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Forest Lake schools hit the pavement with Active School Travel

Guy Hazlewood February 15, 2024 2 min read

Two new Forest Lake schools have joined the Brisbane City Council’s Active School Travel Program. This year, St John’s Anglican College in Forest Lake will tackle the curriculum for the first time, while Grand Avenue State School will continue the program. St John’s Anglican College head of junior school, Martin Brownlow, said the program will…

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Australian Celtic Women perform at Forest Lake this Sunday

Jamie Furness December 2, 2023 2 min read

  The Australian Celtic Women will make a special guest performance at the Live Music at the Lake event this Sunday December 3, which starts at 3pm. The show will feature crowd-favourite songs and tunes from various Celtic nations, followed by Christmas carols for the whole audience to enjoy, as well as songs by the…

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How Forest Lake Voted in the 2023 Referendum

Jamie Furness October 18, 2023 2 min read

Forest Lake voters narrowly rejected the proposed Constitutional change to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Voice to Parliament, with the Oxley wider electorate returning a resounding “No” vote on the issue. The proposed amendment required both 51% of the popular vote and the majority of votes in all States to pass, and failed…

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FLAIR Writing Club

The Lake News September 28, 2023 2 min read

By Bob Butchard Do you ever feel as if the AI world is taking over your life, and your choices and options are already programmed?  We are all influenced constantly by smart TVs, internet, and radio, bombarded from every direction until we acquiesce to this subliminal world that we are told is progress. Do you…

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Forest Lake History – Part 11 – Development of Forest Lake

Corin Mackay September 23, 2023 9 min read

From “Before Forest Lake” by Vicki Mynott Adapted for print by Jamie Furness Homestead Park in the north of Forest Lake is the site of the earliest settlement in the suburb, and was home to Archerfield House. The Archerfield Estate included all of Forest Lake and much more. For the full history of the area,…

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Local teacher nominated for national education award

Daniel Bouwmeester September 22, 2023 3 min read

Shontae Iafeta Pallara State School teacher Keegan Peace was recently nominated as primary school teacher of the year at the Australian Education Awards. The Australian Education Awards are presented to top-performing government and non-government schools, principals, department heads, and teachers for their outstanding achievements in making a difference to the lives of young Australians. Keegan…

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Amy Winner stars in The Music Man

Corin Mackay September 22, 2023 3 min read

By Jamie Furness Forest Lake performer Amy Winner is starring in the Savoyards production of the Music Man, performing in eight shows from September 23 until October 7 at the IONA Performing Arts Centre in Wynnum. Set in 1912, the Music Man follows the story of Harold Hill (played by David West), a con man…

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Christmas in July at the markets

Jamie Furness July 12, 2023 2 min read

The Forest Lake Markets will return on Friday July 14 for a mid-year Christmas-themed event from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Forest Lake Sports Field on College Avenue. Locals can expect to see a plethora of stalls and attractions on the night, ranging from food trucks selling spuds, crepes, poffertjes and ice cream…

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Dancers at Forest Lake State High School study a variety of dancing styles

School dance program building future stars

Corin Mackay July 10, 2023 3 min read

Forest Lake State High School’s dance program saw great success last year, and is looking to reach even higher in 2023. The school hosts a number of cutting-edge dance programs, open to students in Years 7-12, who go through an in-depth dancing experience. The courses nurture students, growing a sense of belonging, teamwork and self…

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Forest Lake State High School specialising in VET studies 

Jamie Furness July 9, 2023 3 min read

Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications are an affordable and effective pathway for students to find employment, undertaking practical learning opportunities to gain experience in preparation for work after graduation. Forest Lake State High School offers a wide range of VET options as a Registered Training Organisation and in conjunction with other partner providers….

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