Pittwater Life March 2018 Issue


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Young Life

Local students awarded

$20,000 in scholarships

Narrabeen Sports High

School Captain Hayley

Creed is one of 14

exceptional northern beaches

students to be given a financial

boost as they study for this

year’s HSC.

Dee Why RSL recently

awarded Year 12 students from

eight secondary schools a total

of $20,000 through its increasingly

popular School Scholarship


At a reception for family and

friends last month Club President

and retired schoolteacher

Graeme Liddell commented

on the exceptional standard of

more than 50 written applications

this year.

“All students are to be congratulated

for the way in which

they addressed the criteria of

academic excellence, extracurricular

activities, sport and

contributions to school and

community,” Mr Liddell said.

Hayley has a busy year ahead

juggling study with multiple

high-level sport commitments,

volunteer work and school

leadership duties.

The 17-year-old from Warriewood

told Pittwater Life the

$1400 scholarship would be

One of the world’s bestknown

parent educators,

Steve Biddulph, will be

presenting two live talks at

Pittwater House School in


‘Raising Boys’ will be

hosted on Wednesday 14th

March and ‘Raising Girls’ on

Thursday 15th March; each

talk will provide practical,

helpful and entertaining

information designed to

assist parent and guardians

to help their children.

The ‘Raising Boys’ talk

covers: how to raise boys to

be safe, happy and confident;

the importance of Dads and

what to do if you’re a single

Mum. It will also explore the

three stages of boyhood.

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WINNING CREED: President Dee Why RSL Club Graeme Liddell, Narrabeen

Sports High's Hayley Creed and Dee Why RSL Vice President Mark Rendell.

put towards extra tutoring to

help keep her on track with her


Other successful recipients

of this year’s scholarships


Valentino Blasini, Mitch

Horner, Christopher Howteinfat,

Katherine Jones, Rhiannon Marshall-Witte,

Natalie Patterson,

Nicholas Zaunders from Manly

Selective Campus; Emily Doyle

from Davidson High School;

Rachel Hosemans from Killarney

Heights High School; Paula

Latu from Cromer Campus;

Kasey Lewis from Mackellar

Girls; Caroline Ng from Monte

and Alessandro Todisco from St

Paul’s Catholic College.

* Online applications for

the 2019 School Scholarship

Program will be open in the

second semester of this year

go to www.dyrsl.com.au for

more information.

Expert Biddulph's school talks

The ‘Raising Girls’ talk

provides information on

how to raise your daughter

to be strong and free in a

world that tries to ‘box-in’

females. Girls’ mental health

issues will also be addressed

and practical, powerful and

moving stories will be shared.

* The Steve Biddulph

‘Raising Boys’ visit is

sponsored by Krav Maga;

tickets are available for $35

at pittwaterhouse.com.au.

Shout out to

the Girls

Random House


Criticised for the lack of

books promoting positive

female role models for

young readers, it is as if the

industry has over-corrected

and we now have a deluge

of ‘girl’ books.

But that’s not a bad

thing. The runaway success

of Good Night Stories for

Rebel Girls has meant

more women are being

written about and their

achievements recognised.

Just in time for

International Women’s Day,

50 Australian women will

be celebrated in Shout Out

to the Girls. From Cathy

Freeman to Julia Gillard

this book is a celebration of

women in all fields, from all

walks of life, and from past

and present.

* Bring this review into

Beachside Bookshop on

Thursday 8 March to get

10% off a copy, and help

shine the spotlight on our

homegrown achievers. –

Libby Armstrong

MARCH 2018 41

Young Life

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