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about four men with
disabilities who travel
across the outback was
shown to dozens of
locals in Waikerie last
More than 50 people
attended a screening of
The Ride --- produced
and directed by Adelaide
woman Sandra Cook -- at
the Waikerie Hotel.
Ms Cook said she
received positive feedback
from the screening's
"It was received very
well," she said.
"They all seemed like
they really loved it.
"The feedback we
got that it was really
Ms Cook said the
screened at 22 regional
towns across South
"The main aim of the
documentary was to show
audiences what people
with disabilities can
achieve," she said.
"I think people really
connected to this.
"After the screening we
had a very active question-
which was really good
because it meant people
took an interest in the
The movie follows Jim,
Anton, Terry and Craig
on a 5000km adventure as
they return to the crash
sites where their lives
It is a race against
time and the elements as
they sprint from Perth to
Birdsville via Uluru and
the Simpson Desert to
arrive at the final crash
site.People who missed the
screening can buy the DVD
from the website (www.
Exam time for
WAIKERIE High School year 12 students beginning exams next week include (from left) Sharna Linke, Gabi Winter, Besa Kafexholli,
Emily Grace Nicholson Gartley, Braden Morgan, Hamish Lochert and Jo Platten.
PHOTO: Jayme Koch
FOR 70 Waikerie High School
(WHS) students, the end of their
schooling career is nearing the end,
with final examinations beginning
To celebrate their last day of formal
lessons on Friday, WHS staff hosted a
farewell assembly and breakfast.
WHS senior school leader Craig
Griffiths said with formal lessons now
over, it was up to the students to prepare
for their exams.
"Now is the time for students to
continue their hard work during the year
and revise for exams," he said.
"They are so close to finishing, but
they need to stay focused for a little
More than 13,100 students will sit at
least one Stage 2 SACE-examined subject
during the next two months.
The first major written exam is English
Studies on Monday, while the final two
are Geography and Musicianship on
Wednesday, November 19.
Mathematical Applications was the
most popular subject for year 12 students
this year, with 4219 students about to sit
the examination statewide.
Biology is second with 3294, and
mathematical studies is third with 2799.
SACE Board of South Australia chief
executive Neil McGoran said students
who completed their SACE were taking
a positive step towards their future goals.
"The SACE provides students with the
skills and knowledge to succeed in their
further studies, the workplace and in the
community," he said.
"While this time of year can be both
nerve wracking and exhilarating for
students, a significant amount of the
hard work has been completed, with 70
per cent of Stage 2 subjects being school
"For those students undertaking
written examinations as the 30 per cent
externally assessed component of their
SACE subjects, it is important to remain
focused and positive to achieve your
Dr McGoran said students could visit
the SACE website to access past exam
papers and featured study tips.
"Importantly, during this crucial
external assessment period, students
need to pay close attention to their
health," he said.
"They should tap into their networks,
such as family, friends and teachers, to
help support and guide them.
"The SACE Board wishes all students
undertaking SACE Stage 2 examinations
this year every success."
The full exam timetable and useful
study tips can be found on the SACE
This year's SACE results will be
released on Thursday, December 18.
WHS year 12 students will celebrate
end-of-year exams with a formal on
Saturday, November 29, and speech night
on Monday, December 8.
Fire Service (CFS)
with certain types
of cancer will
now be eligible
from the State
The new scheme
allows for all current
and future operational
CFS volunteers to
access the scheme so
that it is better aligned
with the one available
to Metropolitan Fire
Deputy Premier and
Minister for Industrial
Relations John Rau
said the new scheme
would stand alongside
Tasmania's as one of
the most comprehensive
in the nation.
"Whilst our previous
included CFS volunteers,
the Government was
criticised for having
set a high threshold for
volunteers to access the
scheme," he said.
"We made a
commitment before the
election to review the
arrangements of the
scheme, and we have
now delivered on this
The new scheme
for operational CFS
volunteers who are
registered as active
members on or after
July 1, 2013, and will
remain in place for
10 years after a CFS
thresholds will be
removed, which will
mean CFS volunteers
will no longer be
required to attend 175
incidents over a five-
year period to qualify.
SA builder for new ferries
A SOUTH Australian engineering company
was given the green light to construct two steel
River Murray ferry hulls earlier this month.
The State Government's Transport and
Infrastructure minister Stephen Mullighan said
Murray Bridge's Bowhill Engineering would build
the ferries as part of a $6.1 million project to replace
two ageing timber-hulled ferries.
"Ferries play an important role in the day-to-day
lives of river communities, and this investment
means the ferry service will be more reliable as
the steel-hulled ferries require less maintenance,"
After an extensive fitout at the Morgan Dockyard,
the first of the new steel-hulled ferries is expected
to go into service by December 2015, followed by the
second in April 2016.
When the ferries join the fleet, they will rotated
between various local Murray River crossings --
including Cadell, Lyrup and Purnong.
once in each
To solve a sudoku puzzle, ﬁll the
empty cells with the numbers 1 to 9
Solution No. 325
Level of Difﬁculty:
Solution to No. 619
6. Beat; rhythm
9. Hospital intern
10. Penny e.g.
11. Painting, ... Lisa
13. Topples over
17. Fades away
26. Damage by
27. Small quantity
29. Citrus skin
32. Peace emblem
2. Plant with
4. Fertile soil
6. Tracks down
14. In favour of
16. Backbone segment
18. Little brother
21. Writing implements
25. Tear to pieces
28. Rock chisels
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