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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 30 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 31, 2008 3 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Freed circus animals ready to rock the big top at J Rock Croydon Park Public School are dressed to J Rock for the first time. Picture: BRENT McGILVARY ~PP173055 STUDENTS from Croydon Park Public School will take to the stage for the first time when they perform at J Rock next Tuesday. Co-ordinators Rebecca Vassel and David Beeby are directing 53 kids in a circus-themed perform- ance entitled Bye-Bye Big Top. Croydon Park students in Years 2 to 6 tell the story of animals being mistreated in a circus and eventually breaking free. J Rock, the non-competitive sec- tion of Rock Eisteddfod Challenge for primary schools, will take place at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre from next Monday. Ms Vassel said the decision to participate in this year's J Rock had brought the school com- munity closer together. ''They're very excited. It's the first time we've participated so they (the students) have come from not knowing anything to just being so over the moon,'' she said. J Rock aims to encourage students to be fit and active, while having fun by being involved in a stage performance. The event, and the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge, which in- cludes performances by MLC Burwood and Burwood Police and Community Youth Club this week, is supported by Cumberland Newspapers. Croydon Park's co-ordinators expect the students to put on the best performance of their lives. ''Even though we're small in numbers, we make up for it in energy and enthusiasm,'' Ms Vassel said. Higher vocation ZILKA GROGAN An artist's impression of the Catholic Vocational College. A NEW vocational training col- lege will be established in Burwood after 11 local Catholic high schools successfully secured millions of dollars in funding from the Federal Government. The new college will be devel- oped on the site of Christian Brothers' College, which will cel- ebrate its 100th anniversary in 2009 before closing at the end of the year due to falling enrolments. Secondary schools across Aust- ralia were invited to apply for grants of up to $1 million to im- prove facilities and establish trade training centres. Inner West Catholic schools col- lectively submitted a request for $11 million for the establishment of the Burwood Catholic Vo- cational College. Catholic Education Office Sydney Archdiocese executive di- rector Brother Kelvin Canavan said the new college would be the first of its kind in Sydney. ''This vocational college . . . will be a specialist institution provid- ing trade training for girls and boys in Years 11 and 12 as part of their Higher School Certificate,'' he said. ''This is a most exciting and innovative program that will pro- vide industry-based learning, help ease the skills shortages in many industries and contribute to in- creased retention rates for our youth. It is a win for all.'' The project is still subject to final contract negotiations. A de- velopment application will now be submitted to Burwood Council. The college will be cater for 500 students in Years 11 and 12 who want to study trades such as construction, furniture making, child care, health studies, hos- pitality, entertainment and infor- mation technology. ''This successful application is a good example of what can be achieved when schools work together for the benefit of their students,'' Brother Canavan said. The Catholic Education Office expects the college will open in 2010. Christian Brothers Burwood will not accept Year 7 students next year. Enrolments have dropped from more than 500 in 1990 to 299 in 2008. Damien Carlton, principal for the past five years, said he had tried without success to boost enrolments. Send V8s to Creek THE Greens have called for East- ern Creek to be reconsidered as the venue for the V8 Supercar race instead of Sydney Olympic Park. The State Government has taken a further step towards securing Olympic Park as the venue for the race, commissioning a final feasibility study and oper- ational plan. The annual race could be held there for at least the next five years. Greens Upper House MP Lee Rhiannon said the economic ben- efits of the event were not assured and the cost of laying down and tearing up the track each year was estimated to be about $13 million. State Development Minister Ian Macdonald described Homebush Bay as the perfect site for the race, which attracted many fans living in western Sydney. 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