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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4821..


That is by Zoltan Pegan and is a wonderful poem.

I would like to extend my congratulations once again for the work that Sailability provides to the Canberra community. It provides a quality grassroots sailing program for all members of the community regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, ability or disability. It undertakes, as a primary function, the provision of programs for people with a disability. Members of Sailability Australia work towards fostering and maintaining within Sailability ACT resources, strong ties with like organisations through support, recognition, assistance and promotion.

Sailability ACT endeavours to nurture those sailors who may choose to progress further in the sport at a more competitive level, while continuing to support its members at their new-found level of sailing skills at club level. I commend all involved with Sailability.

Cranleigh school

MR COE (Ginninderra) (9.20): Indeed it is a pleasure this evening to rise to put on the record my admiration for the staff, families, children and friends of the Cranleigh school in my electorate of Ginninderra. Cranleigh is an amazing place, a place which is indicative of just how good a place Canberra is. It is a school I know my colleagues, especially Steve Doszpot, also have great respect for. Cranleigh provides wonderful opportunities for students to the age of 12 who have moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, including students with physical and complex issues.

Whilst tax dollars can do a lot in providing resources, the entire school community is dependent upon the generosity, patience and commitment of the wonderful staff led by the principal, Karin Wetselaar, and the deputy principal, Sue Roche.

I also thank and commend the Parents and Citizens Association and the officer bearers: Sheree Henley, the president; Anne Dunstan, the vice-president; Karna O'Dea, the secretary; and Greg Sydney-Smith, the treasurer. I think the way the school community extends beyond the staff, families and students to businesses, community groups and other schools is a wonderful demonstration of how all schools should operate.

I would like to acknowledge the great partnership Cranleigh has with Radford college. This partnership is one where students from Radford assist with different activities at the school, which I know is of great benefit to all involved. Such activities include the walkathon, hydrotherapy, smart board activities, water play day, drama productions and more. I know Cranleigh also has strong relationships with Belconnen high school, Mount Rogers primary school and other schools.

Cranleigh is also well known for its annual art show. The show is a great demonstration of the creativity of the students and the talent of local artists. It facilitates the coming together of the broader school community. It raises awareness of the school and the facilities and is also a good fundraising event for the P&C. The 2010 show was held last weekend, 15 to 17 October. I would like to commend the art show committee for making the event happen. They are Sheree Henley, the


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