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6 Apr 2021
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Two-year delay in dredging decision announcement
Ettalong channel decision long overdue, says Tesch
Comment sought on Esplanade shared zone design
Tesch welcomes State dredging of Ettalong channel
Residents 'should reclaim standing' in planning process
Minimal feedback sought on intersection plans
Help wanted to restore folding bikes
Three townhouse gun-barrel development proposed
Group calls for submissions on design and place policy
Save Our Woy Woy submits objection on Farnell Rd
Environment group decides 'priority actions'
Subdivision recommended for Mrs Wilson's shop site
Comment on nothing?
Submissions raise 14 issues with intersection plans
Council to proceed with paid foreshore parking
Tesch welcomes easing of restrictions
Bookings open for Seniors Festival activities
Emergency planning workshop for seniors
Expired flares collected at Lions Park
Headsets provided for music therapy
Food drive for Coast Shelter
Tesch suggests groups apply for women's sport grants
Church newsletter suggests supporting Mingaletta
Morning tea for Rotary women
Lack of debate on petition draws criticism from Tesch
Marine Rescue offers radio licence course
Titanic Dinner is 'well on track'
Raffle tickets and auction bids available despite sell-out
New signboard for St John's church?
Helping with flood clean-up
Fundraising event for Rotary project in Uganda
Accommodation booked out for Easter
Different activity each day in imagination zone
Third wettest month in 16 years
Stop the sham of 'public exhibition'
Concern at secret parking meters proposal
Pretend consultation while secret decisions are made
Hospital walls decorated with colouring-in
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Another sold-out concert at the Troubadour folk club
Children's leaf artwork workshop at Woy Woy library
Ephemeral art entries close on Monday
Writers' Festival announces six featured authors
Guitar concert planned for Pearl Beach
Blues music brought to Ettalong
Art works on display in Ettalong
Historic first student win in annual volleyball tournament
New mural at Woy Woy South
Parents told of need for Working with Children checks
School disco raises $1740
Parents' group elects new committee
Teachers take part in Connecting to Country course
School leaders attend young leaders' conference
Touch football win
Reading on 25 nights
Libraries resume Storytime sessions
School publishes strategic plan
Charli calls for nominations to Minister's Student Council
Targeted well-being programs support 45 students
School motto resonates with mural artist
Steps to access support from external providers
Unicycle hockey team starts at community centre
Novice bridge championship results
Cricket players win association awards
Junior cricketers receive association awards
Footy Bowls Day attracts 80 bowlers
John Goddard awarded life membership
Free skateboard building workshop at Woy Woy oval
Boat crews win their sections in regional series
Umina bowls results
Touch players make NSW Catholic championships
Delay in championship bowls schedule
Netball results
Inflatable obstacle course for school holidays
Ourimbah to play Lions in first rugby union round
Sets of bowls go missing
Netball teams make it to Hunter League finals
Umina wins two out of three pennant games
Bridge club to hold four red point events this month
Touch association to hold annual meeting
Ettalong bowlers represent zone


School motto resonates with mural artist

The artist responsible for the new mural at Woy Woy South Public School says the school motto resonates with her.

"The school focuses on Respect and Responsibility like most public schools but has chosen Relationships as its third core value," said Ms Angela Clark.

"I really subscribe to this choice and have celebrated and translated it in more kid-friendly terms in this mural to remind them how they may employ these values each day."

Respect becomes kind words.

Responsibility becomes helping hands.

Relationships becomes happy hearts.

"They're each very dependent on the other," she said.

"My hope is that this colourful piece becomes a passive teaching tool and trigger for playground conversations around positive school culture.

"And that it just brightens their day."

Ms Clark said that happy hearts were important for everyone.

"Happy hearts - That's all we really want for our children (and ourselves), right?

"If your heart is happy, everything is in place in your world regardless of what that looks like.

"You could have everything or nothing as long as your basic needs are met, and your heart can still be happy because it's a mindset.

"Knowing what makes your heart happy is the thing.

"For me, it is lots of little things, which may be insignificant to the next person, and relationships.

"Having people in your life that you truly relate to is the biggest signifier of positive emotional health.

"This can make or break a heart."

Ms Clark said eyes featured in her mural because "I'm an eye-person".

"I love them.

"I love to draw them, paint them, look into them.

"Sometimes the colour can be so magnetic to me.

"But what really gets me is when someone looks as deeply into mine, not necessarily in a romantic sense, but in an 'I see you' sense.

"Culturally we aren't too comfortable with an extended gaze.

"It can be awkward I know, because it's a vulnerable place to enter, 'seeing' someone and perhaps opening a window for them to see you too?

"But when those moments happen, even without a word spoken, so much more can be exchanged.

"That non verbal communication is much more powerful and disarming in the context of almost any relationship - friends, family, lovers.

"That opportunity to connect and see each other is something I have come to give greater attention and value.

"Truly a window to the soul, if you take the time to look with your heart you can see light, joy, maybe pain, grief, pride, fear...and perhaps appreciate what is going on inside a little better (which is all anyone could ever ask).

"And how wonderful is it when you recognise kindness, and the look of love in someone else's eyes for you.

"There is no greater affirmation."

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