School’s com­mand­ing per­for­mance

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

Last Thurs­day saw Tocumwal Pub­lic School stu­dents in K-6 per­form­ing in a pro­duc­tion called ‘The Royal Va­ri­ety Com­mand Per­for­mance’ at the Me­mo­rial Hall in Tocumwal.

The evening show in­volved all stu­dents in the school who had been prac­tis­ing since last term.

The chil­dren were re­ally ex­cited about the pro­duc­tion as it has come to­gether to show­case some of their amaz­ing tal­ents.

From the tiny tots jig­gling away to mu­sic from ‘An­nie’ to the se­niors belt­ing it out to ‘High School Mu­si­cal’, the kids re­ally en­joyed them­selves and did their teach­ers and par­ents proud. They also re­ceived heaps of ap­plause from a very ap­pre­cia­tive au­di­ence.

There was a ca­pac­ity crowd and many late com­ers had to make do with stand­ing along the hall walls. The new cur­tains which were in­stalled by the new Tocumwal War Me­mo­rial Hall com­mit­tee worked to a tee and are part of a gen­eral im­prove­ment in the hall’s ameni­ties.

The school thanked the com­mit­tee for un­der­tak­ing the ren­o­va­tions.

Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club will con­tinue host­ing Ju­nior Golf Clin­ics which started Oc­to­ber 1.

The clin­ics will be held ev­ery Sun­day in Oc­to­ber at 2pm. There is no cost for kids to at­tend.

All facets of the game are cov­ered with an em­pha­sis on fun while learn­ing how to play golf.

All equip­ment can be sup­plied so it doesn’t mat­ter if you don’t have clubs.

Bring mum or dad along and they can have a hit as well.

The Girls Cricket League, which is the MVCA girls’ com­pe­ti­tion, will be hold­ing train­ing ses­sions on Wed­nes­days at 5.30pm dur­ing Novem­ber and De­cem­ber. There is no cost for par­tic­i­pa­tion (lo­ca­tion and ses­sions to be ad­vised).

Con­tact Leah Mor­ri­son on 0459 419316 or An­thony Holmes on 0456 777975 to reg­is­ter, or go to play­cricket.com.au.

On Sun­day, Septem­ber 24 the Tocumwal Pub­lic School P&C held a fam­ily fun-filled af­ter­noon at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club.

This in­volved teams of golfers and bare- foot bowlers.

There was plenty of en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily, with great prizes for the win­ners from the many spon­sors.

A si­lent auc­tion kept ev­ery­one in­trigued, where peo­ple grabbed them­selves many bar­gains.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Lizzie Locke who won the ‘guess how many balls in the tee’ and scored her­self a brand new moun­tain bike.

The evening was fin­ished off with a carvery din­ner which was in­cluded in the reg­is­tra­tion.

Well done to the P&C and a big thank you to Maggie and Rod Booth who spent many hours pre­par­ing and co­or­di­nat­ing the event, as well as the club for al­low­ing the school to run the event and tak­ing such good care of the par­tic­i­pants.

How is ev­ery­one go­ing on their jour­ney to zero waste?

Re­mem­ber the ‘three Rs’ of ed­u­ca­tion — read­ing writ­ing and arith­metic?

To make it easy, there are five Rs for zero waste. They are — Refuse to buy or use un­less it is re­cy­clable, Re­duce your need, Re­use as many times as pos­si­ble, Re­cy­cle, and Rot in your com­post.

Lo­cal Health Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee chair Elaine Cox sug­gests you could be at risk dur­ing this thun­der­storm asthma sea­son, even if you don’t think you have asthma and sug­gests you read the fol­low­ing.

Last year in Mel­bourne an ad­di­tional 3,643 peo­ple pre­sented to hos­pi­tal and nine died from asthma at­tacks af­ter a se­vere thun­der­storm.

The next four weeks or so may be a pe­riod of greater risk for asthma suf­fer­ers and peo­ple who wheeze and sneeze dur­ing spring time.

The Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Health Unit Tracey Oak­man re­minds all peo­ple who wheeze and sneeze dur­ing spring that they could be at risk of an asthma event dur­ing a thun­der­storm.

‘‘Thun­der­storms cause pollen grains to ex­plode and re­lease fine par­ti­cles which can be in­haled more deeply into the lungs mak­ing even more peo­ple wheeze and sneeze,” she said.

‘‘Peo­ple should be pre­pared, not alarmed, and any­one with di­ag­nosed asthma should carry their asthma med­i­ca­tion with them at all times dur­ing this high risk pe­riod.’’

The Pub­lic Health Unit will be mon­i­tor­ing thun­der­storm ac­tiv­ity and pollen count lev­els and is­su­ing alerts at these high risk times. In the event of an asthma emer­gency dial triple zero (000) im­me­di­ately.

Best wishes to Sa­cred Heart School’s Kate Pur­till as she heads back to Syd­ney this week to com­pete in the PSSA Ath­let­ics Car­ni­val.

Kate will be try­ing her best to bring home a tro­phy in her favoured event, the dis­cus. Good luck Kate.

Thank you to all Sa­cred Heart stu­dents for sup­port­ing the Footy Colours Day on the last day of Term 3 — $32.20 was raised on the day.

These funds will be for­warded to help young learn­ers con­tinue with their ed­u­ca­tion while they re­ceive treat­ment for can­cer.

Leap into Learn­ing ses­sions will con­tinue this week. These ses­sions will con­tinue un­til the end of Oc­to­ber.

Ses­sions are free for chil­dren aged four and five. Ses­sions be­gin at 9am and con­clude at 2pm.

Reg­is­tra­tion forms are avail­able at the Sa­cred Heart of­fice.

Thank you to Anne Stronge and Beth Wolff for run­ning these ses­sions.

2018 Kinder tran­si­tion dates for Sa­cred Heart have been set for Novem­ber 9, 16, 23 and 30.

The day will be­gin at 9am and fin­ish 11.30am.

The young­sters will then re­turn to the preschool.

A par­ent meet­ing will be held on the last tran­si­tion day on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 30.

We wish Maksym Eddy of Tocumwal Pub­lic School all the best as he trav­els to Syd­ney this week to com­pete in the 11 years boys shot put in which he qual­i­fied af­ter the re­cent Re­gional PSSA Ath­let­ics Car­ni­val in Term 3.

The Year 6 stu­dent has been train­ing hard over the hol­i­days and is look­ing for­ward to per­form­ing at his best. Good luck Maksym.

Tocumwal’s St Pe­ter’s Catholic Par­ish said farewell to Fr Mar­tin Cruick­shank in the School Hall af­ter Satur­day evening mass.

More than 100 peo­ple sat down to a spit roast meal at beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated ta­bles fea­tur­ing na­tive flora

Fr Mar­tin has been Tocumwal’s priest for the past 18 years and has made many friends through­out the com­mu­nity dur­ing that time by his kind­ness, un­der­stand­ing and easy go­ing man­ner.

His dogged sup­port of his foot­ball club, Essendon, has caused many a jest at his ex­pense but that did not weaken his re­solve and he was known to wear his footy scarf while un­der­tak­ing cler­i­cal du­ties.

We all know about ‘Dad jokes’, but they are noth­ing com­pared to Fa­ther Mar­tin jokes, some of which could make an or­di­nary ser­mon mem­o­rable.

Re­mem­ber it is the Tocumwal Re­gional Farm­ers and Ar­ti­sans Mar­ket this Satur­day. Same place, same time — that is An­zac Av­enue at 8.30am.

Come for the big break­fast and bring your re­us­able mug for your cof­fee. Some­how cof­fee tastes bet­ter from a ce­ramic mug.

In a world of im­ported items it is nice to know that the orange juice served in Tocumwal on mar­ket day is squeezed (while you watch) from lo­cal or­anges from Smithers’ Or­chards.

Bring you re­us­able bags for your fruit and veg and ar­ti­san breads.

A re­minder that the new Tocumwal Op­ti­mist Club is hav­ing a Spring Lun­cheon at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 26 to wel­come the warm weather and for the ladies to dress in their sea­sonal best af­ter a dreary win­ter.

There will be prizes for the lady of the day and the best spring hat.

Tick­ets for this pres­ti­gious event must be booked and paid for at the Tocumwal An­tiques and Tea­rooms prior to the event. No tick­ets will be sold at the Golf and Bowls Club.

Kim Arnold, who is the Com­mu­nity Care Man­ager at the Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre, has an ur­gent need and is hope­ful our read­ers will be able to help.

Meals on Wheels vol­un­teers are needed to de­liver meals in Tocumwal once a month.

‘‘Due to a re­cent drop in vol­un­teer num­bers, new vol­un­teers are needed to fill the ros­ter and en­sure the con­tin­u­a­tion of this valu­able ser­vice,’’ she ex­plained.

To vol­un­teer please call 5883 2044 to reg­is­ter your in­ter­est.

Fr Mar­tin’s paint­ing of Town Beach.

Macey White and Alex Laker play­ing the two old grumps from the Mup­pet Show in the Tocumwal Pub­lic School mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion.

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