In the papers this week November 05th 2012

Kellerberrin School Adopts New Technology

Students of Kellerberrin District High School have been enjoying improved learning experiences with computers, interactive whiteboards, digital cameras and internet facilities on a daily basis. The students are learning how new technology can help them with creation, presentation and oganisation of their work. High school students use individual laptops throughout the week and the school also has interactive whiteboards in the computer lab, library and classrooms. The library will soon increase the number of portable devices and iPads.

Margs Musicians Perform At Perth Arena Inauguration

Margaret River artists, Henry Clark, 24 and Tom Godden, 25 have created history by being part of the first musical band to perform at the new $550mn Perth Arena this Saturday night. The Stillwater Giants won the honour of being the first musical band to inaugurate Plug into Perth at the Perth Arena after outshining over 300 other artists in a contest recently held in Perth. The Perth Arena is a wonderful venue with large video screens showing what is happening onstage.

Margaret River Residents Celebrate Melbourne Cup

Margaret River was in full bloom on Tuesday as it celebrated the Melbourne Cup races. Though not everybody was lucky enough to win their bets, local residents looked glamorous and had a great time at the Margaret River District Club, Settlers Tavern and Cheeky Monkey. Those who chose to stay home were glued to their TV screens to watch all of the day’s action live.

Margs Students Sing For “Count Us In”

Margaret River Primary School on Thursday joined around 600,000 students and teachers throughout Australia as they participated in the Count Us In initiative. Featuring secondary and primary schools, Count Us In is a celebration of the value of musical education for students’¬†development. The initiative is supported by the government of Australia and has been running since 2007. Around 600 MRPS students gathered in one room to sing the same song in unison with all the other schools whilst watching a video on YouTube.

Cowaramup Students Hold Another Disco

Cowaramup Students had such an outstanding Moonlight Disco back in June that it plans to hold one more on Sat, November 24th. Organised by Cowaramup Parents & Citizens group, the event will have two sessions: one for pre-primary-year 3 students 5.00pm-6.30pm and the other for year 4-7 students 7.00pm-9.00pm. Tickets are priced at $7 per person and can be bought from the school, Walkabout Souvenir Shop, Cowaramup Meat Specialists and OPSM Margaret River.

Farmers Market To Be Held Each Week

Starting from December 01st, Margaret River Farmers Market will be held weekly rather than running every second week. Kat Lombardo, a local resident, said that the change was meant to reduce confusion over when the market is on. “Locals will know that they can shop every Saturday without fail,” she noted. As well as local residents, “tourists will know that when they visit Margaret River on a weekend they will be able to attend our market and buy lots of our beautiful local produce,” Lombardo said.

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