Posts Tagged ‘Achievements’

Scholarship Grant to Margaret Gooding

December 10th, 2008
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Margaret Gooding, a WCG member in Port Stephens, wrote:

“I have been awarded one of 35 Summer Research Scholarships from the University of Newcastle, from the Faculty of Science and IT; School of Design, IT and Communications, from the Discipline of Natural History Illustration.

My specific duties are to scan and digitise the original artworks of Margaret Senior who is a renowned Natural History Illustrator, who illustrated many children’s books, educational brochures and provided organisations like NPWS with most of the artwork for their posters etc.  Margaret Senior is now deceased, but before her death set up a trust fund to create the annual ‘Margaret Senior Wildlife Illustration Award’, given to a 3rd year NHI student each year. The award is presented by a National Parks and Wildlife representative.

I am working with  another student whose task is cataloging all the pieces, creating a database and recording works in need of restoration.  My work then has to link with hers.

Ultimately digital images can have multiple uses:

1. They may be used to create teaching guides for University students of Natural History Illustration
2. The combined text and image data will then be placed on a website for access by researchers, students and general public alike.  (The university owns the copyright to the originals we have in our custody).

I consider it  a privilege to be handling her original work and working to bring her previously hidden originals to light.”



Ride for MS

December 6th, 2008
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On Sunday 2nd November, I was one of approximately 14,000 cyclists who rode from Sydney to Wollongong.  People started the ride from St Peters (90km) or Heathcote (56km) and continued via the Royal National Park and the spectacular Seacliff Bridge.  We were blessed with a slight tailwind and overcast skies but still had to battle the “hills” on the route and the “traffic” andcongestion” that came from so many people riding in the one area.

2008 was the 27th year of the Sydney-to-the-Gong Bike Ride for MS.  Over $1.7M (and still growing) was raised for MS — Multiple Sclerosis.  The MS Society raises funds to find a cure and to care for those afflicted.  My ride was generously sponsored by family and friends, we raised just over $1,100.

It is part of our culture and one of our core values to give of our time and our resources to help those in need.  A ride of 90km takes some preparation and training. 


Will you ride with me next year?        


Trevor Liu, Bathurst




Warwick Hall

November 1st, 2008
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Warwick Hall, as Principal for Ingleburn Public, in conjunction with the Principals of Ingleburn North Public School, Sackville Street Public School, Ingleburn High School and their school communities, will receive the Director General’s Award at Director’s Choice on Thursday, 4th December 2008 in the Amphitheatre, Homebush.

The award is for: “CONNECTIONS.”  This is focused on providing programs at the local High School for students who have challenging behaviour and learning difficulties in their transition from primary school to high school.  This includes an Aboriginal Liaison Officer to meet the combined needs of supporting the indigenous students and to close the achievement gaps in learning.

Subjects include English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Visual Arts, Dance and leadership capability training.  Results have been very encouraging with a “seamless transition” from primary to high school being fostered.  Since 2001, eighty students have received scholarships funded by the local RSL and businesses.  Two early recipients have progressed to be Captains of Ingleburn High School.

Warwick brings a passion to the important role of public education in the challenge to include all in the opportunities that education brings.

See Also:  NSW Dept of Education & Training