Mayor Paul Pisasale.
Mayor Paul Pisasale. File

Pisasale on Monday: Good luck to Year 7s

CONGRATULATIONS and good luck to Ipswich's Year 6 and 7 students who graduated primary school last week and are both off to high school. Year 7 officially becomes part of high school in Queensland next year following the introduction of Prep as the first year of schooling in 2007. It is a big change and I wish all our schools, students, parents and teachers the best of luck. Enjoy the school holidays everyone.

Well done to the winners of this year's Ipswich City Christmas Lights Competition, following Saturday's awards night.

We had some tremendous entries this year and I would like to thank everyone who entered. Creating a Christmas lights display is not only fun, but is a true reflection of your community spirit in bringing joy to local families during Christmas.

Special thanks to Leisa Goddard at A Current Affair and all the local businesses who jumped at the chance to help Ipswich grandmother Elise who was sadly robbed by thieves recently. Elise has such a big heart and has helped so many local

charities over the years and it was fantastic to see so much love and compassion to help her.

Don't forget the Carols at Robelle Domain is on this

Saturday after it was postponed earlier this month. Let's hope for fine weather so everyone can enjoy this festive event before Christmas.

If you noticed a brigade of motorcyclists riding through Ipswich on Sunday with toys strapped to their bikes you

weren't seeing things, that was the Ulysses Club's 18th Annual Toy Run. The charity ride raises funds for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Thank you to everyone who donated toys and all the riders for donating your time to the cause.

What a great afternoon at Limestone Park on Sunday for the Brisbane Heat fan day and practice match. It was great to see the players meeting with some local fans and enjoying some activities with kids. Thanks for dropping into Ipswich.

Gailes Community House Christmas event will be held between 3-7pm this Saturday. Camira Springfield Community Choir will be performing and there will be a jumping castle, face painting and visit from Santa especially for the kids. To RSVP phone 3879 3004



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