CUBA CULTURAL TOURS Drawing Cuba - Travel with an artist. Drawing, painting, printmaking. No experience necessary. Havana Jazz Festival Tour - Dec. Baila en Cuba - Learn to dance salsa. Nov. Learn Spanish in Havana. 1 month, lessons, accom. from $2500. Havana Ballet Festival Tour Oct 2016. Bespoke tours for groups. (02) 8214 8420.

CRUISE DISCOUNTS for teachers Phone: 1300 766 331.


MOLLYMOOK BEACH – Delightful 3 bedroom renovated cottage – 5 minutes’ walk to beach, close to shops, cafe’s, restaurants – golf and fishing. Air-con, bright and sunny with great garden, quiet relaxed location. Ph. 0405 453 531 email –

BLUEYS BEACH 3/4 bedroom townhouse, short walk to beach & shops. All mod cons. Details Ph (02) 9988 4118 or (02) 4963 6576.

KATOOMBA Delightful Keira Cottage 2brm. Views. Walk to station. Ph: (02) 4751 7511.

HUNTER VINEYARDS Whole house farmstay. Spacious 3brm, 2 bathroom, aircon, wood fires, quiet, private. Close to wineries, restaurants and concert venues. Sleeps 8 to 10. Reas. rates & teacher discount. Ph (02) 4930 4097 after 6pm.

ARRAWARRA 30km North Coffs Harbour. Quiet new beachfront unit. Excellent swimming, surfing, fishing, walking. Available anytime $80pn Xmas extra. Ph: (02) 6654 1665 or 0428 127662.

CRESCENT HEAD HOLIDAY APARTMENTS ON FACEBOOK Web: Email: Phone: (02) 6566 0258. 2 and 3 bedroom quality self-contained apartments block of 8. Walk to beaches and village. Onsite proprietors past 14 years. 30 mins north of Port Macquarie. Wheelchair friendly, porta-cots, highchairs.

SCOTTS HEAD (mid north coast) Large 2brm house, large lounge room, dining room, kitchen. Short walk to beaches and river. All modern conveniences, plasma TV. Large entertainment deck. Covered BBQ. Pet friendly backyard. Off street parking. $650-$950. Teacher discount. Details (02) 9665 5347 or 0414 752 349.

WATERFRONT - SOUTH COAST - BURRILL LAKE COTTAGE. Fish and/or relax! Sleeps 9. Book “Balmoral Cottage” (02) 4455 5688.

CULBURRA BEACH Spacious 4 bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8, swimming pool, cul-de-sac location, 150 metres to beach. Ph: 0435 722 484.

NARRAWALLEE (NEAR MOLLYMOOK) 2br., 450m to beach. Telephone:
0438 816 439.

VILLA SANCO JERVIS BAY 3bed 2bath fully equipped house quality interior sleeps 4 adults 3 kids. 15 mins Hyams Beach 10 mins Huskisson Vincentia. 10% teacher discount. Jenny 44 417 000


APARTMENT PARIS or BURGUNDY HOUSE Great location. 0416 100 533 Fiona.

BURGUNDY, FRANCE Modest 2-bedroom self-contained house in a charming canal village on the River Yonne. Please visit or email:

SOUTH OF FRANCE – LANGUEDOC Charming stone house with terrace in traditional French market village, wine region, Canal du Midi. From $450 per week. Visit

ITALY-BARGA (TUSCANY) Fully furnished 2 storey townhouse in Medieval hilltop town. Close to Florence, Pisa and Lucca. Sleeps 6 possible 7. Centrally heated, additional full kitchen on covered roof terrace. Excellent base for sightseeing and walking. Euros 500-800 pw. Blog address: Inquiries: or Telephone: (Australia) (02) 4023 4761.

FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGES Villas, Paris Apartments. Ph: (02) 9440 8796. Email: Site:

SW FRANCE – LANGUEDOC Adjacent centuries-old stone houses in wine-making village near Carcassonne; one sleeps four, the other eight, from $600 a week: 0414 968 397;

FRANCE SOUTH Traditional house in quaint village in Minervois. Close to Mediterranean. Sleeps 6. $700 pw. 0418 464 379.

LONDON B & B Spacious rooms, easy city access, laundry and self-catering facilities. Reasonable rates. Tel/Fax 0011 44 208 694 6538.

SPAIN 2bed 2bath at Fuengirola Beach. Good climate always 0412 672 970.

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA Modest 2 bedroom self-contained apartment near the beach. Great location. Contact: 0415 162 212.

FRANCE, DORDOGNE Charming French house Dordogne $500pw. 0430 146 100.


ACCOUNTANT, TAX AGENT Visit Please call Mike 9808 3166. Ryde.


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PREPARE FOR ANZAC DAY - TO ALL HISTORY TEACHERS AND TEACHER LIBRARIANS IN THE OLD SHIRE OF BLACKTOWN AREA (WESTMEAD TO MT DRUITT, PROSPECT TO RIVERSTONE AND KELLYVILLE). Diggers from the Shire of Blacktown: 1914-1918 gives a local perspective to the history of World War One, identifying nearly 900 soldiers, sailors and nurses who served. It’s 428 pages, illustrated, A4, soft-covered and price: $40 plus postage and handling: $12. Order from, or Can be picked up from a Blacktown address for $40 only.


BESSIE “BETTY” PATERSON (NEE FREWIN) 23 Jan 1929–31 Aug 2015 Betty started her Teaching Certificate in 1946 at Balmain Teacher’s College, joining the pioneer session of a brand new college at the end of World War 2. Her teaching career began at a country posting in Barham where she happily remained for 3 years. Betty spent 18 years in Fiji, where she married, started a family and held various teaching posts. In 1974 the family relocated to Sydney’s Northern Beaches where Betty taught at Seaforth Primary School and then retired at 67 years at Mosman Public School. She was a much respected and loved teacher with a great thirst for knowledge and a passion for sharing it!


RETIRING SOON? Volunteers for Isolated Students’ Education recruits retired teachers to assist families with their Distance Education Program. Travel and accommodation provided in return for six weeks teaching. Register at or George Murdoch 0421 790 334, Ken Weeks (03) 9876 2680.

PUPPIES & DOGS Rescue a dog and save a life. More than 200 to choose from. is committed to rescuing neglected, abused and abandoned dogs from the death rows of Sydney pounds and finding them loving homes and we need YOUR help. Log on to and see how you can help keep the dream alive by adopting, fostering, volunteering or simply donating from $29.00 per month or call 9486 3133.

HELP SAVE A DOG’S LIFE! No Kill Pet Rescue is in urgent need of foster carers to help save the life of pound dogs. Anyone with the love of dogs can foster. If you would like to be part of this cause, email:

MALLET SPORTS? TEACHERS SATISFY YOUR CURIOSITY Learn different games for free. Then assist on the first School Croquet Program being conducted by Strathfield Croquet Club for Strathfield Girls High School in Term 3, on Tuesday afternoons. SCC has taught over 400 ACU Strathfield students since 2010. contact Ruth: 9736 3410 or via website:

DID YOU TEACH AT LETHBRIDGE PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL IN 1969, 1970’S AND 1980’S? If so, a reunion is being organized for the 9th April 2016 at Rooty Hill RSL. Please contact Michelle Janes at or Lethbridge Park Past and Present Students Facebook page, Or call 0411 018 859 for further details.

W.W.T.C. 60TH REUNION 2016 Will this be “The Last Hurrah”? Where?: Dormie House Moss Vale. When?: Tue 8th - Wed 9th March. How?: Register and Booking with Gwen Ravelle, Ph (02) 4229 4706, 27/41 Smith St Wollongong 2500. Bring?: Photo of yourself in 1956. Email: to Jan & Roy Strange.

REUNION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS FOR WWTC STUDENTS 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68 (the final Leaving Certificate students) will be held in Wagga Wagga Sunday 15 May through to evening of Tuesday 17 May 2016. Phone Bruce Forbes 0408 587 065 Email:

BACK TO EDGEWORTH PS: 125TH ANNIVERSARY All past students, staff and community members are invited to an Open Day on Saturday, May 14, 2016 (10–2) for guided tours, memorabilia and entertainment. That evening a formal anniversary dinner ($60p.p.) at Club Macquarie is planned. Bookings are essential. Phone school office (02) 4958 1831.

ARMIDALE TEACHERS COLLEGE ALL-SESSIONS REUNION MARCH 16 The usual March gathering of ex-ATC students will take place at the Central Coast Leagues Club in Gosford at 10.30am WEDNESDAY MARCH 16. Responses and details: Gus Plater (02) 4363 1102,

CROOKWELL HIGH SCHOOL – 50TH CELEBRATIONS Saturday 19th March: Dinner at Crookwell Services Club – 6.30pm. Join us for an evening of entertainment, reflection and conversation. Sunday 20th March: Come and enjoy displays and memorabilia at our Open Day from 11am to 3pm. Inquiries and bookings, contact the Crookwell High School Administration Office on (02) 4832 1421.