Issue No. 227 â€“ Thursday, May 3, 2012
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Changing outlook The Frahns decision to turn to nature has enriched their lives. Full story Page 6.
On the Land
â– HAPPY: Bugle Hutâ€™s Yvette and Gary Frahn amongst vegetation they grew on farming land, which has helped change their outlook on life. Photo: BRAD PERRY
State Government announces the amalgamation of Renmark primary schools
TWO BECOMES ONE
By BRAD PERRY
TWO Renmark schools will amalgamate from the beginning of next year following an announcement by the State Government yesterday. Renmark Primary School and Renmark Junior Primary
School will merge as one in a move which is being praised by education officials. Murray and Mallee assistant regional director Brian Featherston said the schools will share funding of $2.2 million towards the amalgamation.
He said the State Government decision provides certainty for the future of the two Renmark schools. â€œLooking at the forward planning, we could see that the numbers at the schools were on a bit of a downward trend, so bringing the
two together, weâ€™ll have a school of about 320 and thatâ€™s a terrific size, very similar to Berri, a bit bigger than Waikerie and a bit bigger than Barmera,â€? Mr Featherston said. â€œThat size allows you to create some flexibility with class sizes and groupings of kids.
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â€œIn some respects this has brought some certainty as to where the future is for the schools and I think thatâ€™s what a lot of people have been saying to me in the past six months.â€? â– Continued Page 2
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Hospital’s breakthrough project
Top end accommodation AS of May next year, the Paringa cliffs will be home to a brand new world of luxury. The Riverland Sustainable Futures Fund has aided Emaroo Cottages to construct a $1.4 million project featuring three villas or units. In today’s Riverland Weekly, readers are given an insight into what the accommodation might look like once it is finished with a range of artist’s impression pictures. There is no doubt the design has a modern look about it and some real appeal. It is the sort of accommodation that will attract people from overseas for a weekend stay. In fact, the villas may even attract a number of locals hoping to get away for a night and enjoy the luxury. Upon hearing of the project I began to think about the future of the Riverland as a luxury travel destination. We have numerous sites which have river views, it is peaceful and the Riverland is certainly the ideal place to sit back with a glass of wine and relax. I wonder whether we will see more investors building unique accommodation throughout the region. Like everyone else in the region, I cannot wait to see the final product.
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