I attended Our Lady Help of Christians School Centenary last week.
It was a great event.
I would like to thank all the parish priests and Sisters of St Josephs, principals and teachers over the last 100 years for providing our community with faith-based education
The School’s Centenary team has done an amazing job organising last weekend’s celebration in the midst of the recovery effort.
Thank you to Fr Peter Karam, Principal Brendan Malone, Assistant Principal Katie Rose, as well as the team of teachers, past students and parents who generously gave their time.
I was pleased to announce a grant of almost $6000 to the Richmond River Historical Society for its terrific project Lismore By The Sea recently.
The Society holds a number of artefacts from vessels that served on the North Coast run. The project will see the Society re-organise its maritime display in a more contemporary and professional way.
It will include an interpretive media display highlighting the role of the North Coast Steam Navigation Company in the maritime history of community.
Some unique and valuable artefacts relating to this story, including a lantern from the ‘Lady Franklin’ and navigational items owned by the Captain Hunter, master of the first Wollongbar that was wrecked in Byron Bay in 1921, will be rehoused in cabinets for better display and protection.
It was great to present Legacy Certificates to students at Wyrallah Road Public School last week. It is a wonderful competition to engage students in the important work of Legacy.
Congratulations to all involved.