Win your Dad some MASSIVE Monster Truck action
for Father's Day
We have four tickets, four pit passes, and four VIP merchandise bags to give away to one lucky Dad this Father's Day, so he can take his mates or family along to enjoy the mayhem.
To win, tell us why your Dad will love Monster Jam in 50 words or less. Email your entry to
firstname.lastname@example.org with Monster Jam Comp in the subject line, your answer in the body of the email, and your contact details.
Hurry, because entries close Monday 31 August at 5pm. Good luck!
4 x A Reserve Tickets with pit passes ($95 each), 4 x VIP merchandise bags ($50 each) for a total prize value of $580.
All normal ticketing inclusions apply. See www.monsterjamonline.com.au for details.
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National Science Week at Mango Hill State School
As part of National Science Week Mango Hill State School is hosting a Science Quest
on Monday 31st August and you're invited!
The Science Quest will be hosted by the Year 6 Science Excellence Students and aims to showcase the school's REACH program, get students excited about Science and encourage students to Never Stop Questioning.
The event will run in two sessions; 11.00 - 12.30 and 1.15-2.30 from the Mango Hill State School Hall. Parents and wider local community are invited and every student in the school will engage with the interactive exhibits. Community members will need to sign in and out through the school office.
Students from each of the Prep-Year 3 REACH classes and the Year 5 and 6 Science Excellence students have created interactive science exhibits and experiments which will all be set up on the day.
For more details, please contact Mrs Lee Peno at Mango Hill State School on 3482 8111.
Monday 31st August 2015
from 11:10 - 12:40 AND 1:15 – 2:45
at Mango State High School Hall.
Mango State High School
Explore the amazing world of Science! Engage yourself in the various exhibits and ask questions… Never stop questioning!
Lowlands Festival this weekendGriffin’s Osprey House (just down the road) will play host to the Lowlands festival on August 30.
The Lowlands Festival is held every three years to celebrate the Moreton Bay Region’s extraordinary natural wetlands and learn more about the natural environment.
There will be a great line up of family activities at this year’s Lowlands Festival, including a radical reptiles show, SEQ water canoeing, face painting, ocean life education, Bunnings bird box building, eco-tainment, gecko wildlife shows, crazy candles, music and kids entertainment, and a BBQ put on by APEX.
Visitors will also be invited to collect stamps at the various stalls in a free eco-passport, giving them the chance to win a 1.5 kilowatt grid-connected solar panel system thanks to Springers Solar.
Division Four Councillor Julie Greer said Osprey House was a great venue for the festival.
“If you haven’t visited, take the opportunity to do so during the Lowlands Festival when the all the best features of Osprey House are being showcased. You won’t be disappointed!”
The Lowlands Festival will showcase Osprey House’s newest displays, as well as its natural attributes and facilities.
The Lowlands Festival will be held from 11am – 3pm on Sunday, August 30 at Osprey House, Dohles Rock Road, Griffin. Entry is free.
Boost the Bruce
by signing the petition
Almost 20,000 petition flyers will have letterboxes in North Lakes and surrounding suburbs this week, to launch Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP’s Boost the Bruce campaign.
Luke Howarth MP has joined with Federal Members Peter Dutton (Dickson), Wyatt Roy (Longman), Mal Brough (Fisher) and Queensland Liberal Senator James McGrath to push for the Bruce Highway to be widened to at least six lanes between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
They also want to see the Gateway Motorway improved from Deagon Deviation to the Bruce Highway, saying both upgrades would help bust costly and frustrating congestion.
A third focus is on reducing or eliminating the impacts of Bruce Highway flooding between Caboolture and Steve Irwin Way, particularly at King John Creek, Lagoon Creek and Six Mile Creek.
The widening proposal would grow the Bruce Highway from four lanes to at least six on the 38km section between Caloundra and Caboolture before linking with the existing six lanes through to Brisbane.
The federal government is providing $6.4 million towards the study, with the state tipping in $1.6 million.
The Boost the Bruce package would come on top of the current $8.5 billion Bruce Highway upgrade, $3.3 billion of which was being invested between Pine Rivers and Gympie.
Boost the Bruce by signing the petition at
Roundabout upgrades for North Lakes
Six major roundabouts at North Lakes are set to be upgraded as part of a $409,000 road project tender by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Division Four Councillor Julie Greer said roundabouts on Memorial Drive and Discovery Drive, and their approaches, would be upgraded with new asphalt surfacing and line marking.
“More than 12,000 motorists already use Discover Drive each day, while 7,740 use Memorial Drive every day, and these upgrades will help ensure that our road networks remain safe for all users including motorists, pedestrians and cyclists,” Cr Greer said.
Earmarked for upgrades are the roundabouts at: Memorial Drive & Endeavour Boulevard, Memorial Drive & Discovery Drive, Memorial Drive & Lakefield Drive, Memorial Drive & Innovation Place, Discover Drive & Willandra Parade and Discovery Drive & Bounty Boulevard
As part of the tender, Maryvale Road from Freshwater Creek Road to Bronzewing Street, Mango Hill will also be upgraded.
“These projects are part of council’s $93 million investment in roads for 2015/16, and awarding them under one tender represents the best economic value for the community.”
Works are expected to take place throughout the year and access will remain open to local traffic with bus routes as per normal.
MBRC Scam Warning
Beware of callers claiming to be from Moreton Bay Regional Council
Moreton Bay Regional Council is aware of a potential scam involving an overseas call centre which appears to be targeting elderly ratepayers outside of normal business hours.
Council understands residents may have been telephoned by a person or persons claiming to be from Moreton Bay Regional Council requesting personal information about pensioner concessions and other ratepayer details.
On occasion Moreton Bay Regional Council will call residents to verify information provided on applications and or property transfers, however these calls only occur during business hours.
Residents are urged to remain vigilant with their personal and property rating information and should terminate any unsolicited after-hours call requesting rating or personal financial details.
School holidays and term dates for 2015
The Department of Education, Training and Employment sets the term and school holiday dates for all Queensland state schools.
Independent schools and Catholic schools base their holidays on the state school dates but these can vary from school to school - check with your school for details.
Queensland term dates - 2015
Term 1 Tuesday 27 January - Thursday 2 April (10 weeks)
Term 2 Monday 20 April - Friday 26 June (10 weeks)
Term 3 Monday 13 July - Friday 18 September (10 weeks)
Term 4 Tuesday 6 October - Friday 11 December (10 weeks)
Staff professional development days for 2015
• Thursday 22 and Friday 23 January
• Three additional days within the Easter holiday or other negotiated flexible arrangements
• Monday 19 October
Year 10 and 12 finishing dates for 2015
• Year 12 - Friday 20 November
• Year 10 and 11 - Friday 27 November