Central Coast Christmas Cheer
Festive cheer came early to Ourimbah when more than 120 staff from the multi-sector campus came together to celebrate at the inaugural Christmas on Campus.
Organised by University of Newcastle Campus Partnerships and Ourimbah TAFE staff, the event was the first of its type to be held to encourage greater connections between the varied organisations and institutions based on campus.
The event, held at the Preview Restaurant on Wednesday 5 December, was attended by University, Hunter TAFE, NSW Department of Education and Communities, Regional Development Australia and Central Coast Community College staff, who enjoyed a festive feast, with each work group contributing plates of food to share.
"This is the first event of its kind, so it is wonderful to see so many people here and some familiar faces," Executive Manager Campus Partnerships, Linda Cooper, said at the event.
"We hope that this will be the first of many similar events."
Christmas Door Decorating Challenge
Also for the first time this year, the annual Christmas Door Decorating Challenge was extended to include entries from individuals and teams from across all sectors on campus. Usually the competition is held amongst staff in the Administration Building, but this year the creative challenge was taken up by more than 25 staff and teams.
The entries were judged by Central Coast Community Campus Consultation Forum chairperson, Leoni Baldwin, who attended the event and gave certificates to the winners. The individual winners were Sally Russell from TAFE and Coreen Burt from the Department of Education and Communities. The team winners were, the University's Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Oral Health Clinic staff. Honourable mentions were given to Briony Young from the Central Coast Community College and to Campus Partnerships Officer, Liz Donoghue and Work Integrated Learning Project Officer, Dr Kylie Twyford.
To view the entries to the Door Decorating Challenge visit: http://animoto.com/play/lMyQwsPwwR7eybFleg9fRQ