Cr Hungerford - Celebrating Mons School Centenary
  • Thursday 18 August 2016

Congratulations to Mons School on their 100 year anniversary! 

It was with much pleasure I recently attended their centenary celebration event on Mons School Road and joined Mayor Mark Jamieson in planting a tree and plaque in commemoration of their achievement and standing in the community.

It was also exciting to see photos on display at the centre featuring the school’s very first students from back in 1916 including my grandfather and namesake, Ted Hungerford along with his two brothers and two sisters.

The school became a play group in the mid-1970s run by Play Group Queensland.  

Well done to Bruce Bishop and the committee from Mons Progress Association for the outstanding job they did in organising the full day celebration.

Keeping Mons connected

And just up the street a bit on Mons School Road the parents, children and locals who frequent the area will appreciate council’s commitment to keeping our community’s safe and connected through increasing and maintaining pathway networks across the region.

Work is underway on extending a section of pathway constructed last year along the road and is expected to be completed by month’s end.

IRONMAN passing through

Not long now and we’ll have over 3,000 athletes representing 70 countries racing around the bends and climbs of parts of Diddillibah and Rosemount as they compete in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship with footage beamed around the world for all to see.

The athletes will undertake the bike leg on parts of Eudlo Flats Road, Old Maroochydore Road, Diddillibah Road, Kiel Mountain Road, Petrie Creek Road and Paynters Creek Road on Sunday (morning) 4 September.

The event is estimated to contribute $8M to the local Sunshine Coast economy.

For more information on the championships and on changed traffic conditions, visit