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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 24 2008
14 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 25, 2008 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Upgrade fantastic FIONA BRADY Lachlan, Alex, Emily, Sabrina and Genevieve at Concord West Public School which has been upgraded. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP195350 ''OLD and yucky'' is how Concord West Public School Year 3 pupil Emily Constantinou described her school before its $6 million upgrade. Principal Cathy Brennan said the four permanent classrooms and ageing demountables had been totally inadequate for a school population that has doubled in size since 2000. But thanks to the redevelop- ment, Concord West Public has ''been brought into the 21st cen- tury'' she said. ''We now have 15 permanent classrooms, a dedicated hall area, a refurbished library, a covered outdoor learning area and excel- lent administration and staff fa- cilities,'' she said. At the opening ceremony by Lowe Federal Labor MP John Murphy and Drummoyne State Labor MP Angela D'Amore this month, the school's 288 pupils sang and performed for guests. ''It was a wonderful celebration for the school community,'' Mrs Brennan said. Ms D'Amore said the new facili- ties would enhance the high qual- ity of education at Concord West. ''The school community and I lobbied hard for this major up- grade and I am honoured to play a part in the official opening of these fantastic new facilities,'' she said. ''The new hall will be a great asset for the school's performing arts program and an impressive venue for the school's musicals.'' The school celebrates its 80th birthday next year. BRIEFLY Hair-raising effort PETER Fraser who owns Coffee Break Carwash Cafe in Strathfield South will dye his hair hot pink and electric blue to raise money and awareness for breast and prostate cancer charities -- The McGrath Foundation and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. He is donating $1 to each charity from every car washed during September and October. To donate, visit www.cbcarwash.com.au Book a hall or bus ASHFIELD Council is seeking expressions of interest from community groups who want to use council meeting rooms, halls and community bus during 2009. Hall capacities range from 40 to 100 people. The Ashfield town hall, Wattle and Cooinda rooms will not be available in 2009 due to the civic centre redevelopment. Applications close at 5pm this Friday. Visit www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au or the customer service centre at 260 Liverpool Rd. Phone 9716 1843. Hearty gesture THE Cumberland and Courier Newspaper Group, and The Centre for Volunteering, want to know about those who give their heart and soul to the community. It's part of the NSW Volunteer of the Year Award to be announced on International Volunteer Day, December 5. There will be overall, senior, youth and corporate winners. Visit www.volunteering. com.au before September 30. RSL give the young a ride PCYC manager Gary Davies and RSL president John Messenger. YOUNGSTERS at Burwood PCYC have a new way of getting around thanks to Burwood RSL. The PCYC's original minibus went out of service early in 2007. Burwood PCYC manager Gary Davies said the minibus helped young members, who had to pay for transportation to a range of activities. ''The generosity of Burwood RSL has provided the PCYC in Burwood with a vital resource to further serve our young mem- bers,'' he said. ''It is with the generosity of our corporate part- ners that PCYC is able to continue to provide its much needed ser- vices to the community.'' Burwood RSL general manager Andrew Anderson said he was delighted with the goodwill the initiative had generated. ''It's fantastic that we were able to assist PCYC in such an import- ant way,'' he said. ''Their programs make a huge difference in the community, and we hope this bus will enable PCYC to continue with the important work they are doing with the local area's youth."
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