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Historic building with a modern
makeover. Ideal location for your
next family or group holiday.
Family Reunions -- Birthday Parties
Engagements -- Business Meetings
Special Interest Clubs -- School Camps
• Sleeps up to 32 in bunk style
accommodation (4 bedrooms)
• Modern well-appointed bathroom facilities
• Disabled friendly
• Separate kitchen &and dining area
• Undercover barbecue area
• Large car park suitable for coaches
Relax in the well-appointed surrounds of the
Retreat and Caravan Park or short walk to
the beach, hotel and general store.
Managers, Chris & Harold Lindberg
Coobowie Caravan Park & School Retreat
23 Beach Road, Coobowie 5583
Ph 8852 8132 Fax 8852 8111
Check out our web page
FUN TIMES... Amarli, Nikaya and Shyla Sims
dressed up to support the Breast Cancer Foun-
dation at the Pink Party held in Port Broughton.
PRETTY IN PINK... Annette Boughen, Nicola
Tattersall and Marie Manners at the Pink Party
in Port Broughton on Saturday, October 27.
PINK... Julie and Steve Smith at
the Pink Party.
PARTY... Mother and daughter
Jodie and Tait Mackrill dressed up
for the Pink Party.
FAMILY... Pink Party organisers Mark, Megan, Kaye and Kate Bellman.
THE former Coobowie School
building has been refurbished
and given a new lease of life by
the Coobowie Progress
Association, reopening as the
Coobowie School Retreat.
Nestled in the grounds of the
Coobowie Caravan Park, the
building's historic facade
remains, but step inside and
you'll find a beautifully-appointed
group accommodation facility
with all the modern
conveniences travellers have
come to expect.
The versatile retreat has
already hosted surprise birthday
parties, dive and fishing groups,
reunions, family functions and
"This is a beautiful old building
with a modern touch, a great
base for groups looking to
explore the southern reaches of
the peninsula, or just a wonderful
place to get the family together
and enjoy the ability to hold a
function and sleepover at the
one venue," Coobowie Progress
Association advertising and
marketing officer Anne Russell
"We've made sure the history
of the building hasn't been
forgotten and included
photographs and information in
large display frames throughout
the building, so people can get a
feel for what school days would
have been like in this small
"Originally a two-roomed
building with a galvanised iron
porch on its northern side, this
school opened in 1921 to
accommodate the growing
number of students, and
officially closed in 1971 when
enrolments dropped to 10."
Its four classrooms have been
converted to sleep a total of 32
people, and the facilities are
disability friendly. Larger groups
can also be accommodated
throughout the park in spa villas,
deluxe units, park units and
powered and unpowered caravan
and camping sites.
The complex itself boasts a
large, modern, fully-equipped
kitchen with indoor entertaining
area including a three-plate
barbecue facility on tiled floors.
Cafe blinds can be opened to
bring the outdoors in or kept
closed to manage the weather.
Managers Chris and Harold
Lindberg are more than happy to
provide groups with local
information about places of
interest to help make the most
of their visit to the area.
Event catering is also available
with chef Jo Minks from
Ballywire Farm Tearooms and
With only a short walk to the
nearby beach, playground, hotel
and general store, Coobowie
School Retreat is the ideal
location for your next family or
New lease of life for
historic school building
ABOUT one in five cancer deaths are due to
smoking, with up to 90 per cent of all lung
cancers caused by smoking or passive smoking.
Smoking also causes cancer of the larynx,
oropharynx and mouth and may cause cancer in
the kidney, oesophagus, pancreas, tongue, cervix,
bone marrow and stomach.
Cancer caused by smoking is diagnosed in
more than 10,000 Australians every year.
There is no safe level of smoking; smoking at
any age and for any length of time increases your
Tobacco smoke contains more than 4000
chemical compounds, including 43 of which are
known carcinogens, or cancer-causing agents.
It is never too late to quit smoking and the
sooner you quit, the more you cut your risk of
In addition to stopping smoking, it is
important to avoid second-hand tobacco smoke.
Even if you don't smoke, breathing in other
people's cigarette smoke can increase your risk of
cancer. Fortunately, by law, all South Australian
bars and clubs are now smoke-free, as well as the
indoor areas of restaurants and workplaces.
Quitting smoking can be difficult and many
people have a number of attempts before they
finally quit for good.
The Quitline offers practical and expert advice
to those trying to quit smoking.
For free advice and a Quit Pack, call 13 7848.
The Quit SA website is also a great
information source, www.quitsa.org.au.
This is the final in a series of articles by
Georgina Weissmann, Upper YP Relay for Life
mission delivery coordinator with information
adapted from www.cancersa.org.au and
Cut your cancer
risk: Quit smoking Pink Party for breast cancer
FUNCTION CENTRE... Having held a birthday weekend at the
school retreat, Coobowie Progress Association advertising
and marketing officer Anne Russell, with family members
Barry Hunt and David, Sarah and Harrison Cowling, knows just
how well the venue can work for large gatherings.
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