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Become an ambulance volunteer.
won't just be
The life you
SKILLS FOR LIFE
Becoming a volunteer ambulance officer
is not just a great thing to do for the
community, it's also an amazing thing
to do for yourself.
Imagine what it would be like to have
the skills and confidence to save lives -- to
learn leadership skills and gain a broader
Aside from the medical skills they learn,
SA Ambulance Service volunteers gain from
every aspect of the vital role they play.
Ambulance volunteers come to this calling
at all ages, from all walks of life. Some
work in full-time jobs and others have
more time on their hands.
If you're ready to change your life and the
lives of others or want to find out more
about volunteering call 1800 655 306 or
visit our website: saambulance.com.au.
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Pilates class popular
Waikerie one beginners
pilates class a week starting
last week, but demand has
The clinic has three new re-
cruits on board this year -- and
the trio all attended university
Together, the new graduates,
Nathan Rosenzweig, David
Sadauskas and Caitlin Prior,
have planned out a series of
pilates classes and will take it
in turn to teach them.
Practice manager Leah Wil-
liams, said the classes and her
new staff members had been
"Pilates is a suitable form
of exercise that is safe and ef-
fective for a lot of people," she
"It's good for general fitness,
after having a baby, or for those
who need help with injury pre-
vention, or who have back or
"We started just with the
Tuesday night, but because of
the popularity have extended
our pilates operations with a
second class at Waikerie."
Mr Rosenzweig ran what
was meant to be Waikerie's
first pilates class on February
10 -- but the class booked out so
quickly another was offered on
the Monday night.
"Eighteen people attended
the Tuesday class and we had
six people at the Monday class,"
Ms Williams said.
"We encourage people to
book to ensure we have enough
space for everyone."
Ms Prior said she studied at
UniSA alongside Mr Rosenweig
and Mr Sadauskas and having
them on board had made her
first time away from home a
"We can all bounce ideas off
each other and the workplace
is super supportive," she said.
"Ultimately, pilates is about
strengthening and condition-
ing and is really good for the
"We can modify programs to
suit individual needs and I'm
enjoying running the classes
because you get to meet a lot of
Ms Prior will run the pilates
class at Waikerie on Monday
nights, with Mr Rosenzweig to
continue running the Tuesday
Both classes are at 13 White
Street, Waikerie from 5.15pm.
Ms Williams said if the
demand was there, the clinic
would also potentially look at
running day classes as well.
She said people could call
8588 1053 for more information,
or to book.
LIVE Better Physiotherapy graducate Caitlin Prior is enjoying teaching
a new pilates class at Waikerie.
PHOTO: Kaitlyn Opie
a merit for
the SACE merit
week. She is
in front of
Students rewarded with merit
TWO Waikerie High
School students received
South Australian Certificate
of Education (SACE) merit
awards at Government House in
Adelaide last week.
A record number of 874 students
received certificates for a total of
1172 subject merits for outstanding
achievement in SACE stage two sub-
jects in 2014.
This compares with 828 students
and 1117 subject merits in 2013.
Emily Grace Nicholson Gartley
received a merit for English com-
munications, while Jessica Dearman
received a merit for mathematical
Ms Dearman was accepted into a
Bachelor of Tourism Management at
Flinders University and has decided
to take a gap year.
She said she looked forward to
"I'm one of those people that
doesn't exactly know what career
I want to have yet," the 18-year-old
said. "Whether it be in tourism so
I can travel, something to do with
media, or even a form of graphic
"I just want to find something that
I enjoy doing, even if it takes a few
years of different experiences."
Ms Nicholson Gartley was unable
to attend the ceremony as she is trav-
SACE board chief executive Neil
McGoran said the event was an op-
portunity for the "class of 2014" to
celebrate with family, friends and
"This is a tremendous achieve-
ment," Mr McGoran said.
"It is one which provides a great
sense of pride for families and teach-
ers across South Australia.
"All students who successfully
completed their SACE qualifica-
tion last year are to be commended
for their hard work and dedication
and their teachers and schools also
deserve recognition for supporting
students to reach personal goals."
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