Category: EDUCATION

Learn2Swim week kicks off

By Marlene Even In Sydney, we are lucky to have access to plenty of pools and beaches for the community to enjoy. However, with drowning listed as the number one cause of accidental death for children under five years of age, it is imperative that children learn how to swim and are supervised. Learn2Swim week is imploring parents and the community to get behind their water safety initiative this October. New research, commissioned by Poolwerx, revealed that almost half of Australian parents rated their children’s water safety skills as poor or average. A further one-in-three parents alarmingly believe that their...

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Ku-ring-gai’s Open Art Studios

  By Marlene Even Sydney artists are opening their studios to the public for a unique upcoming art event. It is an opportunity to see behind the studio door and support local artists. This October the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS) are running their 7th annual Art Direct Open Studio Art Trail event. Across our city, the public is being welcomed into 14 local artists’ home studios, rumpus rooms and garages. In Ku-ring-gai there will be two studios open for viewing, one in Roseville and the other in Pymble. It is the perfect opportunity to meet local artists, explore...

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Art Transcends Disability At Boonah Creative Art Studio

Isabella Ross Transcending boundaries and fostering a sense of kinship within the Ku-ring-gai community is Boonah Creative Art Studio in West Pymble. What is special about this centre is that it runs specifically to meet the needs of those living with disability looking to pursue passion and creativity. Established in 1995, Boonah’s central objective has been to provide opportunities for people living with disabilities across our local districts. Building confidence, founding lasting friendships and giving these artists meaning and purpose are just some of the numerous positive outcomes of this initiative. To the delight of locals, the space also...

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THE COMMUNITY BEHIND MONA VALE HOSPITAL

Natalie Di Paola The Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary was officially launched on 1 July 2007, but it has been around for much longer than that. Technically, the Auxiliary has existed since the hospital opening was announced in 1961. In the past, it comprised of a number of small auxiliaries around the North Shore that raised money for the hospital. Most of these have since disbanded due to small membership numbers, and the rest amalgamated into the Mona Vale Auxiliary that is known today. The Auxiliary has two jobs. It runs the kiosk at the Hospital, which has been operating...

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WHY WE SHOULD SUPPORT AUSTRALIAN MADE

Isabella Ross With more than 30 years in the business, the Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo has assisted consumers in recognising if products are made or grown within Australia. With the aim of encouraging people to choose Australian-made produce, the initiative also benefits the local economy to ensure our manufacturers and farmers are consistently in business. Chief Executive of the Australian Made Campaign, Ian Harrison spoke about the importance of supporting local production business. “Australia has some of the highest production standards in the world, and there are a wide range of Australian-made and Australian-grown options available.” Recently,...

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