September 16 - 22, 2018: Issue 376
Reflections by George Repin: THE DODECANESE ARCHIPELAGO
Collector's Corner: Historic Photographers Of Pittwater: The 'Wharriewood' Macpherson Family - Memories On Glass Exhibition As Part Of The State Library Of N.S.W. Open Day On October 6th, 2018 - Margot Riley, Curator at the State Library of N.S.W., relates the very exciting news that 70 of the Macpherson family photos attributed to William Joseph will form part of the October 6th Open Day at the Library in an Exhibition called 'Memories on Glass'. Local History buffs will be interested to hear about Margot's findings about the Macpherson photographic collection which confirm that these images were taken over a much longer time frame than first thought - from 1875 through to the 1930s - and that there were actually several photographers in the Macpherson Family - not just William Joseph.
DIY Ideas: A Dog's Paradise in Your Own SAFE Garden - grass to roll in, a shallow pond to sit in when it's hot, paths to explore!
Profile: Adam Crowley This year BHS has been celebrating its 50th year with a range of good fun stuff including a Colour Run/Obstacle Course, a Winter Night Market and on September 29th, a Golden Ball. All ex-students, staff, parents and members of the Barrenjoey community are invited to celebrate. Ticket sales close on September 20th. Get yours here.
Barrenjoey promotes a vision of providing a school experience where Respect, Effort and Challenge are highly valued - in fact that's the school's motto. Students respect the subjects they study, the content, teachers, environment and themselves, where effort is expected, valued, recognised and celebrated and where students are enabled to realise the worth in challenging themselves to ‘be the best they can be’.
Although the school has a vast number of notable alumni across Arts, Science and Sports and every other field of human endeavour, it is the simply great human beings with great attitude that emerge from this school that best serve as its 'dream come true'. These are individuals that stand upright, care about the place around them, the people in it and are aware of how we are all interlinked – connected.
This week an ex BHS Student who is still excelling and seizing opportunities presented to him to ‘be the best he can be’ in every pursuit that is part of his individual nature
Berry ‘Castle’ Inclusive Playspace Now Open At Narrabeen
September 14, 2018: from council
A fantastic new inclusive playground at the Tramshed Arts and Community Centre at Narrabeen is now open.
The castle themed playspace comes complete with sandstone-turret main entry, drawbridge with moat and crocodiles, medieval castle, village shops, berry station, dragon’s lair and a forest and fairy garden.
The playspace is complemented by the large existing date palms and a heritage-listed fig tree that frames the playground.
Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said Council was excited to finally open this great facility following consultation with the community.
“What a great facility. The major pieces of equipment are bespoke designed to provide an inclusive and fun experience for children of a range of abilities.
“The playground took five months to construct, but the wait was worth it.
“We presented concept designs to the community and received overwhelming positive feedback so I think it’s a win for the community.
“There is still a bit of work to do at the site. The playground upgrade is part of an overall rejuvenation of the area and will complement the soon to be opened Community Centre. Other adjacent facilities include an outdoor fitness station and half-court basketball court which is already hugely popular,” Mayor Regan said.
The new playground also includes a variety of sensory and tactile elements for children to enjoy, an accessible castle and tower, swings, village setting for imaginative play, trampolines and nature play elements. Head down and check it out!
Tractor Tom: Rev The Hero
Mona Vale Mountain Cub
Find out more about all the fun you can have at Mona Vale Mountain Cub Scouts Profile –
our Profile pages aren’t just about those who can tell you about Pittwater before you were born, they’re also about great clubs and activities that you too can get involved in!
Peppa Pig: New compilation
Surf n' Turf Cup
I Am, You Are, We Are Australian
Schools' Mail-Out To Encourage Milestone Recognition
The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
September 10th, 2018
Schools around the country will soon receive their annual educational kit in preparation for Remembrance Day, which this year marks the centenary of the Armistice that ended the fighting of the First World War.
Minister for Veterans' Affairs Darren Chester said that in the years after, Remembrance Day was known as Armistice Day, to remember those who suffered and died in the First World War.
"It was not until after the Second World War that it became known as Remembrance Day, and today we commemorate all those who have suffered and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations," Mr Chester said.
"The centenary of this significant date in our history provides the opportunity to educate our next generation in the importance of observing a minute's silence at 11am on 11 November.
"As a nation we must ensure the service and sacrifice of our ancestors, and the effect of military service on the country as a whole, is understood and remembered by the youngest members of our community."
The educational kit is now being distributed to schools across Australia and includes Remembrance Day commemorative posters, the 2019 DVA calendar, an educational resource and flyers promoting ‘Great Debates: The Anzac Legend'.
"In the final year of the Anzac Centenary, the posters feature four portraits of men and women who served during the Gallipoli campaign. Each portrait is made up of 100 photographs of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personal over the past century," Mr Chester said.
"Included in the kit is the eighth book in the Century of Service series, Candour: Stories in the words of those who served 1914–18, which contains diary extracts and letters from service men and women who served during the First World War, providing interesting accounts of life during the war.
"I encourage all schools, students and communities to get involved in this year's Remembrance Day commemorations, marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice, to remember all those who have suffered or died while serving our nation in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over a Century of Service."
Schools will begin to receive the educational kit in September, with resources available to download on the DVA Anzac Portal.
Nominations for the 2018 Fred Hollows Humanity Award have opened!
LEGO AT THE LIBRARY
Local children will have the chance to join a club specialising in one of the most enduring playthings of childhood. Mona Vale Library has started a Lego club on the first Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm.
The club is open to children aged between seven and twelve years of age, with younger children welcome with parental supervision.
If you are interested in attending a Lego at the Library session contact the library on 9970 1622 or book in person at the library, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
Children's Storytime at Mona Vale Library: Mona Vale Library offers storytime for pre-school children every week during school terms. Children and their carers come and participate in a fun sing-a-long with our story teller as well as listen to several stories in each session, followed by some craft. Storytime is held in the Pelican Room of the library in front of the service desk. Storytime is free and no bookings are required. Storytime Sessions: Tuesdays 10.00am - 11.00am - Wednesdays 10.00am - 11.00am - Thursdays 10.00am - 11.00am
To Be A Drum read by James Earl Jones
To Be A Drum is written by Evelyn Coleman, illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson and read by James Earl Jones.