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Children’s Services Update
Long Day Care
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7.30am to 5.30pm
Our Centre has a new Director! Shona Forsyth has joined us as our
Authorised Supervisor. Shona is responsible for the management and
administration, supervision and support of staff and the planning,
implementation and evaluation of a quality educational program for all
children in the Centre.
Shona is known to most of us at the Centre, living here on the island
and Mum to Joel and Asha. Shona brings to our Centre
extensive experience in the field of pre-school and high school
education. Shona’s professional accomplishments in the
pre-school area are as a teacher at an International School in Taiwan,
where she was responsible for preparing and implementing the
educational program with a number of support staff. Shona is closely
engaged with this stage of child development and we look forward to
Shona bringing her passion and experience to the Centre.
Shona, in conjunction with Mena Johnson our Assistant Supervisor are
implementing an exciting new program in the Centre. If you
would like to know a little more about the Centre please come along to
Annual General Meeting.
We would like to invite you to a wine and
cheese evening to provide you with an update of the Centre and to meet
Shona Forsyth our new Director; and hear Shona’s exciting new plans for
This is a great opportunity to come and meet Shona, hear her vision for
the Centre, ask questions and make any contributions.
RSVP by Tuesday 12th May to Nikki in the office on 9979 7856 or email
your confirmation of attendance.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Every Monday 10am to 12 noon
Pop by and say Hello. We have a small group of Mums who get
together for a cup of tea and a chat. And we have a mix of
babies, crawlers, toddlers and walkers who all have fun.
It’s also a great way of getting the little ones use to the Centre and
meeting some friends before coming to Long Day Care.
It’s only $3 which covers, tea, coffee, biscuits etc.
If you would like to know more please call Emma on 0415 192 08
Studios September 19 and 20
is a weekend tour of open studios and homes exhibiting the work of
artists living on Scotland Island and the Western foreshores of
Artists might include painters, photographers, printmakers,
illustrators, sculptors, performance artists, musicians, poets,
writers, filmmakers etc.
Listed open homes and studios display visual arts and might include
artists’ talks, live performance, demonstration, workshops and
Studios and homes open between 10am – 4pm on September 19 and 20.
The general public will visit participating studios and homes with the
help of a printed program and map. Open studios and homes on Scotland
Island, Lovett Bay and Elvina Bay will be clearly signed.
The event will be publicised in local and Sydney metropolitan papers
If you would like to be involved in
this new cultural event on Pittwater please complete the form below and
return by email, fax or post.
this call for expressions includes non artistic types too - we
have many roles for volunteers to get the whole community involved.
to download the form
Women on Water
WOW is on again
next week, Wednesday May 13.
Waterfront, 3rd house (second jetty) from Bells Wharf heading towards
There is access from Richard Rd but Marie says it is slippery and it
would be best to come down
the Bells steps and enter
from the waterfront.
Midday (as usual)
Bring: Something to eat to share and something to
drink (tea and coffee will be provided)
Since Marie has only recently moved in please bring a wine glass and a
Topic: What is the nature of "love"?
How does "love" and "in love" differ?
there platonic love between men and women?
we say we "love someone" what are we really saying?
about loving our animals? Does that equate to love between
humans? What about their love
for us? Is it just "cupboard
let's not forget the love of inanimate objects, concepts or activities,
for example what do we
really mean we we say I love chocolate
or music or sailing?
Thanks Marie for a topic that is sure to encourage a stimulating
If you get lost (although that's pretty difficult since we all know
where Bells Wharf is), Marie's phone number is 9979 5037.
Hope to see you all on Wednesday at Marie's.
Director , Quality of Working Life Pty Ltd
Ph: 02 9999 4092
Timor Fundraiser in Avalon with
Kirsty Sword Gusmao
(The Australian wife of Timor's PM)
Please accept this rare invitiation to meet Kirsty Sword Gusmao, the
Australian born wife of Xanana Gusmao, the Prime Minister of Timor
Maria Regina Catholic Primary School in Avalon is holding a fundraising
evening on Thursday 14 May, with Kirsty as the
keynote speaker, followed by the film
"Where the Sun Rises" also known as "A Hero's Journey".
Tickets are $15.
All money raised will be donated to the Alola Foundation which was
established in 2002 by Former First Lady, Kirsty Sword Gusmão to
provide help in advocacy, education, employment and maternal and child
health to the women of East Timor.
we can forgive, We liberate ourselves." Xanana Gusmão
to download the flyer
Talk@ Mona Vale Library
Thursday 14 May – Author Mary Moody
“Sweet Surrender. Love, Life and the Whole Damn Thing”. a memoir
Thursday 28 May
– Author Donna Gibbs
'When I'm 64. The New Retirement"
Bookings essential on 9970 1600 and payment within 3 days required to
Cost $7.50, $5.50 – concession (Friends of Mona Vale Library/
Pensioner/student cards must be shown.
All talks will be held at Mona Vale Library, Park Street, Mona Vale at
Bookings tel. 9970 1600
ONLINE SURVEY ON
Pittwater Council is seeking the views of its residents on how they use
and save water so it can plan the Council’s water needs in the next ten
The survey is being held as part of the NSW Government’s Water for Life
campaign, which seeks to promote water conservation education across
Coordinator Jennifer Pang from the Council said the online survey would
take about 5 minutes to complete and can be found at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au
Survey participants also have the chance to win one of three prize
packs containing a year’s subscription to the sustainable living
magazine Renew and the book Water – not down the drain.
The survey will be available for completion until 31 May 2009, with
results to be analysed and reported on Council’s website.
For more information about water conservation in Pittwater visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/environment
Media contact: Jennifer Pang, Pittwater
Council Ph: 9970 1209
DESIGN A LID FOR
SAFE STUDENT CYCLING
Pittwater and Warringah Councils, Bicycle NSW and ABC Radio are joining
forces to offer school students the chance to design artwork for a new
bike safety campaign.
The design competition asks students to come up with a winning
illustration for the ‘Ride2School’ campaign, to be featured on bike
helmets distributed across NSW.
The competition is open to all primary and high schools students across
The Ride2School campaign is run by Bicycle NSW, supported by local
councils and is aimed at encouraging young people and their families to
walk and cycle more often, thereby increasing daily physical activity
and improving health.
Co-ordinator James Adams from Bicycle NSW said the safe cycling aspect
of the campaign targeted primary and high school students who cycled to
and from school.
“Statistics show that young people under the age of 16 are the most
frequent offenders when it comes to not wearing a helmet,” he
“This is concerning given that wearing a helmet significantly reduces
the risk of severe head injury or death in the event of an accident.”
Mr Adams said the competition aimed to find a design ‘that’s bright and
stands out from the crowd, making being safe cool for
students.’ The winning entrant will have their artwork made
into a new helmet which will be distributed statewide through the
Bicycle NSW Ride2School program.
To enter the competition students should submit their entry on the
design sheet which can be downloaded from
www.bicyclensw.org.au/content/ride2school. Full details of the
competition are also available on the website. Entries to the
competition close on 29 May and the winning design will be announced
across ABC Local Radio stations and by Bicycle NSW at the end of June
Media contacts: James Adams / Ride2School Program Manager
Ph: 9218 5405
Michelle Carter, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1196
Shannon Lanser, Warringah Council Ph: 9942 2447