Bingara Central School News: June 17, 2010 (Week 9, Term 2)

June 17, 2010

Myall Creek Ceremony
Last Saturday morning members of the SRC and Brooke McKinnon attended the Myall Creek Commemoration ceremony.

This annual commemoration draws attention to that part of our shared local history when on the 18th June 1838 twenty eight Wirrayaraay women, children and old men were massacred at the memorial site on the banks of Myall Creek. Eight stockmen were convicted and hanged for this crime.  

The weekend ceremony, attended by approximately 300 members of the public and students from local schools, is held in a spirit of reconciliation. A part of the commemoration is the presentation of prize winners of the student art and writing competition.

The theme for this year’s competition was “Walk a Mile in my Shoes” and Brooke McKinnon received a Highly Commended for her art work. Congratulations to Brooke and all other students who entered the competition, and thankyou to Miss Gallagher who organised and assisted the SRC on Saturday morning.

Joseph – Performance Week 
This week sees the reward for all the effort and commitment made by the students and staff, the North West Theatre Company and our community. This moment has been highly anticipated and unanimously supported to the point where we have five “sell out” performances.

Students and staff are bubbling with excitement and anticipation. The polish has been applied to all aspects of the performance and now is the time for everyone to enjoy the show.  So as not to take away from the magic of the performance, we will hold over our photos and full coverage until next week.

Until then, I invite everyone to enjoy the performance and to celebrate the wonderful achievement of our students.  From this performance our children can learn that “any dream will do” and in the words of director Rick Hutton “that dreams really do come true”. 

Mark Vale