On Course with Bingara Community College

May 8, 2010

Into May already.  How time flies when you are having fun!  April was a very busy month with Easter and Anzac Day.

The BCC held some successful courses.  Computers for Beginners has evolved into Wednesday Computer Club and is held at the Bingara Community College (St Mary’s) on Wednesday morning, 10.00am –12.30pm.  Some of Toni Moodie’s participants have achieved their “Operate a Personal Computer” and the others are on their way.

As promised, Moroccan Cooking with Jo-Anne Benson from Barraba was a fantastic learning experience and a wonderful cooking day.  Two young men were brave enough to join thirteen ladies for the experience.  Jo brought all the ingredients and arrived at 8.00am, bright and early, at the Bingara Central School kitchen.  We all got to try a bit of each of the dishes which we created in different groups.  They ranged from dates stuffed with goats’ cheese and pine nuts,chicken and preserved lemon tagine, lamb shank and prune tagine, sardines on toast and included a taste of pomegranate and mint champagne cocktails and we finished with bananas in rosewater and a nut and fig tart. mmm!

Senior First Aid taken by Beneficial Safety was a day thoroughly enjoyed by the participants.  Bridge has started on Tuesday afternoons.  And the town now has some “Armed Hold Up” experts, according to their certificates.

Certificate II in Business and Certificate I in IT are still being offered as a whole or as separate Units of Competency, refer to our advertisement.  Don’t forget if you enroll for more than one course you can receive a discount.

As you can see from our weekly advertisement, the BCC is offering courses in how to produce simple word processing documents, spreadsheets and databases coming up.  Rod King is keen to teach “Deliver a service to customers”.  We have approached Tony Gomez to teach a basic welding course and as many of you would know Tony is a very skilled tradesman.  As the Bingara Show is on 15 and 16 May, we have moved the Follow Workplace Hygiene Procedures and Coffee Service, Espresso to the weekend of 29 and 30 May.

Course planning is already taking place for June and Sport and Recreation are offering a FREE Effective Child Protection Management seminar on the evening of June 23 at 7.00pm.  It takes approximately 1.5 hours.  It is a significant issue which does affect those sport and community organisations who have under 18 year old members or participants. Please enroll now with the Northern Inland office of Sport and Rec (Tamworth) on 67661200.