Kandos and Rylstone news

A delightful retirement party organised by nursing staff from the Rylstone Hospital, capped 34 years of nursing for Pam Innes.

Beginning at Binnaway, then Broken Hill, Mudgee, Gulgong and finally Rylstone, Pam was an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse.

Pam did an enjoyable stint as Health Promotions Officer for the Castlereagh Region.

Her retirement plans include grandchildren and her artwork.

Breathing Apparatus Training for Rural Fire Service

At the Lue RFS fire shed crews from the Cudgegong District learned the protocol when using Breathing Apparatus (BA).

At a structure fire, the Incident Controller works with the Incident Command System, where the firefighters wearing BA call the shots.

A good crowd of firefighters watched as BA crew attacked a simulated structure on fire.

Exquisite Art in Gallery 47

A huge crowd invaded the Saffron Kitchen and Café (Gallery 47), Rylstone, to view the beautiful works of Anne Smith and Fran Garrett.

Both ladies have had tuition from various institutions and have retired, devoting their time to their artwork.

Anne spent time in Italy studying ceramics with Grazio Maiolche in Derati.

Her owl and kookaburra jugs were very well received.

Fran has captured the Australian light in her outback landscapes and Anne has almost, Touchable, Waratahs in Misty Capertee Valley scenes.

This exhibition will continue until Tuesday, August 28.

Kandos High News

On the last week of term two, students across the school participated in designing and painting the new shade cloth area in the quad, which had replaced the KHS logo on the ground.

Students worked with local artist Di Pirotta to create artworks based around the Aboriginal culture, this was so that we could brighten the playground up.

The designs represented our local area as well as Australian icons.

Students now can learn about Indigenous language and culture through these artworks.

Students were also asked to "Funk up" the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags, this allowed students to become creative with their work.

Students worked in groups to cover the four poles that surround the table tennis table in the quadrangle, as well as the bricks that join the High School to the Primary School.

Each side is painted so that you can walk past and see something different on each panel.

Students worked extremely hard to complete the artworks and produced quality work.

On the last day of term two rain had come, this lead to a hold up in sealing the artworks.

Week one, six students went back to work with Di to fix any works that had been affected by the weather.

The next day artworks were then sealed by anti-graffiti paint and will now ensure that the artworks stay on for a long time.

Well done to the students involved, your work has made a significant difference to our playground.

-by Jasmyn Maw

David’s Diary

  • August 7 Rylstone RFS, AGM 7.30pm
  • August 11 Rylstone Markets 9am
  • August 12 Kite Day, Kandos Sportsground, Kids and Carers 10.30am
  • August 18 Bogee RFS, AGM 10am