The NVI catches up with Boggabri

With the new year well and truly under way, it’s high time the Namoi Valley Independent caught up with the Boggabri community.

Sacred Heart School held its annual swimming carnival last Thursday. The children’s talent and stamina in the testing conditions was a testament to what makes Sacred Heart School so great.

Everyone was encouraged to do their best, parents/grandparents were volunteering to assist with many jobs and most of all, the students enjoyed themselves. 

Individual House Champions:

  • Minor Boy​: Oscar Thomson
  • Minor Girl​: Evie Watt
  • Junior Boy : Jack Rees
  • Junior Girl​: Claire Watt
  • Senior Boy​: Luke Grace-Hendrie
  • Senior Girl : Miah Moseley

The following children qualified to compete at the Diocesan Swimming Carnival at Armidale on Friday 23rd February​: Tom Watt, Jack Rees, Hallie Thomson, Kayleigh Eather, Darcey Moseley, Daniel Waters, Molly Rees, Claire Watt, Noah Rigelsford, Luke Grace-Hendrie, Sienna Woods and Miah Moseley.

All students showed great sportsmanship and the school spirit both the Cox and Namoi houses displayed. Special mention goes to Katie Goddard, Robyn Traynor, Leah Rees and Kamilla Stuart for all time and effort they had put in to ensure the day was a success. 

Boggabri Pony Club held its monthly rally day recently.

The ponies were fit and ready to roll and all the children were eager to get going with the day’s events and see old and new friends. The weather was kind after having some hot days but it was a beautiful day had by all.

Children were given instruction in flat riding, rider in action, Stock Horse work out and then the younger children enjoyed a lovely trail ride around the grounds to finish off their afternoon.

Another beautiful lunch was put on for all to enjoy and some visitors from town came and watched their grandchildren and enjoyed lunch. Everyone share in Rosie Sullivan’s birthday cake.

Trophy winners on the day were Kaiya Hendrie (senior award), Miley Oliver (junior award) and Ruby Shield (encouragement award). The next rally day will be held on March 4.


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