Sound Southern Telegraph reported.
There were smiles all round at Malibu School last Friday, as students celebrated the end of another school term that was highlighted by a generous donation from ANZAC Warship System Program Office Social Club.
Royal Australian Navy Captain Rachel Durbin and Lavinia De Vos were on hand present the school with a $2800 cheque, which was warmly welcomed by school principal Noelene Mason.
Ms Mason said the donation would contribute to the purchase of playground equipment for students of all abilities.
“The school is working to create a universally accessible playground that meets all students’ needs,” she said.
Malibu School in Safety Bay is the charity of choice for HMAS Stirling, with the specialist school catering for students in early childhood through to Year 12.
In the past the ANZAC Warship SPO Social Club has donated funds to help purchase chairs, iPad covers, life vests and shipping containers.
The club hosts a number of events to raise funds for worthy causes, having previously held sausage sizzles and indoor beach volleyball competitions, and raffling gift baskets for Easter, Mother’s Day and Christmas.
2017 Focus On Ability Short Film Awards!! Malibu School in collaboration with Safety Bay Senior High School have entered a Short Film and a Documentary this year – branching out to more students within the whole scope of our school!
We’re excited to announce that our school’s short film is a finalist in the NOVA Employment 2017 Focus On Ability Short Film Awards.
In their ninth year, the Focus on Ability (FOA) Awards is designed to encourage film makers to focus on the ability of people with disability. They certainly do that! Check out previous winners in our category. The films are pretty good so the competition is fierce!
There are two chances to win!
1.The Judge’s Choice Award (Toshiba Package valued at $10,000)
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2.Most Online Votes (Rebel Equipment $10,000 voucher).
This is where you come in!
Even though we’re confident that the judges will love our film, if our local community gets behind us, we can win the Most Online Votes!
Voting starts 25 July and concludes 7 August: http://www.focusonability.com.au/
Quote from Martin Wren, CEO NOVA Employment: (FOA was his big idea!)
‘Over the years we’ve had 500,000 online votes. I’m glad FOA strikes a chord. It changes attitudes about people with disability and this is important because it’s the first step towards an inclusive society.’