School news within the Blayney Shire

Friday 3rd February was a day the students at Trunkey Public School won’t forget thanks to The Variety Club, Clear Shield and Paul Steer from GP Exec.

Revved up: Trunkey Creek primary school students enjoyed some high octane fun at the 12 hour in Bathurst.

Revved up: Trunkey Creek primary school students enjoyed some high octane fun at the 12 hour in Bathurst.

The students, their parents and the school staff were all invited to spend the day at the Liqui Moly 12 Hr Race.

Everyone was treated to a Meet and Greet with the drivers and a guided tour of the Ferrari and Lamborghini Pit Complexes.

Lunch was provided in the Clear Shield Corporate Box and the students enjoyed watching the race from the comfort of the air conditioned area.

Compliments such as “The best day ever” and “Awesome” and “I loved it” were quoted from the students throughout the day.

Principal, Mrs Sharyn Cogdell, expressed how appreciative all the students, their families and the staff were to be given this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Many of our students and their families had not been to a car race at Mount Panorama before and so the day was a wonderful success.

Thank you so much to Paul Steer and The Variety Club for organising such a wonderful opportunity for our school community.

New Deputy comes to town

Gaye Hoskins has taken on the roll of Deputy Principal at Blayney High School after transferring from Bourke High School where she held the same position for three years.

Mrs Hoskins and her family moved to Bathurst in 2001 and worked at Portland High School for 10 years.

Following that Mrs Hoskins worked for the Department of Education as a Curriculum Consultant before securing the deputy position in Bourke.

With a swag of experience across many teaching environments, Mrs Bourke said that she is very happy to be back in the cool climate of Blayney and able to work once more in a small high school.

“In terms of the administration of the school it runs beautifully so there’s not much need for my contribution there, but long term I aspire to help John Browett to improve the outcomes for students that are in the middle of the Naplan bands,” she said.

“I have a strong curriculum background and I’m very keen to do whatever I can to help develop teaching and learning practices.”

Lyndhurst badge ceremony

Lyndhurst Public School had a wonderful badge ceremony for the new leadership team on Friday February 10.

Parents and friends of the students were on hand to pin the badges on our 2017 leaders.

We all enjoyed afternoon tea together afterwards where our new 2017 staff were able to meet the parents in an informal setting.