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Bairnsdale and District Agricultural Show 2018 - Wearable Recycled Art Fashion Parade

Open to All Grades 5 and 6 students.  Theme ~ Recycling Plastics

Aim: To create a piece of Wearable Fashion from Recycled Plastics.

This maybe using one or more items combined.  Recycle plastic bags, straws, plastic bottles, lids, containers etc. Anything is possible - Be creative, colourful, inventive!



You must use materials that can be recycled.  Materials can be stuck together using any binding product-tape, glue, hay band, thread.You must be able to wear and walk in it during the parade.

Designer and model must be present on Show day, Saturday 10 November.

*Entry slip due Thursday1 November.

*Garments due at show grounds- Saturday 10 November at 10:30 am for judging, parade at 11am

Free workshops will be held during the September School Holidays to assist you to create a piece of Wearable Fashion from Recycled materials. Bring along anything you wish to use (netting, plastic bags, feed bags, lids etc)

  • East Gippsland Gallery on Tuesday 25 September 10am-2pm
  • School Works Supplies on Tuesday 2 October 10am-2pm      


For further details, contact:

East Gippsland Art Gallery-5153 1988 or 

Schoolworks, Charlotte King- 5152 4086 or  

Julie Webb -Wearable Recycled Art Co-Ordinator 5157 6317 or


Jump Rope for Heart kicks off this term!

Jump Rope for Heart is a fantastic physical activity and fundraising program that has been run by the Heart Foundation for 35 years. It’s a great way for your child to keep fit and learn new skills, but it also helps raise funds for vital heart research and education programs.


Since Jump Rope for Heart started in 1983, schools like ours have raised more than $75 million for the Heart Foundation’s lifesaving work.
It’s important you register your child online, so they can receive the full benefits of the program and participate in online fundraising, simply follow the link below to get started.   


Students will be skipping in PE lessons, during lunch break and at home during this time you can share their online fundraising page with family and friends to help raise money for this great cause. We will hold our school Jump Off Day on Thursday 1 November.  This will mark the end of the program and is a chance for everyone to come together to skip and show off their newly learned skills. Thank you for supporting the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program!

Bairnsdale Rowing Club School Holiday Event

Join the crew and learn to row at the Bairnsdale Rowing Club these holidays.

Date:             Wednesday 26 September

Time:             10.00am-4.00pm

Venue:           Howitt Park

Free entry.  Bring lunch, sunscreen, water and a hat.For further details contact Tim Hamilton on 0400 171 399 or



The East Gippsland Shire Library Paynesville Code Club

The East Gippsland Shire Library will hold a Code Club at Paynesville Service Centre in Term 4. Code Club teaches basic computer coding and we will be developing basic games and animation using Scratch - Participants will need to be confident independent readers and must be at least 8 years old.  Participants do not need to bring a device as the library training laptops will be used.  This is a six week program. Participants are signing up for ALL six sessions.  The program is free but bookings are essential. Bookings can be made in person at the library or by phoning 5152 4225.

Session dates:

•  Thursday, 18 October

•  Thursday, 25 October

•  Thursday, 1 November

•  Thursday, 8 November

•  Thursday, 15 November

•  Thursday, 22 November

Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Ages: 8 - 12

Maximum: 8