ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS Exciting destinations, experienced guides, great value: Russia, Alaska, China, India, Mongolia and more. Phone Hans at Onda Travel (02) 9547 2155 or (02) 9560 3307 (ah). Lic. 2TA003055 ACN 003873130.

CARS IN EUROPE – CITROEN RENAULT PEUGEOT Specials out now. driveEUROPE (02) 9437 4900. Our 40th year of service to the European traveller.

STUDY TOURS TO ASIA Zen Oriental Study Tours aim to provide outstanding professional learning programs which explore the civilizations of Asia more deeply than a casual tourist itinerary. They provide ‘authentic’ experiences of Asia enabling you to infuse rich and interesting content into your curriculum. Although everyone is welcome to participate, the unique tours are informed by The Australian Curriculum priority, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia. In 2015, we explore The Faces of Nepal; Indonesia’s Outer Islands; Silk Roads to Samarkand, and Roads to Mandalay. The tours are potentially tax deductible. For full details contact


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: 4784 2222.

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.

BLACKHEATH BLUE MOUNTAINS Delightful Mountain cottage on an acre of enchanted gardens, lazy stroll from Blackheath village’s many cafes, restaurants, antique shops, golf course and world heritage walks. Three bedrooms with hand painted French kitchen with marble bench tops, open fire place, European style hydronic heating throughout and deep cast iron claw foot bath. Contact Nicole on 0404 095 326, email:

WENTWORTH FALLS Beautiful “Wentworth Rose”. Walk to station. 4brm. Ph: 4784 2222.

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, portacots, highchairs.

NELSON BAY Comfortable brick cottage. Accommodates 6. Stroll RSL, 2 beaches, fishing, cycleways, dolphins, vineyards. Available weekly, weekends. Phone (02) 9453 0894.


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.

CURRARONG 2 bed cottage, large yard. 5 min walk to beach. Available Christmas holidays. 0244478134 0438778134

JERVIS BAY TOMERONG Bush Haven holiday cottage, sleeps 3, from $125/night.10 mins from Huskisson beaches and restaurants. View on Gumtree. 0448 436 049.

CULBURRA BEACH Great 3 bed, 2 bath house, very close beach, all amenities, huge decks, pet friendly, from Jan 5, photos, info 0427 052 939.


PARIS APARTMENT Great location. Email: Sydney (02) 9357 2120.

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

SOUTHERN FRANCE - LANGUEDOC Charming little cottage in ancient stone village in the Minervois. Sleeps 3-4 very comfortably. $700 pw. Ph: 0419 500 030.

SOUTH OF FRANCE – LANGUEDOC 3 charming stone houses in traditional French market village, wine region, Canal du Midi, historic villages. From $400 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.

FRANCE, PROVENCE Restored 17th C house in medieval fortified village of Entrevaux. Close Nice, Cote d’Azur, Italy. Ph owners (02) 9948 2980.

SOUTH OF FRANCE Lovely stone house in heart of typical French village close to the medieval town of Carcassonne and Canal du Midi. Julie 0403 314 928.


COUNTRY TEACHER COUPLE wanting Housesitting in holidays all areas, experienced. 0412 483 159.


GOLD HISTORY SPECIAL OFFER – HISTORY HILL MUSEUM Some schools may have in their Library, a copy of Hill End Gold published in 1982, heralded then as the most up to date research resource for gold rush history. For any school making an excursion booking for 2013 or 2014 to History Hill Museum at Hill End, upon arrival, the school will receive two complementary books: one copy of expanded 2nd editions of Hill End Gold and one copy of Hill End Hearsay. Hill End Gold (A4 192 pages) centres on Australian gold rushes and is facts and figures, while Hill End Hearsay (A4 224 pages) concentrates on the town, lifestyle and characters that evolve after the gold rush. Both books are available on the website together with full educational tour information. Book values are $49.50 each. Maximum full day tour prices which include lunch and GST are $19.30 per student. We commit to no price rises for museum visits or book purchases for the next two years. Enquiries/bookings: (02) 6337 8222.


REGISTERED TAX AGENT, PART TIME TEACHER Master of Tax laws. Return could be done by mail. Ph: George (02) 9529 6069, email:

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


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.

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.

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:

MACLEAN PUBLIC SCHOOL The Sesquicentenary of public education in the Lower Clarence will be celebrated over the June long weekend 2015. An invitation is extended to past teachers, students, staff and community members to join the activities. The school is also looking for photos or other memorabilia. Please contact or on 0407 452 967.

WOLLONGONG TEACHERS’ COLLEGE 50TH REUNION ‘63-’64 AND ‘64-’65 COHORTS At Wollongong University for tour and memorabilia display from midday March 7, 2015 followed by dinner at Wollongong Golf Club. Contact Kerrie at

EARLY EVENT 2015 - ALL SESSIONS ARMIDALE TC REUNION Wednesday 4th March 2015, Gosford - Central Coast Leagues Club -10.30am. Following the well-established program. Details Gus Plater. 4363 1102,

KURRAMBEE SCHOOL 2015 GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Past and current staff are invited to Kurrambee School’s 50 year commitment to students with disabilities at St Marys Leagues Club on Saturday 14th March, 2015 6.30-11.30 pm. Please ring the school for more details Phone: 9833 7400.

AFTER SCHOOL ‘HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE’ PROGRAM In 2015, South Sydney PCYC will be running an after school ‘Homework Assistance’ program for young people in the Redfern area. Our program will help student who do not have access to academic assistance. We are looking for volunteers with teaching experience willing to spend one hour per week/month helping these young people. For more information, contact Adam Loftus: 0421 614 339 email:

50th REUNION ARMIDALE TEACHERS COLLEGE 64/65 & 65/66 SESSIONS Looking for contact details for members of the 64/65 and 65/66 Sessions for a 50 year reunion to be held in Armidale on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 2015. Members of the 66/67 sessions and any other sessions are very welcome. If interested please send your contact details to or contact Tom Cassin on 0407 457 661 to register your interest. RSVP by 31st January 2015 would be appreciated.

HAY WAR MEMORAL HIGH SCHOOL EX-STUDENTS ASSOCIATION will be commemorating Anzac 2105 with a reunion gathering at the Hay High School on Friday 24th and Anzac Day 25th April 2015. Tours of the school, social dinners, marching on Anzac Day and a luncheon on the historic Hay Railway Station. Contact Pat Cox:

GUNDAROO PS 150th ANNIVERSARY Past staff, students and community members are invited to celebrate with us on March 21, 2015. For more information please phone the school on (02) 6236 8115 or follow us on Facebook - GundarooPublicSchool150th.

Down Syndrome NSW presents EMBRACING SUCCESS: A TOOLKIT FOR TEACHERS Sydney 26 & 27 March, 2015. Engage with some of Australia’s most experienced and informative education practitioners. Essential learning for anyone working with students who have intellectual disability or developmental delay. Early bird Registration open now. P: 02 9841 4444 E: Web: