New cubby playground at St Joseph’s now open
The official opening of the new ‘cubby’ playground area at St Joseph’s was held last week, with a small group of families and parishioners attending.
Three students, Lexie Bryce, Charlie Rorato and Tony Gurciullo, gave a polished welcome to everyone, thanking all the donors, and giving the story of the playground’s creation. Without any fuss or formalities, the trio then declared the new playground ‘open’.
Principal Nick Braybon thanked teachers, Mrs Carina Rorato and Miss Eliza Browne, who were instrumental in obtaining the play equipment, and those who had contributed to the cause. He also thanked those who attended the opening ceremony.
After a guided tour of the new facilities, the visitors enjoyed a delicious morning tea while the students played in the very busy little shopping mall and surrounding street, which has traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing.
A special sign bearing the names of donors is fixed to one of the planter boxes which will be filled with strong native plants or seasonal veggies.
The St Joseph’s school community is grateful to the following donors who helped make the new playground area come to fruition: St Joseph’ sP&F, St Joseph’s Parish Council, Barlow Ag, Jerilderie Earthmoving, MAKATAK, SST, Yelland Earthworks, Colony Inn, McFarlane Landforming, Rorato Nominees, East End Welding, Catholic Wo- men’s League, Jerilderie Lions Club, Jerilderie Tyre Service, and Jerilderie Bakery.
Bryce Conn, Nicola DiLullo, Ava Belling - students enjoying the new playground supplied by Little Hipster Kubbies.