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Friday, June 21, 2019



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What's on this Week at Anglicare

Thursday, May 16, 2019


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Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service – Update

Wednesday, May 15, 2019





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Vehicle Shipment

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


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Friday, May 10, 2019


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P&C AGM MEETING 8TH MAY 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019


ATTENDED: Vicky Jack, Robin Adams, Lou Tavener, Sally Thompson,Gill Brown, Karen Buffett, Sarah Christian, Lisa Richards, Heather Bruce, Louci Reynolds, David Haberfield, Brett Carr, Tara Patel, Susie Dixon, Joel Reeves

APOLOGGIES: Spuddy Buffett, Adam Deszecsar, Bron and Dave South

GUESTS: Fiona Anderson, Rebecca Hayes

CONFIRMATION OF 2018 AGM MINUTES: Proposed confirmation of minutes Joel Reeves, Gill Brown. Members agreed.

PESIDENT’S REPORT

Vice President, Louci Reynolds, as Acting President presented this year’s report. (refer attached) Proposed Sarah and Joel. Accepted and agreed by members present.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Tara Patel provided members with a several hard copies of actual account statements however the Auditor’s Report had only arrived late that afternoon, so copies were unavailable. A copy of that report is attached. Brief, general discussion on the problems of current account status in relation to the audit that may have seen the auditor handle some debits and credits differently. Overall greater understanding may be required when reading the report. Proposed Roz and Gill. Accepted and agreed by members present.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Thanked Louci for stepping up to President’s role and thanked all outgoing P&C Executive members especially Dave South who had been an extremely proactive President during his many years in the role. Last year Dave had welcomed Brett not just to NICS but his whole family into the Norfolk Island community. Dave had liaised with the relevant Commonwealth officers, NSW Education and Premier and Cabinet officer and the Island’s own administrative officers. He had met with all these people with one common goal in mind, the best outcome for the Norfolk Island Central School and its’ students.

One other matter was to recognise the NSW Education Department and the approx. 120 years of educational services it had provided to Norfolk Island. The partnership was ending and hopefully the next provider would soon be known, and the many uncertainties put to rest. We need to leverage the opportunities this situation can provide. Proposed Vicky and Louci. Accepted and agreed by members present.

ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS

Just prior to commencing this section of proceedings Vicky Jack, as Secretary, thanked all members for their support during her years in the role. It had been a ‘hoot’ being Secretary in turn to both Bron and Dave as Presidents but now it was time to take a back seat and for her to provide her support to the next person to fill the role. She also thanked all those members for coming along to the AGM and for keeping the NICS P&C Association going.

President: Joel Reeves, nominated by Sarah Christian and Lou Tavener. Accepted nomination. No other nominees. Agreed by members present.

Vice President: Two required under requirements of NSW P&C Association. Louci Reynolds, nominees Karen Buffett, Gill Brown and Roz Tierny, nominees Vicky Jack and Gill Brown. Both nominees accepted nomination. No other nominees. Both were agree to by members present.

Treasurer: Tara Patel, nominated by Vicky Jack and Louci Reynolds. Accepted nomination. Members present agreed.

Secretary: David Haberfield, nominated by Vicky Jack and Susie Dixon. Accepted nomination. Agreed by members present.

Parent Representatives: Karen Buffett, nominated by Sarah Christian and Roz Tierny. Accepted nomination. Agreed by members present.

Easter Carnival Representatives: Roz Tierny, Bronwyn South, Tara Patel were all nominated by Vicky Jack, Brett Carr, Sally Johnson, Louci Reynolds, David Haberfield, Heather Bruce. All accepted nominations. Agreed by members present.

COMMITTEES

Grounds and Buildings: Brett Carr, Joel Reeves and Sarah Christian all agreed to continue in their role from 2018. Members present agreed.

MOTION TO APPOINT AUDITOR

The Treasurer, Tara Patel, put forward the motion

That Cathy O’Sullivan continue to be the NICS P&C Associations internal auditor for 2019/2020 financial year

Members present agreed.

Also needed agreement as to which executive members could sign cheques. Motion put forward

Continue to require two signatories each cheque and that President, Treasurer, both Vice President’s and the Secretary all be registered as signatories on the relevant accounts.

Members present agreed

Appointment to Merit Selection panels

Joel Reeves, Spuddy Buffett, Vicky Jack, Heather Bruce, Fiona Anderson/Haberfield, David Haberfield

The Principal will send out relevant website to incoming Secretary who can then forward out to all members. The website allows members to enrol and process data that results in certificate enabling them to take part as a panel member in the merit selection process.

AGM ended 8.15 p.m.

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P&C Presidents Report for 2019 AGM 8th May

Friday, May 10, 2019


It has been another difficult year for Norfolk Island and in turn the P&C Association.


The announcement that the Education Dept of NSW would discontinue its service as provider of Education to Norfolk Island Central School was a severe shock to the membership and community.


In addition, and as an association involved in a strong school community, we must acknowledge how gravely ill our President Dave is.  Dave has worked tirelessly for the P&C to make sure our voice is heard and that we continue to be a major contributing part of the life of the school, not only in contributions towards finances with the fundraising of the Easter Carnival but in the care and support the P&C give to the students and the teaching force.  Dave put a huge effort into the selling off of old school equipment, to make way for the new classroom equipment, with thanks to the Commonwealths upgrade contribution.  Dave worked tirelessly on the school bus situation, dealing with the difficulties of both Council Administration and Commonwealth requirements with the purchase and then deemed ownership of the school’s yellow bus.   Many of us are not aware of how much time and integrity Dave put into his passion for Norfolk Island Central School and we humbly thank him for that.  He did his work with no desire for recognition of reward, he just got on with the job.  On behalf of all the members I thank him so very sincerely for his time and effort given so freely.


The P&C this year has made contributions towards Maths-on-line, Literacy Pro, SENTRAL (A new data collection system) to name a few.

Thank you to all other members of the Executive for their support for the P&C (Vicky, Tara, Karen and Principal Brett) and also to you, the membership, who take time out of your already busy schedules to attend meetings and continue providing support towards the efforts this P&C offers to NICS.


All the best for the incoming Executive and I trust that our P&C Community corporate knowledge, as a team, can continue to support NICS and continue to make it the great school it currently is.


Regards

Louci Reynolds

Acting President for May 2019

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Life on the West Island - “The Charm of Infinite Variety”

Friday, May 03, 2019



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What's on this Week at Anglicare?

Friday, May 03, 2019


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Fishing with Greenwoods Fishing Adventures

Friday, April 19, 2019


This week on Norfolk Island has been just too windy to do any fishing out wider than the sheltered sides of the Island. But nonetheless the fishing has been exciting and productive in close. 


With the last of the warm water still hanging around we’ve seen a huge influx of small baitfish that has brought with it all the species we love to catch. A few boats have braved the choppy seas for a feed of Sweetlip and other small cod while the rock fisherman had some great fun chasing down pelagics on the slippery stones. Kingfish, Bonito, Trevally and Yellowfin were all caught from the rocks including some huge Sweetlip. Even the spear fishermen got some quality fish just off the shore. 


One interesting find was an 18kg Kingfish washed up dead on one of our beaches with a big Puffa fish blown up still stuck in the Kingfishes mouth. A tragic way to go for such a great fish but it certainly made someone’s morning walk. The week ahead looks ok with the wind dropping down and sun shining. I won’t be fishing though, not here at least, I’m off to NZ to help a mate out with his charter business right up North. I’ll be onboard for 2 x 5 day trips to the Three Kings Islands chasing Marlin, Yellowfin, Bass Grouper, Harpuka, Bluenose, Snapper and of course massive Kingfish! I’m going to deckhand but fingers crossed I get to wet a line myself every now and then to see what all the fuss is about. So if you’re coming to Norfolk between now and the 11th May, Greenwoods Fishing Adventures is out of action. 


There is Charter Marine or Advance Fishing that will take you out to experience the incredible fishery we have here. 


Good luck! Cheers for now, Scotty

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