The last week of third term is here and it will be a sad time for staff and students alike as they say 'farewell, goodbye and all the best' to Mrs Robyn Agnew, who will be retiring after working with Tinonee Public School since 2005.
And in that 15 years she has become well known and much looked up to by students, staff and parents in her position of teacher's aide. The school will have a special 'sausage sandwich' farewell for her on Thursday, September 24.
On Wednesday, September 23 the Kidpreneur 2020 day is being held with Year 6 students presenting a range of fun activities for the whole school, keeping all COVID safe. There are lots of fun events and eats for all to enjoy from 50c to $3 with the profits from the day going to Tinonee's local Koalas in Care Group and Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
KI/KA enjoyed a history lesson learning about the way people lived in the past. Some 20-plus items were provided by Tinonee Historical Society ranging from household items, school items, toys and even a small set of bellows and some horseshoes representing the work of a blacksmith. The children found it informative and a eye opening experience according to their teachers Mrs Kelly and Mrs Atkins.
It was disappointing to see when driving to Wingham at the end of last week, that someone had decided to dump their household rubbish including a white wooden cabinet, at Brushy Cutting Lookout, a favourite spot with visitors who stop and view our lovely landscape from.
Most of the items could have been broken up and placed in a normal household garbage bin for collection. Please remember it doesn't take much effort to "Keep Australia Beautiful" and present a good imagine for our visitors who will be coming to our area during the upcoming school holidays.
Get Ready weekend
Reports have been heard that Tinonee Rural Fire Service's 'Be Prepared Weekend' received a good response on both Saturday and Sunday with at least 100 persons attending each day and these were not just Tinonee folk but 'out of towners' from Mondrook, Burrell Creek and places in between.
Youngsters were given education packs with all sorts of goodies, even a red fire hat, and these were well received, whilst adults were interested in the GPS mapping that was displayed on the large RSF screen showing their properties and where the fires pre-October 2019 and post-fires had gone through the area. The need for fire permits came into force on September 1 and a number of these were issued and RFS checking will take place.
During Sunday morning's presentation, the brigade received a callout for assistance to a car accident on The Four Mile south of Taree.
Overall the weekend was well received and well done to all involved.
Saturday afternoon around 1.20pm the Westpac Rescue helicopter landed on Tinonee Recreation Ground's Bob Collier Oval and left again headed south at 2pm with a patient who came off his mountain bike in the nearby area.
We are so lucky to have an area for this valuable service to utilise and get well wishes to the patient for a quick recovery.
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