President Jim Sifonios

Writing Competition Awards 2016


The culmination of this project was the awards night, held on the 9th August, at the St Joseph’s Function Centre, Baulkham Hills where the finalists from eleven schools, their parents, friends and teachers gathered. Also attending were the Minister for Emergency Services and Corrective Services David Elliott MP, Mark Taylor MP, Dr Michelle Byrne the Then Mayor of The Hills Shire, Rotary District Governor Bruce Lakin and Assistant District Governor Jan Duffy.

 David Elliott commended all entrants and their schools and emphasized the importance of  having a good imagination and being able to express ideas.

 Past President Gordon Scoble, the chairman of the judges panel, said  entries were of a high standard, and it was a real challenge to decide on the winners.

 After presenting certificates to all finalists, the winners were then announced and prizes were presented to the three winning entries and their schools, by the dignitaries present.

 The winners were:

 First Prize:                 Munra Tabassum Ahmed from Matthew Pearce Public School

Second Prize:           Roisin Kelly from St Angela’s Primary School

Third Prize:                Poppy Williams Crestwood Primary School

 Highly commended were:

 Bethany Vallis from Baulkham Hills North Public School

Jacob Magallanis from Ironbark Ridge Public School

Emily Lim and Mabel Rytmeister both from Matthew Pearce Public School

Connor Gaul from Rouse Hill Anglican College

 Graeme Rohan,  the major sponsor of the project said he and his wife were pleased to continue their support as they recognised the importance of encouraging young people to be able to present their ideas in a well written form.

 President Jim Sifonios congratulated the winners and said he felt all participaating had had a win by being finalists in the competition. He thanked parents and teachers  for supporting the competition and thanked all for their attendance.

ยป Club Details

Rotary Club of The Hills - Kellyville meets every Monday for Dinner at the Castle Hill Tavern.
Arrive 6:30 pm  Start 6:45 pm
End 8:45 pm

Victoria Ave
Castle Hill NSW 2154 Australia


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October 2016 | Rotary Economic and Community Development Month

The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville

The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville  has now expanded with the amalgamation of the Rotary Club of Winston Hills  with this Club.  The amalgamated Club received a new Charter at a function on the 4th July 2015.

 Our expanded and enthusiastic membership will continue to be involved with the many projects both clubs were previously involved with both locally and internationally.

 These include the Hills Garden Competition, Open Gardens, Christmas Tree Sales, Writing Competition for local schools, Christmas for Seniors, schools in Vanuatu, Bourke Public School breakfast programme, Australia Day ceremonies and supporting local causes such as North West Disability Services and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

  If you would like to give something back to the community and enjoy fellowship and fun with like minded individuals you are always welcome at one of our meetings.


Contact   Membership Director Fran Broadbent on 0402 606 064  or Secretary Wilf van Emmerik on 0428  477 000 or


Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2015 10 AM to 4 PM

This year we are teaming up with The Inner Wheel Club of Baulkham Hills to promote "The Hills in Spring." This includes the Open Gardens run by Rotary and the Devonshire Teas and Trash and Treasure stall run by the ladies of the Inner Wheel Club.

The Devonshire Teas and Trash and Treasure stall will be in the extensive gardens of historic "Glenhope" at the same time as the Open Gardens.

By jointly promoting these two activities we hope the public will really get to experience and enjoy "The Hills in Spring

Open Gardens 

This year we have five interesting but very different types of gardens to visit. They range from an amazing garden on a suburban lot to large landscaped gardens and a garden with an eclectic mix of plants and collectibles.  Each garden has been a prizewinner in previous years garden competitions. We hope you enjoy them and appreciate the care and passion that has gone into them.

The gardens are :

               “Elsie’s Garden” 16 Gordonia Grove, Baulkham Hills

“Bermimpi” 14 Wintergreen Place, West Pennant Hills

"Boulevard" 20 Wyld’s Road, Arcadia

"Burnt Rails" 28 Glen Street, Galston

"Maria's Place" 53 Francis Street, Galston

Cost is $5.00 per garden per person with proceeds going to The Children’s Hospital, Westmead and other selected charities.  

For information phone (02) 9634 2508. Tickets are avavilable at each garden or at "Glenhope" 113 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills.

We thank the owners for making their gardens available.  




The Hills Garden Competition 2016

A Project of The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville Inc.


Last Year's Grand Champion award winner - Craig Teece

The Hills Garden Competition is associated with the Hills Shire's Orange Blossom Festival in September. 

Entries closed on the 9th September and judging  started on the 12th September.

The awards night will be held on the 23rd September 2016, at The Harvey Lowe Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, starting at 7:00 PM

All entrants, friends and families as well as interested members of the public are welcome at the awards event.

There is no charge for attending the Awards event and a light supper will be served after the awards ceremony. 

Enquiries should be to Mr Keith Stapley at