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Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

IMAGE: ‘Iandra Church Nightscape’ by Leigh Kasey, Greenethorpe, from last year.
IMAGE: ‘Iandra Church Nightscape’ by Leigh Kasey, Greenethorpe, from last year.

Road Map For Back To School

The NSW Government announced a return to school plan for students and staff. The plan included a staggered return to face-to-face learning from October, the delay of HSC exams until November and the introduction of mandatory vaccinations for school staff.

A decision to delay HSC exams for year 12 students until November 9, was made to allow sufficient time for all necessary COVID-Safe exam settings to be put in place. A revised timetable and guidelines for a COVID-safe HSC will be released by NESA in early September.

A further element of the road map announced was that from the 8th of November, vaccinations for all school staff across all sectors will be mandatory.

All students eligible for a vaccine will be strongly encouraged by the government to book an appointment with students aged 12-15 to be a priority if they become eligible for a vaccine.

Early childcare staff will also be able to participate in the priority vaccinations from 6 September and are encouraged to make use of the GP network to be vaccinated with whatever vaccine is available as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit: https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families

There’s No Place Like Home – 2021 RDA Central West Photography Competition Open

‘There’s no place like home’ is this year’s theme for Regional Development Australia Central West’s (RDA Central West) annual photography competition.

Applications are now open with applicants encouraged to capture the essence of their hometown.

Chair of RDA Central West, Ruth Fagan, said the competition is a wonderful platform to highlight everything that is special about our region.

“There truly is no place like home and the ‘Central West is Best’ photography compe-tition is a great way to capture what you love most about your community,” said Mrs Fagan.

“The Central West is a great place to live and we want to see entries that highlight why there is no place like it – this could be a place, person or an event – and entries also don’t need to be current.”

“We’ve all spent a lot of time at home due to COVID-19 but I think it has led to a deeper appreciation for the Central West so I’m looking forward to seeing this year’s entries and celebrating our region!” Entry into the 2021 ‘Central West is Best’ Photography Competition is free and open to all ages and photographic abilities. En-tries are now open and close 5pm AEST Friday, 24 September 2021.

More information, including how to enter, can be found on the RDA Central West website at www.rdacentralwest.org.au CATEGORIES & PRIZES:

• There are two categories: Junior (under 18yo) and Open (18yo and over)

• There will be a First Prize (up to the value of $300 + Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 camera) and Runner-Up (up to the value of $200) in each category.

• Two ‘special mention’ entries will receive a FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Photo Kit. These will be drawn across all entries, Junior and Open.

Questions can be directed to the RDA Central West office on (02) 6369 1600 or by emailing admin@rdacentralwest.org.au

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