Helene’s a state trade fi­nal­ist

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Judy Ryan

Jer­ilderie’s Helene Mort­lock has been se­lected to con­test the NSW In­dus­try Ex­cel­lence Awards’ Woman in a Non Tra­di­tional Trade Award cat­e­gory.

It fol­lows on from the ap­pren­tice car­pen­ter be­ing one of three fi­nal­ists con­test­ing the Ap­pren­tice of the Year at the Rive­rina/ Mur­ray Re­gion awards in Wagga Wagga on Fri­day.

The even­tual win­ner was Sam McGruer who works with Snowy Hy­dro Ltd.

Helene was ac­com­pa­nied to the re­gional din­ner by her hus­band Justin, par­ents Paul and Judy Ryan, Grif­fith TAFE men­tor Frank Mas­tro­bat­tista, and friend Cather­ine Leb.

The state awards will be held in Syd­ney in Septem­ber.

Thir­teen stu­dents from St Joseph’s School par­tic­i­pated in a Mu­sic Camp at Bo­ram­bola last week.

Back at school, other stu­dents and staff helped raise money for re­search into child­hood brain can­cer by hold­ing a Pi­rate Day on Fri­day.

This Fri­day, Ge­or­gia Belling and her par­ents will be trav­el­ling to Syd­ney where the stu­dents will com­pete in the In­ter Dioce­san Cross Coun­try at Eastern Creek.

Ge­or­gia was se­lected to rep­re­sent the MacKil­lop team in Syd­ney. Good luck Ge­or­gia, and have fun!

Dur­ing Na­tional Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Week, St Joseph’s School en­joyed a visit from Loretta Mar­riott and Elsie Hawkins who shared some of their Abo­rig­i­nal and cul­tural items with the stu­dents.

Work ex­pe­ri­ence stu­dent An­drew Neessen gave a de­mon­stra­tion on the didgeri­doo, be­fore some of the au­di­ence tried it.

The Jer­ilderie Gym Kids Boot Camp con­tin­ues on Mon­days at 3.45pm, and is open to all chil­dren. Cost is $5 per child per ses­sion.

June birthdays at Jer­ilderie Pub­lic School are Har­ley Bas­sett 3rd, Kait­lyn Wilkin­son 6th, Rhylee Bell 9th, and Evan Law­ton 9th. Best wishes for all those birthdays.

To­mor­row, JPS ath­letes Travis Law­ton, Lucy Simp­son, Joe Martin and Chelsea Winn will rep­re­sent the Zone at the Rive­rina Re­gional Cross Coun­try at Gunda­gai. Good luck!

Last week Shud­hho Soura­jit Roy and Kyle Wilkin­son at­tended the two-day As­pire Me drama camp held in Ber­ri­gan.

They worked with He­len Dickie and Danielle O’Keefe on char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion and voice pro­duc­tion, with the op­por­tu­nity to meet like-minded stu­dents from other schools in the re­gion.

Prepa­ra­tion is start­ing at Jer­ilderie Pub­lic School for Years 3-6 par­tic­i­pa­tion in this year’s Lions Ju­nior Pub­lic Speak­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

In-class com­pe­ti­tions will be held early next term.

Speak­ers will be cho­sen to com­pete at club level at the Jer­ilderie Lions meet­ing on July 31.

As an­other fundraiser, Jer­ilderie Preschool has beau­ti­ful bot­tles of lo­cal olive oil avail­able once again for pur­chase.

The ex­tra vir­gin olive oil is avail­able for $12 per 500ml bot­tle.

The preschool would like to give a big thank you to Olive Oil of Aus­tralia (Lou Ro­rato and fam­ily), Maddi Curtin for de­sign­ing the la­bels, and Bren­dan Law­ton for pick­ing up the bot­tles from Mel­bourne.

If you would like a bot­tle please con­tact Jer­ilderie Preschool on 5886 1770. All prof­its from sales go to help­ing sup­port the preschool.

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