Lunching out on etiquette

New Teachers: Angela Calvert and Annika Dicker have began teaching at St Joseph's Primary School. Photo: Mark Logan
New Teachers: Angela Calvert and Annika Dicker have began teaching at St Joseph's Primary School. Photo: Mark Logan

Personal Development Lunch

Digging in: Ryan Hunter and Kimmy Anderson were keen to indulge in their etiquette lunch. Photo: Mark Logan

Digging in: Ryan Hunter and Kimmy Anderson were keen to indulge in their etiquette lunch. Photo: Mark Logan

Year 11 students from Blayney High School were treated to a special lunch on Monday to introduce them to the world of dining etiquette.

Following a night out by Max and Julie Osborne at the Royal Hotel, the annual lunches became a part of the school’s calendar ten years ago.

“We were down there one Thursday night for dinner and we couldn’t believe the poor manners that were being shown by the young people,” Mr Osborne said.

The Osborne’s then decided to organise a lunch where the basics of etiquette when dining out were discussed, course by course.

The students discovered the finer points to eating out such as waiting for everyone to be seated and served before eating and how to use a finger bowl effectively after eating finger food.

The mystery of how to eat spaghetti properly was solved with instruction being given by Kris Rybak who showed them the fork and spoon technique that some mastered, whilst other needed some practice.

Still sponsored by the Osborne’s, Blayney Rotary now organise the lunches and guest speakers.

New teachers at St Joseph’s

Angela Calvert has come from Cowra where she taught at Saint Raphael’s for two happy years.

Prior to that she was teaching in the United Kingdom for four years at a school called Our Lady of Grace.

Miss Calvert studied at CSU Bathurst and grew up in Parkes where she also went to school.

Miss Calvert said that she was enjoying working in Blayney,

”The community has such a great feeling and everyone has made me feel very welcomed,” she said.

Annika Dicker hails from Lithgow and also studied at CSU in Bathurst.

Miss Dicker has been teaching for six years including three years at St Patricks in Lithgow, some time in schools in the UK and was working in at St Edwards in Canowindra last year.

”I love inspiring children to seek out talents that they might haven’t discovered yet and seeing the light bulb moment of when they understand a concept you have been teaching,” she said.

BPS Drama Club

This year Mrs Hatch has been running a Drama Club, where we have been acting out different fairy tales, such as ‘The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’.

We have been having so much fun acting out these fairy tales with our friends!

The club is run on Wednesdays at lunchtime and it is only available for Stage 3 students.

At the end of the term our goal is to perform a play for Stage 1 students.

If you are like us and love performing and think this sounds like fun, please come down and join us.

BPS off to Dubbo

PSSA champion swimmers will be heading to Dubbo on Friday for the western swimming trials. All the best everyone.