Community Announcements

The College receives many requests to publish information in a newsletter form.

This page has been  created to allow a forum for this information to be published to the College community.


If you have an event you would like publicised, please leave your details in the comments section of this post.

Please include

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  • Who to contact with contact details
  • Who should attend this event
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    The Australian Christian Meditation Community is offering a free series of three introductory workshops helping participants discover an ancient approach to silent contemplative prayer – which has its roots in the ‘desert’ tradition of the very early Christian centuries as well as in Jesus’ principles of prayer outlined in Matthew’s Gospel. The ACMC is part of an inclusive, grassroots world community, established in London in the 1970s to promote silent meditation through weekly groups, workshops, retreats, seminars and newsletters, and meeting in homes, parishes, schools, offices, hospitals, prisons and universities. It supports 500 groups in Australia, including long-running groups in Romsey, Woodend, Kyneton, Gisborne and Kilmore, attracting people from varying Christian backgrounds. The introductory workshops will be conducted by Stephen Holgate, former National Coordinator of the ACMC, on Wednesdays 12, 19, 26 October, 6-7pm in the Norma Richardson Hall, 15 Buckland St. Woodend. Queries: 0411781695

    We have FREE Rock Up Netball sessions starting NEXT Tuesday 11th October 10.30-11.30am at Macedon Ranges. The sessions are a different way to play netball, in a fun and relaxed environment, targeting people aged 15+ to increase activity levels and provide a social atmosphere. The time slot is the perfect opportunity for women and mothers to get involved as it suits their busy schedule. If you are new to the sport, looking to return, or simply would like more netball in your life, these sessions are for you! The program is in partnership with Netball Victoria and VicHealth.


    With the nice weather fast approaching, what better way to enjoy the sun then getting outside and having fun. All skill levels can participate! To register and for more information >

    If you have any questions, please email me


    Miss Me-time began it’s journey in Bendigo in May 2016. So far we have had over 70 people come along and try it out. Miss Me-time is a chance for all women to giggle, jiggle and wiggle together while being active. Miss Me-time organises a range of mystery sessions that are free, with all sessions being child friendly.

    Miss Me-time will have a Spring Summer Series in the Macedon Ranges Region. We have organised 7 mystery sessions for you on different days and at different times. All event details are in the events section on our Facebook page – Head along and like our page to keep up to date with all of the information. Feel free to invite your friends to like our page or just to come along to one of our sessions.

    Sunday October 23rd 2016

    Ever thought about trying a new sport and taking on a new challenge?
    Well here’s your chance!!
    You are invited to join in the fun at Gisborne Golf Club on Sunday afternoon October 23rd between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

    Come along and try your hand at a variety of golf skills and activities for fun and fitness or just avail yourself of a tempting barbeque or a Devonshire Tea.
    We’ve got a Hole – In – One competition for all skill levels and ages, plus Mini Golf, SNAG golf for the kids (and the kids at heart), and even BIG HOLE Golf. For the ladies we have a Swing Fit Demo.

    Send us an email ( to let us know how many adults and children will be participating in our Open Day and you will be put into the draw to win some very cool prizes. To collect your prize, you must be at the Gisborne Golf Club in person on the 23rd of October.
    Gisborne Golf Club, Daly Street Gisborne. Phone 5428 2493

  5. Newham Mechanics Institute are holding their Spring lecture next Friday 21st October at the Newham Hall.
    Laura Spencer is a social worker who specialises in families. She currently works in a local secondary school supporting teenagers and their parents through the joys and challenges of adolescence. With her presentation entitled ‘Tuning Into Teens’ and a Q&A session afterwards, the evening promises to offer some brilliant insights for parents of teens. Laura says, “I see it as picking up some detective skills I use to decipher the often baffling choices and actions of Generation Z.”
    Free bookings can be made at or calling the Newham General Store on 5427 0766 or

    ’Whose Wives Are They Anyway?’ by Michael Parker is being Directed by Frank Harvey. (FEATURING BRAEMAR’S OWN ADAM GEHLING!)
    It’s an action packed, hilarious comedy/farce that will have you giggling from the moment the curtain goes up! The scene is set at a golf weekend where David & John (who have packed their wives off on a shopping weekend) intend to ‘golf their brains out’ before they meet their new CEO on Monday morning. Little do they know, the CEO has also checked in to the same golf club and on running into them insists on meeting them for dinner that evening ….including their wives. She informs them that “any man who goes off for a weekend of golf and leaves his wife behind will have no place in her organisation.” Panic & mayhem develops into a downward spiral of total chaos as our intrepid executives have one hour in which to find substitute wives or it’s “curtains” come Monday morning!!
    Opening Night is November 18th and the season will run till December 10th at The Mount View Theatre, 56 Smith Street, Macedon.
    For tickets go to our website or phone our box office on 5426 1892

  7. We have an exciting new project for the Macedon Ranges, hopefully right here in Woodend.

    For just over eight months a group of us have gathered to discuss reinvigorating the Woodend Community Centre and squash court site. To do this properly we now need to open the discussion wider to hear the community’s own ideas and thoughts for this site.

    We have composed this online survey which we hope you will complete. Not only that, we’d like you to forward it to all of your local networks, colleagues and friends within the Shire so we can gather a collective vision for this precinct. Our aim is to collect 500 surveys, so we really need your help.

    An additional way you and your friends could get on board at this stage is to send us a letter of support for the proposal, preferably on letterhead to to demonstrate community support as we apply for initial funding for a feasibility and business case study. Please take time to follow our progress on the website – it’s an evolving website with updates regularly posted.

    Thank you in advance for your valuable contribution!

    The Geburrh Centre Team


    Miss Me-time has begun there journey in the Macedon Ranges. Miss Me-time is a chance for all women to giggle, jiggle and wiggle together while being active. There are 6 remaining sessions across the Macedon Ranges that are a mystery, child friendly and free (yes free!). There is more information about each session on our Facebook page. Simply go to and have a browse at recent content and also check out our events section.

    Currently, simply by heading along you can get up to 3 hot drink vouchers. You can get three by; 1) simply attending a Miss Me-time session between Nov/Dec (yes it’s that easy); 2) bring a friend with you; 3) come to three sessions in Nov/Dec.

    Our next few sessions are in Kyneton and Romsey before making our mark in Gisborne. Our first session in Gisborne is ‘Swing of things’ on Friday 2 December at 1pm. Meet us at 25 Daly St, Gisborne. This session is followed by ‘Kicks & Giggles’ on Thursday 8 December at 7.45pm meeting at Gisborne Secondary College, Melton Road.

    We hope you can make it to some of the sessions. More session details on our Facebook Page.

  9. ***Calling all Volunteers***

    Our tall ship Tenacious is returning to Melbourne on the 18th November and we are currently looking for volunteers to help us. We have various volunteering roles available from the 19th – 30th November, which vary from daytime to evening events.

    If you would like to know more please ring me on 0477 414 871.


  10. *Girls 5-a-side Soccer*
    Commencing Saturday February 11th and running for 6 weeks
    Cost: $25
    Venue: Spring Gully Soccer Club
    When: Saturday Mornings, games from 9am 12pm.

    You can make up your own team with your friends or register as an individual player and we will find you a team. (use this web address to register)

    Contact: Holly Hays,


    On Saturday 25th March from 9am-2pm.

    Set at the beautiful Hanging Rock Reserve, with half price entry to the reserve on market day it is sure to be a great day out for the whole family.

    Alongside the great range of fashion, homewares, art and crafts the market has kids activities live music and plenty of street style food.

    Visit or call (03) 5976 3266 for more information.

    For moderator: Link to image-

  12. Youth United is a combined youth group supported by St Marys and St Andrews churches in Sunbury. It is for anyone of secondary school age. Youth United is a place to meet and hang out with friends, play games, go on outings and camps, explore issues, explore the Bible and share a meal together. We meet on a Sunday night during school terms from 6:15-8:15pm at 9 O’Shannassy St Sunbury. For more information email

  13. Macedon Tennis Club Open Day
    Tony Clarke Sports Complex, Waterfalls Rd, Macedon
    Sunday the 19th of March 2017, 2-5pm
    Come and meet club members, our coach and participate in a range of activities organised for the day.
    All ages and abilities are welcome. Food and drinks will be available
    For more information contact Wendy on 0439433665

  14. **Boomerang Bags are coming to Kyneton**

    Community shopping bags to replace plastic
    ~Made by locals~
    ~Shared by locals~
    • Reduce plastic bags
    • Use recycled materials
    • Engage local community
    • Free, fun, sustainable

    Join community groups and locals to help make Kyneton plastic bag free.

    First meet and greet:
    Wednesday 15th March at 7 pm
    Kyneton Community & Learning Ctr

    Come along if you can help in any way, or are just interested in this project.

    Also accepting offers to: Sew or learn to sew; Cut or iron fabric; Encourage others; Talk to local schools, community groups and individuals; Liaise with local supermarkets and shops; Organise fabric donations or storage.

    Joint project of Kyneton Transition Hub and Kyneton Community & Learning Centre

    More information:
    Kyneton Community & Learning Centre
    34 Mollison Street, Kyneton
    5422 3433

  15. MATHS TUTOR required. Looking for someone Who can come to our home and help with year 9 and year 10 maths. Would suit current student or Uni student. Just need someone to check over homework and explain methods. Also, assist how to study and prepare for exams. Thanks Charlie 0409960044 (Riddells creek)

    Macedon Ranges Shire Council will be hosting a Youth Summit for young people aged 17-25 on Saturday 13 May at the Kyneton Mechanics Institute between 10.00-12.30.

    The Youth Summit is a unique opportunity for young people to have their voice heard on the issues that matter most to them. The outcomes of the Summit will feed directly into the forthcoming Youth Strategy for the Macedon Ranges, and the event will be attended by the Mayor and Councillors. The Summit will touch on issues around mental health, motivation, life skills, AOD and relationships (the short list has been developed through ongoing consultations with young people in focus groups).

    It is expected that over 40 young people will attend the Summit, so it’s a great opportunity for students to connect with other young people from across the Shire. Morning tea will be provided and there is no cost to attend.

  17. We have just opened up Yoga and Meditation for Teens!!.. We have space for 6 teens (due to limited space) 16-18yrs. – So bookings are essential.
    $78 – 6 weeks of term left – payment up front is preferred.
    We run each Thursday at 5pm for 45mins @ The Heart Wheel in Riddells Creek.
    Our classes are structured to help ease stress and tension with techniques that can be done anywhere, We also structure classes to help self-confidence, self-love, strength – for mind and body,in a safe and open space.
    Please follow the link to my facebook page, for more details.
    Cheers Jen

  18. MRSPAG Suicide Prevention Forum: Community and service providers working together to reduce suicide
    The Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group (MRSPAG) has been working hard in suicide prevention but we need your help to make sure we are on the right track and are meeting the needs of our communities.

    Everyone is welcome at a forum to be held at the Norma Richardson Hall in Woodend on Wed 28 June 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm (supper provided from 6:00pm). Please RSVP by Wed 21 June, including dietary requirements, to

    For more information about MRSPAG please visit

    Thank you

  19. Register now for 3 on 3 basketball at Romsey Recreation Centre.
    Aimed for 13-16 year olds. Games played from 430pm Wednesday’s
    Summer season starts Oct 2017 – March 2018.
    Register online or call 5429 5637
    Get your mates together and register a team.
    There is also an Under 21’s 3 on 3 competition.

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