Galston Rural Fire Brigade

Galston Rural Fire Brigade

By Kara Dubois Galston Rural Fire Brigade, Galston Rural Fire Brigade Old Northern Road Motor Vehicle Accident  Galston Rural Fire Brigade recently attended a motor vehicle accident on Old Northern Road where a truck struck a stationary vehicle with two occupants inside, and subsequently hit a tree. NSW Ambulance and CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter attended […]

Galston RFB celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Galston Rural Fire Brigade

the 80th anniversary of the Galston Rural Fire Brigade

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Galston Rural Fire Brigade and Arcadia Rural Fire Brigade. The two brigades were originally combined as one under the name of Hornsby Shire Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. On the 23rd April 1941 the first Captain, President, Lieutenants, and other office bearers were elected to the brigade. The […]

ARCADIA RFS – St Florian’s Day


May 4th is known as St Florian’s Day, a day named after the patron saint of firefighters where we reflect on the service of current and past firefighters. St Florian’s Day award announcements was a very proud day for the Arcadia brigade. We were one of the brigades awarded the Commissioner’s Unit Citation for Service […]

Aussie’s Ministerial Visit David Elliot Applauds Aussie Export Action


Australian Pump recently had the opportunity to show off their new production line to local member and Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott. The Minister is always a welcome visitor at Aussie Pumps. “He’s always so positive about what we’re doing and really encourages our innovative approach to design”, said Aussie Pumps’ Chief […]


Each year, Hills Grammar’s BEAT Festival celebrates, shares and highlight the School’s extraordinary learning programs and opportunities available to their Hills Originals. This year it was Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) that were in the spotlight. The two-week STEMBeat festival saw students from the Early Childhood Education Centre, Junior School and Senior School embrace […]

Stem Success on the World Stage

Stem success

By Craig Hingston F1 in Schools is the biggest Stem competition in the world involving 26,000 schools and more than 1,300,000 students…and Pacific Hills was represented when the top 43 teams came together this week to do battle at the World Finals in England. Three members of our Class of 2020, Lachlan George (Team Manager), […]

Showcase highlights Northholm Grammar’s talented young musicians

young musicians

young musicians With live performances reduced and restricted last year, it was a great thrill for Northholm’s Annual Music Showcase to once again light up the stage at the Hornsby RSL Club last month. The Showcase is a highlight in Northholm’s performing arts calendar, with both curricular and co-curricular music students from Year 2 through […]

Strength training as you get older


Declining strength is a common problem as we get older. This is because muscle strength is driven by the stimulus we provide to that particular muscle. In other words, we “use it or lose it” Lifestyle changes can mean we have reduced activity as we get older. Further, illnesses and injuries may be more common […]