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Spelling Bee students a buzz
Queanbeyan West Primary School students Jack McCallum, Hieu Bui, Kade Tomsic and Kiara Williams
participated in the Premier's Spelling Bee Regional finals, the first time students from the school qualified
for the event.
Picture: Elesa Lee
By Hannah Jonkers
STUDENTS from Queanbeyan West
Public School shone in the Premier's
Spelling Bee Regional final in Goul-
burn earlier this month.
Year 6 pupils Hieu Bui and Jack
McCallum competed against 40 other
students in the senior round, and Year
4 pupils Kiara Williams and Kade
Tomsic were up against 35 students
in the junior round.
They all admitted feeling nervous
before the event, but Kade overcame
this to finish second in the region.
Principal Vicki Muscat said it was
the first time the school had made the
regional finals, and she was incred-
ibly proud of her students.
"It didn't matter to me they didn't
go [forward], what mattered was how
well they represented my school and
represented our values," she said.
All the competitors in each round
are given a word to spell and the
students that provide an incorrect
answer are eliminated.
As the rounds continue the words
become increasingly more difficult,
and the competitors are knocked out
until there are two students left
Some of the words the students had
to spell included chivalry, herbivor-
ous and pituitary, and Ms Muscat said
it would be even difficult for adults to
stand in a hall in front of hundreds of
people and spell such words.
"They handled it magnificently,"
she said. Kade received an electronic
spell checker and a dictionary for his
effort, and all competitors received a
Only the students who finished
first will compete in the state final in
Sydney in November.
Jerrabomberra Public School Year
6 student Emily Clarke will represent
her school at the event after winning
the senior round.
Parkway contractors causing chaos
president Kim Howatson
WHILST being in support of a single-lane
carriageway that will connect Jerrabomberra to
Queanbeyan for safety reasons and to have
another way of linking us together, the construc-
tion work so far on the Edwin Land Parkway
extension has been less than satisfactory for the
A recent letterbox drop to affected residents in
Jerrabomberra revealed the same issues for all --
dust, noise, vibrations and the unknown future of
noise mitigation by Council.
A small amount of dust would be tolerable, but
as the dust has now rendered many affected
residents' backyards inhabitable and dust is being
traipsed in through the front doors of properties,
it's time the problem is corrected. Council has
instructed the contractor to minimise dust, but
that's yet to happen.
The contractors have worked outside of
prescribed hours, which have included earlier
than 7am starts and often with their noisiest
The vibrations of which are blamed for causing
cracks in properties and are rattling windows and
fragile household items.
The JRA have asked Council a few times now
to update residents on noise attenuation measures,
as these were supposed to have been put in place
prior to the construction works commencing.
A group of concerned residents has been
formed to try to improve the current situation. If
you have any issues in relation to the roadworks
or have relevant information you would like to
share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The next meeting of the Jerrabomberra Re-
sidents Association will be held this Wednesday
at 7.30pm at the Jerrabomberra Community
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Up until now Mr Albanese has
remained quiet about his Govern-
ment's position on the development.
His opinions are in stark contrast to
Federal Member for Eden Monaro
Mike Kelly's stance on the proposal.
At a public meeting in July urging
Mr Hazzard to approve Tralee, Dr
Kelly threw his full support behind the
development and spoke of the benefits
it would bring, including improved
broadband services in Jerrabomberra.
He said at the meeting that Mr
Albanese had never told Mr Hazzard
not to go ahead with the proposal, nor
had he tried to prevent Mr Hazzard
from doing so.
"The Federal Government does not
have the authority to approve or deny
this development," Dr Kelly said.
"There is only one man who can do
Dr Kelly admitted he was aware of
the letter from Mr Albanese, and said
he had met with the Minister after it
was sent and had since brought him up
to speed on where the proposal was at.
"That's an old letter; there's been a
lot of discussion since then," he said.
Dr Kelly didn't confirm nor deny
Mr Albanese was trying to pressure the
State Government, but said after his
conversations with the Minister he was
open to looking at the development
"The main point to make is it's not
his decision to make," he said. "I
brought Minister Albanese up to date
with all the proposals.
"He then had a conversation with
"There's a suggestion that he and
Minister Albanese visit the site togeth-
er. I believe Minister Hazzard is trying
to do the right thing and he's being
very courteous and straight with his
dealings so far on this and I have
confidence he'll come up with the right
Mr Hazzard has stated a decision
will not be made on the development
until the Federal Government has
resolved key elements of the National
Aviation Policy, particularly relating
to the National Airports Safeguarding
Advisory Group (NASAG) principles
for land use planning and the joint
study into additional aviation capacity
for the Sydney region.
Dr Kelly said he did not know where
the process was up to but it was not
completed yet. He expects the situation
will be resolved by the end of the year
and his personal view is that every-
body should be happy now that the
proposal is in the position it is in. Mr
Albanese was contacted for comment
but none was received at the time of
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