I trust all my readers enjoyed the Easter break and caught up with friends and family via visits or phone calls as it was in my case - my children both living in Queensland meant it had to be phone calls.
It was good the rain decided to stop and that thanks must go to those who worked hard to repair the road leading up to or down to the Bight Bridge, depending which way you were travelling, by Easter as it saved so much travelling time. Thanks also for re-opening the Martin Bridge before Easter.
The results of the devastating floods waters is a real eye-opener and like me, many will have taken photos to remember it. As yet I haven't had a look at the damage done at the Wingham Brush but have been told it will never look the same again.
Tinonee Public School
Term one has finished and staff, students and parents are hopefully enjoying the school break including Easter after what has been a very challenging time with COVID and the recent floods.
The school term ended with the Easter Hat Parade and Egg Throwing on the last day and I am sure all had a great time.
Term two will resume April 20 and the following day the school will host their Anzac Day service at 10am and then on Anzac Day, Sunday April 25, those students wishing to participate in the Taree Anzac Day parade are reminded they will meet, wearing their summer school uniform, at 9am at Taree High School.
Canteen supervisor Michelle is still calling for more volunteers to allow the canteen to open daily - if you can help please contact the school at the start of the new term two to find out more details.
Congratulations to the 17 students who participated in the recent Junior and Senior Mathematics Enrichment CSIRO Computational Thinking Competition and Aria, Isabella S, Sean and Kaleb who each received a merit certificate and well done to Nahlah for highest score in the Year 5/6 division at Tinonee and Ned for the highest score in Yearr 3/4 division at Tinonee.
Members are reminded that the next Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall meeting will be held on Tuesday April 13 commencing at 7pm, not 7.30pm. The members have continued with their assistance to those in need following the recent floods and thank everyone for their donations towards this cause.
Royal Australian Air Force centenary
I attended the Wingham RSL Sub-branch's commemorative service marking the Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force held at Anzac Place, Wingham on Wednesday March 31 when I remembered my late Uncle Ted, mum's brother and late Uncle Joey, my dad's youngest brother who both served in the Air Force during World War 11.