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Christ Church goes it alone

A western suburb private boys’ school has taken COVID planning into its own hands as the WA Government drags its heels on issuing guidelines. Christ Church Grammar School’s principal Alan Jones sent parents a note on Wednesday about what to expect after school begins on January 31. It addressed school protocols around vaccines, testing, ventilation and masks for teachers and students in detail. Scotch College principal Alec O’Connell, who is chair of the Association of Independent Schools WA, told 6PR on Wednesday he had written to Premier Mark McGowan asking him to delay opening the border by a month. WA’s border is set to fall on February 5, one week after schools go back.

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A blacksmithing group for veterans says they have been bullied and then locked out of holding their weekly forging days. Our Veterans Forge (OVF), founded and funded by East Timor veteran Nigel Danson, has been running on Tuesdays at Claremont Showgrounds since 2019. They were supported by the Blacksmithing Association of WA (BAWA), which provided the space and tools for veterans only days. Mr Danson is a former president of BAWA and said he was unsure why there seemed to be a resentment towards OVF. Current president Neil Porter said support of the OVF project meant denying their own members access to the forge at certain times. Mr Danson said there was an “upsetting incident” started by a BAWA member at the Showgrounds last year.

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