17 November 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

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06 November 2020 Catherine Player | News | Community   Bushy Boys  

Legendary swimming coach, Don Talbot passed away this week in Queensland. Donald Malcolm Talbot AO OBE was an Australian Olympic swimming coach and sport administrator. He coached national teams for Canada, the United States and Australia.

Don grew up in Bankstown and attended Homebush Boys High School. After almost drowning as a child he took up swimming, becoming a teacher and swim coach. He started coaching in the 1950s, discovering John and Ilsa Konrads and coaching them to swimming success. He played a pivotal part in some of Australia’s most successful Olympic campaigns as head coach of the swim team. The International Swimming Hall of Fame member first took charge of Australia’s swim team in the 1960s and held official titles at seven Olympic Games. He also enjoyed stints with both Canada and the United States and was named the inaugural director of the Australian Institute of Sport in 1980. The master strategist returned as Australian swimming’s head coach in 1989, overseeing a resurgence that culminated in 18 medals – five of them gold – at Sydney’s 2000 Olympics. He was the coach of champions such as Ian Thorpe, Grant Hackett, and Susie O'Neill in Sydney, and oversaw the likes of Kieren Perkins in glorious campaigns at Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996. Talbot's Sydney 2000 campaign was highlighted by a boil over victory for Australian in the men's 4x100m relay, where Thorpe, Michael Klim, Ashley Callus and Chris Fydler beat the hotly-fancied USA team.

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30 October 2020 Georgia Anton | News | Year 10  

Each week a group of 15 Year 10s head to Wetherill Park to do short Cafe Course. In doing so, they are pretty much running the Cafe from making coffees and other hot beverages, preparing lunch, serving the public, complying with WH&S and wetting the appetite by making Mocktails. We definitely save the best for last!​

I always look forward to seeing them on the Monday as their enthusiasm is infectious whilst they tell me about their latest ventures and skills that they have acquired. The boys have done exceptionally well, where they step up to the plate and quickly adapt to being professional. They have done themselves, their school and their families proud. Great job guys led by a great team leader Imran Abou- Zeid who recruited very carefully.

Look forward to hearing about your next ventures and know who I'll turn to if I ever feel like a career change - to move into the hospitality industry.

Well done Cafe team!