Students use the break to fin­ish their speeches

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Judy Ryan

Students in Years 3 to 6 at both schools will spend some of the hol­i­days pre­par­ing for the Lions Club Ju­nior Pub­lic Speak­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

The pre­lim­i­nary judg­ing will be held in Term 3 on Wed­nes­day, July 25, with fi­nal judg­ing to be held at the July 30 Lions Club meet­ing.

The sub­ject for Year 3/4 is ‘My Favourite Place’. Year 5/6 speak­ers have to pre­tend that they are a travel guide and need to look care­fully around their town and find at­trac­tions which they can then ‘sell’ to prospec­tive vis­i­tors to the town.


After a rel­a­tively short time in hospi­tal after a fall, Les­lie Ears­man has re­turned home a bit bruised, but not beaten.

Les­lie has been sup­ported through­out her treat­ment and re­cov­ery by fam­ily, friends, and of course the won­der­ful doc­tors and nurs­ing staff — both in Al­bury and Jer­ilde- rie — for which she is ex­tremely grate­ful.

We wish her a speedy and un­event­ful re­cov­ery.


The monthly com­bined church ser­vice shared be­tween the Angli­can and Unit­ing churches will be held at St Stephen’s Angli­can Church this Sun­day at 10am.

Th­ese ser­vices are held on the third Sun­day of each month and al­ter­nate be­tween St Stephen’s and St Andrew’s churches, to build unity within the churches and the com­mu­nity.

They are al­ways fol­lowed by a de­li­cious morn­ing tea, and the chance for a chat. Ev­ery­one is in­vited.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Rev­erend Stephen Davis on 0429 845 525.


The sec­ond term at both pri­mary schools ended on a high note after a very busy term. Students from both Jer­ilderie Pub­lic School and St Joseph’s Catholic School came to­gether at St Joseph’s Church on Fri­day for an end of term ec­u­meni­cal ser­vice.


At St Joseph’s School students took part in a Re­flec­tion Day with their teach­ers on Tues­day, July 3.

The chil­dren were al­lowed to wear ca­sual clothes to school, and were en­cour­aged to do­nate a gold coin to­wards Catholic Mis­sions.

The whole school en­joyed a spe­cial shared lunch, with a lit­tle help from par­ents.


The Jer­ilderie Pub­lic School com­mu­nity marked the end of term two with a farewell for school ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cer Re­becca Ware, who has been at the school for 18 months.

Re­becca will be work­ing ex­tra hours at Ber­ri­gan Pub­lic School from Term 3.


Com­ing up in term three is the Small Schools Ath­let­ics Car­ni­val to be held at Sav­er­nake Pub­lic School on Fri­day, Au­gust 3.

On July 24, Jer­ilderie Pub­lic School students and staff will travel by bus to Wagga to see a per­for­mance of the ‘78 Storey Tree­house’ at the Wagga civic theatre.

Year 6 students from St Joseph’s School will also be at­tend­ing a Foren­sic Day at Fin­ley High School next term, giv­ing them an­other op­por­tu­nity to look around the school they may at­tend next year.


Students and teach­ers at St Joseph’s were sad to say farewell to vis­it­ing Amer­i­can stu­dent Vivi­enne Ni­chols, who re­turned to Cal­i­for­nia with her mother and brother on Sun­day.

Vivi­enne has had a won­der­ful time set­tling into life in a much smaller school than the one she at­tends in the States, and will miss the friends she has made.

The St Joseph’s kids will miss Vivi­enne and her ac­cent, and no doubt Bar­bara and John will miss their daugh­ter and grand­chil­dren.


The Jer­ilderie Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary will hold its AGM on Thurs­day, July 26, at 2pm in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Nom­i­na­tions for all ex­ec­u­tive positions should be sub­mit­ted to the sec­re­tary Judy Ryan prior to that date.


Jer­ilderie Foot­ball and Net­ball Club will pre­sent ‘A Starry, Starry Night Ball’ on Satur­day, Au­gust 4.

Tick­ets will be $50, which in­cludes a three course meal. Drinks avail­able at bar prices.

Book ta­bles and pick up tick­ets at Magic Scis­sors by July 28 please.

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