News from around the Tinonee community

School students settle in at Tinonee School

It has been a couple of busy weeks for students as they settle back into their new classes and get to know their teachers for 2021.

The school has employed a teacher for four days per week in addition to our Grow the Green, Enrichment, Minilit and Multilit programs.

The swimming carnival, which was held February 9 at the Wingham Pool, went off with some great achievements by all the students, with a big thank you to the parents who came along and supported the students. A number of students will be participating in the zone swimming carnival to be held today Wednesday (February 17) and we hope to have some excellent results.

Coming up on Friday, February 19 Years 5/6 will be taking part in a hockey gala day. The cross country/colour run is set down for Friday, March 19.

Canteen manager Michelle is in need of helpers for every day that the canteen is operating during Term 1. If you can help for a couple of days during the term I am sure she would be very grateful-for further details etc please contact the school for details or direct to Michelle on her mobile phone 0478 062 825.

Passing of Roslyn Bird

It is with much sadness that I make mention of the passing on Monday, February 8, of Roslyn Joan Bird (formerly Zanardi), aged 77 years.

Roslyn was a member of the Bird family, who have been well known locals of Tinonee for many years.

Roslyn's funeral service was held at St Matthew's Anglican Church, Wingham and conducted by Rev Brian Ford on Monday, February 15, followed by interment at the Tinonee Cemetery with the wake held at the Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall.

Roslyn was a loving partner to James, a cherished mum to Ricky (dec), Kathy and Steve and their partners Grant and Maria and a special Nanny to Ricky, Phoebe and Sebastian. Left to mourn their beloved sister's passing are Margaret and Rodney, Shirley, Peggie and Judy. Deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to all. Donations in lieu of flowers were accepted for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Pothole patch up

Thanks to Midcoast Council for the work on patching up the many potholes between Mondrook and the Bight Bridge but they still left some of the worst ones on the road between Tinonee and Mondrook Lane, especially the ever increasing cluster of five or six crater size holes near the entrance to Tinonee Orchids.

Church services

Weekly Thursday morning services at 9.30am are continuing to be held at St Luke's Anglican Church Tinonee, with either Morning Prayer or Holy Communion on a rotation. All are welcome to come along to the services which are still complying with COVID-19 restrictions at this time. Hopefully they will soon be back to normal.