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Laverton Magpies Football Netball Club

*Try Netball - 4-week Netball Clinic*

Some of our awesome local mums have put their hand up to coach the Magpies' junior netball program for kids aged 5-12.

If your child wants to try netball, this 4-week program is the perfect opportunity to learn the basic skills, have some fun, and make some new friends.

When: 4 x Tuesday afternoons from 4pm-5pm starting August 8

Where: Altona Sports Centre (outdoor court)

Cost: Free

Please note we have limited places. To register: email

Frozen Junior Musical

Come and see a QoP student in a starring role!

Shindo Karate at QoP


 To register, search for "Australian Junior Chess Parent Association Inc. Chess Tourney " in Tornelo.

Australian Junior Chess Parent Association Inc. is excited to invite you to a rapid/quick chess tournament time control. Late Registration after 24 July will be $ 35. So please register ASAP.

 Please register early to avoid missing out (limited slot only). Longer time control for juniors means more time to think and better quality of games played!!

 Time Control: 20 m + 5 s Rounds: 5 Start 12:00 noon End 6:00 PM

 Venue: 59 Jamieson Way, Point Cook VIC 3030


Altona Eagles Basketball Club

Westgate Sports and Leisure Complex

Emmanuel College News

We have another exciting transition event coming up in August, for our Year 7 2024 students and their families, to come along for a sausage sizzle and fun and games night.  Along with the Amazing Race, Information Evening and Orientation Morning, this is a great way for Year 6s to meet other students and staff and get to discover more things about their new school.

There has been an overwhelming response to the Liverpool International Academy ‘Come and Try Session’ on Saturday 19 August, which is an opportunity for all genders, all abilities from the age of 6 to 16, to come and have a free 30-minute skills session with LFC Academy Coaches. 

Places are strictly limited and available here:

For any enquiries, please contact Mr Michael Pichner, LFCIA Program Coordinator   

"EC News" – link our website

Information Morning is on Saturday 5 August, and we welcome you to come along and hear from College Principal, Dr Janine Biggin and see the fantastic facilities that we have here at Emmanuel. Registration for all events is available here: Information Morning and Tour registration and times for each campus are:

NDC 9:00am Principal's address followed by tours and ending at 10:30am

St Paul's Campus 10:30am the Principal’s address, followed by tours and ending at 12 noon

Year 7 2025 Applications

A friendly reminder that if you have a child in Year 5, applications for Year 7 2025 close on Friday 18 August 2023.  Even if your older child is already at the College or joining us in Year 7 2024, it is a requirement for an application to be submitted for Year 7 2025.   A Prospectus Pack containing an application form can be obtained by:

  • Attending Information Morning on Saturday 5 August
  • Following this link to the College website: Request a Prospectus here
  • Sending an email to
  • Calling our College Registrar, Ms Donna Grech on 8325 5119
  • Coming into either Campus Office between 8am and 4:15pm on weekdays.


Software Junior Development Program

We have an exciting opportunity for students in the West & North Metro areas to participate in Softball Victoria’s 2023 Junior Development Program. The program is suitable for beginner to intermediate skilled players from 8 to 14 years of age, so whether you are new to Softball or have played for your school, club, or association, this Junior Development Program is perfect for you. Participants will develop fundamental skills and game sense throughout Winter and have our young Softballers ready to hit the ground running for the 2023/24 season, should they wish to continue and join a club.

 Starting on 29 July and running till 2 September, the program will be run by experienced coaches and state representative players in five locations, two of those locations are conveniently located in the North-West of Melbourne listed below, allowing participants to find a convenient venue. Numbers will be capped at 60 per location with places expected to be filled quickly. Sunshine Softball Association (More Park, Ardeer) - Saturdays 10am-12pm


Point Cook Road & Central Avenue Intersection Upgrade – Community Feedback

Dear stakeholder

I’m touching base to provide an update on the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue Intersection Upgrade, which is also considering a potential upgrade to Central Avenue between Point Cook Road and Skehan Boulevard.

As previously advised, Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) undertook community and business engagement between 13 March to 2 April 2023 to inform planning for the upgrade. More than 796 community and business surveys were completed, and more than 120 pieces of feedback were provided on our interactive map.

Feedback has helped us understand how people currently use the intersection as well as views on safety, traffic flow and what we should consider in our planning. We also heard how local businesses operate and use the intersection.

Key themes

Feedback highlighted strong support for an upgrade to improve safety, improve traffic flow and reduce travel times.

  • 95% of community respondents and 100% of business respondents support an upgrade of the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue roundabout
  • 88% of community respondents have concerns with the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue roundabout. When asked what concerns they have (multiple choice) the top responses were traffic flow (88%), safety (76%), road user behaviour (62%), difficulty crossing the road as a pedestrian (57%) and variability in travel time (58%)
  • 88% of community respondents rated the traffic flow through the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue intersection as very poor orpoor 10% as fair and 2% rating traffic flow as good
  • 74% of community survey respondents would support the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue roundabout being potentially converted to traffic lights
  • 90% of community respondents rated the current walking and cycling conditions at or near the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue intersection as very poor and poor, 7% fair and 3% very good or good.

I have attached a Consultation Summary Report for your reference.

Next steps 

Feedback is being used to inform our planning and the development of a Business Case, which we anticipate will be completed later this year.

 Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or would like to discuss.


Kind regards

 Sarah Duncan – Head of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

The Project Development Team

 Major Road Projects Victoria

T: 1800 105 105  E: W: