The Koonorigan Hall was built in 1935 by those farmers who chose to graze dairy cattle on the steep slopes of Koonorigan. Over the years the Hall was used as a church, Sunday School, CWA, a place to play housie and euchre, hold dances, kitchen teas and Garden Parties. In the war years women made camouflage nets in the Hall. Life-stylers, together with coffee and macadamia growers have moved in to enjoy the rich red soil and fabulous views. There has been a BBQ at the Koonorigan Hall on the second Friday of the month, for the past 50 years. Come and join us, it’s where we meet.
Charity of the Day
Dunoon Public school is located in the quiet village of Dunoon. The school aims to provide a quality education for all students, using a variety of creative teaching and learning styles. Programs encourage happy, confident students, who are self-motivated, independent, life long learners as well as caring and responsible citizens. As a small school, we offer a range of stimulating learning experiences to engage children and help them to reach their potential such as our Marimba program and Kitchen Garden Program.
The school and wider community have a strong working relationship. Parents/carers play an important role in many aspects of the school’s programs. Our focus is to provide quality educational programs for every child in a caring, safe and happy learning environment.
Inquiries or enrollments welcome. Ph: 02 66895208 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to the April market. See you then!
Weddings, Parties, Tennis!
For over 100 years The Channon Public Hall has served as a focal point for the village social activities. Over the years, significant improvements have been made to the Hall with the assistance of Regional Partnerships programmes and Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Programme. Also thanks to you, the local community, for your kind contributions in donations and time spent assisting in these improvements. Last year we were honoured to take part in the Arts Northern Rivers’ If These Halls Could Talk project, a multi-arts project celebrating halls and the role they play in our communities.
Celebrated Australian visual artist Craig Walsh worked within the community to create a work inspired by the stories and people of The Channon Hall and its surrounds. The material gathered at the fabulous Show & Tell event at The Channon Hall last March helped him to shape his work “The Grain” which he presented at a hugely successful gathering in September 2016.
If these Halls could talk project is funded by Arts NSW Regional Partnership funding and Regional Arts NSW Regional Arts Fund. Ultimately we will receive archival material as a result of the project and we will hold further events at The Channon Hall to continue to celebrate our historic hall.
All monies collected at The Shed and at the Gates at The Channon Sunday Craft Market this Sunday will help in the constant maintenance requirements at The Channon Public Hall and will also help the survival of The Channon Tennis Club. Come and visit us at the Shed for fabulous cakes, hot BBQ with vegetarian and gluten free products available.
The Tuntable Creek area is a vibrant rural community just up the road from The Channon. The Tuntable Creek Landcare Group works to restore and maintain the biodiversity of Tuntable Creek. The Tuntable Creek Hall is community hub for the surrounding area and is the venue for social gatherings, workshops and dances. Both organisations are run by local volunteers. Please support them generously via gate donations and their stall at the main shed.
Through the tireless work of volunteers, The Channon Rural Fire Service plays a vital role in the local community. Not only defending property against fires, but also educating local property owners and, working to help the community be better prepared for fire events.
The Channon/Dunoon Pony Club teaches sportsmanship, horsemanship and citizenship to the young people of The Channon and surrounding villages. The club has
has been using Coronation Park (also the home of The Channon Market) as its home base since its inception in 1964.
Dunoon Preschool is a community based preschool servicing families in the Dunoon District. This includes the villages of Modanville, Dunoon, Whian Whian, Dorroughby, Corndale and The Channon. We provide a high quality Early Childhood Education for 3-5 yr olds, with an emphasis on the individual needs and strengths of children. Our children learn through play and are engaged in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, in a warm, caring and relaxed atmosphere with well-trained and highly motivated staff. We are a not for profit organisation managed by a committee of parents and community members, and family involvement is invited and encouraged.
Dunoon preschool is partly funded through parent fees, state government funding and fundraisers such as The Channon Market Charity of the Day. We thank you for your donation that will help us to continue to provide high quality education for our local children.
Dunoon Preschool is open between 9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. Extended hours are also available from 8:00-9:00 and 3:00-4:00 on week days. Playgroup runs at the preschool on Fridays between 9.30am – 11.30am. New enrolments welcome – for more information please contact Director – Kate Scanlan on 66895396 or visit us on the web www.dunoonpreschool.com
The Channon Children’s Centre Inc. provides an educational experience for children between the ages of 2.5 and School Age.
The centre aims to create a safe, loving and learning environment, reflecting the needs of the children and the diversity of the families of The Channon area.
At Tuntable Creek Public School we provide our students with exceptional learning opportunities in a beautiful, natural environment in the lush rainforests of the NSW North Coast. Our students learn to live and work cooperatively and we base daily school life around the 3 R’s – Respect, Responsibilities & Rights. We have high expectations of our students and provide them with quality teaching experiences with a focus on literacy, numeracy, creative arts and technology.
Our parents & citizens’ association (P&C) brings the school community together. Parents, teachers and community members can help meet the needs of the school community and contribute to decisions about the school.
The P&C also raises funds that help finance improvements to our school and provide additional resources.
The Dunoon rural Fire Brigade is one of 16 brigades that service the Lismore Rural Fire District. Being a neighbouring brigade to The Channon we often assist each other attending bushfires, village structural fires,
as well as motor vehicle accidents, flood rescue and storm damage clean up. We also assist farmers with controlled burn-offs during the year to reduce the risk of bushfires in the summer months.
Our brigade consists of volunteer men and women from the local community who are on call 24 hours a day to respond to any incident. All are certified to a state wide standard and are continually training to upgrade their skills.
Over the last few years several of our members have assisted other agencies fighting fires in Victoria and South Australia as well as attending many major fires across New South Wales, most recently the Sydney/Blue Mountains fires last October.We do all our own fundraising to purchase and maintain additional essential equipment to make our unit as proficient as possible. Any donation will be greatly appreciated.