A big hello to you all! We are very excited to be opening our doors tomorrow here in Sippy Downs located at 30 Chancellor Village Blvd, Sippy Downs right between Joyce Mayne and Designer Desserts Patisserie Cafe.
Opening at 9am we have on offer a full range op shop format including clothing for women, men and children along with knick-knacks, household furnishings and more.
Our Grand Opening has 50% off all winter jackets, our amazing value $1 rack running from opening till August 11 and sausage sizzle from 11am till 2pm.
Our new store will be open Mon – Fri | 9.00 am – 5.00 pm & Sat | 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
Visit our new Facebook Page located at https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulYouFunkyOpShopSippyDowns/
The Sunshine Coast Council has reached the final stages of a development plan that aims to improve the park network around the Sippy Downs region.
Having recently undergone a period of public review and feedback, The Sippy Downs Parks Master Plan is set to be finalised and adopted by the council in August – September 2018.
Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said the Sunshine Coast Council plan was being implemented to counter previous issues that came to light when Chancellor Park was approved by the courts 15 years ago.
“The developer got away with a lot of things like not building local parks and delivering things that really are substandard,” Cr Dickson said.
“My idea at the recent election was to do a parks plan for Sippy Downs so people can actually look at their unique, individual parks and [give their] comment.
“So instead of us just walking in and putting in a new swing or a water bubbler, we actually went to the community and asked them in 2016 what they would like to see.”
Cr Dickson emphasised that community concern surrounding the future upgrade to Claymore Rd was being addressed after residents were concerned that a new development could disrupt traffic flow.
“People are raising concerns about us putting a lot of activity and car parking on that road,” he said.
“So we’ve actually looked to withdraw that and actually take a lot of those embellishments away.”
Sippy Downs and District Community Association (SDDCA) president Matthew Druce said that while communication had been present, it had been exclusive in a variety of ways.
“From a consultation perspective, the process meets engagement expectations,” Mr Druce said.
“Despite this, there was limited community engagement which would statistically suggest that the current draft plan meets the expectations of the majority of those who have participated however may not meet the expectations of the vast majority of locals who have not.”
While concerned with the level of engagement, Mr Druce said that the plan was “an extremely valuable project” and that the transition to the current process was “a definite win for the community.”
Local Sippy Downs residents Indi (9) and Lexi (7) Baker have taken what they learnt at a recent demonstration at Brightwater State School, where the girls attend and are doing their very best to help locals reduce their impact on the environment.
When we asked Indi how this all came about she stated “We had an environmental day at the school for year fours, we learnt all of these new, different ways to reuse and recycle things and my favourite one the one where we made t-shirts into bags, it just popped out to me because it was fun.”
Image thanks to Sippy Downs Community – Connect Facebook Group, shared by Indi & Lexi’s Mum Ebony Baker
After a bunch of practising on old shirts at home, there was not an old shirt in sight at the Bakers residence. This inspired Indi & Lexi’s mum Ebony to put a post up on a couple of local social media groups looking for local to donate some old shirts but instead, they had some locals contact them to convert their old t-shirts into fashionable shopping bags which gave then an idea.
With the recent change over from plastic to recycle bags for shopping the girls, thanks to enquiries from locals have decided to kick off a little entrepreneurial endeavour and are now offering local community members the opportunity to have their old t-shirts turned into shopping bags for a gold coin donation per shirt for their efforts.
If you have some old t-shirts that you would like turned into shopping bags, please contact Indi & Lexi’s mum Ebony via her Facebook profile linked below.
On behalf of the entire community, we would like to congratulate Indi and Lexi for not only their passion for the environment but for their efforts to inspire other locals to share in their love for a sustainable future so that together we can have the most significant impact possible.
Sippy Downs & District Parents and Citizens time is running out to grab a ticket for the Chancellor State College Parents & Citizens fundraising raffle! Imagine the excitement of winning a family holiday with either a $5000, $3000 or $1500 voucher to spend on airfares, cruises, accommodation and much more!
Tickets are priced at $5 each, 2 tickets for $10, 3 tickets for $15, 5 tickets for $25, 10 tickets for $50, 20 tickets for $100, 30 tickets for $150, 40 tickets for $200, 50 tickets for $250
Click on the link to purchase tickets with your credit card.
Raffle Drawn on June 26
Where will you go if you WIN the $5000, $3000 or $1500 Travel Vouchers in the Chancellor State College raffle? Cruising? Beach holiday? Skiing? Road Trip?
What is the P&C raising funds for?
This fundraising initiative is raising funds for two very special projects. Half of the raffle proceeds will go towards the Chancellor State College Secondary Campus “Cool Chancellor” Air-conditioning Fund and the other half to the Primary Campus new “Friendship Playground”.
Want to connect with the P&C Online? Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cscpca/
Bullying is an important topic and the upcoming Bullying Info Session is a great place for Chancellor State College parents to gain some insight into this troubling social issue. The consequences that can result from unaddressed bullying can and do have devastating, debilitating and lasting effects on the many young heart and minds who have experienced it and in the most extreme cases can end the tragic loss of life.
Over recent years bullying has been a focus of a considerable amount of research both nationally and internationally with data collected across 40 countries showing that Australian primary schools had the highest reported incidents of bullying in the world (Mullis, Martin, & Foy, 2008).
In recent months there has been what appears to be an increase in bullying at Chancellor State School based upon anecdotal evidence published by parents across a number of local social media groups so the announcement of an upcoming parent information session on bullying at Chancellor is a welcome opportunity for parents to get better educated.
The Session will be covering cyberbullying, cyber safety, responsible social media usage, safe social networking, how to beat a bully in addition to covering Australian law and the potential consequences of being a bully.
This event is to be held on Friday the 22nd of June between 2 and 3 p.m. at Chancellor State College Primary Campus ( Scholars Drive Sippy Downs ) library in the Blue Room.
In a post on the Chancellor State College Parents & Citizens’ Association Facebook Page on Friday the question was asked whether there are other sessions planned for a night time session with an official response stating that “… unfortunately the times of the session are limited due to availability of the presenters. However if there is an interest from our community we can look to hold an evening session on this topic in the near future…”
If you are a local parent with kids at Chancellor State School and you are unable to attend the upcoming early afternoon session due to picking up kids at high school, working or other commitments we strongly recommend you contact the school or P&C using the details listed below and express your interest.
For more information on this event please contact school management representatives Jamie Field ( email@example.com ) or Chris Hey ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) on 07 5453 3222 or alternatively Chancellor State College P&C ( email@example.com ) on 07 5453 3241.
A bit about Bully Zero
Bully Zero is the leading and most influential anti-bullying and cyberbullying organisation for kids, teens and adults in Australia. We work to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, and other forms of digital abuse in schools, workplaces, online and in communities across our country.
Want to find out a little bit more about bully zero Australia foundation? Visit their website at http://bzaf.org.au
We are thrilled to inform you all that yesterday we met with Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson and shared our vision for empowering locals with a collaborative approach to the dissemination of community news and information under the banner of the SDDCA‘s UNITY in CommUNITY program via the community website and the community email newsletter service.
Councillor Dickson will now be regularly sharing a range of community updates, information directly from the community website which will in turn automatically trigger the content to be sent out via the Community Email Newsletter service.
Have you also got something to say that you think the community could benefit from hearing and live in Sippy Downs and the Surrounding District? You can submit stories, editorials, community notices, in fact, you can share anything you like provided it’s community relevant. Make a submission now or pop back anytime you like!
History and Changes to the Email Newsletter
In approximately 2011 the Sippy Downs and District Community Association created an email newsletter service to assist in keeping the community up-to-date with community information.
When this service began information was sent out on an ad hock basis as news came & volunteers were able to find the time. Approximately 2 years ago due to a limited number of volunteers, we reconfigured this service to email out a monthly summary of all news and information posted on the community website. To date, this summary has been sent out on the last day of the month.
Recently we have had contact from a number of community members complaining that the email summary of news and info for the past month meant that the information they were receiving was historical and didn’t give them an opportunity to engage with the information received.
We have taken this feedback on board and re-examined the system along with exploring some technological opportunities to have the community website news and information sent out via the email newsletter system as it is published meaning that rather than get a monthly summary community members who are subscribed to the email newsletter service will receive news and information as it is happens.
Yesterday’s Flurry of Emails to existing Subscribers
Yesterday existing email subscribers received a test post email (and 3 error emails caused by a technical error during configuration) from the community website, a big thanks to all the wonderful community members who have replied to that email letting us know the test post worked (and those of you who gave us a holler about the errors that followed).
If you are registered and did receive the test post you may have noticed that it was listed as being published by our local Councillor, Christian Dickson. This post was published by our admin team to confirm that the account we have set up for Cr Dickson was in working order.
Life is Busy Enough, Our aim is to simplify Local News and Information
We would like to re-extend our standing invite to all local nonprofits, sporting and education based organisations along with elected representatives to join Cr Dickson in taking up this offer so that as a community we only need to look in one location to find out what is happening locally without the need to scan across a plethora of Facebook Pages, Web sites, and other digital media streams.
If you’re not currently subscribed to the newsletter please do register below or in the sidebar to the right on a PC so that you can ensure you have access to the latest news and information from across our amazing community as it happens.