Congratulation to Charles Dodds - pictured - and Corey Crain for their outstanding academic achievements in science this year …
Heather baker has been a Riding for the Disabled volunteer for more than 40 years.
Ms Baker, alongside fellow volunteers, coaches and members, this year helped to support about 130 children and adults through the unique benefits of working with horses.
Entirely community funded, I was surprised to learn the volunteer-run initiative has been adopting the natural therapy of horses in Wagga since 1973.
There’s something magical about it all.
I had the pleasure of meeting the current president Ms Baker at the organisation’s Christmas party on Saturday evening.
I have to say I was blown away by the dedication, commitment and compassion of these wonderful men and women.
Not only that, it is incredible how horses work to assist those living with disabilities or special needs.
It was wonderful to meet TAFE Director Kerry Penton and One Door Mental Health Wagga’s NDIS manager Pieta Manning - from Sunflower House - at TAFE NSW Riverina Institute graduation ceremony for 2018.
Congratulations to year-8 student Aimee Redway, who was awarded first in the year at Wagga Anglican College and to Matthew Redway for his commendation in geography and history.
They were two of many awardees at Monday’s presentation night.
I was delighted to present a number of prestigious awards, including the Caltex Best All Rounder award, to a some very bright and motivated students.
Had a wonderful time at TRAC’s presentation night.
I’d like to acknowledge The Riverina Anglican College chair Andrew Bowcher, who is stepping down after 11 years as chair and 19 years on the board. Mr Bowcher has been a real force behind establishing the school and I wish him all the best for the future.
I also had the privilege of presenting the Caltex Best All-rounder Award to Lara Jay. Well done Lara!
I was delighted to be able to address students and members of the University of the Third Age this afternoon.
Thank you to U3A president Michael David and vice-president Daphne Corswell for the invite.
It’s wonderful to see greater opportunities for education and stimulation for older members of the community.