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Mabel turns 101
Vehicle-activated speed signs to be trialled in Hillview St
Ethan organises student strike for climate action
Shepard St flooding expected to improve in 18 months
Ettalong to get recycling bins
Responsible development group forms with 80 people
Strata subdivision is approved
Bouddi Foundation seeks grant applications
Law firm welcomes new partners as others retire
Action group founders step aside
Fishing club closes after 30 years
Channel needs State planning, says committee chair
Dredged sand to replenish Ocean and Umina beaches
Specific dredging plans still needed, says committee
First class in permaculture held at Killcare
Salvos at Bring Your Bills day
Euchre club donates to local schools
Community fair held at Phegans Bay
Church publicises Easter festival events
Easter fete at Patonga
School holiday activities announced
Another fire at community garden
Unit fire in Warwick St
Three grants from Council
Retirees help charities distribute food
Activities for St Patrick's Day
Parking fines to be reduced
New playground for Empire Bay
Preschool celebrates 30 years in August
CWA bakes vegan scones for festival
Woy Woy residents targeted for heritage walk
Planning controls were result of exhaustive consultation
Council decisions will destroy the Peninsula
Flood was 27th in five years
More thought needed for pre-polling venue
We didn't win
Put Peninsula ahead of political ambitions
Aged care organisation celebrates 30 years
Brothers celebrate 50 years in medicine
New book compiled as breast cancer resource
Ground-breaking ceremony for 114-bed extension
Suicide prevention briefing to be held in Woy Woy
Geriatrician writes book on medical care for older people
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Opera in the Arboretum despite difficult five weeks
Troubadour president to speak at regional seminar
Rotary club pledges $40,000 for music program
Artist holds exhibition in Botanic Garden
Local pair produce TV program on men and their sheds
Children's film in Woy Woy
Meet the authors at library talks
Artists' collective moves to Ettalong
Principal stresses importance of reading program
Robotics to be taught at primary school
Assembly for day against violence and bullying
Year's first Interact meeting at Umina campus
Scholarship will help pay for university studies
Garden bed restored
Harmony Day held at Pretty Beach
Ettalong misses out
Swimmers qualify for zone carnival
Teddy Bears' Picnic at Woy Woy South
Students compete in zone swimming carnival
Umina was top-performing surf life saving club
Roosters have first loss of season
Premier League competition starts without Umina
Champions emerge in Handicap Pairs
Netball club seeks players
New oxygen kits for surf clubs
Retired international to develop SEU juniors
Southern Spirit wins champion player awards
Ettalong wins Seniors Triple title

Preschool celebrates 30 years in August

Pretty Beach Community Preschool will be celebrating 30 years of operation in August.

"That is 30 years of providing quality education and care to thousands of children, many of whom remain in the area and whose own children are now attending the preschool," said preschool director Ms Kim Chippendale.

"The preschool successfully operated for almost 22 years from the then local Catholic Church building at 6-8 Highview Rd, Pretty Beach.

"The church site was only ever meant to be a temporary location so we pursued a permanent site for a purpose-built facility for many years and, in late 2005, what was then known as Walsingham Preschool and Pretty Beach Public School entered into discussions to develop our preschool on land owned by the Department of Education where the original school principal's house was located.

"After many years and tireless hours of work from volunteer management committees and community members, the preschool saw its dream of opening our fantastic state-of-the art premises on May 17, 2010.

"I can't believe it has been almost nine years now in this amazing early childhood facility," Ms Chippendale said.

"The preschool continues to grow, change and develop.

"We work in close collaboration with Pretty Beach Public School on many programs allowing for a smooth transition to school for our preschoolers.

"In July last year, the preschool was once again rated as exceeding of national standards in all seven quality areas assessed by the regulatory body.

"This is the highest accolade an early childhood service can be granted and therefore one we are very proud.

"We are constantly working on the provision of the highest quality education and becoming a leader in the early childhood sector.

"The preschool is an incorporated, not-for-profit community-based organisation open to all members of the local and broader committee," Ms Chippendale said.

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