Just Jerilderie: School welcomes new staff

By Daniel Hughes

St Joseph’s Catholic School community has welcomed Leah Rudman to the teaching staff from Term 3.

Ms Rudman will be working with Mrs Marshall, and will be teaching Year 5/6 on Thursdays and Fridays during Terms 3 and 4.

The school has also welcomed new student Biddy (Year 5) and her family to the community.


Jerilderie Cricket Club AGM will be held at Jerilderie Sports Club at 7pm on Thursday, August 27.


A special meeting is being held this morning at 11am at the Vinnies shop to discuss a proposal from ‘the powers that be’ that the Jerilderie shop should be closed because we’re not making enough money.

Volunteers are urged to attend and have their say, and bring any ideas to keep the shop going.

Peter Burgess from the Wagga St Vincent de Paul Society will be present, as well as Viv McGee, Berrigan, representing the Regional St V de Paul Society.

Come along and help save our Vinnies shop.

COVID-19 restrictions will apply.


Members of St Andrew’s Uniting Church Jerilderie community have decided to reconvene in a slightly different format to fit in with COVID-19 restrictions.

As from August 2, devotions will be held in the church hall (not the church), at 10am on the first and third Sundays of every month.

Srict COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

Parishioners decided that this less formal gathering will help to provide the social contact so many are missing at present.


Fran Leahy has expressed her gratitude to all the people in the community who helped Fran and her family, at the time of their sister Jenny’s recent death.

Fran specially thanks the staff at the Health Service who were so good to Jenny while she was a resident of that facility, Doctor Assam and his staff at the Medical Centre, and all the friends who sent condolences, and provided food and comfort to the family in their time of loss.


Belated best wishes to St Joey’s Zavier, for a birthday on July 6.


Jerilderie Public School continues to sell loads of fire wood as a fundraiser for this year.

Contact president Greg Lawton 0488 529 266.

JPS has welcomed the Kyriakos family to the school and community, including Maria and Billy (Kindergarten), Stratos (Year 4) and Syni (Year 6).


This COVID-19 poem was written by Jerilderie's Sadie Herrick.

So, you are in lockdown.

You’re feeling all alone.

The only way to talk

Is use the bloody phone.

You don’t know what they are wearing

Or even see their face

Maybe they are in the nuddy

Dancing ‘round the place!!

But wait, there is FaceTime

And Zoom and House Party too.

Skype and spying little drones

Will bring the people to you.

So we had better dress up

And make the house look nice.

Pretend that all the world

Is really sugar and spice.

But when you come to think of it

Our world is a wonderful place.

Hope and love and kindness

Will put a smile upon your face.

We can’t give hugs and kisses

Just a tap with our feet.

But we can share that smile

With everyone we meet.

Smile and the world smiles with you.

Cry and you cry alone.

Find fun things to talk about

And get on that bloody ‘phone.