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December 2016

Young Filmmakers Digital Storytelling Premiere and Awards Night

There will be a free, outdoor premiere screening of 8 short videos made by young local filmmakers on the theme of hope and aspiration at the Young Filmmakers Digital Storytelling Premiere and Awards Night at the Station Domain Amphitheatre next Friday 16 December from 6-8.30pm. The videos are the culmination of a series of free [...]

Child Aware Local Initiative – Build Your Village Here and YACS Website Launch

The Build Your Village Here website will be launched on Monday the 12th of December, at 1.30pm, in Maryborough Library. The website was put together by a group of local parents who meet regularly to work on ways to encourage families to “Build Your Village Here” and make the most of local opportunities for families [...]

Vote for your favourite film to win the Young Filmmakers Digital Storytelling ‘People’s Choice” Award

The winner of the People's Choice Award has now been decided. Scroll down to see who won, and all the films that participated in the Go Goldfields Young Filmmakers Program. BEST FILM: Ty Elliott Thompson - When Life Gives You Lemons  PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Peppa Breitinger - Polka Dots for Peppa COMMUNITY INSPIRATION: Charlie Butler - [...]

November 2016

Community invited to Go Goldfields Family Violence Call to Action Launch and Celebration

We invite our community to attend our Go Goldfields Family Violence Call to Action Launch and Celebration to recognise and celebrate the collaboration and work of the Central Goldfields community to address family violence. The event will take place on Friday 25 November from 10.30am on the lawn in front of Central Goldfields Shire offices, corner of Burns and Nolan Streets, Maryborough. [...]

October 2016

Young Filmmakers Wanted for Digital Storytelling

Go Goldfields is seeking expressions of interest from 14 -18 year olds keen to be involved in writing, filming and editing short videos describing positive future stories for our community. Working with Digital Storytellers, the videos will be shot on mobile phones, produced over a series of free weekend workshops in November and December and [...]

Go Goldfields Family Violence Marigolds Project

The Go Goldfields Family Violence Expert Reference Group has been coming together to create a symbol of hope and change in the form of hand-felted marigolds. They have also been sowing marigold seeds in pots to represent new growth and renewal. Marigolds are known for their vivid orange colour, and orange is the colour for [...]

August 2016

Child Aware Local Initiative: Build Your Village Here

  The Child Aware Local Initiative aims to support communities to foster nurturing environments for children and to keep children safe and well at a community-led, grassroots level. Central Goldfields is one of seven sites across Australia participating in this community capacity-building initiative. Central Goldfields Child Aware Local Initiative is made up of a [...]

June 2016

Dialogic reading: a new approach to story time

When most adults share a book with a child, they read and the child listens. In dialogic reading, the adult helps the child become the teller of the story. The adult becomes the listener, the questioner and the audience for the child. With dialogic reading, children and adults have a conversation about the story. Dialogic reading relies on [...]

Sharing rhymes, stories and songs with your baby

Baby Rhyme Time and Lap Time are free and enjoyable ways to help babies develop the skills needed to communicate and prepare for learning. In a friendly and relaxed environment at the Maryborough Library parents and babies can learn rhymes, action songs and finger plays to share together. While visiting the library, parents are welcome to browse and borrow [...]

Learning starts early: talk, rhyme, read and play, with your baby everyday

Talking to your baby from early in pregnancy and from birth helps you bond with your baby and also prepares your baby to learn. In this free DVD and online video parents show simple and practical ways of enjoying this special time and helping your baby develop their language and literacy. Learning starts early also contains rhymes [...]