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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Mavis Cup round five took place last Saturday and there were some great games of tennis.  Shalee, who is visiting the island, filled in for us and played some great tennis. Due to the Comedy Festival happening next Saturday the sixth round of Mavis will happen on Saturday August 10th and all new members are more than welcome to come along.  If for some reason you can’t make it please contact Gill on 56878 so alternative arrangements can be made. 


Social tennis took place this week for the ladies on Tuesday night and we had nine ladies who braved the cold and played some great rallies.  We welcomed Carly to our competition and Shalee returned for a repeat performance, we hope your injury is on the improve.  Just a reminder that comps will start this week, Mens on Monday and Ladies on Tuesday, it is not too late to come along and join the fun.

Thursday night is the perfect night for a hit of tennis and all locals and visitors are welcome to come along.  Soccer also happens on the courts from 6pm. 

Hannah Wright and Sam Cribb are currently in Fiji for the POJC which is very exciting.  They left last Tuesday.  We wish Hannah and Sam all the very best in the competition.

Please note that the Cheryl Tennis Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd August, at 5.15pm and will take place at the club house.  All interested parties are more than welcome to attend.

The club’s annual presentation night will also take place next month with a date to be advised.

Court Hire:  Visitors and non-members are welcome to play during the day at a cost of $16 per hour- Night rates are $18 per hour. However, members are able to have free use of the courts during the day, or pay $12 per hour in the evenings when there are no comps being played. Please use the Honesty Box if the courts are unattended.

Ball Machine Hire:   Should you wish to hire the Ball machine to improve your skills, cost to members is $6 per half-hour & $10 per hour; and to Non-members, $15 per half-hour and $25 per hour.  Please be mindful of our neighbours and do not use the ball machine before 7am on Sunday mornings.  Thank you.

Venue Hire:  Looking for a great place to host your next event.  Why not try the Cheryl Tennis club?  Bar facilities available on request and facilities can cater for up to 100 people. 

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Friday, July 26, 2019

On Norfolk Island public reserves are managed in accordance with the Public Reserves Act 1997 (NI) and the Plans of Management for Public Reserves. 

The Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) has conducted a review of the existing plans and is now seeking feedback from the community on six of its Draft Plans of Management for reserves located at:
Bumbora, Ball Bay, Stock, Middlegate, Anson Bay and Hundred Acres. To submit feedback, complete the online form available on Councils website at link or collect a hardcopy form from Councils Customer Care offices on New Cascade Road. Hardcopy submissions can be returned in person to the Customer Care offices, mailed to PO Box 95 or, emailed to The public submission period is for 56 days and closes at 4:00pm on 20 September 2019. 

For more information, please contact Senior Environmental Officer Jim Castles by emailing or telephone Customer Care on local free call 0100. 

Bruce Taylor 
27 July 2018

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Foodland Specials

Friday, July 26, 2019

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School Report

Friday, July 26, 2019

New Staff

            I’d like to welcome several new staff who joined Team NICS this week.  We have Carly Ellis in PDHPE, Kylie Ward in Primary and Lisa Johnson as School Counsellor.  We also welcome Russell Moore in Secondary as Head Teacher Mentor.  Russell is a substantiative Head Teacher from Toronto High School with several years of leadership in curriculum, assessment, data analysis and professional learning.  Russell’s executive position is an above establishment position funded by the Commonwealth to continue our work in strengthened student outcomes.  We welcome the expertise of all our new staff, complementing the great team of educators we have here at NICS.

Parent Teacher Evening

            Parents of students from Years 7-10 are invited to meet with teachers on Tuesday, July 30, at Parent Teacher Evening.  Interviews will be held in Rooms 20 and 21 between 4:30pm-6:30pm.  I encourage all parents and students to attend to discuss feedback from mid-year reports, sent out over the break, and to work in partnership to set authentic learning goals for Semester 2.  I look forward to a busy evening of discussing “all things learning” early next week.

100% Attendance

            We had 54 students achieve 100% attendance for Term 2.  This is a great achievement given that Term 2 crosses the dreaded flu season.  We will be recognising these 54 students at next week’s assembly.  I’m looking forward to seeing this figure improve in Term 3.  As always, our average attendance school-wide was above state average again for Term 2…and opening the gap between the two averages is our ongoing goal!

Ron Miles

Sad news came through in the holiday break of the passing of Ron Miles.  Ron was principal at NICS in 2000-2002.  Ron was also the principal of Granville South and Dulwich Hill.  Ron was 71 years of age.  On behalf of NICS and the education community, I’d like to acknowledge his commitment to, and leadership of, student learning and wellbeing and extend our condolences to Ron’s family.


Our school is celebrating the importance of tradition and culture throughout Week 2, as part of our NAIDOC Week celebrations.  We currently have three Year 11 students off Island representing Norfolk Island at a Lions Culture Camp for Youth.  We are looking forward to hearing about the similarities and differences between Norfolk Island Culture and other cultures around the world as part of their experience.  As we all agree, Norfolk Island culture and tradition is a significant way of being on Norfolk Island…so sharing ideas about the preservation, celebration and sharing of culture is important for our students to carry forth the legacy of a proud identity.

Employment with Us

            A reminder that the following employment opportunities below close on Friday, August 2.  If you need assistance with applying for these positions, please contact People Plus on 22562 or call in to the office at 115a Taylors Road.

School Learning Support Officer – Early Intervention P-2:

Norfolk Island Engagement Officer:

School Learning and Support Officer – Years 3-12:  (Casual Pool)

P&C Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31.  Meetings are held in Room 21 and commence at 7:00pm.  This is an open invitation and I encourage all people interested to attend.

Things coming up Term 3 - Week 2:

  • NAIDOC Week – Celebration of Culture.
  • Year 7-10 Parent Teacher Evening – Tuesday, July 30  (4:30pm-6:30pm).

Things coming up Term 3 - Week 3:

  • Education Week – ‘Every Student, Every Voice’.
  • Semester 1 Academic Assembly – Tuesday, August 6, 10:00am-10:30am.


Brett Carr

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Australian Government investment sees Norfolk Island back on cruising map

Friday, July 26, 2019

The three passenger transfer vessels are set to arrive on Norfolk Island following the completion of successful sea trials and their departure from Port Macquarie on 21 July.

The vessels, which can hold up to 90 people each, will be used to transfer cruise ship passengers from ship to shore. They are anticipated to arrive on a barge towed by a tug on 27 July, depending on weather and sea conditions, in readiness for the cruise ship season.

Many entries to name the vessels were received and considered by a committee comprising the Mayor of the Norfolk Island Regional Council, and representatives from the Norfolk Island Council of Elders, tourism and business sectors, Norfolk Island Central School, and my office.

Names reflective of Norfolk heritage and pride in local language, flora and fauna, and the sea have been chosen.

The vessels will be named Wana (sea urchin), Hihi (periwinkle) and Nuffka (Kingfisher).

All three successful names were among those submitted through entries from the school and I look forward to personally congratulating the students for their creative and thoughtful efforts.

The short and easily distinguishable names will also assist in maritime communications.

Associated road and infrastructure works on Cascade Road, which are scheduled to commence shortly, will allow for movement of the vessels from Cascade Pier to potential storage locations. These civil works are budgeted to cost approximately $625,000 and, together with the $3.9 million for the passenger transfer vessels, is a significant investment by the Australian Government to support Norfolk Island as a desirable cruise ship destination.

The tender for the operation and management of the PTVs closed on Friday, 26 July and the Department will now assess the tenders. The community will be kept informed as this process is finalised.

Eric Hutchinson

July 2019

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