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School news

Wee Jasper Public School has had a very busy couple of weeks. With thanks to Mountain Trails Adventure School for the hire of their bus, the students were able to complete a week's swimming lessons at the Australian Institute of Sport recently.

This is in preparation for their end of year swimming camp at Gundagai.

Small schools from the region were recently hosted by the school at the Wee Jasper camp at Helen and Ian Cathles' property ‘Cooradigbee’.

Almost 80 students took part in Aboriginal art lessons, rock wall climbing, life education lessons, damper cooking and more.

The parents of Wee Jasper provided the catering and thanks goes to the Cathles for the use of their wonderful venue.

Last weekend opera in the Cave at Careys Cave, with Three's a Crowd, was a big hit.

The P&C provided a bountiful afternoon tea and visitors from Yass, the ACT and beyond enjoyed a wonderful evening's entertainment in an incredible venue. Thanks to Geoff Kell from Careys Cave and Three's a Crowd who have donated proceeds to the school and to the Wee Jasper Bushfire Brigade.

Preparations are under way for the school's end of year presentation night.

Taking place in the Wee Jasper Memorial Hall on Thursday December 13 at 6.30pm, all are invited. There will be a special visitor.

Named gifts to the value of $5 may be left under the Christmas tree. Please bring a dish and join us for a shared supper. A-K surnames please bring a main dish, L-Z a salad or dessert. Please note this is an alcohol-free event. RSVP to the school on 6227 9652 if you would like to attend.

Community news

The meeting held in October with the Wee Jasper and Mullion communities and Yass Valley Council concerning quarry trucks in the area seems to have been quite fruitful.

A load-limit sign has been placed on the section of Wee Jasper Road heading towards Tumut which means the trucks can no longer use this route. To date, it seems to be working.

The recent community street clean up has the village looking picture perfect, it has contributed to reducing bushfire hazard and makes the snakes easier to see!

The recent Wee Jasper Bushfire Brigade gear check day was a success, with the community reminded to be bushfire ready.

The Wee Jasper Dojo of the Australian Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do Federation meets each Monday at 4.30pm at the Wee Jasper Memorial Hall. Extra sessions are also organised at different times when required. Adults and children alike are enjoying these karate sessions and newcomers are welcome. Contact Vince Robinson on 0420 980 682.