forward to celebrating the end of school and the start of adult life.

“Legal studies (exam) was easier than I expected,” Chloe said.

“I am relieved and excited it’s over.”

Chloe has her sights set onnursing studies at the University of Newcastle.

Kate said the exam was enjoyable and better than she anticipated.

“I felt I went in well prepared,” she said.

“My goal is to study for a degree in international security studies at the Australian National University and become an AFP (Australian Federal Police) officer.”

Jesse had been dreading the legal studies exam which contained some broad questions.

“It was a lot better than I expected. I have completed 10 exams now for the HSC and I hope to study communication and media production.”

The question on world order – “evaluate the effectiveness of legal and non-legal measures in encouraging co-operation between nation states to achieve world order” – was the one students found the most difficult to answer.

Meanwhile, Sarah Baronowski has two more exams – visual arts and English extension one – on her HSC time table.

She plans to study communication at the University of Newcastle.

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Students’ fashion designs in the spotlight at annual awards

Spotlight’s Julie Willie (left) and Sheree Rentsch prepare for the annual student design awards. BUDDING fashion designers will show off their creations at the annual Spotlight Student Design Awards next week.
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Sew department manager Sheree Rentsch said the event was in its sixth year.

“The whole idea is to encourage students to sew,” she said.

“There is a high standard and it is improving each year.”

There are 36 entries in three categories, with the sections divided into senior and junior year levels.

Daywear/casual, evening/formalwear and open/creative designs will all be showcased on the night.

“We have changed the venue due to increased numbers,” Mrs Rentsch said.

All money raised is donated to South West Healthcare and with the help of community engagement officer Suzan Morey, the funds will be used to buy new equipment for the hospital.

The major prizes on the evening include a new sewing machine from Brother International and Spotlight vouchers.

There is a people’s choice award.

“The public get to vote on the night for their favourite design,” Mrs Rentsch said.

Prizes for highly commended and honourable mentions are also awarded.

The three judges include local seamstress Bev Byron, former fashion business owner Jenny Adams and Spotlight fabric buyer Tim Hanrahan.

Mrs Rentsch said without the help of her team the awards wouldn’t happen.

“We all put in to make it a great night,” she said.

“We have raised over $20,000 for the hospital.”

Another highlight of the evening will be a walk-through bridal history during the supper break.

Twelve locally-sourced bridal gowns from 1939-2000 will be modelled with a short talk about the history of each dress.

The awards show is on November 5 at 7pm at the Wannon Rooms in Warrnambool.

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FRIGHT NIGHT

A MOUNT Isa resident is hosting a Halloween party tomorrow night for disadvantaged youth involved in the local justice system.
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Leanne Kum Sing said she expected about 150 children to attend the Halloween Youth Community Event between 7pm and midnight.

These youth will come from Youth Justice, Young People Ahead and Injilinji.

“I am employed by a legal service provider and have worked closely with socially disadvantaged youths in the region,” Mrs Kum Sing said.

She promised lollies attendees had never seen or tasted before, which she had ordered online and overseas.

Frightening decorations will include jack-o-lanterns, giant spiders, witches and great costumes. “From my personal financial budget I have purchased props, costumes and confectionery to cater for up to 150 children,” she said.

Attendees do not have to wear costumes but those who did would get more treats, she said.

The Mount Isa City Council and businesses such as Coles, Woolworths and Kmart helped support the event with donations, Mrs Kum Sing said.

Mrs Kum Sing went trick or treating for the first time last year with her children and nieces, and “had a ball”.

She had so much fun she decided to host her own event this year.

Other members of the community are welcome, as long as they can get the address details from the Mount Isa Halloween Network – a closed Facebook group.

FRIGHTENING SIGHT: Jeepers Creepers (Pitt Ross) and Batman (Luke “Duke” Bellamy) get distracted by lollies when setting up for the Halloween Youth Community Event.

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Shell Cove promoted to Illawarra Premier League for 2015

Shell Cove’s Daniel Bojlevski, Goran Georgievski, Nikola Stojanovski, Robert Mihailov and Robert Bojlevski have seen their club promoted. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHANFOOTBALL
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Shell Cove have officially been awarded conditional approval to be promoted into the Illawarra Premier League for the 2015 season.

The District League champions were given the first crack at promotion for winning the second-tier competition and received confirmation of their successful bid on Tuesday.

The club has been working hard behind the scenes for several months to present a bid that would be impossible for the governing body to turn down.

The key sticking point was making the move from their current ground, Myimbarr Park, to Barrack Heights Oval.

After months of hard work, the club was able to get the go-ahead for the switch, while ticking all other boxes.

Shell Cove President Goran Georgievski said it was the perfect reward for their sustained efforts.

“We have been negotiating with council since April this year to get the ball rolling [for the move] whether we qualified or not. Us finishing first and finishing so early, put the feather in the cap for us,” he said.

“We have built a bond. Shellharbour juniors has been fantastic. The help they have given us, we just can’t thank them enough.

“Shellharbour Council and the juniors, it has worked very well.”

Cove were runaway winners of the District League, beating their nearest rivals by 10 points on the competition ladder.

Georgievski said they were hoping to eventually become a similar force in the Illawarra Premier League.

“We want to build a pretty strong club and strong future,” he said.

“We are not planning on coming down to first division next year.

“We want to be competitive and where we finish, we finish, as long as we don’t finish last.”

The club has already began strengthening their roster for the rigours of the top grade.

“[Coach] Robert Mihailov has already started talking to a few players, we are just waiting to get pen to paper,” Georgievski said.

“I think Robbie’s idea will be to keep the core of the squad with a few additions. Obviously we have a few tired legs there still deciding whether they are going to play or retire … We are planning our future on the young kids, so we will be trying to develop a strong youth grade squad.”

Cove will be the second Shellharbour club in the Premier League, joining Albion Park.

“To have a second team down south, I think it will give the Shellharbour community a bit more top quality football. I am not saying that the first division isn’t top quality but to get two Premier League teams in the Shellharbour District [is great],” Georgievski said.

Cove’s promotion assures Fernhill’s relegation, with the Foxes already offered a District League spot.

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CFA tips earlier fire restrictions for the south-west

FIRE chiefs are keeping their options open on when to introduce fire restrictions this year in the south-west — but suggest they could come early.
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But Country Fire Authority region five operations officer Paul Marshall said it was important that landowners and residents acted now to put in place fire plans and clean up around properties.

While most councils are expected to introduce fire restrictions in December, those decisions will be made by the CFA in consultation with councils.

Corangamite Shire has tentatively listed December 1 on its community calendar but other councils are yet to flag a fire restrictions introduction date.

Mr Marshall said the long-range forecast was for an earlier than usual fire season due to low rainfall over winter and so far in spring.

“A good indication is that municipalities in the north-western part of Victoria have already introduced fire restrictions,” he said.

“I would expect that restrictions in region five will be brought in to force earlier than normal (mid to late December).

“It’s something we’re reviewing on a weekly basis and we’ll be looking at carefully to ensure fire restrictions are introduced in a timely manner but not before being required.”

Region five covers the middle part of the south-west, including Warrnambool and Hamilton, with region four taking in Portland to Casterton and region six from Cobden through to Apollo Bay.

Mr Marshall urged landowners and residents to complete preventative works around their properties as soon as possible and contact their local council’s fire prevention officer before burning rubbish.

He said there was an argument that because of the lower rainfall that fuel loads would be reduced but he warned there would be plenty of old fuel in bush areas.

Mr Marshall said Department of Environ­ment and Primary Industries officers had been active in conducting planned burns to reduce fuel on DEPI controlled land.

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