by Kendrea Rhodes
It was a crisp and sunny autumn day as the echo of the bugler’s ‘Last Post’ drifted through the air. The words, “Lest we forget” hung like droplets akin to the tears falling within the crowd. You could sense the unspoken promise to always remember the sacrifice those young Anzacs made.
Thursday, April 30th was Mt. Torrens Primary Schools’ Anzac Remembrance Day. The school’s principal, Garry MacPherson, has noticed an increasing interest and participation in remembrance services over the years, by students and the local community. Each of the 76 students who attend the school were present that day and played a part in the ceremony through readings, singing, artwork, movie making and remembering. Continue reading
Woodside Community Seniors Centre (previously know as Onkaparinga Day Care) has been servicing the community for over 25 years. Located in a beautiful setting at 36 Nairne Road, it runs programs from 10am – 2pm including lunch, three days a week – a mixed session on Tuesdays, a men’s program on Thursdays and a Women’s day on Fridays. Programs are prepared with particular emphasis on promoting independence, wellbeing and social engagement. We are able to provide door to door transport to the program with the support of our wonderful volunteer bus drivers and assistants. Continue reading
It was 1994 at Kate Reynold’s country home in Mt. Pleasant. Around her kitchen table, laden with cakes and cuppa’s, sat some local mothers discussing their day while their children played. This was the first meeting of the Torrens Valley Community Centre, although this humble gathering hadn’t realised it at the time.
Kate, a very active member of the community, recognised a need for people to get together and support each other. The group was growing quickly and later, thanks to Kate’s work, they managed to move out of her kitchen and into the Old School House on the main street of Birdwood. Continue reading