School’s commanding performance
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.