Pictured above: Salvation Army presentation at KPS
Pictured below: Junior Room assembly item at KPS
Pictured above: DPS School Leadership group
Kukerin Primary School
Parent Interviews will be held on Wednesday April 5th.
On Tuesdays the 29th of March, Kukerin Primary’s Junior Room had its assembly which was magnificently attended by parents and community members. The students performed a wonderful rendition of ‘Give me a Home Among the Gum Trees’ with well-choreographed kangaroo and sheep dance routines. They even had an old rocking chair, which finished the performance off beautifully. All of the Junior Room students spoke at the assembly with confidence. You could tell they had rehearsed their lines and were well prepared. Thank you to all the parents for helping to support a wonderful school assembly.
We also had the privilege to welcome Niall and Michelle Gibson from the Salvation Army in Narrogin to receive a collection of non-perishable food, clothes and blankets which all students and families donated over the last couple of weeks. Students also had a free dress day last Friday and were able to collect donate $107.25 to the Salvation Army as well. Niall and Michelle were very grateful and were able to explain to the students exactly how the donations would help families in need. All of this was coordinated by Junior Room teacher Miss Stevie Savage, and we thank her for all her hard work in preparing the assembly item and coordination of the Salvation Army donation. Thank you Miss Savage.
Cooper Davidson (Kindy) For settling in well to Kindy and always trying his best when completing activities. He is following the class routines well and is often seen encouraging his classmates. A wonderful start to the year Cooper, well done.
Eve Gray (Pre Primary) For constantly having a positive attitude towards all school work and offering to help her classmates where needed. She is a great asset to our class and a fantastic role model. Keep up the great work, Eve.
Isabel Doney (Year 2) Isabel, you are a wonderful student, who always gives 100% in every task you are given. Continue to shine Isabel, it has been lovely to see your confidence grow throughout your first term in the Middle Room.
Camille Smith (Year 3) For showing me that she is committed to improving her skills to learn, by the preparation she does before each lesson. During lessons, it is a pleasure to see her eagerness to share her ideas with her peers. Keep up the focused attitude, Cami! It is wonderful to see!
Louis Davidson (Year 4) For his great start to the year in the Senior Room. He has worked hard to stay on task and apply himself without being distracted by others. He contributes to class discussions and does his best. Keep it up Louis.
Claire Faulkner (Year 5) For her consistent and conscientious efforts across all subject areas in the classroom. Claire is an independent worker who tries her best and is always happy to help others. Well done Claire.
AUSSIE OF THE MONTH
Ashleigh Faulkner for displaying all the school expectations consistently in all areas. She is a kind and friendly student. Congratulations Ashleigh.
Dumbleyung Primary School
Thank you to Mrs Ball for organising the day and driving us to Albany as well as Mrs Justins.
By Evelyn Bennett
It’s that time of year again, membership time! Save on printing, advertising, room hire, asset hire and so much more when you become a member of the CRC. The Dumbleyung CRC are currently bringing all members into line to be renewed each April.
By being a member you are not only supporting a not for profit community organisation but you are also assisting us as we grow to be a sustainable community hub with the ability to offer our Shire more events, workshops and other services. For example, since our inception in August 2015 we’ve been able to deliver over 40 workshops/initiatives/events benefiting over 350 community members.
The CRC is funded through the Department of Regional Development, however the funding unfortunately does not cover all costs. So we ask you to continue supporting the CRC and inadvertently, the community, by renewing your membership or becoming a member!
Ask the CRC for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9863 4829. Current members please check your mail in the coming days for your membership renewal and further details. All memberships need to be completed by April 30.
There are only three sleeps until your taste buds are tantalised with local produce, children are on a sugar high of fairy floss and donuts and you’re dancing the night away to the band Renegade. The Dumbleyung Town Hall will soon be transformed into a fabulous event filled with local food, wine tastings, children’s sideshow alley, live music and stall holders offering a variety of items (from candles, indigenous bush tucker and tea, to stand up paddle boards; there’s something for everyone!).
Taste of Dumbleyung will be held this Saturday April 1st and starts at 3pm with children’s sideshow available until 7pm. The official opening will be held at 4pm, Sand and Salt Lake Grace will wow you with the latest trends with a fashion show at 4.30pm, followed by the traditional tractor pull on Harvey Street at 6pm. Wine tastings, stall holders and delicious local food all available from 3pm until late or until sold out!
Dust off your dancing shoes as the celebration continues with Renegade taking to the stage from 7pm! A free community event, the Dumbleyung Events Committee welcomes everyone to attend (extend the invite to family and friends!) a full and fun packed weekend enjoying great local produce from our region plus a visit to the spectacular Lake Dumbleyung.
Please note this is a cash only event and unfortunately there will not be any eftpos credit card facilities. For more information search ‘Taste of Dumbleyung’ on Facebook.
Pictured above: Action shot on range at the Kukerin Practical Pistol Club
SSAA State Steel Challenge Titles held 18 March 2017
The Kukerin Practical Pistol Club (KPPC) once again successfully hosted the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) Annual State Steel Challenge Titles. This events popularity continues to amaze us with over 80 odd competitors, the youngest being 10, shooting his first state competition, and the oldest around 70. The event was shot in great spirit, great weather and great friendship from both new and old shooters. The event attracts men, ladies, seniors and juniors from all over the state and this year we even had one shooter fly in from Brisbane Thursday night, shoot the titles and fly back again Monday. That is keen. We had shooters camped on the range, staying in the Kukerin Hotel, at Mary’s Cottages and overflowing in a local house in town.
The Steel Challenge consists of eight stages and can be shot with open, production, revolver & rim-fire guns. There are medals for all divisions
The SSAA WA State President Ron Bryant and SSAA WA State Delegate Ian Pittick shot the competition and gave much praise to the Kukerin Club who are small in membership but manage to attract big numbers of shooters and families and give fabulous hospitality; well known for the great food, soup, burgers and pin-wheels. KPPC is a small but strong club with 8 ranges, modern facilities and friendly members. It is one of the best set up shooting clubs in the state and hosts two State events each year. Our club was the first in this state to host the National Steel Challenge last year and the feedback was so positive that we feel confident we will be doing it again in the not so distant future.
We had a record broken this year by Caleb Harris being the first shooter in WA to shoot the event in under the 100 seconds barrier. This is a fantastic effort.
On another note we say farewell to our "kitchen girls", Sue and Dianne, who are stepping down after eight years of feeding the hungry shooters. You will be missed.
The catch cry at the conclusion of the shoot from our visiting shooters was ‘We will be back, see you in September.’ The 2017 Annual Kukerin Steel Challenge will be held on the weekend of 9th & 10th of September and we invite all members of the public to come out and check out how we enjoy our chosen sport.
PS.Ear and eye protection must be worn on all ranges. Check into the office on arrival.
Article by K. Cook
Photo above: left to right Steve Marris (Kukerin Club President) Ian Pittick (Sporting Shooters WA State Delegate) Sue Marris and Dianne (retiring kitchen staff after 8 years of service )
Pictured above: Ladies enjoying the inspirational words of guest speaker Tanya Dupagne
A luscious morning high tea, great company and a wonderful speaker lead to a very well received International Women’s Day event on Friday 17th March.
Camp Kulin Manager, Tanya Dupagne, was an inspiring speaker and suited the audience and occasion perfectly. Over 30 ladies attended and heard Tanya share her story and how it has led her to now manage a very popular and well needed camp for eight to twelve year olds in the Wheatbelt town of Kulin after working in many locations around the world including South Africa.
Camp Kulin is about instilling children with important skills such as teamwork, persistence, perseverance, communication, self-esteem, self-confidence, leadership, respect, anger management and trust.
There is a long wait-list for sponsored children to attend as the word has spread far and wide on the success and excellent outcomes of those children affected by trauma/torture situations.
There is not only a wait-list for attendees but also for volunteer counsellors, with Tanya saying they have never really needed to advertise as word of mouth has spread so well and quickly they actually have more offers of volunteers than needed at present! This obviously speaks for itself.
Tanya encapsulated her answer to the question: How can you reach all those in need? With the below Starfish story…you can always make a difference to one person!
Once upon a time, there was a wise old man who used to go to the beach to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a young man doing what he thought was dancing. When he got closer, he saw that thee young man was not dancing at all. What he was doing was bending down to the ground, picking up objects and tossing them into the water. The wise old man said “Young man, can I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young man replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The sun is high and the tide is out, if I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
The old man replied “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said “It made a difference to that one!”
$350 provides a week at camp for a child, including accommodation, transportation, all meals and 12 hours of activities a day. If you, or someone you know, is interested in sponsoring a child, donating or assisting with corporate sponsorship please contact Camp Kulin via email: email@example.com , Facebook: www.facebook.com/campkulin or phone 9880 2000.
Dumbleyung Gymnastics Club
Hello Everyone - Gym is back! We are excited about a new year, new coaches and gymnasts.
STARTING TERM 2
Monday Week 2 May 1st
2.45 -3.45 sporting schools (free for KPS students)
4.00 -5.00 General gymnastics - costs attached, suitable for out of towners and comp gymnasts and those ready for more skills
Wednesday Week 2 May 3rd
9.30am - 10.30am Kindergym
6 week program
Please note that this year we have organised a NEW Long sleeve gym club shirt – adult and children sizes available $55. If you are keen to take advantage of this please let Jemma Smith firstname.lastname@example.org know with size and quantity. She is hoping to get ALL orders in by the first two weeks of gym (shirts will take 6 weeks to arrive). I will send picture on shortly – design will follow along the lines of our new competition uniform.
Please see attached enrolment form, invoices for Terms 2 and 3. Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Regards, Amanda Nenke – President
Dumbleyung Darts Club
Are you interested in playing darts? The Dumbleyung Darts Club play in the Wagin Association on a Tuesday evening. There are home and away games with players carpooling for away games. To register your interest or for more information please contact Graham Wilson on 0428 492 635.
LANDCARE MEETING – WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH 2017
This has been scheduled for 29th March and will commence at 3pm at the Shire Council Chambers. These meetings are open to all community member who wish to attend and hear the activities and business of the local Landcare Organisation. This is supported by the Shire and aims to provide a Landcare service to shire rate payers. Any enquiries relating to environmental issues, weed identification and control, tree orders, salt land reclamation projects, feral animal control, water testing for salinity, information workshops and tours can be directed to the Landcare Office located at 18B Absolon Street. Further information please contact Claudia Hadlow on 98 634225 or 0429612447. email@example.com
Your chance to have a say in the future direction of the shire.
The workshops will have an update on what has happened since the last workshops in 2015, background on where the shire is currently at and discussion about the future direction of the shire. We encourage all to attend.
They will be held on Monday 10th April 7pm at Nenke Park and Tuesday 11th April at 7pm at the Dumbleyung Town Hall.
Road Closure Information - 1st April 2017
Please be aware that there will be the following road closures in place on Saturday 1st April for the Taste of Dumbleyung:
3:00pm - 6:00pm
DAWSON ST from Taylor St to Violet Ln
VIOLET LN from Dawson St to Bennett St
BENNETT ST from Violet Ln to Harvey St
HARVEY ST from Bennett St to Dawson St
6:00pm - midnight
DAWSON ST from Taylor St to Harvey St
HARVEY ST from Dawson St to the St John Ambulance Building
Emergency Services are allowed access during these road closures and will be given right of way.
We apologise for any inconvenience that these road closures may cause.
Dumbleyung Swimming Pool
Due to the onset of the cooler weather and the drop in patronage as a result of this, the last day of the pool season will be this Friday, 31 March 2017.
No Dogs at the Lake Dumbleyung Yacht Club and Ski Club
Following complaints received regarding the conduct of dogs at the Yacht Club and Ski Club, Council has made the decision to prohibit dogs from the ‘Yacht Club’ Reserve 40473 (Comprising Lot 15746 and Lot 15840) and the ‘Ski Club’ Reserve 26665 (Lot 15718) as per Section 31(3)(B) of the Dog Act 1976.
POSITION VACANT – Plant Operator
The Shire of Dumbleyung is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our close knit team as a Plant Operator / General Hand. Aside from a great work environment, the successful applicant will find a great place to live and work with tidy towns, friendly communities, plenty of activities to stay busy and close proximity to many amenities.
The successful applicant must be in possession of a current HR Driver’s license and be able to carry out various tasks in relation to road repair and construction.
Plant Operators work a minimum of a 38 hour week and salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Local Government Industry Award and will be negotiated depending on experience and qualifications.
Applicants are requested to submit their resume including two references and cover letter addressing the selection criteria in the position description. Further information and the position description can be obtained by contacting Mary-Ann Davidson at the shire office on 9863 4012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close with the undersigned at 4pm on Friday 7th April 2017.
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Dumbleyung
PO Box 99
DUMBLEYUNG WA 6350
Sale of Land – Lot 47, 4 Manser Street
As per Section 3.58(2) of the Local Government Act 1995 the Shire of Dumbleyung is inviting tenders from those who wish to purchase Lot 47, 4 Manser Street Kukerin.
The block was assessed as rectangular shape, zoned R10/30 with a land area of 1,012m2.
It will be a condition of sale that construction is to commence within 12 months of the sale date.
Tenders can be submitted in person to the Shire of Dumbleyung Administration Office, Harvey Street Dumbleyung, in post to PO Box 99, Dumbleyung WA 6350 or via email to email@example.com. Tenders must be received by 4:00pm, Monday 10 April 2017.
SHIRE OF DUMBLEYUNG - ROAD FLOOD DAMAGE UPDATE - FROM THE CEO Link: https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyungshire/photos/pcb.738303043012237/738302829678925/?type=3&theater
Staff and committee of the Dumbleyung CRC along with community members and volunteers contribute to the weekly Quack Chat Newsletter.