by LUZ BESANES PRESS
One of the schools that stands out in the Northern Rivers area is the Wilson Park Public School. It
was established in 1978. It is a special school for special kids. It caters for students with special
needs from Kindergarten to Year 12. It provides a quality education catering for each individuals
needs. The programs are structured and each student learns at their own phase. As the school’s
theme says, “The Wilson Park Public School is a School for a Specific Purpose”. Its focus is in the
celebration of success and acknowledgement of each individual in their achievements.
Isn’t it great to know that such a special school does exists? Thanks to the Australian Government
who are giving fundings and to the different organisations who are extending help in every way they can. Life becomes easy when help is available to those who are in need.
Now, here comes the Head of the School, Principal Mrs Helen Rae, Teachers and Staff with their Mrs. Helen Rae, Principal
enthusiasms and welcoming smiles. They make us all feel at ease. There is a great team building with Wilson Park Public School
the whole Staff, Parents and Carers.
by LALAINE LOZANO-MALLARY
Congratulations once again to the New Horizon Band! After a successful show last 4th of August at Pabico Club 55 in Mt. Druitt, the NHB had highly successful and well attended shows at the St. Mary’s Rugby Leagues Club in Mount Druitt on the 1st of September 2012 and at the Dee Why RSL Club on the 5th of October 2012.
This group of highly respected musicians and performers are driven, dynamic, passionate and totally commited to their music and also share a wealth of experience in the music industry.
Joey Talam, the New Horizon’s Band Leader/Bassist & Lead Vocals, musical career began in the early 80’s wherein he performed at various clubs, corporate functions, shows and cafe lounges. He also worked and performed at the prestigious Captain Cook Cruises for 14 years and regularly performs at the Flame Lounge Dee Why RSL with the Joey Talam Jazz Trio. He has also performed at “Romans at Manly” in the 90’s. A seasoned artist, he started as a Musical Director in the late 80’s with his band and has performed in various concerts and gigs in venues Australiawide. He is also an arranger and composer of original songs and released his first original arrangement and composition entitled “Views of Love” in 2009.
by Nectar Soliman
Nectar is a multi-faceted visual arts specialist, independent curator and producer living and working in Sydney. Her expertise extends across the creative arts and education spectrum and is an upcoming events specialist in the field of corporate event management.
Nectar has worked collaboratively and individually on a variety of interdisciplinary projects with special interest in contemporary art. Her work currently explores the female form from a subjective viewpoint and depicts the beauty within. This is evident in her latest show called ‘All Outta Love’ featuring mixed media works of 2 women examining the profundity of love from a modern perspective. Previous to this project, Nectar was working with photography and installation as featured in her highly provocative piece ‘Incision’. She has an online gallery that offers a variety of creative solutions and commissions and currently developing a blog as a platform for discussion on her website.
by EMILY RUDD
GOSFORD CITY HAS A NEW MAYOR
The last local Government Election brought new faces to Gosford City Council. It is with a big sigh of relief and hopeful feeling to at last have the new Council sworn in. Long live!
Congratulations go to Mayor Lawrie McKinnna, the very popular Independent Candidate, who nailed the top position. Councillor Bob Ward is the Deputy Mayor. The other councillors who made it from a field of 51 candidates last election day are Councillors Craig Doyle, Vicki Scott, Ian McFadyen, Gabby Bowles, Jeff Strickson, Hillary Morris, Deanne Bocking and Chris Burke. Well done to all these worthy and passionate government officials who for the next 4 years will serve the people of Gosford City. We can only hope and pray that their collective efforts to work and effect progress in all areas in the region, will make Gosford City a leading region in terms of community development and that family well-being will be a priority, welfare and education, a must and roads and infrastructure be looked into as a continuing project to make people safe, content and belong.
As a citizen, I will continue to be assisting in multicultural projects that will bring all peoples together, whether in the social, cultural and faith communities. This is a personal agenda that I have kept as I do enjoy working as a community volunteer.
ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH INTERNATIONAL FAIR
This coming November 4, we will be joining the parishioners of St. Patrick’s East Gosford as with the gentle guidance and inspiration of the PP Father Tadeusz and his assistant Fr Robert, the different multicultural groups in the parish will be joining together to stage an international fair in which the members will cook and bring food native of their respective countries. The multicultural flavour from Italian, Greek, German, Chinese, Filipino , Polish and of course Aussie fare will be the highlights of the day.
There will be the Holy Eucharist after which the “market” will open for people to sample foods prepared. There will also be a performance and games. We welcome everyone to come as the proceeds from this fund-raising day will be sent to the Missions including the Salvatorian Missions in the Philippines. This will be a day to share our talents and culture to our fellow parishioners.
St Patrick’s Church is our home church every 2nd Sunday of the month, when we hold our Filipino-sponsored Eucharist under the ministering of Fr. Roger Manalo , our Filipino Chaplain for Filipinos in the Broken Bay Diocese. The Catholic Community of Filipino-Australians are proud to be associated with this fund-raising intitiative.
Our group Coordinating this event consist of Elsie and Harry Alipalo, Marivic King, Emily Rudd, Judy Alarca, Elena Holmes
WELCOME TO TOASTMASTERS - WHERE LEADERS ARE MADE
This is a plug for the TOASTMASTERS organization to my friends out there. I have joined the Coastal Toastmaster over a year ago, to gain more confidence in my communication skills.
I think I am slowly getting there and as a matter of fact I was assigned the Sergeant at Arms job for the rest of the year. I relish this assignment and look forward every fortnight to attend our meetings
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III comes to Sydney
MAPAYAPANG PAGLALAKBAY ....is the greeting I would like to wish our beloved PNoy as he is fondly called . I hope that by the time our paper comes out he has gone back home with wonderful memories of his visit. The planned meeting with the locals has made our hearts flutter and will be lucky to see him face to face, even for a minute. I hope he brings home with him the love of the Filipinos especially the time with the Rizal Park Movement at Campbelltown. Mabuhay!
AFACC.2012 ( AUS-FIL ASS OF THE CC)
Congratulations to JOEL FLORIDO and the new line-up of officers of this active social organization, still going strong in bringing people together, being entertained and sharing each others company. President Joel Florido has become a continuing influence for this group and it is really great to know the AFACC is in capable hands. I am also back as Director and will be there sharing my wealth of experience as a humble volunteer to make our Filipino community make a difference at lovely Central Coast.
FELICITATIONS to all birthday and anniversary celebrants in October... Peter Rudd, Rod Dingle, Tessie Stephens, Sally Quail et al... have a great time.
Also a big cheerio to my friends and family Tess and Villamor Balisacan @ Hacienda La Joya in Cavite, Desiree Salcedo and Family in Pozorrubio, Ding and Elsie Lagria in Tagudin, Angelita Lazaga Montes @ UP Diliman, Arthur Acosta @ Global City, Albert and Violy Acosta in Mandaluyong. Norma Madrid and Pina Llaneta in Camp John Hay and to Reynard Andaya and the Teaching staff @ Tagudin Central School...for the red carpet treatment you all have accorded me during my latest trip back home. Having addressed my old school in Tagudin for World Teachers Day was a great experience and will always affectionately remember this memory. Agnanayon nga dardarepdeken ka Tagudin!
Lastly, let’s go..Gangnam style – what a lively music danceable by ALL!! Thanks Psy! Ciao from EDR. (Sigh!)
Mr. Ning He delivers his grand opening speech
Mr. and Mrs. He of Good Luck Plaza and G&L
Supermarket, daughter Bonny He and son Tim He
“Good afternoon, Ladies and gentlemen,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all here today to join the ceremony of the grand opening of Good Luck Plaza and G&L Super Market Mount Druitt.
by ESPIE JOHNSTON
Isabel’s 30th Birthday
The lovely Isabel turned 30 last September 15th and the birthday party was held at her close friend Cindy’s place. Isabel’s friends, workmates from Willow Day Care Centre, ex services club and her loved ones gathered to celebrate Isabel’s 30th birthday.
Around 30 people turned up including Victor’s immediate family who are wonderful and down to earth people. Although it was only a small group, it was relaxing and everyone enjoyed the drinks and the lovely food prepared by Isabel and Victor. We had a succulent roast pig cooked by Victor who is Isabel’s boyfriend. Victor had captured the wild pig from the bush where he normally goes hunting. Other ladies brought different dishes as well in which we all shared and enjoyed. After the meal the party began - we played and sang karaoke followed by dancing afterwards. It was great meeting new people and catching up with some friends. Everyone had a good time there was much laughter and talking going on as the time went by everyone seemed to get on well and had a great night. Isabel thanked her friends and love ones for their love and support. Isabel is a lovely and caring person.
Thank you very much for inviting me to your birthday party I thoroughly enjoyed it and wish you all the very best.
Isabel with her boyfriend Victor (l-r) Savanah, Angie, Eva, Glenda and Isabel
(l-r) Mrs Sharpe, Rebecca, Espie and Gordon (l-r) Tony, Isabel, Hunter and Katie
The BFAC group organized a barbecue at the park which was a great idea to catch up with the respective group members and loved ones. The group provided the food and drinks for the members and their families. It was a fun day for everyone, the kids enjoyed playing and running around in the park while the parents were busy catching up with friends while relaxing. It was glorious weather, sunny yet it was not too hot.
Well done to the BFAC members for such excellent support and generous contributions.
The birthday celebrants (l-r) Mona De Guzman, Bing BFAC Members barbeque at the park
Ybanes Soriano Willott, Vilma Tolido Fajaron and
Maribel Steban Janssen.