Educator awarded for 35 years service
LAST week local resident and Jamieson Primary School principal Genevieve Bolwell received an award recognising her 35 years of dedicated service to the Victorian Education Department.
The award was presented by the regional director of education Terry Bennett.
Her 35 year tenure saw Genevieve’s four children and four grandchildren educated at Jamieson Primary School.
Prior to Genevieve coming to Jamieson Primary School she was head of Woods Point Primary School for three years.
Genevieve drove from Jamieson daily, through extraordinary hazardous road conditions from snow over the road, tyre punctures, fallen trees over the road and rock slides the most alarming of all was when the infamous jail escapees were being tracked, Genevieve was told to “windup your windows and drive without stopping” by attending police officers, to mention a few.
Her indomitable determination drove her to make sure the students attending Woods Point Primary School were going to receive a complete rounded education.
A remarkable achievement.
IT was with sadness the Kevington and surrounding communities were informed of the recent passing of a much loved Eileen Poole, following illness.
The Poole family are synonymous with the Kevington Hotel.
Eileen and her husband Doug Poole resided in Kevington for many years. She will be sadly missed. Eileen was an engaging and much loved member of the Poole family, son Wayne and daughter in law Lyn-Marie are the current proprietors of the Kevington Hotel.
A service to celebrate Eileen’s life was held at Saint Joseph’s Church in Benalla on Monday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
In God’s Care.
LAST Wednesday, the students at Jamieson Primary School held a very exciting expo the topic was, The Age of Discovery.
A large number of parents and friends of the school attended the expo and were enthralled at the comprehensive presentations, by the students.
The students cooked and provided ship biscuits (hard tack) for the guests, to understand the dietary provisions for crew members at the time.
Apart from the hardship and privations of sailing the high seas, the hard tack biscuits were the last draw no volunteers to take on New Age Discovery, without a decent chef on board.
THE Kevington and Jamieson community are sending get well wishes to Irene Poole, who is recovering from an illness, at Wangaratta Hospital.
Partner Denis Tucker and Irene’s daughters Elizabeth and Bernsie have been at her bedside.
We wish her a speedy recovery.
A LARGE bright yellow helicopter was very active in Jamieson over the weekend,
The chopper made a number of sorties over the township, it is believed to have been a reconnaissance of power lines in the area.
NEXT Tuesday there will be three meetings in the Jamieson Memorial Hall.
The Spring Ball committee will meet at 4:30, Jamieson community group AGM 6:30 and Community Group meeting follows at 7pm.
HE skiing classes at Mt Buller for Jamieson Primary School will not be held this week.
The school principal and administrative staff will be attending a two day training seminar ‘PTC’ Professional Learning Communities, at Pinnacle Valley Resort.
THE clients at the Jamieson Brewery and Bistro have been delighted with one of Darren Kerr’s brews.
The Irish Red brew is creating an Irish following; it was heard “this is as close to Ireland as we’ll be for some time”.
JAWBREAKERS: Jamieson student Charley Garito was making ‘Ships Biscuits’ for the primary school expo.