Helene’s a state trade finalist

June 16, 2017

Helene Mortlock with her father Paul Ryan

Jerilderie’s Helene Mortlock has been selected to contest the NSW Industry Excellence Awards’ Woman in a Non Traditional Trade Award category.

It follows on from the apprentice carpenter being one of three finalists contesting the Apprentice of the Year at the Riverina/Murray Region awards in Wagga Wagga on Friday.

The eventual winner was Sam McGruer who works with Snowy Hydro Ltd.

Helene was accompanied to the regional dinner by her husband Justin, parents Paul and Judy Ryan, Griffith TAFE mentor Frank Mastrobattista, and friend Catherine Leb.

The state awards will be held in Sydney in September.


Thirteen students from St Joseph’s School participated in a Music Camp at Borambola last week.

Back at school, other students and staff helped raise money for research into childhood brain cancer by holding a Pirate Day on Friday.


This Friday, Georgia Belling and her parents will be travelling to Sydney where the students will compete in the Inter Diocesan Cross Country at Eastern Creek.

Georgia was selected to represent the MacKillop team in Sydney. Good luck Georgia, and have fun!


During National Reconciliation Week, St Joseph’s School enjoyed a visit from Loretta Marriott and Elsie Hawkins who shared some of their Aboriginal and cultural items with the students.

Work experience student Andrew Neessen gave a demonstration on the didgeridoo, before some of the audience tried it.


The Jerilderie Gym Kids Boot Camp continues on Mondays at 3.45pm, and is open to all children. Cost is $5 per child per session.


June birthdays at Jerilderie Public School are Harley Bassett 3rd, Kaitlyn Wilkinson 6th, Rhylee Bell 9th, and Evan Lawton 9th. Best wishes for all those birthdays.


Tomorrow, JPS athletes Travis Lawton, Lucy Simpson, Joe Martin and Chelsea Winn will represent the Zone at the Riverina Regional Cross Country at Gundagai. Good luck!


Last week Shudhho Sourajit Roy and Kyle Wilkinson attended the two-day Aspire Me drama camp held in Berrigan.

They worked with Helen Dickie and Danielle O’Keefe on characterisation and voice production, with the opportunity to meet like-minded students from other schools in the region.


Preparation is starting at Jerilderie Public School for Years 3-6 participation in this year’s Lions Junior Public Speaking competition.

In-class competitions will be held early next term.

Speakers will be chosen to compete at club level at the Jerilderie Lions meeting on July 31.


As another fundraiser, Jerilderie Preschool has beautiful bottles of local olive oil available once again for purchase.

The extra virgin olive oil is available for $12 per 500ml bottle.

The preschool would like to give a big thank you to Olive Oil of Australia (Lou Rorato and family), Maddi Curtin for designing the labels, and Brendan Lawton for picking up the bottles from Melbourne.

If you would like a bottle please contact Jerilderie Preschool on 58861770. All profits from sales go to helping support the preschool.

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