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COME AND ENJOY
THE SOUL SOUNDS
AND TALENT OF
MATT TRAPNELL AND
FEBRUARY 26 – BETWEEN 5PM TO 7PM
AT CHURCH POINT
FRIENDSHIP AND FAMILY IN OUR SPECIAL COMMUNITY
CATCH UP AND ENJOY A GOOD YARN
BRING SOME NIBBLES TO SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS
MAYBE EVEN GRAB A PIZZA FROM THE WATERFRONT STORE
COME AND ENJOY THE WEATHER AND CONVIVIALITY
THIS WONDERFUL COMMUNITY SPACE THAT WE ALL SHARE
Scotland Island and Western Shores
Interests Group - 2010 - First Meeting
Education: Issues of Culture and Community
Dr Jenny Barr
Barr, who was previously Indigenous Research Officer in Australian
Anglican Schools, will talk about her now-completed project on how
Independent schools might try to narrow the gap between Indigenous and
non-Indigenous educational achievement. Jenny gave us a very
interesting talk last year, when she had just begun the project, and
this will be a follow-up to tell us some of the major findings and
At the conclusion of jenny’s talk I would
like to discuss bringing MK Turner down from Alice Springs for a
workshop in the second half of the year. Please see attached note.
Tuesday, 2 March, at 7.30pm
Boyd’s house - 2 houses west of Tennis wharf on the waterfront.
What to bring: please bring something to eat and drink. Tea and coffee
will be provided by SIRA.
NEW COMPUTER COURSE FOR WOMEN
Council and TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute will offer a graphics
and digital imaging course especially for women at Mona Vale Library
The new course follows the success of the five Technology Skills for
Home & Business courses held at the library in 2009.
year’s courses were aimed at women wanting to return to work or help
their children use computers, running their own business or working
from home in family businesses, or for voluntary positions in the
The new Digital Photography Skills for Home and Business course at Mona
Vale Library will start
on 1 March and focus on using graphics software and
course will last for five weeks and be held every Monday from 1 March
between 10am and 1pm, finishing just before Easter. Topics covered will
include managing and filing images, manipulating images, storing and
sending photos as attachments, presentations and creating advertising
“Many of the women who went through the courses this
year expressed an interest in learning how to use digital photos and
images so they could join things like Facebook,” Ms. Woolley said.
new course will also teach participants how to make party invitations,
posters and greeting cards, plus create slide shows or presentations
“It’s a course to suit women of all ages in small business or at home.”
register for the course, which costs $180 per person, phone Robyn
Woolley on 9448 4429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Numbers are
limited so early bookings are essential.
Media contact: Robyn Woolley, TAFE NSW
Northern Sydney Institute Ph: 9448 4429
In reply to....
"Waiting for school ferry at Tennis
wharf in the mornings"
Thank you for bringing to our attention what is
going on with some of the kids at the wharf. My daughter has
this year started going to Newport and is taking the ferry.
some good points and clearly there are some potentially dangerous
things going on, however I think you diminish the impact of what you
say by commenting on things where you do not have all the information
and frankly, where you have no right to make a judgment.
have been on the Island for 30 years, however I do not see how this, in
any way qualifies you, or anyone else, to tell anyone how to parent
Just because I have worked as a child
psychotherapist and parenting advisor for over 20 years does not give
me any right to tell you how to be a parent to your child!
do you have the right to make somewhat judgmental assumptions about
children’s skill levels and what actions a parent should
sense is that kids living on the island have a pretty impressive level
of skill and resilience, especially around the water. Of
this does not mean they’re not going to do some silly things at times
and clearly, jumping up and down on the rubbish skip is unsafe.
you have a concern with something my child is doing, I would welcome
you contacting me (I am in the directory), this is what living in a
community is all about, this is one of the reasons I like the Island so
much. However, lecturing me about what I should or should not
as a parent is not welcome--I suspect that you will get a similar
reaction from other parents.
notice from the Islander observing the kids at Tennis is
is not always feasible to accompany children to the ferry even if it is
just 15 mins a day. Many parents leave on the 8.35am to get
work, some children have come from another ferry on-route from Western
It is always important to get feed-back from
the community as to what the kids are up to and the potentially
dangerous things they may be doing. We can't always be
the children all the time but I am grateful to those that bother to
raise the alarm should they feel danger is afoot.
I will talk to my boys...
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