Monthly Archives: August 2014

People no parties

Sally Alden Former Upper Hunter Shire Mayor, Lee Watts who is running as an independent for the Upper Hunter in next years March State elections visited Quirindi this week at the request of representatives from the Quirindi Pre School. “I met with Alison Thompson and representatives from the Pre School Committee to discuss potential State Government funding cuts to the Pre School,” said Lee. Lee, who says she...

Friendship forged

Councillor Lobsey and LPSC GM Robert Hunt undertook the trip to Jimo to forge a special friendship relationship with this booming city of over 1 million residents. They were accompanied by several local business representatives who are keen to develop opportunities between our communities that are mutually beneficial. Councillor Lobsey and the GM will present a report on the trip to the August LPSC Council...

Focusing on mental health in education

Jared Beaman Four local schools have taken on an ambitious initiative called KidsMatter to provide their students with a better understanding of mental health and appropriate solutions to deal with the everyday stresses of growing up. KidsMatter was officially launched at Wallabadah Public School on Tuesday August 12. Students, including those from visiting Willow Tree, Walhollow and Blackville Public Schools, participated in a day of mental health...