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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 24th 2009
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 25, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au School goes singing in the rain Croydon Park Public School students rehearse their J Rock performance. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~P0644716 See more pictures More photographs available at www.innerwestweekly.com.au CROYDON Park Public School will be dancing in the rain for this year's J Rock concert. The school will be among 2000 primary students in NSW participating in the concert and have taken on the theme ''rain''. Croydon Park Public's J Rock co-ordinator David Beeby said the theme was based on a metaphor about good and bad times. ''It's about how times can be tough but everything will eventually be OK,'' Mr Beeby said. ''Two young kids, a boy and a girl, are stuck inside on a rainy day and feel they have no opportunities and then they meet two rain drops who show them light. They take them through the weather and accept that the rain is bad but eventually the sun will come out and there will be a rainbow.'' A team of six mothers has been working tirelessly stitching a colour of the rainbow on to the 50 raincoats for the students who areinyears2to6. The fathers made the scenes and the props, which are being painted by the students, for the eight-minute performance. Mr Beeby and year 2 teacher Rebecca Vassel have been working hard with the students for more than four months. The students will dance to Rain by Madonna, Rihanna's hit song Umbrella and of course Gene Kelly's Singing in the Rain. The school will take to the stage on July 10 at the Hills Centre. Money in the Budget for police station WORK on Burwood police station is finally scheduled to begin later this year. The State Government has promised the refurbishment for the past four years, allocating various small sums of money to do the work. Last July, the government called for expressions of interest to rebuild the historic police station, while maintaining the facade. Tucked away among the four books outlining last week's State Budget was one line stating that the police station has been allo- cated $9.4 million for 2009-10. Last week the Inner-West Weekly inadvertently reported that no money had been specified for the next financial year. Strathfield State MP Virginia Judge said the $9.4 million is a big win for the police station. ''I understand that design works for the new Burwood police station are currently under way and work is scheduled to com- mence later this year,'' she said. In recent years former police minister John Watkins high- lighted Burwood as an urgent case, with former premier Morris Iemma admitting the station was in need of the ''resources, support, equipment and tough powers . . . to keep NSW families safe''. It has been promise upon prom- ise since 2005 when Mr Watkins said work on the upgrade would begin in July that year following a $700,000 State Budget allocation in 2004-05. In June 2006 the station received a further $1.6 million towards the renovation, which promised to include new interview rooms, communication rooms and van dock charging areas. Burwood commander Supt Rod Smith said the upgrade was well overdue and he was happy it was finally happening. ''We are well in advance of getting a new police station and the police who work their and the community will have state-of-the- art services,'' Supt Smith said. He said the current facilities did not meet the needs of the police and that his staff and the com- munity could look forward to a new police station with 2010 stan- dards and beyond. Mckimms Pharmacy 188 Burwood Road, Burwood 2134 Ph. (02) 9747 6039 OPEN 7 DAYS Cameron Cheri Terri Ginger Rest & Relief Tracy Stefanie Nicole *Conditions Apply 4 DAY SALE UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED STYLES, COLOURS AND SIZES WINTER CLEARANCE 25TH - 28TH JUNE
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