December 17, 2017 - January 13, 2018: Issue 342
Pictures: Pittwater’s 2017: a few of the articles run along with the images from these.
Aquatics: Frantic Double Back For Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta by Lisa Ratcliff
Park Bench Philosopher Invitation To Come Play Summer Will Leave Mona Vale Public School Accessible To All
Windsor Bridge: Planned Destruction Of Historic Link With A Pittwater Connection - Upper House Parliamentary Inquiry into Windsor Bridge replacement program accepting submissions until January 28th
Profile: Lisa Ratcliff On Course Communications The lady whose sailing articles features every week in specialist sailing magazines, as well as here, in her own hometown news service, has been nominated for sailing awards for her work multiple times and won the 2007 Yachting Australia media award.
OK: School Holidays - time to exhale and appreciate some silly stuff - such as:
Christmas Jammies 2017: Rewind with us // The Holderness Family “Timber” Parody
'MASTER CLASS' 50TH HSC EXAM YEAR SCORES RECORD RESULTS
- A record 68,816 students were awarded their HSC this year.
- A record 57,068 students are eligible for an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) for university entry. (ATARs released Friday, 15 December from the Universities Admissions Centre).
- A record 1749 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students achieved their HSC, with a record 940 eligible for an ATAR.
- A record 1,394 students with a top band result in 10 or more HSC units are receiving the ‘All Round Achievers’ award
- 870 students with both a top place and top band results are being acknowledged with the ‘Top Achievers’ award
- 18,020 students with a top band result in one or more course are receiving the ‘Distinguished Achievers’ award
- 12 per cent of HSC course results were in the top band (Band 6 or E4)
- 41 per cent in the top 2 bands
- 71 per cent in the top 3 bands
- About 96 per cent of course results were in the top 4 bands
- These percentages have been consistent since 2010
HSC School Ranking 2017
Free university degree to teach in rural NSW
Grants now open for university students studying the Great Barrier Reef
The Christmas Trees Have Arrived At Buckingham Palace!
headspace Brookvale provides services to young people aged 12-25. If you are a young person looking for health advice, support and/or information,headspace Brookvale can help you with:
• Mental health • Physical/sexual health • Alcohol and other drug services
• Education and employment services
If you ever feel that you are:
• Alone and confused • Down, depressed or anxious • Worried about your use of alcohol and/or other drugs • Not coping at home, school or work • Being bullied, hurt or harassed • Wanting to hurt yourself • Concerned about your sexual health • Struggling with housing or accommodation • Having relationship problems • Finding it hard to get a job
Or if you just need someone to talk to… headspace Brookvale can help! The best part is our service is free, confidential and youth friendly.
headspace Brookvale is open from Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm so if you want to talk or make an appointment give us a call on (02) 9937 6500. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you to make a referral on your behalf.
When you first come to headspace Brookvale you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff. You will then talk with a member of our headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team. The headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team consists of three workers, who will work with you around whatever problems you are facing. Depending on what's happening for you, you may meet with your Youth Access Worker a number of times or you may be referred on to a more appropriate service provider.
A number of service providers are operating out of headspace Brookvale including Psychologists, Drug & Alcohol Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Employment Services and more! If we can't find a service operating withinheadspace Brookvale that best suits you, the Youth Access Team can also refer you to other services in the Sydney area.
eheadspace provides online and telephone support for young people aged 12-25. It is a confidential, free, secure space where you can chat, email or talk on the phone to qualified youth mental health professionals.
For urgent mental health assistance or if you are in a crisis please call the Northern Sydney 24 hour Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511
Need Help Right NOW??
kids help line: 1800 55 1800 - www.kidshelpline.com.au
lifeline australia - 13 11 14 - www.lifeline.org.au
headspace Brookvale is located at Level 2 Brookvale House, 1A Cross Street Brookvale NSW 2100 (Old Medical Centre at Warringah Mall). We are nearby Brookvale Westfield's bus stop on Pittwater road, and have plenty of parking under the building opposite Bunnings. More at: www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-brookvale
The Project Gutenberg Library of Australiana
Australian writers, works about Australia and works which may be of interest to Australians.This Australiana page boasts many ebooks by Australian writers, or books about Australia. There is a diverse range; from the journals of the land and sea explorers; to the early accounts of white settlement in Australia; to the fiction of 'Banjo' Paterson, Henry Lawson and many other Australian writers.
The list of titles form part of the huge collection of ebooks freely downloadable from Project Gutenberg Australia. Follow the links to read more about the authors and titles and to read and/or download the ebooks.
Keep A Look Out For (iOS and Android App)
Keep A Look Out For is a Northern Beaches app, featuring upcoming events, groups, places and job opportunities. Download for free at: http://kalof.com.au/ - for and by young people! Like our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/keepalookoutfor
Follow us on Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/keepalookoutfor
Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Keepalookoutfor
NCYLC is a community legal centre dedicated to providing advice to children and young people. NCYLC has developed a Cyber Project called Lawmail, which allows young people to easily access free legal advice from anywhere in Australia, at any time.
NCYLC was set up to ensure children’s rights are not marginalised or ignored. NCYLC helps children across Australia with their problems, including abuse and neglect. The AGD, UNSW, KWM, Telstra and ASIC collaborate by providing financial, in-kind and/or pro bono volunteer resources to NCYLC to operate Lawmail and/or Lawstuff.
New “Coastal Management Guide” teaching resource released
If you’re aged 5-25 the Kids Helpline provides free and confidential online and phone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 55 1800.
You can chat with us about anything… What’s going on at home, stuff with friends. Something at school or feeling sad, angry or worried. You don’t have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.
You can Webchat, email or phone. Always remember - Everyone deserves to be safe and happy. You’re important and we are here to help you. Visit: https://kidshelpline.com.au/kids/
Research shows that one in five Australian children aged 8 to 17 has been the target of cyberbullying in the past year. The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner can help you make a complaint, find someone to talk to and provide advice and strategies for dealing with these issues.
Make a Complaint
The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015 gives the power to provide assistance in relation to serious cyberbullying material. That is, material that is directed at a particular child with the intention to seriously embarrass, harass, threaten or humiliate.
Before you make a complaint you need to have:
- copies of the cyberbullying material to upload (eg screenshots or photos)
- reported the material to the social media service (if possible) at least 48 hours ago
- at hand as much information as possible about where the material is located
- 15-20 minutes to complete the form
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is Australia's leader in online safety. The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline.
We provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.
Our goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely.
Send In Your Stuff
All Are Welcome, All Belong!
The cut-off is not the ATAR
HSC class of 2017: take a bow
- 60% of the First in Course awards
- 50% of the All Round Achievers for students who achieve a top band in 10 units or more
- 46% of the Distinguished Achievers List (top band in at least one course).
Warriewood Boardriders Retro Comp & BBQ
FRONT YARD BREWS & BURGERS OPENING PARTY
Sydney Art Space, Mona Vale: Term 1 2018
Northern Beaches People
I NEED YOUR STORIES PLEASE!
Basketball Camps and competitions 2018
The Magic of a Muddy Puddle – Scheyville National Park
Licence changes for learner and P-plate drivers
- Once you have held your P1 licence for 12 months, you will be required to complete the Hazard Perception Test to progress to a P2 licence.
- Once you progress to a P2 licence, if you receive a suspension for unsafe driving behaviour, you must stay on your P2 licence for an extra 6 months.
- You will not need to complete the Driver Qualification Test to graduate from a P2 licence to a full licence.
- Once you have held your P2 licence for 24 months, you will be required to complete the Driver Qualification Test to graduate to a full licence.
- You will not be subject to the 6 month tenure extension if you receive a suspension for unsafe driving behaviour.
- You must successfully complete the Hazard Perception Test before taking a driving test.
- Learners under the age of 25 must have held their licence for at least 10 months.
- Learners over the age of 25 are not required to have held their Learner licence for 10 months.
- Once you have held your learner licence for 12 months and successfully completed the Hazard Perception Test, you must pass a driving test to progress to a P1 licence.
- Once you progress to a P2 licence, if you receive a suspension for unsafe driving behaviour, you must stay on your licence for an extra 6 months.
- You will not need to complete the Driver Qualification Test to graduate from a P2 licence to a full licence.
- Learner and provisional P1 drivers must not drive faster than 90 km/h
- Provisional P2 drivers must not drive faster than 100 km/h
- Learner or provisional drivers who speed by more than 30km/h over the limit face immediate suspension and licence confiscation by police
- Learner and P1 drivers penalised for speeding (four demerit points) will lose their licence for at least three months
- P2 drivers will lose their licence for at least three months if they are penalised twice for speeding
- Power to tare mass ratios of greater than 130kW per tonne or,
- Modified engines that need to be approved by an engineer or,
- Other high performance classifications