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Branch report – May 2013
Coming up in 2013 we have our raffle fundraisers on the cards, with the first having been a Mother’s Day Raffle at our local markets on the 5th May.
We all caught up at Maccas in February, where the kids had a wonderful time playing, eating and playing on the playground again! Tiana says they played ‘dead fish’ which was the only way she could get the kids to be quiet!!! It was a lovely morning out for us all.
We recently had a ‘fitness circuit’ fundraiser. It was run by a lady who knows Matt, and wanted to help our group fundraise. It was a great morning, and a wonderful experience for the kids to be able to participate in.
2013 saw Nathan start grade 11, Tiana & Lachlan start grade 10, Laura start ‘high school’ in grade 8, and Matt start grade 4. All the kids are enjoying (to a certain degree) their new challenges with their school work.
Nathan is continuing to improve his skills to become a jeweller. He attends our local gem club, where he learns all about how to cut & polish gems, and also how to set them into jewellery. One day he’ll be able to make something for all of us!
FitBlitz Circuit Fundraiser
Tiana is studying hard, and working toward her goal of completing grade 12 with top marks. She loves reading non-fiction fantasy novels about dragons & vampires, and chilling out with her animals. Tiana loves her animals and spends a great deal of time with them. She has even trained her guinea pig to walk out to its own cage! I think I need to send my kids there for a week!
Lachlan is settling into school, and is currently practicing for his part in the 1 Act Play, that the Malanda Theatrical group are putting on in late April. Lachie is in the accelerated math & science groups at school this year also. He is back at Athletics and training hard. I also have it on good intelligence that Lachie is a legend amongst the ‘photo finish’ judges, and has been asked to perfect his skills. He could possibly be attending a track meet in the Cook Islands next year, to assist with ‘photo finishes’!
Tiana, Matt & Laura
Laura is settling into high school well, and has found new interests in Drama & Debating. Laura is still looking to compete at the 2016 Rio games, and she has also realised there are lots of other opportunities out there for her too. I have no doubt Laura will go far!
Matt is continuing with swimming this year, and is hoping to better his time in the 50m swim, that he does each year at the school swimming carnival. He is also Very much looking forward to going to Albury this year, to play basketball and all the other sports with his friends, and people that are just like him. I must confess, Jorja & I are super excited to be going to Albury too. Matt wants us to cheer him on while he is participating in all the different sports on offer.
Hope you are all well, and look forward to seeing those of you who are going at the Albury long weekend!
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