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CHAIRO Christian School entered the
school band competition at the Korum-
burra Show and received $500 from the
A & P Society for their great efforts.
The band was led by teacher Justine
THE Korumburra entertainment committee
worked hard on increasing the variety of enter-
tainment as well as the quantity for the commu-
nity at this year’s Korumburra Show.
A highlight of the show was an appearance
from Paralympian horse rider Anne Skinner,
who demonstrated her skills and invited chil-
dren to pat her 18.2 horse Cossack.
After a near fatal accident that left her with
spinal injuries and little chance of walking
again, joining the Riding for Disabled Associa-
tion played a major part in her rehabilitation.
She went on to represent Australia in the Syd-
ney 2000 and Athens 2004 Paralympic games.
Another first at the show was the tug- of-war
competition and gymnastics, as well as busk-
ing around the oval and buskers later appear-
ing on stage.
A highlight of the entertainment was the
Chairo College band, who won the school
The judges had a very difficult time choosing
the winners with such top talent.
The Show Society would like to thank judges
and sponsors for their support.
First prize of $500 was sponsored by Korum-
Second prize of $300 was sponsored by
Treacy Real Estate Korumburra, Alex Scott &
Staff Korumburra, Elders Real Estate Korum-
burra and Blue Print Accounting Services.
Third prize of $100 was sponsored by the Ko-
rumburra Lions Club and a $100 encourage-
ment award was sponsored by Koringal Ladies.
Parry’s Korumburra provided two $50 vouchers
and Burra Sports and Cycles provided a voucher.
New attractions well received
Chairo students stars of the show
By LSC journalists
Irene Thorson and Charli Fixter
YEAR 12 student at Leongatha Secondary
College Chloe Wylie was recently selected by the
VCE Examiners to perform in the VCAA Top
Class Music concert.
She completed her Unit 3 and 4 VCE music
course last year while in Year 11.
She was selected to play an Australian com-
position called Into The Dreaming by Peter
Sculthorpe on her classical guitar.
VCAA Top Class Music is a concert where sev-
eral young students who received A+ on their
VCE Performance Examination are featured.
The recording of their A+ piece is sent off to be
presented in front of a panel who will then select
which performances best suit their repertoire.
What inspired you to start playing the gui-
tar, and continue on with it through year 12?
All of my older siblings played the classical
guitar from a young age, so I guess it was inevi-
table that I would soon follow in their footsteps.
I started playing when I was eight years old
and over the years I have had many ups and
downs about playing the guitar.
I have tried to quit many times but my music teach-
ers and my mum encouraged me to keep playing.
However finally being recognised by people
such as those from VCAA makes me feel as if
all the years of practice have finally payed off
and has led me to enjoy playing again.
Do you plan to continue studying/playing
music in the future and if so where about
will you study?
Yes, I hope so. Recently I have been consider-
ing doing music at uni. I think it would give me
a good opportunity to reach my full potential.
If you could give the current Year 12s
studying music some advice, what would you
Practice, practice and practice! However you
also need to have some down time to. For ex-
ample I found going to work or doing outdoor
activities was a good way to forget about mu-
sic and clear your mind for a little while until I
went back to practicing.
Chloe will be performing at the Melbourne Re-
cital Centre to a sold out audience on March 22.
ST JOSEPH’S School, Wonthaggi’s new
student leaders have been inducted in a spe-
cial ceremony presided over by principal,
Ronan O’Mahony and Parish Priest, Fr Man-
The ceremony, held at the beginning of the
school’s weekly assembly on Friday, saw the
school captains, vice captains, liturgy captains
and house captains called forward to accept
their badges, take their leadership commit-
ment oath and receive a blessing.
Principal Ronan O’Mahony said he was proud
of the efforts of all his students and had no doubt
that those who took on these leadership positions
would represent their school admirably.
“All students at St Joseph’s are encouraged
to develop and demonstrate leadership skills.
“Student leadership teaches respect and re-
sponsibility, for ourselves and for fellow stu-
dents, staff and parents. It’s a great way to
contribute to the successes of the school com-
munity,” he said.
At St Joseph’s, school leaders’ duties range
from public speaking at school events to active
involvement in school activities, and encourag-
ing the involvement of other students.
The 2017 school captains for St Joseph’s are
Eve Pollitt and Isaac Seuren.
STARTING Prep is always an exciting time,
but this year it was made even more exciting
with a gift from Westernport Water.
Every new Prep student at Cowes Primary
School, Newhaven Primary School, San Remo
Primary School, Bass Valley Primary School
and Newhaven College received one of Western-
port Water’s free reusable water bottles to en-
sure they would stay hydrated throughout their
busy school days.
Westernport Water’s communication and edu-
cation officer Katrina Knight introduced the Prep
Water Bottle Initiative at the schools this year as
part of the ongoing Choose Tap campaign.
“Our Choose Tap campaign aims to educate
our community about the health, environ-
mental and economic benefits of drinking tap
water,” she said.
“This year we are focusing on partnering with
local schools to encourage children and parents to
consider these benefits and drink more tap water.
“We know that only a two per cent drop in
body water can cause a 13 per cent decrease
in concentration, so keeping kids hydrated
throughout the day is imperative for their
learning and overall health.
“By giving the new Prep students a free
Choose Tap drink bottle to keep in their class-
room or school bag, we hope to give them the
best start to school possible.”
Cowes Primary School Prep teacher Kylie
Carlson said the bottles have been appreciated
by both the children and their families.
“The students love filling their bottles up
and drinking water at fruit break, recess and
Westernport Water’s managing director, Peter
Quigley said tap water is good for your health,
it’s environmentally friendly and much cheaper
than the bottled alternative.
“With 16 per cent of Gippsland adults now
consuming sugary drinks on a daily basis and
over 25 per cent of Australian children being
either overweight or obese, it’s imperative we
get in early to educate and change unhealthy
habits to benefit long term wellbeing,” he said.
“This new initiative as part of our Choose Tap
campaign is another great example of how we are
adding value to our community and customers.”
Don’t forget that water refill stations have
been installed in public spaces in the Western-
port Water service area so that adults, children
and pets have access to free drinking water
where they need it most.
To find a Water Refill Station near you, down-
load the Choose Tap app on your phone, or go
to the Choose Tap page at www.westernport-
Chloe Wylie will perform at the VCAA Top
Class Music concert on March 22.
Chloe Wylie selected for top
class music performance
The leaders at St Joseph’s School, Wonthaggi were announced last week.
Induction of school leaders
San Remo Primary Prep teacher Tracey
Wilson and Westernport Water communica-
tions officer Katrina Knight gave away free
reusable drink bottles to new Prep students
as part of the Choose Tap campaign.
Kids choosing tap
Justin Abicare leads the Chairo Christian Scool band at the Korumburra Show.
Paralympian Anne Skinner demonstrated her skills on horseback at the Korumburra Show.
Doug Appleton presented Janie Gordon
with the Bill O’Neill Champion Busker Tro-
phy at the Korumburra Show.
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