Around the Electorate

City of South Perth Volunteer of the Year 2017 Winners

John McGrath MLA with Patricia Pinkus and Samantha Chisholm.

On 5 December 2017, I attended the breakfast hosted by the City of South Perth to announce the winners of this year's Volunteer of the Year awards.  Congratulations to Patricia Pinkus, recipient of the 2017 City of South Perth Volunteer of the Year Award, and Samantha Chisholm, recipient of the Jun


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Opening of the McDougall Park Community Kindergarten Treehouse

Mayor of South Perth Sue Doherty and John McGrath MLA at the opening of the treehouse in McDougall Park Community Kindergarten

I was pleased to be able to witness an outstanding community effort at McDougall Park Community Kindergarten in Como.  After receiving a $10,000 grant from Lotterywest, a group of parents decided to build a treehouse (by hand) to add to the kindergarten's play infrastructure.  It took them five m


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Meeting with School Chaplains in the South Perth Electorate

John McGrath MLA with South Perth electorate primary and secondary school chaplains.

It was a pleasure to meet with the exceptional people working as chaplains in a number of primary and secondary schools in the South Perth electorate at St Augustine's Anglican Church in Como on 14 November 2017. School chaplains make a valuable contribution to the social, emotional and spiritual


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New Bowling Green for South Perth Bowling Club

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As co-patron of South Perth Bowling Club - now in its 101st year - it was a pleasure to assist fellow patron Lesley Bandy and City of South Perth Councillor Cheryle Irons in officially opening the club's brand new green.


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Diwali and Hindu New Year

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On the 10th of October we celebrated Diwali and Hindu New Year at Parliament House with the Hon. Paul Papalia and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha. Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, is a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism and symbolises the victory of good over evil and light o


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Anzac Day at South Perth Local Schools

Anzac Day at Curtin Primary School

I was honoured to attend Anzac Day activities at Manning Primary school on the 24th of April and Curtin Primary School on the 27th of April 2017  


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Anzac Day South Perth 2017

Anzac Day in South Perth collage 2017

It was a pleasure to catch up with members of the Turkish Community, and veterans at the recent Anzac Day service at the City of South Perth War Memorial. An extremely moving service attended by many from our local community. Lest we forget.


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Hensman Park Tennis Club Junior Windup and Sponsors Night

Hensman Park Tennis Club Junior Windup and Sponsors Night April 2017

I was thrilled to attend Hensman Park Tennis Club's sponsors' night and presentation of the junior awards recently. Fantastic effort from Skye Royall who was  awarded most improved junior girl and Finley Meyer who was most improved junior boy. For more info: https://www.hensmanparktennis.com.


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