The Rotary Club of North Hobart has this year strengthened our relationship with one of our local schools, Campbell Street Primary. Our Youth Director, David Clinch, attended the school and his mother was on the Parents and Friends Association there for many years. When Mrs Clinch passed away his family gave a Literacy award in her honour, but when the money ran out, David's Rotary committee were keen to keep sponsoring the award.
As prize sponsors, our club was invited to the Grade 6 Leavers' Assembly last year. David is pictured above with the Literacy prize winner and the student who presented the award.
The occasion was well attended by parents and community leaders.
One of the people that has made it possible for us to re-establish our link with Campbell Street i Mrs Rhonda Walker, a teacher, who happens to be a Rotarian too. Rhonda is the President of the Rotary Club of Glenorchy.
After the Assembly, Rhonda showed us where the school has decided to establish the Food Plant Solutions Garden that our club wants to help with.
Following the summer holidays, we visited Campbell Street again to meet the new principal, Jo Waldron. President Roslyn Teirney is pictured below presenting two sets of STEM textbooks, on Science and Mathematics topics, featuring girl heroes. Our member Dr John Thorne recommended these to us and the board immediately gave its support.
From the Campbell Street Facebook page: "Yesterday Roslyn Teirney, from North Hobart Rotary, dropped by to donate some maths and science reading books for the school. Thank you to Rotary for their ongoing support for our school."
To finish this Rotary year, we are excited to provide resources to Campbell Street for a Gardening Workshop for migrant families. More on this later.
The collaboration with Campbell Street Primary School has been extremely rewarding and we look forward to developing the link and getting to know more members of the teaching staff.