Tatura’s Sacred Heart Primary School’s Minni Vinnies are doing their bit to help sick children in Kenya.SIONNIE KELLY August 16, 2014 4:12am
Minni Vinnies: (Back) Marie O'Meara, Cameron Sanders, Alyson Phillips, Nicole Forte, Imogen Finlayson, Bronte Innes-Irons, Daiski Lew-Fennell, (middle) Gretl Finlayson, Nicky Pena, Gabby Sanders, Rogue Macreadie, Xavier Hutchison, (front) Ryerson De Lai, Lily Vincitorio, Michael Kelly and Mickeely Gray.
The school’s Minni Vinnies program has 25 students who are in years 3 to 6.
The children meet fortnightly during school hours to discuss opportunities to raise money and give back to the community.
School principal Trish Miller said GV Health was looking for toys to donate to Kenya and the Minni Vinnies team unanimously voted in favour of directing their efforts to the cause. Mrs Miller said she was proud of her students.
‘‘They’re doing an excellent job,’’ she said.
‘‘They’re passionate and we do our best to facilitate their ideas.’’
The Minni Vinnies team is donating knitted toys that have been given to the school during the year.
‘‘They’ve got a real sense of social justice,’’ Mrs Miller said.
‘‘It’s not just a one off, it’s not just their fortnightly meetings, it’s a way of their being.’’
Mrs Miller said there were more than 20 knitted bunnies and teddies waiting to be sent to Kenya.
One person is dead after a collision between a car and a truck on the Murray Valley Highway and Waaia Bearii Rd. Traffic is being diverted around the scene.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CLAIRE Murphy came home the other day.
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WYUNA’s Memorial Hall was filled with over 80 people for the recent launch of the Wyuna History Group’s third book by Wyuna History Group researcher Noel Thompson – Wyuna Honour Roll 1914-1918.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
WINE is meant to be enjoyed with good food and good friends.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
Tuesday, August 16
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