A Happy Group Of Cyclists: It was smiles all round at PAC Park as Parkes first ‘bikes out of sheds’ bike ride took place. Enthusiastic riders rode around the park before the heat of the day arrived, going around a safe, circular route with experienced riders helping when needed. Congratulations to all those who rode for the first time and those game enough to hop back on the saddle after years of absence. The next ‘bikes out of the sheds’ day will be on Saturday 10th April and will once again start at the East Street end of PAC Park at 8am. For more information ring Peter on 0448166016 or visit www.bicyclenetwork.com.au
Congratulations Holy Family Primary! Holy Family School has recently been named on a national list for schools who have been identified with a substantially above-average gain in last year’s NAPLAN results for numeracy. The list, which was put together by ACARA (the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) represents a major achievement for the school and is a result of the commitment of staff to professional development, catering for individual learning styles and a focus on problem solving and mental computation in the classrooms. The school’s Catholic Education Office has also provided much professional development in the area of numeracy. Last week the school also celebrated Catholic School’s Week
with a whole school Mass, open class-rooms and a family movie night. Well done Holy Family Primary School!
Motor Meets Air: On Sunday the Parkes Antique Motor Club assembled at the Parkes Air Museum hangar for a guided tour for one of their regular outings. The collection the club viewed is only part of what the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society intends to bring to Parkes over the coming years.
Mock Crash Actors Chosen: The cast for this years mock crash demonstration has been announced. Jack McGrath, Samantha Mudiman, Krystle-Lee McMurray and the returning Ashleigh Cottam are the youth actors chosen to perform in the NOT A STATISTIC! Youth Driver Education Programme, which has been running since 2009. “I’m really excited about this year’s mock crash demonstration” Melanie Suitor, Parkes Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, said; “The project aims to show young drivers what can and does happen far too often on the roads. It challenges them to think about their attitude and behaviour as not only the driver but also as passengers.” The demonstration will be held on 18th August in front of over 500 year 10 students.