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Woy Woy could see up to 6000 new dwellings
Woy Woy to be 'high density' residential and office area
Population projected to grow less than national average
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Statement is tragic reflection of planning system
Only interested in inappropriate development?
Travesty to take park from so many who enjoy it
Council is destroying a wonderful place to live
Strategic plan is as much use as a hole in the head
Residents are completely ignored
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Parking meters and carpark with shuttle bus proposed
Coastal walking track to undergo $1.4 million upgrade
Conservatorium artistic director airlifted to Sydney
Jayne Mote named volunteering 'living legend'
Helicopter patrols power lines for bushfire prevention
Council to act on lagoon plan, seven years later
Feedback opportunity for Mt Ettalong Reserve
Keep natural look and feel at Mt Ettalong, survey finds
Tesch wants ideas for shared public spaces
Council approves work on Umina CWA hall
Rotary club makes donations to regional charities
Boat ramp closed
Rotary club hosts international speaker online
CWA work continues despite restrictions
Volunteer recognised for 15 years of pet therapy
Council rebrands bushcare program
Council chief keeps power to decide all tenders
Tesch calls for bee industry recovery plan
Restrictions on passenger numbers 'unworkable'
Local business vital in unprecedented times, says MP
Club hears about Rotary project in Nepal
Police seek whereabouts of missing woman
Aged care resident pays surprise visit for 94th birthday
Lottery win
Project wants reports of whale sightings
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Fuel prices: Talking, writing and urging is not working
Plastic debris on beaches almost unbelievable
Try local police station for lost keys
Make dog signs bigger
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Pearl Beach music scholarship concert is postponed
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Woy Woy loses demountable classroom
Social distancing not required on buses, says operator
Year Five opportunity class placements delayed
Kindergarten information sessions rescheduled
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Surfing coach wins award
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Wrecked at Bouddi Point
Paddle steamer wreck gives Maitland Bay its name

Year Five opportunity class placements delayed

Year Five opportunity class placements have been delayed due to coronavirus restrictions at Umina Public School, although kindergarten enrolments for 2021 will continue on line.

The placement process for opportunity class entry in 2021, including the Opportunity Class Placement Test, has been delayed until July, said school principal Ms Lyn Davis.

"As a result, applications did not open in April as previously advised.

"This delay is in response to the social distancing measures that are currently in place to help slow the spread of Covid-19 throughout the community.

"As part of the application process, eligible students are required to sit a test in a supervised environment.

"Social distancing guidelines currently in place make it difficult to implement a large-scale assessment at this time."

The new date for the placement test is Wednesday, July 21.

Ms Davis said enrolment for kindergarten in 2021 had opened.

"Our school is piloting an online enrolment application procedure in response to requests from parents to streamline this process," she said.

"The Department of Education, having established the program in Western Sydney, was looking to expand to other areas.

"Our school was more than happy to be part of the pilot and our administrative staff have been trained in the use of the software."

Parents have been asked to use the online application procedure on the school website.

Ms Davis said she was happy to see the return of students full-time and looked forward to the resumption of normal procedures.

"It was wonderful to see the children back at school," she said.

"They looked so happy as they entered the school gates and were soon back into the routine of school.

"I suspect that they came home yesterday rather tired but pleased to have seen their friends and teachers.

"This week will be a week of re-adjustment to school life for everyone."



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