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Crow’s Nest: A town on the Great Dividing Range, servicing farming communities and a growing tourism industry. Population: 2,039 (2011 Census) Climate: warm summers, cool winters (perfect) How to get here: 42 km north of Toowoomba along the New England Highway For more information on Crow’s Nest visit the Crow’s Nest Tourism website
Crow’s Nest Museum & Historical Village
You may be aware that our latest project has been to relocate the Old QR Grain Shed from behind the CN Pharmacy to the front of the Museum site on the corner of Thallon Street [New England Highway] and Oxford Street. The intention is to provide Crows Nest with an Information Centre as well as a new reception area for the museum.
The building is now fully restored, painted and in the process of being landscaped with local native plants. Qld Railways have prepared historical information boards, which they will install on the site.
We have chosen January 26th – Australia Day – as an appropriate date to conduct the official opening of the Information Centre. The proceedings will begin at 12noon after the Australia Day ceremonies in Centenary Park are complete. There will be a free Sausage Sizzle and an afternoon tea for $5 [ tea/coffee, scones, pikelets & slices].
All will be welcome to inspect the exhibits in the Information Centre and peruse the museum until 3:00pm.
Crow’s Nest & District Tourist & Progress Association Inc.
Heritage community grant helps Crow’s Nest State School students switch to new technology
Crow’s Nest State School students are boosting their love of learning after receiving a Heritage community grant for $19,725 to purchase 25 new laptops.
Heritage Crow’s Nest Community Branch is a joint venture partnership between Heritage Bank and the local community, represented by PCCN (Progressive Community Crow’s Nest).
Under the Heritage community branch model, PCCN’s share of profits is distributed back into the community as grants to local organisations, charities and special community events.
Crow’s Nest State School Principal Ian Insley said, “We are extremely grateful for this grant from PCCN and Heritage.
This grant has helped provide our students with updated equipment we would otherwise not be able to purchase. It gives our students access to the same resources as students in the city.
The new laptops are used as a support tool for their lessons and also help build their confidence in using technology as they move forward in life.”
The new laptops are shared amongst the students at the school to enhance reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy skills and support their preparation for Naplan.
Grade 3 students showed off their impressive skills recently, inviting representatives from Heritage Bank and PCCN into the classroom to see the laptops in use.
PCCN Director Jeff Close said, “We’re absolutely delighted to support the next generation of country kids by providing these new laptops.
There are quite a few kids in the area that don’t have access to this kind of technology at home. That’s why we’re so proud to help out – it’s about supporting the growth and development of our community as a whole.”
Heritage Crows Nest Branch Sales and Service Manager Aimee Skaines said, “The beauty of being a community branch is that the more people bank with us, the more we are able to give back through grants and sponsorship.
People can see real examples of local initiatives they’ve helped support just by doing their everyday banking with Heritage. It promotes a real sense of community pride.”
If your community group is from the Crow’s Nest area and would like to apply for a Community Grant, please get in touch with Heritage Crows Nest Community Branch on 07 4698 2700.