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Robertstown Primary School Concert
Members of the Eudunda
Hospital Auxiliary have had a
successful fundraising year in
2014. As a result, the following
items were purchased: a ‘Box and
Dice’ activity for the Day Centre,
a podiatry chair, an ultra sound
machine for the Kapunda Hospital
and two tables and four chairs for
Over $6,000 was raised for
The Robertstown Primary School
concert was held on December 10.
A large crowd of parents, grand-
parents, great-grandparents and
locals was in attendance to see the
children perform their Christmas
items, which were very entertaining.
A favourite of the night was the
drawing of the giant Christmas Stocking.
This year being won by Linda Olsen;
2nd Monica Davies and 3rd, Johnny
Awards were also given to various
students and community members and
the night concluded with a visit from
none other than Father Christmas with
gifts for all children in attendance.
Once again the best presented and maintained
properties in Eudunda will be judged for various
categories of the Eudunda Tidy Town Awards.
The Eudunda Community, Business and
Tourism (ECBaT) committee has arranged
for awards to be presented in the following
Best presented property, best presented
garden, best presented business premises, best
community grounds, best community project/
event, and most improved residential property,
best presented property over 70’s and outstanding
Christmas lights display.
Judging for the Christmas lights was held on
the weekend prior to Christmas.
In an effort to share these awards around,
winners are ineligible to win the same category
in consecutive years.
The presentation of awards will be made at
the community breakfast to celebrate Australia
Day which will be held on January 26.
Each of the winners will receive a certificate
from KESAB and a little bag of goods to
remember the occasion.
In addition, the winner of the best presented
property will receive the perpetual trophy which
was won last year by the property of Gorden Teu
and Sue Williams.
The Eudunda Community Business and
Tourism Committee appreciates the pride that
most of the community members take in the town
and is pleased to acknowledge and recognise the
efforts of those that have taken an active interest
in maintaining their gardens and properties.
Lower Primary Christmas Play: Charlie Ross, Matilda O’Brien,
Maddy Mosey, Beau Liebeknecht, Shakaya Lienert, Elisha Mosey,
Regan Mosey, Georgia Keller, James Brannan, Clancy Smith,
Will Friebel and Henry O’Brien.
Back row, Award recipients:
Jo Mosey (Preschool Volunteers
Award), Tracey Rodda (Rowan
Ramsey MP School Community
Award), Brooke Friebel (Upper
Primary Academic Award),
Lennan Coe (Upper Primary
Community Award), Mitchell
Mosey (Upper Primary
Endeavour Award), Deborah
Meyers (Volunteering Award for
Outstanding Service to the school).
Front row: Henry O’Brien (Lower
Primary Community Award),
Elisha Mosey (Endeavour Award),
Lauren Burston (David Eberhard
Memorial Award) and Charlie
Ross (Lower Primary Academic
Award for Francie
At the conclusion of the year St. John’s
Lutheran Primary School presented the annual
Parliamentary Award to Francie Heinsen.
The new year is usually the time when
our Year 12 graduates are contemplating life
beyond high school but for 12 year old Francie
Heinsen of Robertstown, recipient of the St.
John’s Lutheran School Parliamentary award,
it is the very beginning of her high school years
she is contemplating.
This award acknowledges the Year 7 student
who has finished with the highest academic
Francie demonstrates excellent skills
in inquiry in all curriculum areas in the
Primary Year’s Programme culminating in an
outstanding display of understanding of the
exhibition process and the global significance
that it represents.
During the presentation, Francie’s teacher,
Mrs Coralee Hambour
described Francie as
“A wonderful role
model to students
due to her friendly
amazing ability to
remain positive at all
others, is caring,
witty and is great
company. During all
of my years teaching
Year 7 students I have
not witnessed a more
When the 2015
school year resumes,
Francie - bearing the
skills and attributes
of the Parliamentary
award, is excited to
begin her high school
years at Xavier
Eudunda Area School has had a successful year,
with several students receiving some outstanding
Over the past year, the school has undergone
restructuring with focus on creating a better
learning and supportive environment.
Through hard work and dedication, Principal,
Mr. David Cluse and his staff have managed to
gain positive outlook by the community.
Previously, the school has unfortunately recorded
a decrease in student numbers, having an impact
on both the school and the Eudunda Community.
The past two years, the Area School has received
positive feedback and support from the community
with student numbers once again on the rise.
Year 12 student, Isaiah Blumson was a credit to
the school, receiving this year’s highest score with
an impressive ATAR score of 93.35, which rose to
99.95 with bonus points included, the maximum
Isaiah who has attended the Area School
since Reception has always excelled in sport and
His friendly, caring and respectful nature resulted
in his being selected as School Captain in Year 12.
The recent Area School presentation night
was testimony to his hard work and commitment
throughout the year.
He was presented with an accolade of awards:
Principal’s award, Australian Defence Long
Tan Year 12 award, Eudunda District Country
Education Foundation scholarship and Caltex Best
All Rounder award.
Furthermore he received Year 12 individual
subject awards in: mathematical studies, physics,
special maths and chemistry.
Isaiah was thrilled with his score, enabling him
to continue his study to become a mechatronic
engineer. He will be on his path to success as he
attends UniSA this year.
He recalls his Year 12 year quite as stressful at
times, mainly due to the workload from his chosen
“With persistency and good time management
I was able to complete my study as well as enjoy
the year overall,” said Isaiah.
For students about to embrace Year 12 Isaiah
has given some wise words: “I recommend making
sure that the subjects you select are ones that you
are interested in and that you enjoy. Also, make
sure you find time to relax and enjoy the year with
He also said his
results would not have
been possible without
the continuous help and
support from several
dedicated teachers who
pushed him to do his
“I would sincerely like
to specifically thank
Mr Zia Kurban for the
and endless guidance
throughout my high
schooling that led me
to finding my scholarly
passions,” said Isaiah.
EAS 2014 top scholar
Top Year 12
Richard Schulz, a dairyfarmer
from Hampden near Eudunda is ‘at
it again’ creating unique hay bale
These can be viewed by the general
public by driving north along the
Julia Road, 1 km from the township
Father Christmas riding on a tractor and
The Little Drummer Boy.
Hay Bale Art at Hampden
Henry Kleinig is St. John’s
In The Leader December 17 edition, under
the heading ‘St. John’s Year 7 Graduation’,
the name of the male new school captain was
incorrect. It should read Henry Kleinig.
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