Term 1 Week 8 - 24th March 2023
- Principal's Message
- National Schools Constitutional Convention
- Year 7 2024 Enrolment
- Assistant Principal- Learning and Teaching
- Assistant Principal - Pastoral Care
- Assistant Principal - Mission
- Project Compassion
- Earth Hour
- 2023 Senior Diocesan Basketball
- Creative Arts
- Library News
- Careers News
- Canteen News
- SJRC Social Media
- St Agnes' Uniform Store
- Community News
At St Joseph’s Regional College, we are committed to improving the learning and wellbeing outcomes of each student in our care while fostering individual faith development.
Our 2023 Annual School Improvement Plan has been informed by data collected and developed by our staff to capture the explicit improvement agenda to be lived out in the College.
We will undergo a formal school review in 2024, and we will engage in a collaborative process of developing a three Year Strategic Improvement Plan after the review.
Next term, students, parents and staff will be asked to complete a survey, “Tell Them From Me”, that will assist us in determining how well we are meeting the needs of our students and families.
The following graphic is our 2023 Annual School Improvement Plan, consisting of our School Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.
Each term, students who have earnt a Principal's Award are presented with their certificate at an assembly. This week, I had the pleasure of presenting 30 certificates to students who have consistently been working towards their goals and contributing to the spirit of the College.
At St Joseph's Regional College, we have a tiered system for merits. The Merit System provides regular positive reinforcement to students who do good work or put in a lot of effort. It also provides parents with feedback on work and effort of special merit.
To earn a Principal's Award:
- Merit Awards are earned through effort and commitment, and are designed to provide students with regular positive reinforcement.
- Pastoral Coordinator’s Award is presented to a student once they have received five Merit Awards.
- Principal’s Award is presented at a College assembly when a student has received five Pastoral Coordinator’s Awards.
Congratulations to the following students:
Year 7 2024 Enrolment - Catholic Primary School Visits
The Year 7 2024 enrolment process has commenced. This week, Mr Bushe, Mrs Handley, and I have had the privilege to be accompanied by the following students to visit:
- St Joseph's, Wauchope: Hanz Herrera & Hayley Vos
- St Joseph's, Port Macquarie: Isabella Russell & Riley Tattersall
- St Joseph's, Laurieton: Abbie Hudson & Jack Dorn
- St Agnes', Port Macquarie: Tora Wehlow & Noah Joyce
I am very impressed by how quickly students can grow in confidence, to be able to truly articulate the spirit of St Joseph's Regional College. The students have simply been tremendous in discussing their life and learning experiences at St Joseph's Regional College.
On Monday, for the first time, we will pay a visit to St Peter's Primary.
All enrolment enquiries can be submitted via our College website - https://www.pmreglism.catholic.edu.au/enrolment-enquiries
Savannah's Big Chop
Year 9 student Savannah Beard hasn't cut her hair in 15 years and is about to chop off over 60cm of her hair to raise awareness and funds for, Hair with Heart, a Variety Children's charity. Together with her little sister, they will be donating over ONE metre of hair.
If you can help Savannah reach her goal, please do so by donating through the following link - https://hairwithheart.variety.org.au/fundraisers/savannahbeard/hair-with-heart
Staff Spirituality & Development Days - Pupil Free Day
Staff will be participating in two Professional Learning Days.
Students will not be required to attend school on these days.
Thursday 6th April and Monday 24th April 2023
Term 1 concludes for students on Wednesday, 5th April 2023
Thursday, 6th April, is the last day of Term 1 for staff, SJRC staff will be participating in our annual Spirituality Day. The aim of the day is to engage and support staff in their faith development. The program has been developed by the Bishop of Lismore and the Catholic Schools Office and will be presented by the Leadership Team of the College.
Monday, 24th April, staff will be undertaking professional learning focusing on three key areas: NESA requirements around registration and accreditation, differentiation, and continued development of literacy and numeracy programs within the College.
Term 2 commences for students on Wednesday, 26th April 2023
Madeline Hele to debate whether Section 128 is still necessary
We are so proud of Year 12 student Madeline Hele who was successful in her application to attend the National Schools Constitutional Convention from Tuesday, 21st March to Thursday, 23rd March 2023. Madeline was among 116 Year 11 and 12 students from around Australia who attended the 28th National Schools Constitutional Convention (NSCC), which was held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra. The program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education (DOE), coordinated by National Curriculum Services (NCS) and supported by the Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) and Department of Education from all states and territories.
The topic for the 2023 Convention is, ‘Constitutional Reform - Is section 128 still a necessary requirement to change such an important document as the Australian Constitution?’. This topic will provide students with the opportunity to examine Section 128 of the Australian Constitution and discuss if the requirements for alteration are still appropriate. A range of stimulus speakers will discuss the issues with students for them to debate with all delegates.
Outcomes from the Convention will be incorporated into a Communiqué that will be forwarded to the President of the Senate, Senator Sue Lines, for tabling in Parliament and recorded in Hansard.
As a national delegate, Madeline travelled with 29 other students from NSW. Madeline said;
"The NSCC was one of the best experiences of my life, as I got to discuss political issues with other like-minded people and meet some of the greatest friends, from a variety of states. Giving young people a voice in these matters is imperative for Australian democracy and creating the next generation of political and legal figures, which is why all of the delegate's responses to the presented issues are to be made into a report and sent to the President of the Senate, Senator Sue Lines and is to be tabled in Federal Parliament. From this opportunity, I have been able to expand my knowledge and further my interest in politics as a future career path".
Other elements of the program will include the Prime Minister’s Welcome Reception at Parliament House hosted by The Hon Patrick Gorman MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, a meeting with the Governor-General, The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) at Government House, and a dinner at the High Court of Australia.
I refer you to Madeline's recount of her experience as a national delegate:
From the 21st-23rd March, I was amongst the 116 delegates representing their states and territories in the National Schools Constitutional Convention in Canberra. The convention aimed to engage the senior students in examining Section 128 in the Australian Constitution and its relevance in society today, with the current topic of the Indigenous Voice Referendum, in mind. Australia’s history of referendums, the effectiveness of a double majority and the possible inclusion of territories in a referendum was of key discussion. The three-day trip was incredibly engaging, with numerous excursions to other key political and constitutional locations, including Question Time in the Federal House of Representatives, Government House, the High Court of Australia and the Museum of Australian Democracy.
We were spoken to by numerous political and legal figures such as the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, the Hon Patrick Gorman, Emeritus Professor John Warhurst AO, from ANU, the Assistant Minister for Education, the Hon. Anthony Chisolm and Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC.
Numerous Keynote presentations were given across the two days, including from Professor Kim Rubenstein from the University of Canberra, and discussed Australia’s Constitutional Referendum Law and the history of Australia’s referendums. Keynote 2 related to Section 128 in current practice and if it was fair for all, presented by Fr Frank Brenan (AO), Adjunct Professor from Newman College and the University of Melbourne. The following keynote, highlighting a First Nations view on the Voice Referendum, was powerfully given by Professor Peter Anderson from the Walpiri and Murinpatha nations of the NT, and the Queensland University of Technology. Our final keynote was from Dr Andrew Banfield from the Parliamentary Library, and focused on how other countries, such as Canada and New Zealand use and conduct referendums. Following the keynotes, we were to break off into our working groups and answer questions provided to us and discuss the topics presented. Following our discussions, one member from each group presented them to the rest of the Convention in speech format. At the end of the group discussions on both Wednesday and Thursday, we also had the opportunity to use the soapbox, which provided for some controversial, yet engaging discussions.
On Wednesday, we swiftly took off from the Convention to Government House to meet His Excellency General the Hon. David Hurley AS DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley. After a quick tour of Government House, and a sing-a-long with Her Excellency, we headed to the High Court for dinner. At the dinner, we were able to have a quick tour, which included a mini mock trial in one of the courtrooms, and we were also able to hear a speech from the amazing Sean Dondas, ACT State Recipient of the Young Australian of the Year Award in 2022. Here, he spoke about his career in public policy and his work with the amazing CanTeen.
Following our final working session, on Thursday, we were then presented by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC. More entertaining soapbox speeches and a mini referendum of our own, momentarily distracted us from our soon departure, as well as a fun tour around the Museum of Australian Democracy. As the Convention closed, a wave of sadness washed over everybody as we all had to say goodbye, for what was most likely forever.
The NSCC was one of the best experiences of my life, as I got to discuss political issues with other like-minded people and meet some of the greatest friends, from a variety of states. Giving young people a voice in these matters is imperative for Australian democracy and creating the next generation of political and legal figures, which is why all of the delegate's responses to the presented issues are to be made into a report and sent to the President of the Senate, Senator Sue Lines and is to be tabled in Federal Parliament. From this opportunity, I have been able to expand my knowledge and further my interest in politics as a future career path.
Year 7 2024 Information and Open Evening
Year 7 2024 Enrolment Applications are now open.
The Year 7 2024 Information and Open Evening will be held on
Monday, 1st May, in the St Joseph's Regional College Hall,
commencing at 5.00pm.
The night will include College Tours, an Information Session and details on how to book your child's enrolment interview.
We look forward to seeing you and your child on the night.
How to enrol at SJRC
Online Applications are now open
This week Year 7 and 9 students completed their Naplan tests across four key domains: writing, reading, language conventions, including spelling and grammar, and culminated in their numeracy test. It was pleasing to see so many students confidently tackle the elements of each test and strive to the best of their ability. I would like to thank the dedicated team of teaching and support staff who enabled this complex testing program to run so smoothly over the four days.
The assessment cycle continues across Years 7-12, with a range of in-class and hand-in type tasks occurring over the last two weeks of the term. If a student in Years 7-10 is absent on a day of a task, they need to see Mrs Marchment upon return to school to sit the missed tasks. Students in Years 11 and 12 also require a medical certificate in the case of illness or some other form of documentation in the case of misadventure. Finally, in relation to hand-in tasks, a failure to submit by the due date may result in assessment penalties applying. Thank you for your continued support in supporting the assessment practices in the College.
Once again, it has been fantastic to see so many students access the facilities in the Library after school to stay on top of the rigours of their courses. Seminars continued to be offered for our senior students, and many teachers have been making themselves available to support our senior students as they work methodically through the Term 1 assessment cycle.
Year 7-11 Interim Reports
In Week 10, Year 7-11 Interim Reports will be published on the St Joseph's Regional College Parent Portal. These interim reports are a good guide to how your daughter or son has progressed during Term 1 and report on a students’ work habits and their approach to learning in their individual classes. Year 12 Semester 1 reports will be issued early in Term 2.
As the term comes to a close, I ask you to continue to encourage your children to apply themselves to their studies to the best of their ability and have a productive end to the first school term of the academic year.
The Parent Portal is a secure web-based application that contains information about the College and your child, including timetables, attendance, semester reports, and class and teacher information. (All past reports can be accessed on the parent portal, and future reports will be uploaded as they become available).
An account needs to be created as a first step. For security reasons, the username for this account must be your email address recorded at the school.
Instructions on how to access the Parent Portal are below and can also be found on the College website.
Log into the Parent Portal at - http://parent.lism.catholic.edu.au
Mr Ian Lutton
Assistant Principal- Learning and Teaching
School attendance is foundational for a flourishing young person. We know that the more students attend school, the better their outcomes are during their school years and in their post-schooling lives. By law, all young people must attend school every day until they are 17, unless they are engaged in another educational pursuit. As of 16th March 2023, the NSW Department of Education lists four reasons students might be absent from school:
- being sick or having an infectious disease;
- having an unavoidable medical appointment;
- being required to attend a recognised religious holiday;
- exceptional or urgent family circumstances e.g. attending a funeral.
As a school, we are required to comply with school attendance legislation and must support optimal school attendance for all students within our care, including putting interventions in place when a young person’s school attendance starts to decline. Beyond our legal responsibilities, we are deeply invested in supporting school attendance for all students as a wellbeing measure. Please contact your child’s PC Teacher or Leader of Student Wellbeing if you are experiencing challenges getting your young person to school.
Are you interested in supporting your child to develop friendships online?
The Office of the eSafety Commission is an excellent resource for parents. Please note the upcoming online event referenced below and register via THIS LINK.
FREE webinar: Helping young people manage their online friendships
7:30pm on Wednesday, 29th March 2023
This 30-minute webinar will provide you with tips and advice on how to support young people in having safe and respectful online relationships. You'll learn what to do if something happens at school and ends up online, as well as how to report it to social media providers and eSafety.
Council of Catholic Parents NSW/ACT
Mrs Jennifer Furney
Assistant Principal- Pastoral Care
ANZAC Day March - Tuesday 25th April 2023
At this week's assembly, students heard about the importance of ANZAC Day and acknowledging the sacrifice of all Australians and New Zealanders involved in wars on the 25th of April. One of the important ways in which we can pay our respects on this day is by attending an ANZAC service, or by marching on the day.
Our College has always had a strong representation at local marches, and it is with the hope that this tradition will continue this year at the following locations:
- Port Macquarie
It is also a proud time for the members of the SAPSS Drumline who will perform and march at Port Macquarie.
As a College, we are proud of our tradition of engaging with community events. This is one of those opportunities where we can participate in service to our community, which will be recognised and contribute to students community service hours.
How do students get involved?
If you would like to join this march, please give your name to your Leader of Wellbeing, to Mr Bushe or to the office, over the next week. A permission email containing more details will be sent home in the last week of the term.
We look forward to seeing a large number of community members marching on this day.
St Agnes' Church Gospel Reflections
Fr Paul Gooley is continuing to provide Gospel readings and reflections via email and online Monday to Saturday for those interested in connecting with their faith in this way.
Click to watch Fr Paul's Gospel Readings and Reflections.
St Agnes' Parish News Bulletin
Each week the Parish produces a news bulletin. In this week’s bulletin:
- Project Compassion Reflection
- Enrich your Lenten Journey
- Volunteers needed to help make Palm Crosses for Palm Sunday
- Join the Parish choir
- Enquiries welcome for 2023 Sacraments
- Wool is needed for knitters creating items for those in need
Click to read this week's Parish News Bulletin
Assistant Principal- Mission
Caritas Australia is Hope in Action
As a College, in the season of Lent, we continue our fundraising efforts for the Caritas Australia Project Compassion Appeal
Pastoral Care groups have been asked to commit to raising small amounts of money by donating money from individual PC group fundraising event, and contributing to the Project Compassion collection boxes that are placed in each PC room. These donations raise funds for all Future Generations.
Donations to Project Compassion allows Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, to work with local communities around the world to alleviate poverty, hunger, oppression and injustice. With hope, support and compassion at the core of what Caritas does, they work towards a world where all people may thrive.
We encourage you to put your compassion into action this Lent through your prayer, fasting and almsgiving by supporting Project Compassion. Families wishing to donate can do so online via the Caritas Australia website lent.caritas.org.au
Caritas at Work!
We would love for you to take a few moments to watch the YouTube videos below to see and hear how Caritas is positively affecting the lives of individuals and communities and how small amounts of money join together to support the work that Caritas is doing.
Thu from Vietnam
“War is most terrible with great loss. At the end of the war, there are still consequences such as unexploded ordnance, causing many losses, casualties and death,” Thu says.
Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser
Next Friday, students from the Year 11 and Junior Leadership team will be hosting a Hot Cross Bun morning tea to raise funds for Project Compassion.
The fresh, warm and delicious Hot Cross Buns will be selling for just $2.00, and are available in three flavours: Traditional fruit, Fruitless and Cadbury Chocolate Buns.
Easter Egg Raffle
We are approaching the most egg-celent, most egg-citing day of the year.
The Easter Egg Raffle will be drawn in week 10; the last day of this school term!
All students are asked to make a donation to the raffle. Lets see how many chocolate eggs, bunnies and other easter treats we can collect to make this year's raffle the best ever.
Donations can be handed into the Hastings and Oxley Leader of Wellbeing office.
Tickets for the raffle will go on sale from Monday, outside the canteen.
Tickets are 50c each or 3 for $1.
Please support Project Compassion and our fundraising efforts for Caritas Australia by donating eggs and buying tickets.
Please support Project Compassion: www.caritas.org.au/project-compassion.
Each year, our College provides the venue for NSW Health to conduct the NSW Schools Vaccination Program. We are writing to advise that NSW Health has a new process for collecting consent for your child to receive their vaccination at school. I refer you to the information below provided by NSW Health;
Year 7 and Year 10 Vaccination Program Dates
Term 1 – Friday 31 March 2023
• Year 7 HPV dose 1 of a 2-dose course – (HPV dose 1 & 2 are given six months apart)
• Year 7 Boostrix – 1 dose only
• Year 8 HPV dose 2 - catch up
• Year 11 Nimenrix (meningococcal ACWY) – catch up
Term 2 – Friday 16 June 2023
• Year 10 Nimenrix (meningococcal ACWY)
• Year 7 catch ups for HPV dose 1 & Boostrix
• Year 8 HPV dose 2 - catch up
• Year 11 Nimenrix (Meningococcal ACWY) – catch up
Term 4 – Friday 13 October 2023
• Year 7 HPV dose 2
• Year 7 HPV dose 1 & Boostrix - catch up
• Year 8 HPV dose 2 - catch up
• Year 10 & 11 Nimenrix (meningococcal ACWY) catch up
Online consent for school vaccinations
If your child is in Year 7 or Year 10 this year, you can now provide online consent for their routine school vaccinations.
• Year 7, students are offered free vaccines for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) and human papillomavirus (HPV).
• Year 10, students are offered the meningococcal ACWY vaccine.
Vaccination will only be provided at school if consent has been received.
How to provide consent:
- To complete online consent for your child’s school vaccinations, visit:https://nswhealth.service-now.com/school
- Click the login with ‘Service NSW Account’ button and log in using your Service NSW details. This is the same account you may already use to renew your driver’s licence. If you don’t have a Service NSW account, refer to Service NSW to create one.
- Update or confirm your personal details in Service NSW as required.
- Complete the School Vaccination Consent Form for your child/ren.
- Enter your child’s personal details
- Provide the Medicare card details for you and your child
- Read the linked Parent Information Sheet and privacy statement
- Provide consent
If you or your child do not have a Medicare card, consent can still be provided by requesting a paper-based consent form directly from your child’s school.
Read a step-by-step guide on how to provide consent online. Translated guides are available in Arabic, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese.
For more information on routine school vaccinations, please visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/schoolvaccination.
Translated information about school vaccination is available in 27 languages, please visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/school_vaccination_language.aspx
At this week's assembly, Leaders of Sustainability Jemima Scott-Branagan and Lily Monckton informed students and staff about Earth Hour, the worldwide event is being held this Saturday, 25th March, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm.
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The event is held annually, encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, as a symbol of commitment to the planet. This event is a chance for everyone to play a small part in naturing our environment by switching off, unplugging and going old school. Jemima and Lily gave students some suggestions, which were to light a candle, read a book, play an instrument, draw a picture or have a conversation with someone they love.
Here at the College, classes were invited to join in by switching off in Period 5 today, with some classes deciding to take their learning outdoors.
Click the following link for further information about Earth Hour https://www.earthhour.org.au/
20th May 2021
The Diocesan Open Basketball Gala day was held in Port Macquarie on Thursday the 23rd of March.
The girls competed well against some tough teams, narrowly being defeated by Newman Senior Technical College and finishing 4th overall in an overtime tiebreak in Division 1.
The boys showed great sportsmanship and pride in the school. Our SJRC 1 team finished 5th overall and our SJRC 2 team finished 8th
A sincere thank you to Mrs Gray and Mr Harvey for coaching our teams and giving up your time for training.
Leader of Sport
23rd March 2023
UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test)
Congratulations to Year 12 students Luke Squire and Sarah Garrett, who have been awarded a bursary each to attend the MedEntry UCAT Preparation Course. Students interested in a range of career and study options, including Medicine, are required to sit the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) in addition to attaining specific ATARs, presenting for interviews, and other rigorous selection requirements. This preparation course will be an intensive program with the end goal being success!
Luke and Sarah were highly recommended due to their significant records in academic, sporting, cultural and community achievements, coupled with their leadership qualities. Well done, Luke and Sarah.
Mrs Tinsey (Mon-Fri) & Mrs Bale
Leader of Future Pathways
This week we have two Alumni, the first is: Hannah King- Class of 2018
Next, we have Michael Barnes: Class of 2018
Current Medical student Michael Barnes included a lot of other information about his post-school journey that wouldn't 'fit' into our template. We have included it here because it mirrors so much of what our world has been like over the past few years - successfully avoiding COVID until it couldn't be avoided any more, taking rare opportunities to travel and observe life, working hard in casual employment in order to 'live' while studying, self-reflecting and identifying goals, seeking growth, engaging in activism for employment equity. Congratulations, Michael, on our journey thus far.
- Went to UoN to study Biomedical Science due to my interest in the field as well as good transfer credits to other health fields such as nursing and physiotherapy.
- Lived on campus because I heard it was fun (and it was).
- Worked at Coles to support myself during study. Kept myself active with gym and campus sport.
- Went to NZ to visit some family for a holiday.
- Studied Nursing at UoN after deciding that I wanted a career in primary healthcare rather than research. I found it fulfilling, and the skills I developed were of great use to me even to this day.
- Worked in a nursing home to make ends meet as the cost of living increased due to the pandemic.
- Volunteered at a soup kitchen down the road because they were struggling with close contact restrictions limiting their staffing.
- Deftly evaded testing positive for a whole year despite working two jobs and volunteering.
- After offers for Medicine were released, I accepted UoN due to having stable employment and good social circles in the area. Moved off campus to a share house and started another job in childcare.
- Got COVID three times- albeit with only minor symptoms.
- Got isolated because of casual contacts at least eight times.
- Protested for better staffing ratios for nurses and midwives.
- After 3 whole years, I finally progressed to the 2nd year of a degree, continuing to study Medicine and commence placements in the general practice setting.
- Took my first holiday in four years to Melbourne for 3 days. Very much worth it.
- Got covid one last time and missed my mid-semester exam. Will sit the exam at some point.
- I was fortunate enough to be allocated Armidale for fourth-year placements and to engage in the global health pathway affording me great travel opportunities during the remainder of my degree.
- Watched some friends get married. Heard about others graduating. I was reminded about how far I’ve come, and how far I have left to go.
We cannot run the canteen without you; as the saying goes:
"Many Hands Make Light Work".
If you are able to spare an hour or so of your time, we would
love for you to join us.
Please contact Breeanna Stone through the College Office on 5525 4100.
|Term 1 Week 9 Lunch Specials|
|Monday||Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Potatos|
|Tuesday||Thai Green Curry|
|Thursday||Chicken, Pumpkin, and Macadamia Salad|
|Friday||Bacon & Egg loaded Roll|
|Term 1 Week 10 Lunch Specials|
|Monday||Honey Soy wings & Fried Rice|
|Tuesday||Thai Beef Salad|
|Wednesday||Nachos - Last day of Term 1 for students|
|Thursday||Staff Spirituality Day|
The Canteen opens at 8.00 am every school day.
Food Services Manager
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St Agnes' Parish Uniform Shop
Normal Trading Hours resume on 6th February 2023 as below
Monday to Friday: 12 noon - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 12 noon
6 Boronia Street, Port Macquarie
The Safer Drivers Course has received plenty of support already from the Hastings Council and local families and businesses.
The Safe Drive Expo is on the 21st April this year at the Port Macquarie Kart Racing Track.
National-level Driving coach SDT Will be taking the lead. Port Macquarie Hastings Council has provided a Grant to host the event.
It is a half-day course for only $50. IF YOU KNOW ANY YOUNG DRIVERS, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE, by booking them in.
YOU will be supporting a young person learn about car handling, car maintenance, the importance of sober driving, and staying out of trouble on out a Modern Simulator.
Please get in touch via this email address or book in at
Port Macquarie Ironman
Do you have a current First Aid qualification? If the answer is yes, then we need you! The Port Macquarie Ironman is being held on the 7th of May and organisers need people with their first aid certificate, to volunteer to assist with providing care to athletes across the whole Ironman course.
If you would like to gain some real-world experience as a first aid provider whilst giving back to the community. Please see the attached flyer for further information, including how to register and apply.