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BONDING OVER LUNCH Women unite for Police Legacy See page 3

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Pollies team up to fight to keep volunteer organisations funded EMILY NEWTON

he funding for volunteer support services is at risk, but local MPs and volunteer organisations are ready to fight for their fair share of funding. Minister for Social Service Christian Porter is conducting a redesign of the Strengthening Communities program, which provides the only source of Federal funding for volunteer management and support services. Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman has joined Member for Lindsay Emma Husar and Leep CEO Cecily Michaels, to ask the Turnbull Government not to turn its back on these vital community programs. “We are very concerned that the Government will not commit to funding for volunteer management services,” Ms Templeman said. “These organisations provide vital support to community services that rely on their volunteers – from community sporting groups to disability and aged care services, to emergency response and more.” Ms Templeman said the Department of Social Services have admitted they are experiencing problems with the proposed changes, saying they are reconsidering their proposal to remove their dedicated

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nce every three months, a group of resilient women come together across the Mountains, Penrith and the Hawkesbury regions for support. At the recent NSW Police Legacy Legatee local area lunch, the women all share a special bond, having all lost someone in the police force. Pauline Taylor, who lost her husband when she was just 26-years-old, said the meetings form friendships where the women understand one another. “You’ve all got a common link, we have

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husbands that all wore blue uniforms and went to work one day and never came home, or became ill and passed away,” she said. “Legacy’s motto is ‘we will remember them’, and I tell you what, that’s something that we all live by.” Legacy supports the widows of police officers from complex issues like accompanying them to court cases, to simply helping to fix broken washing machines. At the Legatee lunch at Lapstone Hotel last week, NSW Police Legacy Chairman Paul Bousfield said the meetings enabled people to connect with others going through similar circumstances.

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Healthy competition could save lives Police in the Blue Mountains are getting behind the 2017 Emergency Services Blood Challenge EMILY NEWTON

lood has been spilled between local area commands as they battle it out in the 2017 Emergency Services Blood Challenge. The life saving blood drive aims to help combat the traditional drop-off in blood donor numbers each winter while, at the same time, challenging groups to vie for the highest blood count. “We’ve got 120 staff, so I’ve been encouraging all staff to donate if they can,” Blue Mountains local area commander Superintendent Darryl Jobson said. “We don’t mind if we don’t play fair as long as we get the most donations and do the greatest good for the recipients of our donations.” Behind the competition there is a serious message our emergency services men and women are pushing. “When we were doing the drive last year, it was on the back of Sergeant Luke Warburton getting shot,” Penrith commander Superintendent Brett McFadden said. “I think it brings it home because he was perilously close to dying in that incident that occurred up at Nepean Hospital.

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Big NBN win for residents in lower half of Mountains he big revelation in the last week was that the Turnbull Government has abandoned its plans to roll out the secondclass NBN from Hazelbrook down, after it has caused so many problems in the upper Blue Mountains. As I researched a speech on the problems of the NBN, I found that the mid and lower Mountains plans had quietly been changed, so that those areas will now all receive the high quality fibreto-the-curb (FTTC) over the next two years. Previously, people south of the railway line were slated for FTTC, while everyone to the north was due to have the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN), which has been a nightmare. This is a big win for the whole of the Mountains. It shows the hundreds of complaints are valid, in spite of the fact that the Government and NBN have been in denial about how bad the roll-out has been for Lawson up. This is an admission that the technology is not up to the job. Since I came to office 11 months ago, my office has advocated on behalf of hundreds of customers with NBN, Telstra and other providers, to try and

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t Victoria Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer Mina Howard is being recognised for her service to the community as a finalist in the 2017 Rotary NSW Emergency Service Community Awards. The emergency service awards take place each year, recognising individuals from fire, marine, ambulance and rescue emergency services across the state. As well as being a rural firefighter, Ms Howard has been nominated as a finalist for her outstanding accomplishments as the Communication Engagement Officer for Blackheath RFS. In 2010, shortly after she took on the role, Ms Howard developed the ‘Heads Up For Fire’ program to assist her local community to get better prepared for a potential fire near their home. “I basically went out into the community and held 25 street meetings to try and find individuals who wanted to get involved and help roll out the program to all of Blackheath and then Mt Victoria,” Ms Howard said. “Then it was a matter of working with the volunteers to knock on every door of

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Why talking is the best medicine Mt Riverview Men’s Shed to hold a Men’s Health Expo this Saturday ERIN MAMO

en’s Health Week is on now until Sunday, June 18, and to acknowledge its importance, Mt Riverview Men’s Shed will hold a Men’s Health Expo. On Saturday, June 17 at Springwood Presbyterian Church, the local men’s community development group said they are hoping to get men together to talk about important issues. Chairman of the Mt Riverview Men’s Shed, Cameron Phillips, said the Expo is for all men, not just the oldies, to come along and find out more about serious health issues that can occur in males. “We want to encourage all men to look after themselves a little better,” Mr Phillips said. “Men are known for ignoring their health and the bottom line is that we want them to be prevention orientated. “It’s also important for men to look at their family history and medical conditions that they are prone to already.” The Expo, which will run from 9am until 2pm, will have a number of industry experts on site offering free health checks and advice. A nurse from Balance Medical Centre in Springwood will be at the event doing

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Cameron Phillips and Michael Collett at Springwood Presbyterian Church blood pressure checks, while Hearing Australia will be offering hearing checks. Other health professionals coming along to the event include Bigland and Cowley Optometrists and a mental health nurse. Brochures will be available on a range of other illnesses including melanoma, heart complications, prostate cancer,

dementia and stroke prevention. This year’s theme for Men’s Health Week is ‘Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance’, which explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy both physically and emotionally. To find out more, visit www. menshealthweek.org.au.

Religious leaders unite More than 100 religious leaders from all major religions in Australia have signed a joint statement calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to legislate for civil marriage equality now. This joint statement recognises that civil marriage equality is based on the values of love and commitment and is about ensuring every Australian is afforded the same dignity and respect for their committed relationships. The leaders signing the joint statement want to see Australian marriage law include all Australians, which requires a change to the legal definition of civil marriage to include LGBTI people’s relationships and families. “The majority of the people of faith in Australia support marriage equality, so it’s important that their voices are heard,” Executive Director of The Equality Campaign, Tiernan Brady said. “Marriage Equality is about civil marriage and will have no impact on anyone’s faith, religious institution or sacrament. It is about allowing the State to treat every Australian with dignity.” Co-Chair of Australians for Equality Anna Brown said the recent cross-party Senate Report into Marriage Equality shows how it is possible for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples to marry while providing assurances around the continued protection of religious freedoms. She said the campaign was promoting some of the greatest human values.

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Turning back time

Who remembers the days of local radio station 2KA? The legendary Frank Ley called Penrith Panthers matches for the station from the mid-1970s through until his retirement in 1991. 2KA itself called Panthers games from 1967 until the end of the 1993 season.

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Well done to the Penrith Panthers for taking another NRL game out to Bathurst last weekend. Many locals from all over the Blue Mountains and beyond were in attendance at Carrington Park.

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ountry music darling Melinda Schneider will pay homage to her musical hero this July when ‘Melinda Schneider Does Doris Day’ heads to the Blue Mountains Theatre. The show, which has already had a hugely successful capital city tour, will feature timeless hits like ‘Sentimental Journey’, ‘Que Sera, Sera’, ‘Everyone Loves a Lover’, ‘Love Me or Leave Me’ and many more. Melinda’s first memories of Doris were from the 1953 hit film ‘Calamity Jane’. “She was such a huge talent, a triple threat as they say – she could sing, dance and act,” Melinda said. “I thought then she was the best of everything a woman can be and when I grew up I wanted to be just like her.” Melinda still remembers the joy of first watching ‘Calamity Jane’. “It didn’t matter to me that the real Calamity Jane was an overweight, alcoholic, genocidal maniac, Doris looked gorgeous and sang like a bird and that was good enough for little Melinda,” she said. Melinda Schneider is a multi-talented

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star in her own right, with six Golden Guitars to her name, along with an appearance on Channel Seven’s hit show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. In a career which began with a stage debut at the age of three, (appearing with her mother, Mary) she has kept her family tradition alive by becoming one of Australia’s most sublime singers and popular live performers. But it is through her assured and accomplished songwriting that she has really discovered her true voice. In November 2014 Melinda and Beccy Cole collaborated on their number one charting album ‘Great Women Of Country – and The Songs That Made Them’. A national major theatre tour followed in 2015, including the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. For those who can’t make it to the show, or can’t get enough of Melinda or Doris Day, there’s a number of great albums to purchase. Melinda’s ‘Melinda Does Doris’ and ‘Melinda Does Doris... again’ are both available to purchase from her website at www.melindaschneider.com, where tour dates are also posted. ‘Melinda Does Doris’ will be on at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood on Sunday, July 2 at 2pm. Tickets are $46-$49. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bluemountainstheatreandhub.com.au or call 4723 5050.

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Ê The Ten Network will broadcast ALeague and Socceroos matches after FOX Sports on-sold matches. ONE will take a live simulcast of the 7.30pm Saturday night FOX Sports match from October including the commentary team of Mark Bosnich, Robbie Slater, Simon Hill, Adam Peacock, Andy Harper and Tara Rushton. Socceroos games will start once this World Cup Qualifying cycle has ended. Selected games will also be streamed live on Tenplay as well as Foxtel Go.

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Ê Former ‘American Idol’ contestant and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will appear on ‘The Voice’ this Sunday, June 18. Hudson will sing her latest single ‘Remember Me’. Meanwhile, superstar singer Katy Perry will perform on the finale of ‘The Voice’ next month. Ê Cameras have started rolling on two big Channel Ten productions. The new seasons of ‘Australian Survivor’ and ‘The Wrong Girl’ began filming earlier this month, and will air later this year. 20,000 applicants applied to be on ‘Australian Survivor’ this year with Ten teasing the occupations of a number of them including an Olympian, a doctor, an adventure guide, a marriage celebrant, a plumber and an international poker player. Ê The first State of Origin game attracted the biggest ratings of any program so far this year, with a whopping 2.35 million viewers tuning in. Despite the huge number, ratings for Origin I were slightly down on last year. Ê Yet another new property show is airing on LifeStyle Home soon with ‘Big House, Little House’ premiering on

THE WRONG GIRL COMING SOON CHANNEL TEN Wednesday, June 21 at 9.30pm. The UK series sees interior designer Aidan Keane help two couples on different budgets renovate spaces in their homes.

ously mentioned in this column, there are a number of potential spin-offs in the works, so fans will still get their ‘GOT’ fix in some way or another.

Ê Two HBO comedies ‘Veep’ and ‘Silicon Valley’ have been renewed for further seasons. ‘Veep’ will return for a seventh season while ‘Silicon Valley’ will return for a fifth.

Ê FOX8 will screen a ‘Pretty Little Liars: A-List Wrap Party’ special, following the two-hour final ever episode. At 10.30pm on Wednesday, July 28, the cast will sit down with showrunner Marlene King for an unbarred and uncensored chat.

Ê Still on HBO, and the network have confirmed that ‘Game of Thrones’ has just 13 episodes remaining. The upcoming season seven, which begins on July 17, will comprise of seven episodes, while season eight will feature just six. As previ-

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MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

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Many rambunctious Rams will feel rather edgy this week, as Mercury and Jupiter jump-start your restless gene. So it’s a wonderful week to ditch your usual routine and go travelling for fun or work. Plus plan plenty of mental challenges and physical outdoor activities, so you can prevent yourself from being bored. When it comes to your social media profile, be careful you’re not posting rushed comments that can be misconstrued.

LEO

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

Tuesday is a terrific day to sign a contract, start a course of study or make a splash on social media. Friendships are placed under the forensic microscope on Thursday though, when Saturn highlights problems in existing relationships. Have some mates passed their used-by date? Make sure you spend time with positive people who support your dreams. As birthday great Paul McCartney sings: “I get by with a little help from my friends.”

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

This week Mercury and Jupiter boost your business brain, as you feel more positive about your financial and professional future. But resist the urge to be precious about possessions or possessive of loved ones. Give family and friends plenty of room to do their own thing. Attached Bulls – resist the temptation to keep a secret from your spouse. Singles – search for a partner who is mature.

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It’s the perfect week to shake off the mental cobwebs as Mercury and Jupiter stimulate your curiosity zones. Time to read, write, research and investigate. You’ll also enjoy finding fresh ways to connect with those around you whether at home, at work, in your local community or via social media. Don’t believe everything you hear though. Keep your BS Detector set on high! A close personal relationship looks tricky too.

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Is your professional life progressing well? Are you overdue to retrain or apply for a promotion? Is it time to take on a second job or even change vocation? Avoid resting on your lovely Virgo laurels. With Mercury and Jupiter energising your career and business zones, you need to initiate some positive changes ASAP. Plus find practical ways to manage your stress levels.

LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

This week’s positive planetary aspects bring out your smart, studious and sociable side. So it’s the perfect time to pick up new information from a wide variety of people and places. Plus party like a pro at a special public event or entertain guests more privately at home. Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy yourself. But be extra careful on Wednesday and Thursday, when someone may give you information that is not to be trusted.

CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

Caring Crabs are natural nesters. And home is definitely where the heart is this week, as Jupiter lights up your domestic zone. So it’s a terrific time to cook a special meal and relax with family and friends. Or finish some of those DIY projects you started enthusiastically many moons ago! Your motto is from the Dalai Lama: “A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation of your life”.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Love and peace planet Venus is in your relationship zone, so you’re in the mood for companionship and cooperation. Independent projects are out; and cosy collaboration is in. And for some lucky singles, romance is in the air! But Saturn also stirs up an old problem involving joint finances or shared possessions. The other person wants changes ASAP … but are you really ready?

CAPRICORN

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Your exceedingly high standards can be hard for others to live up to, especially this week. Perhaps 90 per cent effort (and a happy home or workplace) is better than 100 per cent effort and ragged faces all round? Jupiter encourages you to be a leader who is curious, generous and wise. With Mars moving through your partnership zone it’s time to reboot a tired old relationship, or initiate a new one.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

It’s time to plan your next heavenly holiday as Mercury and Jupiter activate your adventure zone. Be brave and blast out of your comfort zone … there’s nothing like travel to broaden your mental horizons. But are there dozens of reasons why you can’t go away? Stop making excuses! Draw inspiration from NBA legend Michael Jordan: “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it could happen, others make it happen”.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

This week, aim to get the balance right between your professional persona and your more private side. Some quiet time for rest and relaxation is just as important as networking widely and burning the midnight oil. On Wednesday and Thursday, don’t let your Piscean curiosity cloud your better judgment. Step back and view a situation from a wider perspective, and a more realistic angle.

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With Mercury and Jupiter both stimulating your sign, your Sagittarian playfulness and sense of humour are highlighted this week. So you’re keen to amuse others, as you play the role of the ribald raconteur. Remember, there can be a very fine line between being funny and offensive. When it comes to relationships, resist the urge to be bossy and judgemental. Telling others how they should live will lead to you being unpopular!

VIRGO

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When we think of making healthy changes to our diet we often think of restriction. Luckily there’s plenty of simple swaps you can make to your daily routine that will help improve your diet without leaving you feeling like you’re missing out on the good stuff. This week I’m going to give you some tips on some of the easiest ways to boost your nutrient intake. Feel free to set up your own healthy eating challenge by adding a new swap to your routine each week. Try swapping: • High sugar cereals for Weetbix, oats or All Bran More fibre, less sugar • White bread/pasta/rice for wholemeal/wholegrain varieties More fibre, less refined carbohydrates • Deli meats like ham and salami for tuna or salmon Less saturated fat, more heart and brain friendly Omega 3 fats • Creamy sauces for herbs and spices

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Concrete Contractors

• Garden Renovation Specialists • Complete Garden Maintenance Programs • Quality Plants supplied and planted • Turf supplied and laid • Ride on mower avail.

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0419 993 866

For domestic, commercial and body corporate work call Peter Rowlands today for quality, value and service

Peter Rowlands 0419 993 866

Plumbers & Gasfitters

Local Tradie Trusted experts Pension discounts Servcing all areas of Sydney, 7 days a week

Available payment methods

Member - Australian Institute of Horticulture & Horticulturist/Team Member

Contact Alex TODAY 0423 741 999

D & J Concrete Resurfacing & Landscaping ABN: 18342307434

We specialise in concrete resurfacing & landscaping such as spray-on paving, colour sealing, concrete resealing, concrete grinding, non-slip coating, pressure cleaning, concrete garden edging, roof restoration, returfing. Call Darren on 0403 374 216

Put a Splash of Colour in your ad Call 4722 2998

or Email: djconcreteresurfacing@gmail.com

Electrical Contractors

Home Maintenance & Repairs

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GN Ryan’s Electrical Service Electrical works and projects | Residential work Large corporations | No job too small or large Free quotations – call Greg today! Ph: 9670 4512 M: 0418 407 170 www.gnrelectrical.com.au

DIRTY DRIVEWAY • Driveways, Paths, Pool & BBQ areas • House Washing • Protective & Colour Sealing • Graffiti Removal

0419 823 215

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Joinery

Why not join our growing Maintenance Team?

LICENSED ELECTRICIANS – MAINTENANCE We are seeking to add to our team of qualified maintenance electricians, based in Penrith. If you are Licensed and have experience in maintenance work for domestic & commercial properties including fault finding, stove & hot water repairs and all general electrical repairs we would like to hear from you. You will be meticulous with quality, well presented, willing to learn to use our electronic job management system & have strong Work Health & Safety values. Work will be in the local and Sydney metro area.

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Painters & Decorators

Attractive wages, vehicle, uniforms & phone provided along with flexible working hours. All applications will be treated in confidence. Please forward your resume to:

Designed to bring new and old concrete surfaces to life • Water-based and Resin-based • Solid Colour Epoxy • Indoor & Outdoor Epoxy Flooring Concrete Sealing • Epoxy Flake Flooring Please call us for a free quote today

Contact Rick 0410 599 001 Email: rsepoxyflooring@gmail.com ABN: 42 126 313 773

hr@hix.com.au Local Tradie Trusted experts Pension discounts Servcing all areas of Sydney, 7 days a week

Contact Alex TODAY 0415 152 123

Enquiries to Justin Walker- 47217500.

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WET-SEAL WATERPROOFING

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, it’s time to call Wet-seal.

PROJECTS ELECTRICIAN

Established Penrith Franchise now available incl existing clientele, tools & initial materials. Fully fitted vehicles also available.

Our Projects team is on the move with a range of projects underway for key clients!!

To become a part of this very successful waterproofing franchise network,

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We are a Penrith Based business with a range of projects throughout the Sydney Metropolitan area & are now seeking to add to our team.

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We are seeking a Licensed Electrician, who enjoys “being on the tools” & has solid projects experience including construction & commercial fitout. You will work under the direction of our Projects Manager, performing and overseeing site works, guiding other team members, ordering materials & attending site meetings.

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You will be meticulous with quality, have experience in working on a range of medium to large projects, both in a team and independently & have strong Work Health & Safety & Environmental management values. Whilst our company is based in Penrith, work will be in the local and Sydney metro area.

Coordinator of Daily Organisation

Attractive wages, vehicle, uniforms & phone provided.

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Applications close 2pm June 13, 2017 For a job description and application pack visit: http://www.stpauls.nsw.edu.au/employment

Please forward your résumé to: hr@hix.com.au Enquiries to Andrew Osborne or Justin Walker: 4721 7500

All applications will be treated in confidence

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Lead Installer / Joiner

St Paul’s is an Independent Christian Grammar school teaching the International Baccalaureate (PYP, MYP & Diploma) and NESA programs from Pre K to Year 12.

Have you got the experience in the kitchen manufacturing industry to be our new Lead Installer? You’re looking for a new job for one major reason, you’re unhappy with the company you are (still) working for.

Mamre

The reasons people tell us they are changing employment are; no career advancement opportunities, feeling unappreciated, not valued, feeling like they work for a Dictator, and being disrespected.

Anglican School Mamre Anglican School is a co-educational Pre K-12 school in Sydney’s west

Canteen Manager Hours are from 7:30am-3:00pm Monday to Friday – Term Time Only Key Selection Criteria –the successful applicant for the position must be able to provide evidence to support the following criteria: • Food Handling Certificate or equivalent; • Demonstrate capacity to lead, manage and monitor the canteen team; • Demonstrate ability in excellent organisational and interpersonal skills; • Proven knowledge of all the requirements in relation to health and safety, food handling and commitment to maintaining a high level of customer service; • Demonstrate understanding of healthy eating and ability to prepare, cook and promote healthy food. Position commences: August 2017(negotiable) Applications must include the following: • Full CV • Contact details from 2 referees • Character reference essential • Completed Employment Application – www.mamre.nsw.edu.au/employment • Current WWCC clearance number and photo ID must be provided with application

Closing Date: 22/06/2017

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So here’s why you will enjoy working with our company... + There’s no anger, nor criticism from management, so you will be respected at all times + You will be asked questions, for your feedback, and to educate you about fulfilling the role + Team meetings are held each week are where your experiences, challenges and ideas are shared and appreciated + Systems are in place, for you to learn and grow, without intense supervision + You will be given clear KPIs to achieve and supported to reach them + We believe how we treat our team is how they will treat our customers + We are a small company, so your role is important and significant

We are seeking applications for the following positions:

• Primary Teacher FTE 1.0 • Assistant Chaplain & K-7 Teacher (Maternity Leave) FTE 1.0 Applications Close 9am 16/6/2017

If you relate to all these and want to be part of an exceptional team where you’ll bring value, ideas and know-how and also learn new methods, you are the person we are looking for.

• Uniform Shop Manager Part Time • Business Manager Full Time

Attitude is super important, and a decade of experience is essential. If you feel this is the position for you, we’d like to talk to you. Yes, that’s right, not read a resume, but talk to you as attitudes are best reflected in verbal conversations, not in words in writing. There will be a time for that later.

Applications Close 9am 19/6/2017 To download a full role description, selection criteria and application process, go to our website at www.penrith.nsw.edu.au/employment.

Personal excellence through Christ A member school of the Anglican Schools Corporation

Call now to chat with our Director on 0418 600 772 (your resume is not required at this stage).

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For more information go to: www.mamre.nsw.edu.au/employment Applications to: office@mamre.nsw.edu.au

Penrith Anglican College is an independent Pre-K to Year 12 co-educational day school.

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entworth Falls Country Club held a Trivia Night last weekend to raise money to help their youngest golf star. 10-year-old Harry Daniels recently qualified for the Kids Golf Championships in the United States this August. Little Harry made the World Championships after winning the local qualifying tournament in Sydney a few months ago. His dad, Tom Daniels, said his son will now compete in the Boys 10s category in Pinehurst, North Carolina, against junior golfers from all around the world. “It’s a pretty big deal,” Mr Daniels said. “Harry started playing golf two years ago after we moved closer to the golf club. One day he just asked if he could go to a free clinic that they were running. “He went along and then watched a video online about the World Championships and asked us if he could start playing golf competitively. “The next thing we know we receive an email to say he has qualified for the World Championships in America.” Mr Daniels, who plans to travel to the US with

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10-year-old golfer Harry Daniels will compete in the US this August. Photo: Melinda Jane his son, said the cost of taking Harry to the States for the tournament is about $6000. After Harry learned the news that he qualified for the Kids Golf Championships, he wrote to local businesses in Wentworth Falls and Leura asking if they could help. At the recent trivia night many of those lo-

cal businesses came together, donating prizes and packages which were auctioned off. One local tradie auctioned himself off at the event, and will now spend a whole day offering free trade services to the lucky winner. The total amount raised from Harry’s Trivia Night is still being calculated.

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