Japanese student exchange

August 03, 2017

The Mortlock family is hosting an exchange student from Japan.

Yuri Kishinaka, from Osaka, arrived in Jerilderie on Sunday evening, having travelled from Brisbane to Sydney to Albury, where she was met by her host family.

Yuri will attend Finley High School with Sheridan Mortlock, and will be in the area for a month. Yuri has been sponsored by a Lions Club in Japan.

We hope she enjoys a fruitful and happy time in this region.


The Jerilderie Lions Junior Public Speaking competition was held last Monday night, with eight finalists taking part.

Lions members, and parents and friends of the speakers, enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the Jerilderie Public School’s P&C.

Adjudicators for the night were Sadie Herrick and Chris Ellis.

Chloe Rorato and Georgia Belling from St Joseph’s Catholic School, and Dan Eldridge and Chelsea Winn from Jerilderie Public School represented Years 3/4.

Lucy Simpson and Abbey A’Vard from Jerilderie Public and Nicola DiLullo and Tex Flack from St Joseph’s were speakers for Years 4/5.

All were entertaining and confident.

Dan Eldridge won the 3/4 section and Lucy Simpson the 4/5 section.

These speakers will go onto the next round.


Tidy Towns will meet for its AGM tomorrow night, from 6 to 7pm at the Luke Park office.

Existing and new members will be made most welcome.


The Jerilderie Public School will be celebrating 150 years in 2019 — the proposed date to be late September.

A meeting to discuss plans for this important event will be held in the Jerilderie Public School library on Monday, August 28, at 4pm.

An invitation is extended to anyone who would be interested to attend this meeting to contribute ideas, bring stories or a bit of history, or to help in any way.

If you would like to be part of the planning go along and have some input or phone JPS on 58861331.


To celebrate National Tree Day, which was on Sunday, students from both primary schools met up with Tidy Towns members on Friday.

They walked along the creek to the back of the public school to replace shrubs which had been lost in the drought and flood.

The children helped to dig holes, planted the shrubs and placed tree guards around them.

After all the hard work on a beautiful sunny day there was a bit of tree hugging on the way back to school.


Judy Taylor must feel a bit like Jerilderie’s own Dame Nellie Melba, with many farewells being held to mark her departure from Jerilderie after 50 years.

Judy will be moving to Tocumwal in the very near future, to reside at the Murray Haven Village.

Although sad to be leaving Jerilderie, she is looking forward to a new adventure in Tocumwal.

Judy plans to return to Jerilderie for the AGM of the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary on August 24, as she is due to receive a 30 year service badge.


There were nine members at the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary July meeting, with many members still away enjoying warmer climes, or just taking a break.

The Novelty Golf and Bowls day for October 15 was on the agenda, as was discussion about the forthcoming AGM on August 24.

Five members will be receiving service badges at the AGM, which will be attended by Regional Representative Marion Dickins.

Prospective members are always welcome. Afternoon tea will be provided for all those attending.


Jerilderie was a busy place at the weekend with a Christmas in July celebrated by the Hawkins, Marriott, Browne and Godfrey families, at the Ian Gilbert room on Saturday night.

Kiara Keating was surrounded by family and friends at a busy night at the Colony Inn Hotel on Saturday night, to mark the occasion of her 18th birthday.

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