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One of the remodelled fans left behind after the break-in. Photo supplied.

Durrumbul Public School was broken into over the school holidays. The vandals smashed a window to get in then tagged one of the rooms with graffiti and took to the ceiling fans with some creative flair. The four ceiling fans had their blades bent and twisted into a variety of forms leaving the teachers and students wondering if they were trying to send a message.

Police attended the scene and have managed to lift a fingerprint from the scene.

Road safety

Not to be deterred the P&C has said that this weekends rumble sale and chess competition will be going ahead on Sunday July 29 from 9am till 2pm. The rumble sale is aiming to raise money for new signage on Main Arm Road to remind drivers that children regularly cross the road attending both the pre-school and primary school.

Currently the speed limit is 80km on that section of road and while they would like to ultimately see it reduced to 40km at school times they are keen to remind drivers that children are crossing Main Arm Road both on the way to and from school and during the weekends and holidays.

We support our children to ride or walk to school everyday but the journey takes them across Main Arm Road and places them and other children at road risk with cars travelling at 80km and above,’ said Durrumbul P&C Secretary Ewan Willis.

‘The huge majority of vehicles that travel along this section of Main Arm Road make no allowance whatsoever for the presence of school children. For drivers there is very little to suggest that there is a school and pre-school directly next to the road. I would suggest that there should at least be children crossing signs but I would also hope for a 40km speed restrictions during appropriate hours.’

Durrumbul parents and students displaying goods for the Rumble Sale and Byron Shire Council’s giant chess pieces for the Chess Competition. Janey Galbraith, Jasmine Galbraith, Chilli Mamet, Felix, Ewan and Coren Willis and Cherie Bromley. Photo supplied.

Durrumbul rumble sale

The Rumble Sale will have heaps of second hand bargains, old school furniture, sausage sizzle, Taneal’s Chai Cart, coffee and cakes, markets stalls selling crystal wands, bunting and all sorts of treasures. 

‘It always lovely to hang out in Durrumbul’s Public’s beautiful grounds,’ says Cherie Bromley P&C member for the past six years.

Market stalls are only $15 for the morning, call Cherie to book a space: 0407 855 273.

Chess competition

And if you consider yourself a bit of a chess buff, come to the Durrumbul Community Chess Competition 10am till 1pm on the same day. Entry is $10 with half the money raised going to the school for the signs and half to the prize pool. Gardiner Chess has donated two tournament sized sets for prizes and the Byron Shire Council will supply a giant chess set for the day for public players! Call Guy to register your interest in playing with other local chess enthusiasts: 0401 291 842


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