From Classroom To Council


Bass Coast Shire Council’s Civic Centre in Wonthaggi became a classroom when it hosted Wonthaggi Primary School’s Grades 3 and 4 classes recently.

On two occasions, the students visited Council and enjoyed an intensive question and answer session with Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown.

“We also spoke about the role of Council and explained the different Council Wards and which Councillors represented them,” Cr Brown said.

“The students are also currently learning about laws and rules, so we spoke about some of the Local Laws we have here in Bass Coast.”

The students were then rewarded for being well behaved with a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of Council’s offices.

“They also had the chance to inspect one of our Ranger’s vehicles and see all the equipment they use to capture stray animals and take them back to the pound,” Cr Brown said.

“One of our Local Laws Officers also explained to the students how microchipping works to reunite community members with their beloved pets.”

Cr Brown thanked the Wonthaggi Primary School and the Grade 3 and 4 students for taking an interest in Council and coming to visit.

“It was fantastic to hear from some of our youngest community members and it looked like everyone had a great time,” Cr Brown said.

“We welcome any local schools interested in visiting Council to organise a visit.”