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To book your place for these free programs go to wgrlc.eventbrite.com.au
Pick up a copy of our What’s On Guide from your library for more great
school holiday activities this Summer.
School holiday fun at your library
Book Dominoes Challenge
Thursday 12 January from 3.00pm – 4 .00pm
Stories, Craft and Fun
13 January from 2.30pm – 3 .30pm
Phillip Island Library
26 January from 2.30pm – 3 .30pm
Games Day Extravaganza
23 January from 2.00pm – 5 .00pm
Art and Crafternoons
Each session will explore a
different theme. All materials
Suitable for school aged
13, 20, 27 January from 3.00pm – 4 .00pm
16, 23 January from 3.30pm – 4 .30pm
The board and staff are very excited to see the cen-
tre come alive this week after the eight years it took to
make it all possible.
The modern new age centre is set to pave the way for
future success for the whole Korumburra community.
The board members and staff have been working tire-
lessly during the Christmas break to finish the last touch-
es to the centre in preparation for its opening this week.
The new furniture has arrived and been set up, the
resources have been moved from the old locations
and the outside area is ready to go for the children
who were due to arrive yesterday.
Sue Ritchie, the centre’s Operational Manager, said
she can’t wait to see children take over the space and
make it their own.
“The indoor open rooms offer a modern and well-
designed area, where educators and children will
have the opportunity to grow and develop meaningful
“The large outside area is a playground based on
the natural environment and offers children a variety
of interactive and engaging play areas.
“There’s plenty of sandpits, rocky creek beds,
vegie patches, wooden climbing equipment and water
“Rotary has been a fantastic support in the develop-
ment of the outdoor area with their generous donation
of $10,000 on behalf of the Robyn Holmes Foundation.
“This money directly supported the building of the
fort, which was officially honoured in Robyn Holmes’
name with a plaque.”
The children’s centre is designed to cater for up to
300 children each week from ages 0-12.
It will offer the services of Child Maternal Health,
Long Day Care, Kindergarten, Before and After School
Care and Vacation Care.
The Long Day Care and Holiday Program will be
operating from January 9.
The Vacation Care program runs for two and half
weeks and has an entertaining mix of excursions and
onsite activities ranging from trips to the zoo, the mov-
ies, the beach and pool to other activities such as mak-
ing volcanoes, rockets, bath bombs and other crafts.
There are still places left for any children wishing
The new address is 22 Princes Street and the phone
number is 5655 2121.
LIBRARIES across South Gippsland and
Bass Coast are open over the summer holidays
and offer a range of free services and a place to
go to stay cool.
Here are the top five reasons you should visit
1. FREE hi-speed Wi-Fi for your devices and
access to public computers.
2. FREE school holiday entertainment for
children of all ages including magic shows,
summer reading programs, Lego clubs, Story
Time and Baby Rhyme Time sessions, craft
activities, iPads, books, magazines, online re-
sources including Busy Things and Story Box
and much more.
4. FREE programs and activities for adults
including the popular Tech Talks, Tech Savvy
Seniors, family history sessions and singing in
5. FREE access to millions of items both
physical and online via the network of databas-
es, eBooks, eMagazines, and eMusic.
Joining the library is free, you can even sign
up online at www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au
To browse what’s on at a library near you and
book for any of the free events or programs, go
For further information call 5622 2849
or visit www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au or follow West
Gippsland Regional Library Corporation on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/wgrlc
Five top reasons to visit
your library this summer
Karmai Community Children’s Centre is complete!
"Where children are free to be themselves, encouraged to experience all that they can and inspired to be
their best. Where parents feel welcome, supported and confident that their child is in good hands."
"Karmai Community Children’s Centre is an integrated and centralised service that meets the needs of all
children and their families within our community. We provide a warm and friendly environment in which
each child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs are met."
We welcome everyone to our exciting new centre, 22 Princes Street, Korumburra
For more information about our services or to organise booking for 2017,
please call and speak to Karen, Chloe or Sue on 5655 2121
Long Day Care – 0 -5 years, 6.00am – 6.00pm
Kindergarten & Pre Kinder – 3 -5 years, 8.30am – 2pm
After Kinder Care – 3 -5 years 1.30pm – 6.00pm
Before School from 6.00am – 8.30am
After School Care 3.30pm – 6pm School Aged Children
Vacation Care during the term breaks - School Aged Children
There’s plenty of room for fun and games outside, with a new playground, sandpit, rocky creek beds and wooden climbing equipment.
All was in readiness for the children to arrive yesterday.
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