Home' Moorabool Matters : Moorabool Matters August 2009 Contents MOORABOOL ON THE MOVE
HOLIDAY FUN TIMES
Moorabool teens cer tainly made the most of the recent school
holidays by taking par t in the second Teen Holiday Program for
Over 60 teenagers got involved in a range of activities over the
four-day program, with a highlight being the trip to the
Melbourne Aquarium on the fir st day of the program on
Monday 29 June.
The second day of the program was an oppor tunity to get
creative with 20 young people involved in the workshops -- one
on jeweller y making and the other on jazzing up a skateboard.
Held at the Ballan and District Community House, there was a
great time had as intricate designs and patterns were the order
of the day.
Monday 6 July was a time for spills, thrills and a lot of laughter as
25 teenager s took to the ice at Hoppers Crossing Icentre.
And on the last day of the Teen Holiday Program, Wednesday 8
July, it was again time to let the creativity flow with workshops at
the Ballan and District Community House .
FOR MOORABOOL PLUMBERS
Moorabool plumbers have the oppor tunity to go green thanks
to a series of environmental cour ses presented by Master
Plumber & Mechanical Ser vices Association of Austr alia
Council, in par tner ship with the Master Plumber s and
Mechanical Ser vices Association of Australia (MPMSAA, is
sponsoring cour ses to assist local plumber s to gain "Green
The Moorabool community is becoming more committed to
sustainability and demand for plumbers who are knowledgeable
in this field, is steadily growing.
The cour ses are being presented by Master Plumber &
Mechanical Ser vices Association of Australia (MPMSAA) and will
be free to local plumber s.
The first two workshops on Caring For Our Water have already
been held, but two remaining workshops on Water Efficient
Technology will be held at the Bacchus Marsh Community
Centre, 197 Main Street, Bacchus Mar sh, on Tuesday 15 &
Wednesday 16 September.
For fur ther information please contact David Serpell, General
Manager, Infrastr ucture and Shire Development on 5366 7100.
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RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
Moorabool's leaders of tomorrow had the oppor tunity to show
how they dealt with challenges during a fun-filled and action-
laden camp during the recent school holidays.
The 37 students were moved out of their comfort zone in the camp
in Toolangi in order to promote teamwork and leadership skills.
While designed to be a lot of fun, underlying the Camp W.Y.L.D.
(Working on outh ea ership) was the oppor tunity for young
people to bring about change in themselves, including but not
• the way they think about themselves;
• their confidence and their resilience;
• taking a chance for failure and learning form the outcomes
whatever they were;
• developing the skills to work as par t of a team; and
• feeling more comfor table in taking on
leader ship roles.
The camp, which included a high ropes cour se, a snow trip and
a visit to Healesville Sanctuary, was r un by Bacchus Marsh Police,
in par tnership with Council Youth Ser vices, School Focus Youth
Ser vices, Reconnect, the Police Youth Leader ship Group, the
Moorabool YMCA, the Soular Youth Group, the Launchpad
Group, and FReeZA.
The ultimate aim of the camp was to extend these new skills and
values into the par ticipants' communities.
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