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LOCAL TEACHERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR PREMIER’S SCHOLARSHIPS

With many hard working and dedicated teachers throughout the electorate, Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries has encouraged interested teachers to apply for the 2014 round of the NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships.

Mr Humphries said 22 scholarships in 12 program areas are on offer for teachers in NSW government and non-government schools and TAFE NSW Institutes.

“The scholarships give teachers the opportunity to study overseas, carry out research in an area of interest, and further their professional growth and development,” Mr Humphries said.

“The scholarships are designed to enhance and enrich the learning experiences of students by giving their teachers a unique opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in their chosen field of expertise.

“Over 370 teachers have taken part in the scholarship program since its inception in 1999.

“They have returned to their classrooms and TAFE Institutes inspired and re-invigorated, sharing new teaching methods, skills, and knowledge.

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LOCAL TEACHERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR PREMIER’S SCHOLARSHIPS

With many hard working and dedicated teachers throughout the electorate, Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries has encouraged interested teachers to apply for the 2014 round of the NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships.

Mr Humphries said 22 scholarships in 12 program areas are on offer for teachers in NSW government and non-government schools and TAFE NSW Institutes.

“The scholarships give teachers the opportunity to study overseas, carry out research in an area of interest, and further their professional growth and development,” Mr Humphries said.

“The scholarships are designed to enhance and enrich the learning experiences of students by giving their teachers a unique opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in their chosen field of expertise.

“Over 370 teachers have taken part in the scholarship program since its inception in 1999.

“They have returned to their classrooms and TAFE Institutes inspired and re-invigorated, sharing new teaching methods, skills, and knowledge.

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State of Barwon

A Night by the Billabong

This weekend the Central West community will come together for a benefit concert in Warren to help RiverSmart raise funds for a 'Window on the Wetlands' (WOW) Centre.

This centre, based in Warren, will offer education and training and further grow the successful Macquarie River Trails initiative and provide a community space.

Winner of 18 Golden Guitar awards, Sara Storer, and her brother Greg, will star in the benefit concert, this Friday 11th April.

Tickets for the concert are $30 each and available on-line at www.riversmart.org.au

Langley's bus line is offering those wishing to travel from Dubbo or Narromine the opportunity to travel to and from the event and can be purchased directly from Langley's on 68828977. 

This is sure to be a fantastic evening and I encourage everyone in the region to attend.

NSW Government Board Vacancies

Recently the NSW Government decided to collate all board vacancies, including Crown Reserve Trusts, so they are easily accessible and viewable on one convenient website: http://www.boards.dpc.nsw.gov.au/board-vacancies

It only takes a small effort to build a community, and you can do your part by joining a Crown Land Reserve Trust Board.

This website is updated regularly as vacancies open and I encourage anyone interested in becoming a board member to check the website on a regular basis.

Currently The Minister for Trade and Investment is seeking nominations for appointment to the Wee Waa Showground Trust and Moree Homes For The Aged Reserve Trust.

Appointments are for up to five years and are voluntary.  It is expected that members of the trusts live within or close to the trust area.

Trust membership is a rewarding experience, and by applying to join you'll be doing your part for the local community.

Further information on becoming a Crown Land Reserve Trust Board member is available on the website, together with the relevant application form.

WinCott Training

For those involved in a community or professional group wishing to increase the efficiency, productivity and transparency of the group, WinCott is holding Corporate Governance Training this month to help with such issues.

The program will be held on April 8 at the Goondiwindi Bowling Club from 8.30 – 4.30 and April 10 at the Narrabri CRDC Board Room from 8.30 to 4.30.

The purpose of the program is to ensure participants are meeting responsibilities and working within the constitutional requirements.

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Thumbs Up

To the Gulargambone community and 2828 Committee for another very successful Dinner Under the Stars event on Saturday night. As always it was a great night and wonderful to catch up with so many in the region, particularly with the mood buoyed by some good rainfalls in the region during the week.

Thumbs Down

To the current drought that is devestating the electorate, it was great to hear of some good falls around the Dubbo region - however we desperately need widespread and soaking rain as soon as possible.... 

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Electorate Details

Barwon is home to some of NSW’s most diverse and innovative communities, covering 1/3 of NSW. Find out more here

 

Moree Electorate Office

Phone: (02) 6752 5002
Facsimile: (02) 6752 6102

Postal Address
161 Balo Street
PO Box 958
Moree NSW 2400

Cobar Electorate Office

Phone: (02) 6836 3722
Facsimile: (02) 6836 3811

Postal Address
11 Barton Street
PO Box 99
Cobar NSW 2835