16.1 C
Byron Shire
May 12, 2021

Ninjas in training at Teven-Tintenbar school

Latest News

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Other News

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Teven-Tintenbar students from Years 5 and 6 were delighted to have first go on the new playground following its opening. Photo supplied.

The ninjas of Teven and Tintenbar are in training on the new play equipment that has been installed at the Teven-Tintenbar Public School. Through the hard work and dedication of the school’s P&C a state of the art playground has been installed for students in years three to six.

I think the new playground is going to be a really great fun challenge for senior students,’ said Tilly after enjoying a go on the equipment.

Cake stalls, raffles, and trivia nights were just some of the ways the school worked towards raising the $50,000 needed to buy and install the equipment.

Georgina enjoyed hanging five from the monkey bars. Photo supplied.

‘We are ecstatic to see the playground come to fruition, and know that our students will thoroughly enjoy the challenge of playing on its many different components, which are essentially like a mini ninja course,’ said Teven-Tintenbar School P&C President, Rachel Doyle.

With a combination of fixed and pivot monkey bars, a climbing wall and a climbing web, several balance chains and a tricky ropes course the ninja playground is designed to test even the fittest and most flexible students.

‘In addition to being plain good fun, the playground sits nicely within our IPLAY program and the new PDHPE syllabus which focuses on movement, core strength and physical literacy,’ school principal Ginny Latta said.

‘I like the new playground. It looks small but so many people can play on it at once,’ said another student Oscar.

‘I think it will encourage more kids to get active during recess and lunch.’


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.