Mother's Day Cafe
in Catherine Park - 9.30 to 12.00 (in Hall if wet)
A Fundraiser for our new Island Community Garden.
OFFSHORE YOUTH SAILORS VICTORY AGAINST
High School’s Team Sailors have won the 2012 NSW Interschool Teams
Racing Championships sailed on Sydney Harbour and have
ended a 5 year stranglehold that Cranbrook School have had over the
members, dominated by offshore sailors, comprise; Captain, Oscar
Stranack, Angus Stranack from Little Lovett Bay, Xavier Kempton from
Towlers Bay, Adam Bradley from Scotland Is, Travis Thorn from Elvina
Bay, James Farquharson from Bayview & Harley Walters from Mona
up & living on Pittwater gives all offshore kids a valuable
of understanding & sixth sense when it comes to wind &
& this instinctive edge creates great sailors.
Titles were sailed over 3 gruelling days and 128 races, with the last
days racing held in gusty 20 + knot southerly winds which is where the
Pittwater Team really demonstrated their superior skill,
The semi finals saw Pittwater grab a 2-0 win
against old rivals Cranbrook and then outsail Scotts College 2-0 in the
finals to take out the Title in convincing style.
win was an awesome achievement for Pittwater High which was one of only
2 public schools entered in this prestigious event. The impressive
field of 11school teams, saw the Pittwater Team racing against the best
sailors from some of Sydney’s most elite schools, including Scotts
College, Cranbrook, Riverview, Aschem, Brigidine, Mater Maria,
Abbotsleigh & Sydney High.
The victory was an emotional one
for ex PHS teacher and Team Racing Coach, Stan Walters, who has
assisted the team with coaching over the last 2 terms and whose
grandson Harley is a team member. Team manager Leisa Stranack , whose 2
sons are team members, was also ‘a little bit excited’ with the hard
The PHS Team would like to thank David & Caro
Adams from Towlers Bay who offered the beautiful “ M/V Hove Too” to
team & parents as a support boat for the event.
Results were;1st Pittwater High School; 2nd Scotts College; 3rd
Cranbrook; 4th Riverview; 5th Mater Maria
Photos can be viewed here at the Offshore Photo Gallery
SALVATION ARMY RED SHIELD APPEAL
& BAYS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
(SAT 19TH/SUN 20TH MAY)
The annual Salvation
Army Red Shield Appeal is on Sat 19th/Sun 20th May
and I am keen to coordinate a doorknock campaign on behalf of our
offshore community for this wonderful cause. I am hoping to hear from
enthusiastic and energetic people from the Island and Bays, who would
be willing to spare an hour or two collecting from neighbours and
friends. This may also appeal to high school students participating in
the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, who are looking for community service
Looking forward to hearing from you,
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Local Artist Exhibiting in "Slick City
Our Local artist, Phillippa Thomas, has been invited to exhibit four of
her works in an Art Show in the City.
Gallery,” Space at 565” at the Sydney RSL Club, 565 George Street
Sydney, is to hang works by 10 female Sydney artists, the show to be
called “Slick City Chicks”.
Opening night is Wednesday…6-8p.m.
Running until 27th.May,2012…a nice meal may be had whilst viewing!
In June the Show will be screened on buildings in Times Square,New York
May we all say,”Well done,Phillippa”.
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Mona Vale Library display on
Pittwater Council's 20 Year Birthday celebration - FREE
into Mona Vale Library and see Pittwater - Now & Then:
Celebrating the first 20 years of Pittwater Council.
display contains photos, news clippings and memorabilia from the
beginnings of the Council, the first new council in 100 years when it
was proclaimed on 1 May, 1992 to present day.
Helping Learner Drivers
Become Safer Drivers
free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be
held by the Roads and Maritime Services with Pittwater Council at Mona
Vale Library on Wednesday 16 May from 6.30pm.
‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’, will offer parents and
supervisors hands-on advice on how to provide the most effective
driving practice for learner drivers.
The Council’s Road Safety
Officer Michelle Carter said licence conditions for learner drivers
meant there was a minimum of one year on ‘L’ plates and 120 hours of
supervised driving, including a mandatory 20 hours of night-time
“A more rigorous driving test has also been introduced, focusing on
hazard perception and driver reactions,” Ms Carter said.
and supervisors of novice drivers have a crucial role to play in making
our roads safer, and that is why the RMS has developed a course to
better support them.”
The free course will cover topics such as:
and supervisors who have attended this course found it boosted their
confidence, helped them better plan driving sessions and allowed them
to share experiences with other parents and supervisors,” added Ms
- laws for learner and P-plate drivers
- how to use the Learner Driver Log Book
- how to plan on-road driving sessions
The workshop will run from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Bookings for
the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safe Drivers course are essential
and can be made by calling Michelle Carter from Pittwater Council on
9970 1196 or by email at email@example.com.
Michelle Carter, Pittwater Council
Ph: 9970 1196
TRIVIA NIGHT SATURDAY 16th JUNE 7.30pm
Bar open $20 includes nibbles.
Lots of prizes to be won from;
- $100 Toni and Guy Voucher
- Meal for two at Pittwater RSL
- $50 Beauty Voucher
- Ferry Tickets
- $90 Glenworth Valley horse riding vocher
- And many many more.
Please contact Liz and staff at the Kindy on 02 9979 7856 or
0405335499 to buy tickets or to buy a table of 8.
Please help support the Kindy all money raised will go towards new
resources and equipment.
Look forward to seeing you all there.
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House Wanted to Rent
or LONG TERM - OFFSHORE
We are looking for a short or long term offshore rental property ASAP.
We would prefer a long term 3 bedroom offshore house we can call HOME.
Would equally be happy to consider a short term rental (furnished) in
if your heading overseas, have business to attend elsewhere and need
the cats or dogs fed and walked or the plants kept alive on a more
short term basis, then I would love to hear from you too!
Short or long term - I assure you I would call your house my home and
would nurture it and care for it, as if it was my own.
Will pay bond and more than happy to negotiate an advance payment
amount, which would dependent on the lease period.
We would prefer:
2 - 3 Bedroom plus - long term
2 Bedroom plus - short term
Though open to any and all possibilities.
COMMUTER BOAT FOR SALE - $1,500
aluminium Quintrex Runabout (1980's model) with 4yr old 15hp
Yamaha motor. Lights, bilge pump, engine guard &
until January 2013. Logbook & receipt for motor
available. No leaks - fully functional for
is leaving the Island on 19 May 2012.
Call Janet on 0417 002 568.
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