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GAWLER & District College student
Jade Kirby is preparing to face the
music – examination, that is.
She will be among thousands of year 12
students revising for the end-of-year exams,
which started across the state on Monday.
The 17-year-old is hoping to score well in
her music theory and music history exams
later this month, with aspirations of pursu-
ing the subject next year at university.
“I’m coming in everyday pretty much to
school, from 8am to 6pm just studying for
those subjects, revisiting, writing notes, try-
ing to memorise all of it,” she said.
“Eventually (I hope) to become a high
school music teacher, that’s the end goal.
“I just love teaching music.”
Jade said she hopes to be able to return to
Gawler & District College to teach music
after university – something she has already
had a taste of.
“I’ve done a bit here when teachers have
been away, just filling in,” she said.
The Elizabeth North resident started
playing classic piano four years ago, in her
first year at the college.
Inspired by her teachers, she said her
passion for the subject has grown over the
The exams will wrap up a busy year for
Jade, who has juggled her schooling with
classical piano practise and community
A member of the school council
and foundation board, Jade is also
part of the Gawler Show youth
and entertainment committees,
Child and Youth Friendly Greater
Gawler Action Group, Gawler
Zonta’s International Women’s
Day Planning Group, Gawler
Youth Advisory Committee and
Gawler Council’s youth volunteering team.
After being named Gawler’s Young Aus-
tralian of the Year earlier this year, Jade’s
commitment to the community also earned
her a Minister for Education and Child
Development Award last month.
Jade said because she was so passionate
about her commitments, she completed
year 12 over two years.
“It’s something that I’m really passionate
about so I made it work,” she said.
Like Jade, Steph Pocock will complete
year 12 in the coming weeks after spreading
the subject load across two years.
Sitting her final exams this month, Steph
said getting enough sleep and balancing
studies with social activities helped relieve
some of the stress.
Students in South Australia will sit exams
from November 3 to 19.
GAWLER residents have just three days left to
cast their vote in local government elections.
Voting officially closes this Friday with 25 can-
didates running for 10 councillor positions on
The three candidates running for Gawler Mayor
John Bolton, Karen Redman and Peter Graham
have all been conducting strong campaigns dur-
ing the election period.
The three mayoral candidates all attended last
week’s Gawler Council meeting in some capacity,
with Ms Redman fulfilling her duties as a council-
lor, Mr Bolton making a speech in the public open
forum and Mr Graham attending the meeting in
the gallery for around half-an-hour.
Meanwhile, electoral officials are alarmed by the
low number of returned voting papers for Local
Government elections around the state, with the
voting deadline just days away.
“So far less than 25 per cent of eligible voters
have returned their ballot papers,” South Austra-
lian Electoral Commissioner Kay Mousley said.
“Based on our current tracking, we’re headed for
a voting rate of around 30 per cent across the state,
which is lower than previous elections.”
For more information about the local govern-
ment elections, visit Gawler Council’s website
– Carl Pfeiffer
Final Gawler Council
pages 12 & 13
Gawler and District College year 12 students Jade Kirby and Steph Pocock (front) with Mitchell Vickers, Emily Dickinson, Tom McKeon and
Alecia Sumner are studying for exams this week.
Photo: Alec Urquhart
Students face final challenge
Days left to challenge
GAWLER RSL remains undecided
whether it will challenge a Devel-
opment Assessment Panel ruling
on the World War One memorial
relocation, despite being only days
Gawler Council’s DAP voted against
moving the memorial from its current
home on Adelaide Road to Pioneer
Park in September.
The RSL has until November 10 to
challenge the decision.
Its members declined to comment
on the matter.
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I’m coming in everyday
pretty much to school, from 8am
to 6pm just studying for those
subjects, revisiting, writing
notes, trying to memorise all of
it. Eventually (I hope) to become
a high school music teacher,
that’s the end goal.
Letters to the Editor: pages 8 & 15
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