Blackmans Bay Primary School Leavers Assembly

Always a pleasure to attend the end of year/Grade 6 leavers assembly at my children’s old school – Blackmans Bay Primary.
Awards recognising an astounding array of skills and talent across the board were plentiful. Best of luck for the future to all and a safe and happy Christmas to the whole school community.
That’s the last school assembly for me for 2017!

Illawarra Primary School Final Assembly

Second last school assembly for the year for me. Not particularly good photo but I had a lovely time at Illawarra Primary School this morning.
Best wishes and farewell to all the Grade 6 leavers. Thankyou to all the staff and the broader school community for the great work undertaken through 2017. Safe and happy Christmas to all.

Rowallan Park Christmas Lunch

It was a great pleasure to be invited to the Rowallan Park Christmas lunch yesterday. Thank you to the parishioners for such lovely food and company . It was wonderful to catch up with a number of friends. I also met (newish) Minister Michael and Sue…I think we might get on OK! You are an amazing inclusive community and I look forward to working with you as you develop further.


Walk4Brain Cancer Offical Total Fundraising Announced

Donations for Walk4BrainCancer Tasmania 2017 are now closed and the official total is $36,450.

This is thanks to a great effort by walkers, fundraisers, sponsors and volunteers.

Your amazing efforts bring the funds raised by this event over the four years to more than $120,000 and have contributed to more than $2 million being raised by Walk4BrainCancer nationally.

It is great to see so many people supporting the excellent work of Cure Brain Cancer.

Huonville High School Renewable Energy Projects

It was wonderful to attend Huonville High School today to meet with members of the student-led Zayed Huon Energy Team that won $100,000USD for the school for renewable energy projects.

The team have transformed a school building into a ‘renewable energy hub’ that shows off renewable and energy efficiency technology as well as installing solar panels that meet a significant portion of the school’s energy needs.

Through their efforts they have increased the school’s use of renewable energies and have learnt important skills in project management, science and technology, and media amongst others. They’ve also encouraged 62 of their fellow students to get involved with the project, sharing their skills across a large portion of the student population.

Congratulations to all involved.