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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 26th 2008
12 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 27, 2008 MB NEWS Library draws kids St Joan of Arc Primary School students in the new library. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP214647 THE students of St Joan of Arc Primary School in Haberfield have turned into real bookworms since the school's new library opened, according to princi- pal Margaret Woods. ''We previously didn't really have a library space,'' she said. ''The children really en- joy the fact that we've got a library where they can go and do research. ''During lunch time they can go and play chess and read and do craft activities or whatever. ''It's a wonderful setting for the children to learn.'' The new library which was created by excavating underneath the existing hall is just one part of St Joan of Arc's recent $2 million-plus upgrade. Other improvements in- cluded the creation of a new office area and the modern- isation of a hall and four classrooms in a building which dated back to 1909. ''They were lovely big rooms but they weren't con- ducive to teaching,'' Ms Woods said. The principal said the school community had cel- ebrated the new facilities at the official opening earlier this month. ''It has married the old with the new in terms of keeping the heritage fea- tures of the building but upgraded it so it can be used in the 21st century,'' she said. ''It is another milestone in the history of St Joan of Arc.'' PUBLIC NOTICE - PRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL REPORTS 2014873i iww wk22 as per Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act. In accordance with section 418 (3) 0f the Local Government Act 1993, Strathfield Municipal Council advises that a Council meeting to be held on 2 December 2008 will include the presentation of the audited Financial Reports and the Auditor's Reports for the financial year ending 30 June 2008. A summary of the Financial Reports is provided below: This Last Year Year Income Statement $'000 $'000 Total Income from Continuing Operations 24,372 23,649 Total Expenses from Continuing Operations 37,838 21,938 Operating Result from Continuing Operations (13,466) 1,711 Net Operating Result for the year (13,466) 1,711 Net Operating Result before Grants & Contributions provided for Capital Purposes (14,277) (64) Balance Sheet Total Current Assets 26,331 22,906 Total Current Liabilities 9,301 5,597 Total Non-Current Assets 575,457 285,979 Total Non-Current Liabilities 546 5,255 Total Equity 591,941 298,033 Other Financial Information Current Ratio 2.83:1 4.09:1 Unrestricted Current Ratio 1.81:1 3.62:1 Debt Service Ratio (%) 2.05% 3.10% Rates Coverage Ratio (%) 60.50% 60.30% Rates & Annual Charges Outstanding Ratio (%) 6.41% 5.60% In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the Council's Audited Financial Reports or the Auditor's Reports. Copies of the 2008 Financial Reports and Auditor's Report may be inspected at the Council Offices and Libraries or Council's website (www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au). Any person may make a submission with respect to the Council's Financial Reports. Submissions must be received no later than 9 December 2008. 2014873i iww wk22
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