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Students hone skills at lunchtimes

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

 In the final weeks of term two, and coming up again in the next couple of weeks, students at St Paul’s will be actively engaged during lunchtimes in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

From dance to drama, craft to cooking, tent-pitching to sport, games to gardening, students have been introduced to activities which increase their skills and provide opportunity for enjoyment through leisure activities. The school has run this program now for several years with help from parents and community members who volunteer to work with and teach the children new and different skills. Because of the great response from the volunteers, the school has been able to keep the groups small, creating a warm, relaxing and enjoyable environment. Many skills practised by parents and grandparents, such as knitting, hand sewing and metal sculpture, are shared with the children. The activities run for several weeks, usually about three or four, for half hour one lunch time a week. They have been thoroughly enjoyed by children and friends who have come in to share their skills knowledge, and importantly, their time with the children. The school says it is always very grateful for the excellent response it receives with its activities.

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Henty Active Arts one year on

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Henty Active Arts started last year with nothing but an idea to get art activities and workshops happening in Henty. In their first year they learned many new skills and explored the inner creativity with local and interstate awardwinning artists, as well as utilising the talents of some of the members.

The workshops have included art quilts (held over two days), acrylic painting, pastel painting, art of fabric dyeing, candle-wicking, beading, decoupage, frog painting and metal art sculptures. On the group’s activity nights, smaller art projects including paper flowers (carnations and hyacinths), mixed media silhouettes of the Outback, a study of Aboriginal art symbols, black-work on Aida cloth, mug rugs using English paper piecing, Irish lace crotchet rose and button flowers in vases. The group received funding assistance from Greater Hume Shire Council’s community development grant and the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program and Murray Arts. These grants enabled us to provide those sponsored workshops at an affordable price. Henty Active Arts one year on Henty Active Arts has also been supported by local businesses in particular the Henty Central B&B, St Paul’s Lutheran School, Henty Public School and Henty Library. They are more than 100 people who receive the newsletter and they cover a wide demographic area. While they don’t always go to activity nights, they may have attended a workshop or just enjoy the newsletter. Join the group, explore your creative side and learn something different. Activity nights are on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm at St Paul’s Lutheran School Art Room. It costs $2 for members or first time participants and $5 for nonmembers. The contribution goes towards purchasing the materials needed for the activities. If you would like to receive the newsletter, please email hentyactivearts@gmail.com. It is free and will keep you informed of workshops and activity nights. Members receive a discount on workshops run by Henty Active Arts and help to continue to provide interesting and fun arty things to do in Henty for all ages. Email the group for a membership application.  

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Place to stay when you most need it

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Club president Kevin Knobel welcomed members and their guests to the July meeting of the HentyCulcairn Probus Club held at the Henty Civic Centre. Maurice Schuller read a most entertaining poem on the topic of reaching 80.

 

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Henty Medical Centre

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

 Dr Radwan Al-Musawy welcomes Dr Ghina Al-Sarraf to the practice. Appointments are available daily, Dr Gina’s interests include Women’s Health and Child health issues.

 

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Our future as a rural shire

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Greater Hume Shire was proclaimed May 26, 2004. It has an area of 5939sq miles. The population of 10,258 live across five main towns and six smaller villages, most of which have a range of community amenities such as sportsgrounds, halls and toilets.

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Scones, jam and cream of Henty as health group says thank you

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The Henty Primary Healthcare Planning Committee celebrated “mission accomplished” in terms of the expansion of the Henty Medical Centre with a thank -you afternoon tea at the Henty Lifestyle Centre on July 19. 

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Give our children a head start

Saturday, 21 February 2015

‘“Charity begins at home” (Sir Thomas Browne, 1642).

Bursary let Tim prepare for school

 

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Anne Flood – Local author presents First Light Horse story

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Stories of soldiers brought to life

As the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign approaches, Riverina Regional Library is pleased to present In the footsteps of the First, an in-depth record of the First Light Horse Regiment written by local author Anne Flood.

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Dean gives Susan top accolade

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Greater Hume Shire Council’s library and youth services development officer, Susan Kane, has recently completed a Bachelor of Information Studies (Librarianship) degree through Charles Sturt University. In itself, this was a fantastic effort, but in typical fashion, Susan didn’t just complete the studies required for her degree.

 

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TAFE opportunities for Henty

Saturday, 21 February 2015

TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute delivery of training via Video Conference (VC) to Henty Library

 

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