Good news for students' end of year celebrations

Good news for students' end of year celebrations

School Formals To Go Ahead

Local Year 12 students will be able to celebrate finishing school the traditional way with COVID-19 safe graduation ceremonies and formals being allowed to take place during Term 4.

The year 12 formal is a rite of passage for school leavers and I know everyone who graduates in our area really values the opportunity to reflect on their school days, share memories with their friends and look towards the future as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

These students who are currently studying for their HSC can be trusted and they deserve to have something to look forward to after their exams.

Year 12 students requiring a COVID-19 test should tell their GP or testing clinic they are currently doing their HSC. This will ensure their test results are prioritised, minimising any disruption to their schooling and study.

The NSW Government will also provide COVID safe guidance to students wanting to participate in schoolies under the current restrictions and health advice.

Applications Open For NSW Government Local Sport Defibrillator Program

Sporting organisations and local councils are encouraged to apply for a grant towards potentially life-saving equipment in the NSW Government's Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.

It is vital community and sporting facilities are equipped to respond to life-threatening situations.

With more and more people remaining active at an older age, early access to a defibrillator could mean the difference between life and death in the event of a cardiac arrest.

That's why it's crucial our clubs and councils are equipped to respond to these life-threatening emergencies.

Medical experts say the first eight minutes following a cardiac arrest are critical and that early access to CPR and a defibrillator is essential to increasing a patient's likelihood of survival.

The NSW Government is encouraging sports clubs and councils to take advantage of this life-saving program.

The program is open until 12 April 2021.

For more information go to sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/defibrillator or call my office on 65840977.