Wentworth Point Community Central News, 17 January 2018

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Wentworth Point Community Central News, 17 January 2018

Latest News 16/01/18 Bay-link shuttle, free community bus trial A free community shuttle bus betwee… 15/01/18 Purpose-built school a labour of love 14/01/18 Homes deemed risky buys in two Sydney areas 13/01/18 SCHOOL SHOES I’m receiving enquiries about school shoes. Our preference is that … 13…

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Bay-link shuttle, free community bus trial A free community shuttle bus betwee…

Bay-link shuttle, free community bus trial

A free community shuttle bus between WP and Rhodes was first talked about during construction of Bennelong Bridge. The proposal was for Billbergia to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement with Council (originally Auburn, but now City of Parramatta) to provide long-term funding for the Bay-link shuttle, a larger park adjacent to the bridge and additional infrastructure works in return for apartment uplift. Although agreement was reached with Auburn in 2015, negotiations with Parramatta Council have been ongoing since they took over in May 2016.

Billbergia is now looking to demonstrate the benefit of the free community shuttle bus service and is initiating a 12 week trial from 22 January. The trial will be subject to refinement as usage patterns are identified. See details below. We will continue to post updates as these come available.




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SCHOOL SHOES I’m receiving enquiries about school shoes. Our preference is that …

SCHOOL SHOES
I’m receiving enquiries about school shoes. Our preference is that children wear black leather shoes but if this is not possible, black runners are acceptable. No coloured joggers except during sport will be permitted. We all know that sports footwear can provide a basis for fashion competition and this just places pressure on the children and on your budgets. We want children to identify with our school and to provide a positive image in our community and wearing the school uniform is one strategy to achieve this. Hope this helps. Rose Manousaridis


SCHOOL SHOES
I’m receiving enquiries about school shoes. Our preference is that children wear black leather shoes but if this is not possible, black runners are acceptable. No coloured joggers except during sport will be permitted. We all know that sports footwear can provide a basis for fashion competition and this just places pressure on the children and on your budgets. We want children to identify with our school and to provide a positive image in our community and wearing the school uniform is one strategy to achieve this. Hope this helps. Rose Manousaridis

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Australia Day Parramatta

Parramatta’s Australia Day 2018 celebrations offer 15 hours of non-stop entertainment for the whole family from dusk until dawn, attracting more than 65,000 people.

This year’s celebration will feature:

Aerial – Featuring the ever popular hot-air balloon display from 6am-9am, and from 8-11am kid’s rides and games, food, entertainment and roving performances. The Aerial stage will host various local acts including the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra throughout the morning, and at 3.30pm the grand final of the Parravision talent competition will unfold and three lucky winners will be announced.
The Big BBQ, 7am-4pm – The battle of the best smoked, grilled and basted meats.

CARnivale, 10am-5pm – Showcasing the ultimate collection of classic vehicles including cars, fire engines, trucks, coaches, motorbikes and vintage speedway cars. All vehicles are built before 1987 – the oldest car entered is a 1907 American REO Tourer. 2018 is the third year CARnivale has been held in Parramatta Park and the event has grown every year both in entries and the number of people attending.

Kids Crescent, 12-6pm – food stalls, kid’s workshops, entertainment, rides and on-stage entertainment.

Redbull Stage, 12-7pm – featuring a selection of Western Sydney female DJ artists.

The Crescent, 6-9pm – The main stage will be led by two iconic Australian perfomers.

Fireworks spectacular at 9pm to finish the day-long celebrations.
Australia Day in Parramatta is one of the largest Australia Day celebrations in NSW and offers a unique experience which showcases and celebrates all there is to love about food, emerging and popular artists and musicians, a broad range of fun activities for people of all ages and finally, an opportunity for all cultures to come together to celebrate what it is to be Australian.

For more information, visit ausdayparramatta.com.au

3,195 people interested

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All good to go!OUR FIRST SCHOOL TOUR IS HERE. I am delighted to open our doors …

All good to go!


OUR FIRST SCHOOL TOUR IS HERE.

I am delighted to open our doors to the public for the first time.
The school will be open next Thursday 18 January from 10am until 2.00 pm.

The school will open for business on Monday 22 January until Thursday 25 January, 9.30-3.00 for all enquiries and administrative matters.
All students years 1-6 begin school on Tuesday 30 January.

If you have not enrolled please visit the school in the week beginning 22 January so we can assist you.

All Kindergarten students begin school on Monday 5 February. If your Kindergarten child has not received an appointment time for their Best Start assessment, please email me as soon as possible.

If you have enrolled your child and will be going overseas and not starting school until you return please email me.

Many thanks.
Rose Manousaridis
Principal
rose.manousaridis@det.nsw.edu.au

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Trolley Tracker > Home

Message received from Patricia Prociv, one of our local councillors in response to last night’s email newsletter.

ABANDONED SHOPPING TROLLEY UPDATE

Today I spoke to a senior council officer who advised the following:

“Please direct your constituents to http://trolleytracker.com.au/. In the interim, Council officers will photograph and track the level of abandoned trolleys, and follow-up with the relevant operators. Operators have an obligation under their DA consent to pick-up trolleys. Operators can be issued an infringement for non-compliance with this DA condition.”
I will continue to follow this through Facebook and feeback from you and council officers.

I can be contacted on 0412984176 or via email pprociv@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Include detailed information and I will lodge a service request on your behalf, which I can do for any number of concerns/complaints.”

I have also been in contact with Councillors from Canada Bay Council regarding this issue.

Best Wishes,

Patricia Prociv

Dr Patricia Prociv
Councillor | Rosehill Ward | City of Parramatta
0412 984 176 pprociv@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Trolley Tracker > Home

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Team Summer

Hi,

We are a local WWP family. Our daughter is 15years old and has mild cerebral palsy and is vision impaired (reduced visual field). Summer has achieved some amazing things in her life so far including a recent bronze medal for NSW in the Australian national all schools athletics championships in Adelaide in the u16 girls para long jump. Mucht of Summers Appetite to achieve her dreams is because of the amazing support we have received from the cerebral palsy alliance.

In February, as a family we will support Summer in one of her biggest challenges yet to climb to the top of Mount Kosciuszko. The challenge is an event to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance to raise funds for their accessible gym and Fitness Program. The program promotes fitness, strength, and independence for people with cerebral palsy, and funds raised will be used at CPA facilities across Sydney, including their centre at Smalls Rd, Ryde where Summer has received support since she was 4years old.

Summer has set a fundraising goal of $5000 dollars and we would be really appreciative of any support from the Wentworth Point local community. We have brainstormed some ideas for fundraising and I am happy to approach local businesses, but was hoping there might be a contact I can speak with here that could help us with some advise and other suggestions.

More information and Summers team fundraising page can be viewed via the following address https://www.krazykosciklimb.com.au/my-fundraising/1166/summers-krazy-kosci-klimb

Kind Regards,
Team Summer

Team Summer

The Krazy Kosci Klimb is an empowering challenge event for young people living with cerebral palsy or other disability.

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Where To Watch New Years Eve Fireworks In Australia

Fireworks in Parramatta Park this NYE

Where To Watch New Years Eve Fireworks In Australia

Parramatta is the place to be Sunday 31st December as we farewell 2017 with a family-friendly evening out in Parramatta Park, complete with amusement rides, live music, roaming performers, delicious food, fireworks finale and more from 4-9pm. New Year’s Eve Parramatta. Full details: discoverparramatta.com/nye

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WWP Trolley Clean Up

The residents of Wentworth Point have decided to start cleaning up the area from the hundreds of dumped trolleys since council and retailers are failing at finding a solution to this issue. Please join us at 8am on Saturday morning to collect trolleys around your apartment blocks, Hill Rd, bushland and streets and walk them over the bridge back to the Rhodes side. The retailers can then organise their collection from that point.

6 people interested

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WPCC presented a $25,000 cheque to Women’s Community Shelters today. This is our…

WPCC presented a $25,000 cheque to Women’s Community Shelters today. This is our fund raising from the WP Ball. Maria Scott from Payce, David Moutou from CoP Council and Annabelle Daniel from WCS were in attendance.

Thanks to our event sponsors Payce and Sekisui House.

This means that work will start on a shelter in our area in 2018.

Thanks to the WPCC organising committee led by Mary Jane Francis, Bob Biancardi, Janine Donaldson, Anthea Knowles and Bronwyn Evans.





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As the school year draws to a close I would like to wish you happiness and joy a…

As the school year draws to a close I would like to wish you happiness and joy at this time when we focus on what really matters to us, the quality relationships we have with those we love and care for.

I am pleased to advise you that I have recruited high quality staff, so we are on track to begin the year with five mainstream classes and three support classes.

I am looking forward to seeing you all at our beautiful new school in January. Open times will be posted in early January.

I can be contacted via email rose.manousaridis@det.nsw.edu.au or on the school mobile 0436675382 beginning 8 January.

Best Wishes Rose Manousaridis, Principal.


As the school year draws to a close I would like to wish you happiness and joy at this time when we focus on what really matters to us, the quality relationships we have with those we love and care for.

I am pleased to advise you that I have recruited high quality staff, so we are on track to begin the year with five mainstream classes and three support classes.

I am looking forward to seeing you all at our beautiful new school in January. Open times will be posted in early January.

I can be contacted via email rose.manousaridis@det.nsw.edu.au or on the school mobile 0436675382 beginning 8 January.

Best Wishes Rose Manousaridis, Principal.

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Christmas in the Piazza

Christmas-In-The-Piazza will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.

Children’s Party 2:30 – 5:00 pm:

2:30 pm Children’s Party Starts, Drinks & Face Painting
3:00 – 3:30 pm Santa Claus Arrives with help from his Special Elf and lots of Sweets for the Children
4:00 – 5:00 pm Children’s Disco with “Bop Till You Drop”

Adults’ Party 5:30 – 10:30 pm:

5:30 – 10:30 pm Adults’ Party
BYO Drinks & Nibbles
6:30 pm Dinner Provided With Limited Turkey, Ham & Potato In Foil & Bread Roll
Supplemented With Your Own Salads, Any Extra Meats & Deserts.

Presented by: WPCC Community
Sponsored by: PAYCE
Printed by: Morton

89 people interested

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