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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 12th 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 13, 2008 5 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Positive language for all to learn Grace Henry, 3, performs the Welcome to You All dance at the opening of the Cook Islands School of Languages, Culture and Arts at Croydon Park Public School. Picture: David Marshall ~PP211905 See more pictures More photographs available at www.innerwestweekly.com.au THE launch of the first Cook Islands School of Languages, Cul- ture and Arts at Croydon Park Public School was a huge success with more than 200 guests. The school was officially opened last week by Ashfield deputy mayor Morris Mansour and sup- ported by elder Joan Tranter from the Canterbury Indigenous Advis- ory Group. ''As this is the first Cook Islands language school in this area, the official opening became a reality for the students and the teachers when the plaque was unveiled by Cr Mansour,'' a spokeswoman said. The Cook Islands school has four qualified language teachers and 50 registered students from all ages and diverse backgrounds. The language classes are held at Croydon Park Public School every Saturday from 10am to noon. ''One of the aims of the school is to reach out to the community and to make available a language, culture and arts school where the students can participate positively . . . in key areas of the Cook Islands custom and heritage,'' a spokeswoman said. Motions too bountiful for Mayor SHIREEN KHALIL Is Cr Danny Lim right to table 54 notices at once? Tell us at www.innerwestweekly.com.au CONTROVERSIAL Strathfield councillor Danny Lim lodged a record 54 notices of motion at last Tuesday's council meeting. Some of Cr Lim's motions that ranged from animal cruelty issues to spitting prevention were deemed important by other coun- cillors, however Mayor Keith Kwon said he wished Cr Lim would get on with the real issues. ''It is a shame that some of the good motions Cr Lim had were overshadowed by many politically-charged motions,'' Cr Kwon said. During the meeting Cr Lim moved a no-confidence motion in deputy mayor Hope Brett-Bowen. Labor councillor Sundar Eswaren, who voted against this motion, said confidence should be based on a person's performance and character over time, and in this case this had not happened. The motion was lost after the mayor cast his final vote. Of the 54 notices of motion, 35 were carried and five were ruled out of order, including one to have a ''Smile, openness, transparency, accountability and morality'' ban- ner erected at the council. The motion stated that ''the council resolves to authorise the general manager to erect a banner . . . as agreed to by councillors Kwon and Lim, in the presence of the general manager, on Monday, September 22, 2008''. The mayor said the banner was political in nature and ruled it out of order. Other notices were either ruled out of order or amended. Cr Kwon said during the past four years the council had never had this many motions. ''I had a reputation for bringing mostly 11 to 15 notices of motion to council, but never this many.'' Cr Lim's said the reason for the high number was because they needed to be addressed immedi- ately and the next council meeting wasn't until February. However, the next meeting is scheduled on December 2. Ashfield & Burwood Physiotherapy and Craniosacral Therapy Centres "Let us solve your problems before they begin" ASHFIELD 56 Elizabeth Street Tel/Fax: 9798 6115 BURWOOD 31A Meryla Street Tel/Fax: 9744 1453 www.ashfieldphysio.com.au www.burwoodphysio.com.au 2123176k WINTER CLEARANCE SALE NOW ON 30% OFF MEN'S AND WOMEN'S WINTER APPAREL* *Excludes Samples and already reduced items *Reductions marked off Factory Outlet prices LIDCOMBE Factor y Outlet adidas Factor y Outlet 55-59 Parramatta Road Lidcombe 2141 Phone 974 8 0577 Alternative medicine. www.swissmasai.com.au Footwear designed to make you better. MBTs are clinically proven to: Increase muscle activity Can alleviate back & joint pain Improve posture Decrease stress on knee & hip joints Burwood 9515 2580 Shop 118 West eld Shoppingtown Parramatta 9635 1483 Shop 5067 West eld Shoppingtown Church street Available at The Athlete's Foot locations: Opening times : Mon--Fri 10.00am-4.00pm Sat & Sun 11.00am-3.00pm Christmas Trees All with our famous 10 year warranty The Artificial Xmas Tree Warehouse 12 Mary Parade Rydalmere (Off Victoria Road Near Rydalmere Railway Station) Tel 9684 6600 www.xmastree.com.au High quality. Lifelike appearance. Huge variety FREE DECORATING GUIDE Oxford Spruce Pencil Pine Vienna Spruce 2058925K IWW wk20
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