Posted by Peter Russell on Jun 14, 2021
Year 2 students were very thankful for the donation of winter jackets and school readers
Year 2 students were very thankful for the donation of winter jackets and school readers
 
A ROTARY Club partnership has delivered a special gift to the students of Telegraph Point Public School.
A donation worth more than $9,000 will keep the 130 students warm this winter while also replenishing the book shelves.
The generous offer is more welcome news for the school community with every family impacted in some way by the devastating March floods.
 
Wauchope Rotarian Diana Reynolds reached out to the Northbridge Rotary Club in Sydney to make the donation possible. Northbridge Rotary Club raised funds from their local community.
 
Enjoying their new readers are Harry Bollard and Taj McDonald
 
Northbridge Rotarians Eleanor Chevor, Kevin Tattrie and Peter Russell delivered the new winter jackets and readers at a special presentation on Tuesday, June 8.
 
Principal Duncan Adams said the community generosity shown towards Telegraph Point School has been overwhelming and reaffirms the human spirit is alive and well.
 
The school's prime minister Leeara Elford and deputy prime minister Shaylee Wilcox thanked Rotary on behalf of the students.
 
Northbridge Rotarian Kevin Tattrie hands out the new winter jackets to students in year 2
 
 "It has been really refreshing for the children to be back on site," Mr Adams said.
The entire school was relocated to Hastings Secondary College's Westport campus after the floods while six new demountable buildings were installed at the school site.
 
"To have the consistency of school every day is very meaningful in their lives when many of them have lost everything in the floods.
 
"We have a lot of families who have lost everything, and many who are still displaced."
The tender process for the school's rebuild has closed with construction to commence later this year.
 
This article is an edited copy of a news article printed in the Port Macquarie News on 8th June 2021.
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