Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Edition 31 – August September October


By Sue Williams

Having been involved in community most of my life in one form or another, I have recently had the opportunity to contemplate what it really means to be involved in a community and how incredibly valuable that is for so many reasons. Firstly what is a community? The definition varies only slightly depending on the source, but in general it is:

By Sue Wootton

The July school holidays are now just over, with many children and their families having looked forward to the mid-year break. Hopefully whilst on school holidays, children will have had the chance to experience some relaxing “downtime” by reading and listening to lots of books and stories.

The program focuses on fast neurological development and perfecting the integration between the body and brain.

Tony Andrews

By Tony Andrews

My life’s mission, to help children and adults with learning difficulties, started in the mid-1960s with my own personal battle with learning and behavioural difficulties. As a child I suffered with dyslexia, dysgraphia and issues that are now known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  My school experience was one full of failure and feelings of shame for thinking I was dumb, mixed with fear and anxiety.

By Zoe Peltekis

What does “Knox Environmental Society” do?

There are so many diverse volunteering roles at Knox Environmental Society, with the central objectives being to meet and exchange ideas concerning the environment whilst providing and involving the local community in activities of conservation and natural history.

About The Foothills

The Foothills magazine is truly appreciated by the local community. It covers business, community and tourisms news, events, local success stories and more. The site features electronic newsletters, feature stories, recipes, photographs and news, all from the Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey and Tecoma communities.

From the Editor

Welcome to the first of the digital editions of The Foothills community news. Thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers that has put this edition together. Many are long term volunteers who you will have followed over several years and others are new writers inspired by the opportunities of the new digital edition.

We are keen to grow the Foothills with your contributions. If you have a club, a school or an interest that you’d like to tell us about each quarter then please contact me so we can arrange for your own column. We also welcome photos and quick news stories that we can use to update the Foothills between editions. Send those contributions and messages to thefoothills@coonarahouse.org.au.

Thanks and happy reading.


The Foothills Editor