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Wanaaring Public School will receive funding

Wanaaring Public School will receive funding to offer a preschool program by distance education.
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NSW Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams has announced funding of $8800 for Wanaaring Public School to hire a school learning support officer who will act as a playgroup leader.

“The benefits of receiving an early childhood education are well known, and those children who have received this education have a strong start for their school years,” she said.

“I know the community has wanted a preschool program for some time, but have been unable to because the funding has not been available.

“I am pleased the NSW government has been able to find this funding because I know how much the extra support means to the community.” Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said the funding for the preschool program for Wanaaring Public School was in addition to the support the NSW government was providing schools in rural and remote areas.

“The distance preschool program at Wanaaring Public School provides an invaluable service to children and their parents in some of the most remote parts of NSW,” he said.

“I am proud to be part of a government that supports students in the bush.”

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Students given the secrets to flying paper planes

Students given the secrets to flying paper planes World renowned areoplane man Dylan Parker lends his talents to students at Newcastle East Public School. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
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World renowned areoplane man Dylan Parker lends his talents to students at Newcastle East Public School. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

World renowned areoplane man Dylan Parker lends his talents to students at Newcastle East Public School. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

World renowned areoplane man Dylan Parker lends his talents to students at Newcastle East Public School. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

World renowned areoplane man Dylan Parker lends his talents to students at Newcastle East Public School. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

TweetFacebookCURIOUS children were captivated as the secrets behind making paper planes were unveiled in a workshop with paper plane champion Dylan Parker.

Mr Parker, who is depicted in the film Paper Planes as Dylan Webber, led 50 Newcastle East Public School students through the theory of avionics on Friday before unveiling a range of simple designs to practise.

The school grounds were soon filled with hundreds of paper planes as the children mimicked Mr Parker’s designs.

‘‘Kids are so surprised that they can use a piece of paper and create something that can fly,’’ he said.

‘‘Some of the most amazing paper planes are the simple ones.’’

The workshop was part of the school’s focus to help students engage with science and address the declining interest in physics and chemistry in years 11 and 12.

Principal John Beach said the school had a strong science program that ‘‘made science relevant’’ and a range of activities would take place next week to mark National Science Week.

‘‘Kids are so surprised that they can use a piece of paper and create something that can fly”: Dylan Parker, right, with student Aren Barber. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

‘‘They had fun and the tips Dylan gave them to improve the flight of their planes were practical,’’ Mr Beach said.

Dylan and his business partner James Norton are touring schools across the country as The Paper Pilots to show children how to build paper planes.

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VIDEO: CYMS’ strength will come from support

SEVEN DECADES OF HISTORY: Orange CYMS will bring up a massive milestone today, and (front, left) Toby Westcott, Kyran Bubb, Tim Mortimer, Hugh Gibson, (back, left) Ray Agland, John Sullivan, Mark Jasprizza, Tony Ford, Gavin Westcott, Mick Thornhill and Bill Kelly are looking forward to being part of it. Photo: NICK McGRATH 0814nmcyms2RUGBY LEAGUE
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WHEN Bathurst St Pat’s run out on to Wade Park for today’s final round Group 10 blockbuster against Orange CYMS, they won’t just be taking on the 17 players wearing green and gold.

No, they’ll also be tackling 70 years of history.

The green and golds will celebrate seven decades as a club this weekend, with a massive crowd – from players in the club’s under 6 side through to old boys, most who have travelled big distances – expected to flock to the ground in a giant show of support for CYMS on a historic day.

And with question marks surrounding the fitness of player-coach Mick Sullivan, skipper Ben McAlpine and lock Tim Mortimer leading into the clash, there’s no better time for the support to be at its most vocal.

“I know a lot of the boys have been really looking forward to this day,” Sullivan said, the green and golds gunning for an 11th premier league title across 70 years this season.

“The guys really enjoy getting out there and playing in front of so many old boys and certainly the celebration afterward will be a lot better after a win.”

St Pat’s have been one of the form sides of the premiership over the last two months, reviving their premiership defence mid-way through the 2015 season and head into today’s clash with a six-game winning streak under their belt.

CYMS, on the other hand, have skidded somewhat since clinching the minor premiership.

Coming off a 22-20, last-minute loss to Mudgee last weekend is far from ideal, but Sullivan is confident the two-point defeat won’t dent his side’s claims at a run during this year’s finals series – and that essentially starts today against St Pat’s.

“I don’t think we lose any momentum out of it,” he said.

“They started like a rocket but our defence was outstanding and it was probably me who let them get some easy points when I threw that intercept.

“Like I said, I think we played pretty well and our effort was there.

“We won’t lose that in the space of a week.”

After this weekend’s final round, CYMS will enjoy the week off before hosting the major semi-final at Wade Park on August 30.

For St Pat’s, their future in the 2015 competition will be sudden death and Sullivan is predicting Kurt Hancock’s men to be near their best for today’s huge match.

“They’ll be desperate to get some momentum out of this clash,” he said.

CYMS play St Pat’s from 2.30pm.

Today’s fixtures begin with a CYMS junior clash from 9am at Wade Park.

ORANGE CYMS: 1 Tim Bassmann, 2 Wayne Collet, 3 Robbie Mortimer, 4 Ben McAlpine, 5 Semisi Katoa, 6 Matt Rose, 7 Michael Sullivan, 8 Cam Jones, 9 Sam Hill, 10 Simon Osborne, 11 Trent Rose, 12 Riley Law, 13 Kyran Bubb; 14 Scott Sullivan, 15 Logan Pocklington.

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2019
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Coach gives Blue Jays a new goal to aim for

Tarlee Roberts will be a key figure again for the Dubbo Blue Jays when they meet Ex-Services today in a do-or-die clash. Photo: JOSH HEARDAT the start of the year the Dubbo Blue Jays’ aim was to make the Premier League Hockey finals.
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That goal has been achieved but now there’s a new target – winning the title.

The Blue Jays travel to Orange today to take on Ex-Services in an elimination minor semi-final and coach Craig Johnston has no doubt his side has what it takes to keep their season alive.

“I know there’s three or four players who won’t be back next year so this is our best opportunity to put ourselves forward,” he said.

“It’s great to see we’re the first Dubbo team, men or women, to make the semis and I really believe we can go all the way.

“We’ve got nothing to lose so we’re going to go out there, give it everything and see what happens.”

The Blue Jays finished the regular season fifth while Ex-Services was fourth, giving them home ground advantage.

Rather than any player’s influence on that match, Johnston believes it will be Orange’s home ground which will be the biggest hurdle between the Blue Jays and the next round.

“I think in the top five there’s not much between any of the sides and each side is capable of beating each other on the day,” he said.

“It changes a bit because their surface there is so different to everywhere else, if anything that will be the biggest factor.

“Bathurst, Lithgow and Dubbo have the water surfaces but Orange and Parkes have the hybrid so you’ve got to be switched on the whole time, the water surface is a bit more forgiving.”

The Blue Jays have been dealt a blow with star youngster Emma Corcoran away on representative duty but Exxies are in the same boat with Maddie Smith away also.

The makeup of the opposition may have been something which affected the young Blue Jays earlier in the season but Johnston has seen his side mature over the course of the season.

“The mentality has changed,” he said.

“At the start of the year the girls were worried about teams that were going to beat us but now we’re focused on our own game.”

The Blue Jays meet Ex-Services at 1.10pm today at the Orange Hockey Complex.

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2019
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Local school program enabling young cricketers to become Thunder buddies

Aiden Blizzard with students from Burrabadine Christian School this week. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
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SCHOOL children across the Dubbo region will again have the chance to get closer than ever to their favourite Sydney Thunder players as part of the Thunder Local Hero Program.

The program gives Dubbo schools the opportunity to adopt a Sydney Thunder player for the summer and be part of the Thunder Nation for BBL05 starting in term 4.

The Local Hero concept is open to primary schools across NSW and the ACT and is a free initiative which aims to engage school children in stages 3 and 4.

Primary and secondary schools can register for the program, which has allowed 40,000 students to directly talk to their Local Hero through email, Skype and letters.

Captain Michael Hussey, along with Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja, Gurinder Sandhu, Pat Cummins, Aiden Blizzard and their Sydney Thunder team-mates, will be adopted by schools as part of the program.

Star Sydney Thunder batsman Aiden Blizzard visited the BBL04 winners Burrabadine Christian School this week and said the program provides a great opportunity for the players to give back to the club’s youngest supporters.

“Giving back to the community is something I’m very passionate about,” said Blizzard.

“I grew up in the country so the access I had to elite-level cricketers was quite minimal, so to be able to go out there and see these kids, I can just imagine if I was in their shoes it would’ve made my day.”

The big-hitting Thunder batsman says the Thunder Local Hero Program provides a humbling experience for his team.

“Getting to grassroots and getting out to the community is something I’ve really enjoyed in the past and something that blew me away going to the primary school this week,” said Blizzard

For details on the program head to 梧桐夜网sydneythunder南京夜网419论坛/localhero.

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