Maxine Campbell—Apprentice Baker | Grange Gallery & The Painted Brush Studio
Kerry Krenz—Empowering Eaglehawk | The Garden That Marg Built
Disclaimer: all articles were produced adhering to the covid-safe
guidelines at the time.
We are already over half-way through the year! We firstly hope that you
have all been keeping safe during this uncertain time. Fortunately, we are
finally able to publish another edition of the magazine for you all after two
lockdowns impeding on our progress. Within this edition you will be able
to read about Maxine Campbell who is an apprentice baker, Marg Ashman
an amazing gardening enthusiast, we caught up with Councillor Metcalf,
discovered about the lives of well-known Eaglehawk community
members Kerry and the late Peter Krenz, as well as Glen from Bendigo
Mobility Services, Charlie a young local percussionist, Eaglehawk artist
Jan Henderson, the new Painted Brush & Co. space, a vintage Buick
owner and so much more!
Although we have been covering a lot of new businesses in the CBD of
Eaglehawk, we want to assure you that if you have a business in the 3556
area - especially a home-based business - we would love to hear from you!
After all, the 3556 magazine is about our community; from Campbells
Forest to California Gully the 3556 community encompasses it all! If you
have an interesting story to tell or know someone who does, please do not
hesitate to email us at: email@example.com
We also want to say a huge thank you to Steven Stanley from Modart
Design for his graphic design advice and assistance throughout
this edition. As always, we thank you for your continued support and look
forward to sharing more of the fantastic stories from our 3556 community
with you throughout the year. Thank you and take care.
• 02: Maxine Campbell Apprentice Baker
• 05: Neangar E.U.F.S Pharmacy
• 06: Grange Gallery
• 08: The Painted Brush Co.
• 12: CFA Update
• 13: Mystery Photos
• 15: St. Liborius PS Update
• 16: Whipstick Ward with Cr. Metcalf
• 18: Empowering Eaglehawk: Kerry Krenz
• 21: California Gully PS Update /
• 22: Experience Eaglehawk Competition
• 23: Bunny Love
• 25: Eaglehawk PS Update
• 26: Bendigo Mobility Services
• 29: Eaglehawk North PS Update
• 30: The Garden Marg Built
• 32: Bendigo Violet Street PS Update
• 34: Little Drummer Boy
• 36: Lightning Reef PS Update
• 37: This Is Eaglehawk
• 40: Mystery Photos Answers
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St. Liborius Catholic Primary School services the educational needs of families within
Eaglehawk and surrounding areas. The Mercy Sisters founded the school in 1904
and in 1920 the Josephite Sisters became responsible for the school until 1978.
Today the school continues to maintain the strong commitment to the values and
ideals of both these religious orders.
St. Liborius Primary is committed to implementing innovative and contemporary
learning programs to ensure students are well equipped to become effective learners,
able to work co-operatively with others and to live effectively in a changing world.
The school believes in the pedagogical theory of the Walker Learning Approach:
providing a developmentally appropriate approach to the individual’s learning within the
The school understands the importance of providing students with a supportive
learning environment that has up to date resources and facilities.
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Progressively, as we have been able to, the St. Liborius community has been getting back
to enjoying our community functions, bringing students, families and teachers together.
In Term 1 we continued our Friday morning
‘Walks to School’. This is a great initiative that
has allowed students and their families to walk
from Canterbury Park to school with teachers,
engaging in exercise, good conversation, as well
as a delicious coffee from Skips. We were also
able to continue with our Friday assemblies in
our stadium, allowing for all students, staff and
families to attend given the
huge space we enjoy.
In Term 2 we have been extremely lucky to utilise
our brand new outdoor undercover space for a
multitude of events including Muffins for Mums in
the lead up to Mothers day. It was a special
occasion that saw so many mums and special
ladies grace us with their presence and enjoy a
coffee and a muffin. We have also used this
space for a Thursday morning cuppa and catch
up for anyone in our community able to attend.
To kick off the Term, we were able to have our
community walk through our new and refurbished
buildings, and enjoy games, entertainment and a
BBQ on our oval before the weather got too cold!
We’ve also been blessed to have families into our
buildings of a morning for our community reading
program, and it is so great to see students
reading with someone from home, enjoying our
expansive open areas. Our class meals are also
back on the menu where each class will have the
opportunity to enjoy produce from our garden
incorporated into a meal cooked especially for the
students and their
We just love that our parents and community are
able to take time out of already busy schedules to
contribute to our strong community atmosphere,
and are grateful that we get to share the spaces
provided here at St. Liborius.
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Cr. Andrea Metcalf
provided us with details
about various initiatives
that the council will be
working towards in the
She said that there has
been proposed a ‘new
footpath in High Street
remediation of the
Eaglehawk landfill site,
various works at the
Eaglehawk Town Hall,
and renewals at the
She expressed how our
councillors are ‘always
listening and working
for our community,
so please feel free to
contact us’ regarding
any ideas you may
have to improve the
Some of the requests
made to Coucil by local
- Upgrades for the Dog
Park in Cal Gully
- Financial assistance for
some projects at
- An upgraded Council
website for easier
- For ‘consideration to be
given’ in regards
to garbage pickup
being changed to
opposed to weekly
‘to save rates’.
Cr. Andrea Metcalf
expressed for members
of the community to
make submissions as
you’ll ‘never know if
you will be successful
if you don’t apply’.
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We had a chat with Kerry
Krenz who is a
long-standing member of
She is a passionate
supporter of the
and all it has to offer.
Kerry has been a
active member of the
decades. You may know
her from Heather Faye;
a clothing and
boutique store in High St.
She worked at this store
(where Boneless Barber is
now) for over 15 years.
‘Agents tried to talk us
out of buying in
Eaglehawk. I look back
now and I am so pleased
we didn’t listen to them.
There isn’t a community
in Bendigo that is like
Her story begins with
the love of her life: Peter
Krenz. They were
having fallen in love at
14 years old. Kerry fondly
recalled that Peter was
definitely a ‘true-blue
Peter was the main
supporter of what is now
the ‘Peter Krenz Leisure
Centre’ as well as the
housing in Bendigo and
the old ‘B-Central’ which
is now YO Bendigo.
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was founded in 2006,
by Michael McKern, Peter
Cox and Peter Krenz.
Its mission was to support
Eaglehawk in a
number of ways.
After Peter passed away
in 2007, Kerry was invited
to become a member of
‘You walk down the
street and you’re going
to run into someone you
know and have a chat.’
During this time Kerry
retired from Heather Faye,
she decided to ‘spread
her wings’ and worked
at TAFE and in various
She reminisces that ‘Peter
was the high flyer; I was
supporting from behind
the scenes and making
sure everything was
running at home. My little
job worked perfectly’.
‘Eaglehawk is a fantastic
place to live.’
Since being involved in
her main passion has
been the end-of-year
involves Kerry giving an
award to a student from
all seven primary schools
in the 3556 area as well
as Eaglehawk Secondary
College. ‘I really love it
and would never not do
them as I want to keep
Peter’s memory alive’.
Recently Kerry has retired,
and she is ‘loving it’.
Kerry is enjoying
spending time with her
family, and is excited
about another upcoming
granddaughter on the
horizon. Kerry loves
walking in the bush,
books and her lovely
‘I love the community
spirit more than anything.
I love that we are our
own little town; no other
area of Bendigo has the
has. I love the people;
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The Fathering Project Launch
Eaglehawk Primary School has partnered with Bendigo
City Council to be part of the Fathering Project in 2021.
Research shows father figures
have significant positive
impacts for children, including
improved school engagement,
and improved health
behaviours. The launch was
held during Education Week
and what a turn out we had.
How lucky are our students to
have so many amazing father
figures in their lives! Some
travelled from other towns or
took time off work to spend
the afternoon with their
The session included making
paper planes sport activities
and a sausage sizzle followed
by an information session with
Rodney Eade (former AFL
Special Visitors Afternoon
As part of education each class invited a special
visitor to join them in some fun activities.
These ranged from:
Preps: activities and stories
Grade 1/2 creating self-portraits, playing math games
Grade 3/4 participating in ‘the Amazing Race’, and
Grades 5/6 sharing their work and challenging their
special visitors to a game of dodgeball with the
students winning of course!
History of Eaglehawk
State School No.210
During the Gold Rush in 1854 a school
opened in the Eaglehawk Goldfields.
In a few decades it would be titled the
‘State School No. 210’, out of 700 state
schools throughout Victoria at the time.
In 1881, the neighbouring Methodist
Church was leased to the school
for an intermediary construction period.
A century later, in 1980, the school
acquired the Methodist Church and
since have utilized the annexe space as
Throughout the 167 years since its
inception, this school has had many
alterations and created many new
To see an image of the school from 1912,
please view the contents page image
located on page one.
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Students learn to respect
In conjunction with our Integrated Studies topic ‘Are We Destroying Our Earth?’ and the
School Wide Positive Behaviours program ‘Respect for Our Environment’ our Grade 3/4
cohort of students managed a visit to the CERES environmental park in Melbourne.
CERES is an environmental education centre, community
garden, urban farm and social enterprise hub spread
across four locations, linked by the Merri and Darebin
Creeks on Wurundjeri Country, Melbourne.
The students learnt about why and how to protect our
environment for future generations. The excursion
involved students in activities such as composting,
making paper and keeping water ways clean.
On return to school the students were then writing
procedural texts on how to make bird feeders. As a
completion of their unit of work the students were
required to make their own bird feeders and hang
them around our bushland area.
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THE GARDEN THAT
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Marg Ashman describes herself as “a very
happy Eaglehawk resident and garden
As a new bride, Marg lived in Church Street
with her husband Graeme Ashman and later
moved to her current home in Jobs Gully
Road where she has been for 36 years.
Marg is a passionate gardener and was
eager to give us a garden tour one cold
winter’s morning recently.
Marg has some happy gardening memories
from her childhood in Epsom. There were
four children and they all had their own little
gardening patches where they would grow
fruit and veggies which they loved dearly.
“We were so happy just pottering around
at home. We never even had a push bike
and we were home all the time”.
When Marg first came to Jobs Gully Road,
she never thought that the garden would
become as big as it currently is.
“When we came here, this was a farm,
and this was just a paddock. Graham and
I planted every tree”. Initially there was a
driveway and lawns. A local landscaper set
up all the pebble gardens and gradually all
the flower beds were constructed”.
Marg views gardening as vital. “It’s very, very
important. You see something happening
from nothing”. She has been involved with
the Dahlia Flower Show since 1996 working
alongside David Richards, bringing in dahlia
flowers and visitors from all over Australia.
“I love it. Absolutely love it”.
We asked Marg what her favourite flower
was, she answered: “a rose, dahlias are my
“You can have a lot of pleasure sitting out
in the garden, especially when the sun’s
“Gardening is in my blood. Entirely”.
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BENDIGO PRIMARY SCHOOL
Bendigo Violet Street Primary School, or B.V.S.P.S, is an
incredible school that has been running for over 150 years.
The school includes many fun and interesting classes such as Music,
Gardening, Art, P.E. and LOTE, where we learn Mandarin. The school’s
teachers are particularly outstanding, and the school is a great place to
‘Be your Best’. New prep students and grade 1 and 2’s have access to new
playgrounds and playing areas, fun classroom activities and
Investigation Time, where students upstairs get to investigate and
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In grades 4, 5 and 6, students have a chance to become a part of the S.L.C, which is the School Leadership Council.
Each week they do things to help around the school. In grade 6, you are provided with the chance to become a
School Captain. As School Captain, the opportunities are endless. School Captains are always a part of the S.L.C,
are involved special activities, such as conducting radio interviews, writing for magazines, and being involved in
special events to represent our wonderful school. As a School Captain, we are constantly trying new things, and
getting pushed out of our comfort zones.
B.V.S.P.S., to me, will be a place we will remember for the rest of our lives. The school is truly wonderful, and we
are so proud to be a part of it.
By Cooper Firli, School Captain
School Captains: Lila Cowie and Cooper Firli
standing on either side of Principal, Mandy Costello.
School Vice Captains: Lux Delves and Jack Williams.
SLC Representatives with the Grade 5/6 teachers,
Jacinta Condon and Lisa Fasham.
Back row: Jack Williams, Cooper Firli, Harry Paynter, Lila Cowie.
Front row: Luelle Green, Shane Martens, Jesse Kinsmore, Lux Delves.
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LIGHTNING REEF PRIMARY
Lightning Reef Primary School is fortunate enough to be
working in partnership with the volunteers from Bendigo/
Sandhurst Rotary Club. They come every Wednesday
afternoon for an hour.
The Rotary Team come to our school and work with a small
group of students. It is a hands-on program where both
adults and students contribute equally. The focus has been
on planting out our vegetable garden and keeping it
maintained. This will help our students to learn how to grow
their own vegies and to be able to eat what they’ve grown.
Students learn that growing vegies requires patience,
evaluation, and reflection. Students can work together to
problem solve and analyse solutions to assure that all of
the plants in the garden reach their fullest potential.
Gardens provide ample opportunities to teach children
about responsibilities in care-taking and problem solving.
A school garden is a wonderful way for students to
physically connect with nutrition education, understand
the process of growing healthy foods, and recognize
environmental impacts. A school garden can also be
integrated into many subjects such as maths, literacy,
science, health and physical education. It also promotes
other life skills that may be shared and encouraged with
their own families.
Lighting Reef would like to thank the Bendigo/Sandhurst
Rotary Club and their volunteers for their valued
contribution to our Gardening
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seeing where the journey takes
our school garden.
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What do you love
Alivia, Charlie, Daniel & Len
Erin: I love the people
and the communnity
James: I like seeing
the ‘burra grow
Glenn: I love Canterbury
Park and our IGA
Jay: It has a
Kirsty: Friendly people
with a great vibe
Lucy: Diversity of shops;
something for everyone
Peter: I love the
Sophie: The friendly
nature of the people
Martin: It has the
world’s best cinema
Skip: Our community
spirit; it leaves every other
community in the dust
Georgie: That people look
after one another,
there’s no judgement
Grant: Our closely knitted
community; we all
know each other
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