Scotland Island Business Expo
SIRFS FCU at Business Expo
Kindy Enrolling 2016
Pink Water Taxi Hours
Lovett Bay Fire Shed Dinner
NBN Northern Beaches Briefing
Curry & Trivia Night
SIRA is Turning 60 - An Afternoon on the Green
Co-Op Club - November Line-up
Nettie Lodge Exhibition
GFC Xmas Sale
Letter to the Editor
This Changes Everything Screening
Wanted Boat to Hire
Geeps for Sale
Wanted - Home to Buy
Surf Ski Missing
Free to a Good Home
Local Contact Guide
Island Business Expo
Sunday 1st November
WIN - WIN
WE WANT YOU ALL TO MEET
OUR WONDERFUL LOCAL BUSINESSES!!
AND THEY WANT TO MEET YOU!
It's a win - win and to top it up our generous businesses have all
donated prizes for an AMAZING RAFFLE for your chance to WIN EVEN MORE!
RAFFLE tickets sold during EXPO only!
SEE YOU IN CATHERINE PARK ON SUNDAY FROM 10 O CLOCK FOR A GREAT DAY
Kindy Cafe open as per usual first Sunday of the month (all proceeds go
PRIZES TO BE WON (valued at
Business Card design (excl logo design)
3 weeks unlimited training, Elvina Bay
Conscious Life Yoga –
Modern yoga for mindful families
Scotland Island Community Hall
Maera Dog Training
w Jess Sandstrom - qualified and insured professional dog trainer
One "off-shore special" obedience and manners session. (1 hour)
Only the beginning -
Scandinavian (organic) Kids Fashion Online
Church Point Cafe
2 pizzas - eat in or take away
Fit to perform
½ hour body blitz Personal Training in Catherine Park
by Cheryl Wagner
1 handcrafted scented candle (40 hours burn time)
The Chocolate Yogi
Raw Vegan Organic Chocolate
by Ed and Malindi Priceless
Community Fire Unit will be at the Small
And we’re looking forward to
seeing all of you there too! On our
stand we will have the latest version of the Emergency Medical
Evacuation plan for Scotland Island and, apart from you dropping by to
say hello, we’d like you to check the information we have for YOUR
property so the SIRFB and other Emergency Services know how to get to
you, should they need to, in a medical emergency.
This will also be a good opportunity for you to chat to us about being
bush fire prepared for the coming hot summer.
The Expo organisers have put such a lot of effort into this event so we
at the CFU sincerely hope you’ll all take time out to drop in and
support the event and the island Kindy.
Community Fire Unit
SCOTLAND ISLAND RURAL FIRE BRIGADE
Kindy Cafe is on again
Sunday 1 November from 10am
Get down to Catherine
Park, check out our local businesses and take the
opportunity to let the kids play while you catch up with friends and
relax with a cuppa!
Kindy Cafe will operate from the Kindy. The Business Expo will operate
from the Hall.
Funds raised will go to
the Scotland Island Kindy.
Scotland Island Kindy: now
enrolling for 2016
The Kindy Committee, new
Director and wonderful staff invite you to
All children 18 months to 5
years most welcome to join our fun, stimulating, local Kindy. What a
wonderful way to start life: sharing in unique surroundings and
experiences with other children living the island way.
We have a new Director and new committee inspired and committed to
making our Kindy the best place locally for your children.
- Talya Alon: our new Director. Island resident,
talented and experienced educator, committed to developing the Kindy
- Libby Ciok: almost 30 years experience in early years
education, inspired by our wonderful bush setting and how to harness it
- Lana Andreeva: a child-centred practitioner and very
- Casual staff: the delightful Annie Potts and
children’s favourite Skye Fields
- Free ferry: catch the school ferry to Tennis for free
- Free community vehicle: book the community vehicle
the night before for a pick-up between 8am and 9am. We’ll
reimburse the fare ($12)
- Walk: we’re at the top of Catherine Park, next to the
Community Hall, above Tennis Wharf
Fully approved child care centre:
- Child Care Rebate/Child Care Benefit approved: up to
- Approved Long Day Care
- Approved for OSHC (Out of School Hours and vacation
Hours of operation:
- Open Tuesday to Friday, 7.30am till 5.30pm
- If you’re on the 5.30pm ferry, let us know and we can
stay open until 5.45pm
- Closed for summer on Friday 18th December, reopens
Tuesday 19th January
Let us know:
- Watch out for a survey to explore what the community
wants for the Kindy: vacation and after school care, music, language
and dance classes, for example
- We’re raising funds to buy a piano: want to help?
- Enrol your child, or find out more, by emailing us at
or by calling (02) 9979 7856
Water Taxis - Opening Hours
The keenly observant will
have noticed that the ‘Opening Hours’ on our signage and website now
reads 0600 till late.
Why did we do this? There is some really boring legal reasons but
the bottom-line is Flexibility. It lets us satisfy Maritime
OH&S and with some adjustments, our customers needs.
So how does this actually work in the real world?
Quite simply. if you need us for the late evening, call after 3pm and
let the night driver know what you’re doing. Most people already do
this (thank you). Even a text will do but make sure you get a reply.
How does any of this help?
We can plan out the evenings accordingly, up to and including, not
being in Palm Beach when you need us. More importantly, if
weather conditions are compromising safety, we can advise customers to
advance their arrival or if it’s really bad, find a bed for the
night. We do not want you or your visitors to be stranded
at Church Point1 Please tell your visitors; they don’t always
read our website.
The stats are that not much happens after 10pm Sunday to Wednesday. So,
if we can crib an hour or two on the quiet evenings, we can be open
longer on, say, Friday or Saturday night. Coming into
summer, the enquiries for the planning of parties are already
starting. If the job’s on, we want to be there!
The Frequent Floaters Club. Our club database has been
transferred to a protected Twitter account. Our regular patrons
are being invited to Follow us on Twitter for updates on weather, who’s
driving, finish times, etc.
See you on the water!
Rod, Alex & Mickey
Bay Fire Shed Dinner
Saturday 7 November
from 6.30 pm
NBN briefing in Avalon
Avpals members who
attended the recent NBN briefing in Avalon may be interested in the
just released timetable for all the Pittwater areas.
Commencement dates (completion time approx 18 months)
2016 April - June
Avalon, Bilgola, Palm Beach, as previously announced at the meeting.
2016 July - September
Bayview, Elanora Heights, Narrabeen, Newport, Warriewood (part), Mona
2107 January - June
Mona Vale (part), Church Point,
Island, Ingleside Warriewood (part)
Several high density areas are well after us eg Chatswood 2018 Jan-Jun
Note some suburbs are missing eg Whale Beach, Clareville
More info here:
Pittwater says 'NO' to a
Some 320 members of the Pittwater community gathered on the shore of
Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale around 5pm on Thursday 29 October and made
history. The group formed a human ‘NO' in an effort to send a clear
message to the State Government—no mega council and no forced
amalgamations for the northern beaches.
A drone captured the beautiful formation of residents wearing blue caps
which symbolised the unity and determination of the local community,
which is quite prepared to ‘fight for the future’ of Pittwater.
IPART finding Pittwater ‘unfit’
Speaking out as a united voice comes after IPART deemed Pittwater
‘unfit’ because of population size, however it met every other Fit for
the Future financial criterion. The IPART report can be found at
Our community has spoken loud and clear—we don’t want to be
amalgamated! But… the bottom line is the NSW Government wants less
councils and IPART recommends a merger with Manly and Warringah.
Pittwater’s councillors will consider the IPART report and options
available before determining a way forward at Council’s next meeting on
Monday 2 November 2015.
The Government has given us until 18 November to respond to IPARTs
recommendation. Have your say (before it’s too late)!
This is your last chance to
SPEAK UP! Tell Premier Baird what you think
Share the Facebook post to
Like ‘I Love Pittwater’ and ‘Pittwater Council’ and share and comment
on our posts
Follow us on Twitter
Send numerous tweets with hashtags #PittwaterSaysNO and #NoMegaCouncil
Tag @MikeBairdMP and your friends (and encourage them to do the same).
Like and comment on our
@pittwatercouncil posts and tag your friends.
Available at Mona Vale and
Avalon customer service centres & libraries.
Sign your name and place postcards in boxes provided at these locations
or mail directly to Premier Baird.
The Hon. Mike Baird, MP
OR The Hon. Rob Stokes MP
Shop 2, 2 Wentworth
1725 Pittwater Rd
MONA VALE NSW 2103
To stay informed, please visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/reform
& Trivia Night
Scotland Island Kindy
Get ready for the curry
& trivia night!! Book in and spread the word, 'cause it's going to
be hot, hot, hot!!
Limited numbers, so book in
Secure your spot by prepaying to BSB 032 196 A/C 233039 and include
Prize donations welcome, email: siocscommittee.gmail.com
Queries to Ian 0404 833 674.
See you there!!
Afternoon on the Green
Sunday 6th December
SIRA 60th Anniversary
Co-Op Club Presents
November 2015 Bookings
Church Point Cafe
play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
Nov 1: Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs:
Trapnell & The Sly Dogs for all you lovers of funky, dirty blues,
the Sly Dogs return this month to kick off November. They bring a great
vibe along with special guests so book a table!
Nov 8: Aine Tyrrell :
music has grown from traditional Irish roots to a global contemporary
sound, still cradling the homeland spirit, and dusted with the salt of
the West Coast of Ireland. She is a singer songwriter with a sound
transcending convention, at times tribal, at times fragile. This unique
talent continues to infiltrate the hearts and minds of music lovers
Check out a track from her new album here.. https://youtu.be/FYnekOPn7Uo
"Soul, intelligence, wit
and wisdom, history and mystery and a voice that brings it all
together. Don't miss her, for fear that you might miss the very thing
you need." - Shane Howard
Nov 15: The Joy Yates & Dave McCrae Band :
Joy Yates & Dave McCrae band are a regular and a favourite at The
Co-Op Club. They bring a wealth of experience having worked with a
who’s who of the British & US music scene for years before
returning to Australia where they continue to contribute with their
world-class musicianship. This includes presenting music from the
American jazz songbook with the cream of Australian jazz musicians to
transform it into now. ”
Nov 22: Los Pibos :
welcome back to the Co-Op Club three of Australia's most respected and
renown Latin musicians. Multi-instrumentalists, Enrique Berbis and
Steve & Cesar Marin combine intense rhythms and delicate harmonies
with tight and exciting arrangements. This dynamic trio perform a
variety of authentic styles ranging from Son, salsa, rumba, samba,
bossa nova, cumbia, bolero, cha cha cha, mariachi, Andean, and much
With over 20 years of international experience, these musicians have
been an integral part of the Australian-Latin music scene, leading and
contributing to the best from around the world.
Playing all the favourite 'classics' plus contemporary hits, get ready
to dance your socks off or just sit back and listen to the magic that
is Latin American music, played and performed at its finest...
Nov 29: Tabatha Brownrigg :
Sun Nov 29: Tabatha Brownrigg is armed with a voice ranging from
angelic soul to Big Mama Thornton blues. Tabatha and her funky
band deliver great arrangements of blues, pop & soul classics that
give Tabatha the freedom to let her voice soar as the band to sets up
the right groove to get you on to the dance-floor.
‘53 DEGREES SOUTH’
Launch night November 14, 6-8 pm
Exhibiting November 7 to
Tuesday to Sunday 12.00 -
14th November 2015 7
Keep the 14 November 2015
free for this
Venue: Bayview Scout Hall
Date: 14 November 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Theme: Russian (CCCP)
Pick up and drop off from the Island on the "Reliance"
Saturday 28th November 3 -
to the Editor
Lost tinny found!
Thanks for putting our notice in the newsletter when our 12ft tinny got
stolen on the 16th October from Cargo Wharf. Thanks to that notice
Marcia from Elvina Bay contacted us at 6.30am on Monday morning with
great news. Our little boat was tied up at the public wharf in Elvina
Bay complete with baby seat. Melissa our 1 year old was so happy to
have it back!!
All that was missing was all the fuel which had been deliberately taken
as the recently filled tank had been disconnected. Life jackets, boat
knife and other bits and pieces were all still there.
If anyone has any information about who it might have been who
thoughtlessly inconvenienced our family beyond a joke, would they
please pass on that info to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org!!
Just so that the culprit knows, on Sunday night I returned home late
from work to find no dinghy, too late for ferries and too late even for
the water taxi. I had to sit and wait in the cold for a kind sole at
Commutor wharf to give me a lift so that I could be home with my
family. Heaven knows where I would have slept if nobody had come by at
11pm at night. Next time you cretin, who stole a boat from someone who
trusted this community, just stop and think about your actions and
If I find out who you are be prepared for an earful! Better still go
and live somewhere else!
Thank you though, to all of this wonderful community who have since
come up to me or my wife and told us how happy they were to hear that
we had got our little tinny back. If you see us out there on the water
please say “HI”.
Colin, Adriana and baby Melissa.
Avalon Screening of 'This
Wednesday, 4th November at 6.30pm
There will be a one-time screening in Avalon of 'This Changes
Everything', a documentary film about climate change based on Naomi
Klein's book of the same name, on Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 6.30pm.
To reserve your tickets, please visit: https://www.tugg.com/events/61843.
The official film synopsis reads:
'This Changes Everything' presents seven powerful portraits of
communities on the front lines of both fossil fuel extraction and the
climate crisis it is driving, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the
Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein's narration,
connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it
there. The film builds to its most controversial and exciting idea:
that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform
our failed economic system into something radically better.
Mike Hall, 0404 028 253
29 Thompson Street, Scotland Island
Wanted - Boat to Hire
I am looking to hire a boat that would
have capacity for 15-20 people on Monday 28 December. Do you know any
that are for hire?
Preferably with a skipper, a day hire.
'GEEPS' for Sale
49 Robertson Rd, Scotland Island
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION… AND POTENTIAL PLUS!
Please contact Sophie on 0432 611 976 or email@example.com
- One of the best building blocks on the north side of
the island and
the last site on the prime north facing waterfront strip that is
- Absolute north facing waterfront / sun all year round
- Unbeatable Pittwater views that span 180 degrees from
Lovett Bay to Clareville, views are secure - unable to be built out
- Private sandy beach
- Deep water jetty and pontoon
- Sandstone sea wall with level entertaining area /
boat shed site
- Inclinator rail
- Light filled and private one bedroom open plan
cottage with large entertaining deck and wood fire
- Additional cabin with beautiful views and private
balcony that can be
used as second bedroom, studio, office or teenagers retreat.
- Potential to build new house or expand existing
cottage, comes with
architect's preliminary drawings for alterations/ additions or new
house and boat shed
- Beautiful stone terraces with landscaped gardens and
- Would suit investor or family/couple/single looking
to live on the island full time or build weekender/holiday home
- Excellent rental income potential
- Short walk to park/kindy/ferry/community hall
- Short boat ride to restaurants, cafes, shops
- Auction 4th December
House to Rent
Fully Furnished 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house for rent between Nov 16 -
Would suit a couple. No dogs please:)
$500 per week
If you’re interested please call Tina 0400 015 939
BOSCH Anti-fingerprint Dishwasher
See link for details:
Bought only in July 2014 – very quiet and perfect for nighttime
Includes 2 Year Bosch Guarantee and an extra 5 Year Protection Plan
from Harvey Norman (Transferable).
Any questions please contact Andres:
Wanted: Waterfront home
we’re a local couple who’ve recently sold our house on the mainland.
We’re looking to buy a north facing waterfront in one of the bays or
Seen all the advertised properties but hoping the right one is still
out there somewhere!
If you’re realistic and thinking of selling, please get in touch.
Richard & Meredith Rasdall
0414 560 505
Surf Ski Board Missing
My paddle / surf ski board is missing. It was on the beach with
the other kayaks at Cargo on Thurs15 morning, however missing 24 hours
later on Friday 16.
I've been away on CFU training weekends & noted it had moved from
its usual spot over the warm weekend of 10 & 11, not a problem if
kids borrow it splashing around. I would appreciate it be returned to
the beach near the kayak stand no questions asked.
It is Mid blue single fin paddle / surf ski board. Distinctive brown
silastic gap filler around majority of edges. Alternatively if you see
it around then please let me know on 0423072668.
Would have been a great morning for a paddle today!
Many thanks Sharyn.
Free to a Good Home
Table and 4 chairs, free to a good home.
Would be a good restoration project.
Located near Bells.
Please call Dan on 0415 375 706
Island Web Site
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Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
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Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership details - click
here for details
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
Island Emergency Non-potable water
- Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
- SIRA Membership Application
- Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
- General Information, Map & Contacts
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Children's Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues,
Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Community Hall
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Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 email@example.com
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
Yoga - Tuesday PM.
& Saturday AM. Phone Nadine 0402 752465 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chi & Qi Gong classes –
Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or email@example.com
/ The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
and reviewing recordings
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Assistance Line & Information
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Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Island Rural Fire Service
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|Mackerl Beach Rural
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
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25 00 9486
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388, (ah) 131 909
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