The factor forcing students out of Catholic schools

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Enrolemts in Sydney Catholuc School are down for the first time in 20 yearsEnrolments in NSW Catholic high schools have dropped for the first time in almost 20 years and are down overall in Catholic schools for the first time since 2008 as struggling families are forced into overcrowded public schools.

The latest enrolment figures show there are 219,862 students in the state’s systemic Catholic schools, down 179 from last year, according to the minutes of the NSW Catholic Education Commission’s March meeting.

Schools in the Maitland diocese had the largest enrolment increase, with 392 extra students this year, while the largest decline was in the Parramatta diocese, with saw a drop of 353 students.

At the same, the latest enrolment figures from the NSW Department of Education show that some public schools within the area covered by the Parramatta diocese have ballooned by about 20 per cent in just four years.

“This is the first year since 2008 in which total enrolments have declined from the previous year [and] this is the first year since 1999 in which secondary enrolments have declined,” the minutes say.

Maitland-Newcastle and Wollongong dioceses had enrolment growth in both their primary and high schools, the minutes say.

“Sydney and Lismore also grew overall but declined in the secondary and primary sectors respectively.”

The executive director of Catholic education in Parramatta, Greg Whitby, said there were substantial financial pressure on families in western Sydney.

“House prices and rental costs, as well as general cost of living increases, are putting many families in a situation where they don’t feel that they can afford even the modest cost of systemic Catholic schools fees,” Mr Whitby said.

But Mr Whitby said some parents were also “hesitant” about the “strong school transformation agenda” in Parramatta.

“For some communities, this student-centred, inquiry-based learning model is very different from what they know or are used to. For the schools that have embraced this contemporary approach to learning and schools, they are doing outstandingly well,” Mr Whitby said.

“Others are more hesitant or are still in the early stages of change. We believe this is reflected in enrolment numbers.”

In the Sydney diocese, primary school enrolments increased by more than 100 students but there was a “slight decline” of less than 50 students from their secondary schools, according to a spokeswoman.

“Preliminary research shows that some families, particularly in the southwest regions of Sydney, are already struggling to make ends meet especially due to the mortgage stress of the Sydney housing market,” the spokeswoman said.

“Only 35 per cent of families in our south-west Sydney schools can comfortably afford a Catholic education, while 15 per cent find it a real struggle.”

The spokeswoman said the Catholic systemic schools had always maintained to keep school fees “affordable to the bare minimum required to deliver a quality education”.

The fees for years 7 to 8 are about $1600 per year, increasing to about $1700 per year for years 9 and 10 and $2200 per year for years 11 to 12, according the the Sydney Catholic Schools website.

“The reality however, with the current uncertainty in Commonwealth’s announced 10-year funding school model means, Sydney Catholic Schools could face fee increase potentially forcing some families to seek enrolments in the already overcrowded state education sector,” the spokeswoman said.

Prison officer ‘plotted to murder husband’ after affair

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After 23 years of marriage, Sharon and Dean Yarnton??? planned one last meal together before they went their separate ways.

They had dinner with friends at Merrylands Bowling Club, and got into their car to go home late at night.

About 1am on February 1, 2015, Mr Yarnton woke in the passenger seat and heard a “hissing sound” coming from an open gas bottle in the car, and found his socks soaked with petrol.

Ms Yarnton, 50, is now facing trial in the NSW District Court, charged with attempting to cause an explosion or fire with the intent to murder of Mr Yarnton???.

Married couple Monique Hayes, 25, and Fady Houda, 24, face the same charge, with prosecutors alleging they were part of the plot???.

All three have pleaded not guilty.

Crown prosecutor Guy Newton told the jury they would hear evidence the Yarntons were high-ranking prison officers, and Ms Yarnton found out Mr Yarnton was having an affair with one of their colleagues.

Tension and animosity grew as they separated, but continued to live together in their Menai home while it was being sold, Mr Newton said.

In January, Ms Yarnton went to a bank to request a $25,000 loan, telling the manager loan sharks were after her husband.

“Ms Yarnton was, prior to the event, trying to set up some records of some person being after her husband,” Mr Newton said.

After the loan was granted, Ms Yarnton withdrew the money, and had a conversation with the bank manager.

“[Ms Yarnton] said words along the following lines: that she was counting down the days until she got the f—er out of her life. She also said words to the effect of ‘I wouldn’t care if he burned to death’.”

During the Yarntons’ final night out, Ms Yarnton bought her husband a beer, and security cameras captured her pouring it into another glass at the bar.

“[Ms Yarnton] put some substance in the drink with the intention of somehow making Mr Yarnton more drowsy,” Mr Newton said.

When Mr Yarnton woke up alone in the car on Henry Lawson Drive at Picnic Point, finding gas bottles and petrol in and around his car, he called Ms Yarnton.

“She said she had no idea and said that she was going to the toilet, that she was defecating in the bushes. She said that she was lost and she was in the bush,” Mr Newton said.

DNA allegedly matching Mr Houda was on a black glove found near the car, the court heard.

During police interviews, Ms Yarnton said she had no knowledge of the petrol or gas, but that Mr Houda offered to find someone to “kneecap” Mr Yarnton after Ms Yarnton told the young couple he was abusive.

Ms Hayes told police she had met with Ms Yarnton, who showed her a bag containing $20,000 cash, and asked her if she would kill Mr Yarnton.

The 25-year-old told police both she and Mr Houda declined.

But Mr Newton said there were message exchanges and phone calls between the trio on the night of the alleged attempted murder that appeared to discuss arrangements.

Defence barrister Michael Pickin told the jury Mr Houda denied any involvement. Mark Austin, for Ms Hayes, told the jury the trio were effectively facing separate trials and implored them to listen to all the evidence.

The trial continues before Judge Paul Lakatos???.

BDAFL side get shot at Sydney

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The Black Diamond squad beat Sydney under-22s by 48 points three years ago at No.1 Sportsground.The Black Diamond AFL representative squad will get the chance to prove themselves when they finally meet their Sydney AFL counterparts on Saturday.

The Black Diamond squad have won their past four fixtures, against Farrer in Wagga Wagga in 2013 and 2016, the NSW/ACT under-23s in 2015 and Sydney under-22s in 2014. They also beat the powerful Riverina squad in 2010 in Wagga Wagga.

Coach Chris Bishop said his side had won as underdogs in most of those games, and will have another chance to knock over a more fancied rival on Saturday at Adelaide St Oval on the Central Coast.

“We’ve been asking for this game for the past few years,” Bishop said.

“Everywhere we go we’ve always been rated as second best whoever we play, the Riverina, the Farrer guys.

“We’ve knocked over those guys, so we just wanted the opportunity to play a bigger league and better players.

“The guys have got it now, so hopefully we can perform.”

Bishop said Sydney would be tough opponents.

“They normally give us the under 23s from their league, but obviously we’ve won the last four, so they’ve given us a challenge, which is really good for us. I can’t wait for it.

“Obviously they’ve got a massive pool. There’s some great players down there, but our league’s come on in leaps and bounds in the last five or five or six years. The depth’s not as strong, but individually we should be right.”

The BDAFL women’s side will play Sydney at noonbefore the men at 2.15pm.

Black Diamond men’s squad: Marcus DeLeur, Tom Yensch, Zac Metcalfe (Cardiff); Scott Reed, Beau Cubillo, Alex Bailey, Tim Oosterhoff (Killarney Vale); Wade Beard, Pat McMahon (Maitland); Chris Eddy, Jeremy Eddy, Luke Price, Todd Thornton (Nelson Bay); Conor Haswell, Mac O’Malley, Aaron Seen (Newcastle City); Alex Mitchell (Singleton); Corey Billins, Corbin Bond, Sam Ellis, Kurt Fleming, James Hart, Mark Skuse (Terrigal Avoca); Ben Kernahan, Rob Schindler-Taylor (Warners Bay).Black Diamond women’ssquad:Karina Berry, Rebecca Collins, Emily Crookes, Rachael Elcoate, Alison Parkin (Gosford); Georgia Butler, Tarryn O’Hehir (Killarney Vale); Jacqui Dudgeon, Sarah Burns, Sarah James (Maitland); Jemma Astley, Sophie Balcombe, Lauren Cooper, Kate Holland, Jess Phillips, Pippa Smyth, Lisa Steane (Nelson Bay); Audrey Gillingham, Kailee Goodwin, Sarah Halvorsen, Meaghan MacDonald, Paige Mathewson, Erin White (Newcastle City); Kate Booth (Warners Bay); Rebecca Ives (Wyong Lakes).

Newcastle boxer Scott Edwards charged with sexual assault offences

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ACCUSED: Newcastle boxer Scott Edwards has been charged with six counts of aggravated sexual assault. His solicitor, Chris O’Brien, said on Wednesday that his client “vehemently rejects any wrongdoing”. Picture: Phil HearneA NEWCASTLE boxer accused of multiple sexual assault offences “vehemently rejects any wrongdoing” and is being “set-up” by his ex-wives,Newcastle Local Court has heard.

Scott Edwards, 30, was due to defend his NSW welterweight title at Wests City on April 1 this year.

But instead of headlining “Detonation 8”, Mr Edwards – who operates Sapphire Boxing and Fitness in Newcastle – was in jail charged with six counts of aggravated sexual assault on a victim under the age of 16 years, an offence which carries a maximum of 20 years in jail.

Mr Edwards appeared in Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday via audio visual link from Parklea Correctional Centre, where his solicitor, Chris O’Brien, applied for bail on his behalf.

As well as the sexual assault offences, which are alleged to have occurred during 2012, Mr Edwards was charged on the same day with break-and-enter and installing a listening device,the court heard.

Mr O’Brien said Mr Edwards had given an electronically recorded interview with police where he had denied all allegations.

“He vehemently rejects any wrongdoing and, in fact, in his interview the propositions are put to him simply and he denies them all,” Mr O’Brien told Magistrate Robert Stone.

Mr O’Brien said Mr Edwards suspects he was “set-up” by his former partners, who he said “could have put their heads together” and concocted the allegations.

“Mr Edwards claims that this is just nothing more than the family just trying to get rid of Mr Edwards out of their lives,” Mr O’Brien said.

ButOffice of the Director of Public Prosecution solicitor Julie Gomez said police recorded a conversation between Mr Edwards and the alleged victim, during which Mr Edwards was allegedly “evasive” and “apologised” for something.

Mr O’Brien said his client had strong ties to the community through his family and his gym and offered up a raft of bail conditions, including a $10,000 surety, reporting to police and a type of chaperone condition, that he said would ameliorate any concerns the court would have about Mr Edwards failing to appear or committing a further offence.

Mr Stone said the conditions proposed by Mr O’Brien could mitigate many of the risks suggested by Ms Gomez.“But ultimately the assessment boils down to the strength of the case,” Mr Stone said.

He described the prosecution case against Mr Edwards as “reasonably strong” and said hehad “significant concerns” that the Newcastle boxer “couldn’t remember” certain things during his police interview.

Mr Edwards was refused bail and the matter was adjourned to June 28.

ANALYSIS: No quick fix for Dungog’s ratepayers

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TOUGH JOB: Dungog Council General Manager Craig Deasey, who believes councillors should pursue a merger with Port Stephens Council. Picture: Simone De Peak

THE question for Dungog ratepayers after Tuesday’s decision to avoid pursuing a merger with Port Stephens at least before the September election is: what happens now?

Well, depends who you ask.

Nancy Knudsenand the other councillors who stuck with their original May 1 motion to avoid the merger expect the council to now begin working on the alternate decision they reached that night.

That is, for the general manager and mayor tobegin negotiations with Maitland, Port Stephens, the NSW government and the Boundaries Commission.

There’s doubt aboutwhether those options are viable, though. The role of the Boundaries Commission, for example, is to report matters referred to it by the Local Government Minister –and Dungog’s general manager Craig Deasey told theNewcastle Heraldon Wednesday that he wasn’t yet sure whether it would be possible to execute the motion.

There’s also hope of other financial aid.

The freeze on indexation on financial assistance grants has been lifted, and Port Stephens MP Kate Washington has suggested Hunter Councils are thinking of ways to help Dungog alleviate its $40 million infrastructure backlog.

But it’s not clear how much more money will flow into the council’s coffers as a result of the financial grants, and even Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent –the head of Hunter Councils –isn’t convinced their plan wouldbe enough.

“I don’t know whether they [Dungog] are saveable if both the general manager and mayor are saying there’s very little that can be done,” he said.

Here’s the reality though: whether Dungog amalgamatesor not, its rates are going up.

Using the mean land value in Dungog of $125,000 as a measure, ananalysis of 2016/17 residential ratesshow a huge discrepancy between Dungog, Maitland and Port Stephens.

In Dungog villagearatepayer coughs up $581, compared to $994 fornon-urban residential areas in Maitland and $785 in Port Stephens.

The tiny village producing AFL stars

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Welcome to Collingullie, where one in every 200 residents become an AFL player.

When Harry Perryman debuts for the Giants against Richmond on Saturday he’ll become the second Collingullie product to play in the top league, following in the footsteps of GWS teammate Matthew Kennedy.

Perryman, like Kennedy, came through the GWS Academy and was taken with pick No.14 of last year’s National Draft. Adelaide initially selected the youngster who can play through the midfield and off half back, but the Giants matched their bid.

Collingullie is a tiny village on the Sturt Highway, 26 kilometres north-west of Wagga Wagga boasting a school, general store and a pub. Perryman predicted most of its 400 inhabitants would make the trek to Western Sydney for the Tigers clash.

“They’ll probably all be here – they’re pretty keen I think,” he said.

“It’s obviously pretty special, this is always what you want to do, play an AFL game. I can’t wait to run out with the boys on Saturday.

“I always knew it was going to be a hard team to get into, there’s some great players in this side so I’ve just had to put my head down and keep working.”

Perryman will be playing alongside one of his idols, Heath Shaw, a man he watched closely growing up as a Collingwood supporter and the man who acted as his mentor while he was in the academy last season.

“Yes we’ve got a few injuries, but he deserves his spot in the team, it’s great to have him on board and I taught him everything he knows,” Shaw said.

“He’s a natural footballer and that gets lost a little bit these days. Everyone’s looking for the athlete and the guy with the washboard abs who can jump and mark it but Harry, he’s a rugged footballer.

“He reads the ball really well and he’s very skilful and I’m looking forward to playing alongside him on the weekend.

“It’s a basic game and the worst thing you can do when bringing young guys into AFL level is confuse them and give them bucket loads of information.

“We just like to keep it really simple,” Shaw said. “They got drafted for a reason because they can play footy, we just want to use their strengths and mould them into Giants players and that’s what Harry’s done and he’s really shone in the NEAFL under duress with a lot of top players.”

Indian gem stands out as beacon of taste

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A REAL GEM: Sapphire entices passers-by with its exotic aromas. Pictures: Marina Neil Raj has had Indian cuisine cornered, so to speak, in Newcastle for a long, long time. Well, down on the corner of Glebe Road and June Street, Merewether, Sapphire Indian Restaurant definitely has Indian cuisine, um … cornered.

Find a park somewhere on the streetand enter through the large glass sliding door into a roomy well-lit room humming with the sound of ravenous, in-the-know Novocastrians with an appetite for samosa. The walls are painted in earthy tones and are illuminated by bright down-lights, and droplet shaped chandeliers hung high above white tablecloth covered tables and high-backed, soft (p)leather chairs.

An appetising atmosphere of tangled spice aromas set us grasping for the menu to see what edible treasures await us.

Vegetarians and people with a preference for proper protein are both well catered for in the entree section of the menu. There’s kaju kebab, which is a seasoned pureed potato coated with crushed cashew nuts, and mushroom duplex, which has nothing to do with affordable housing founded on fungi, and everything to do with mushrooms stuffed with potatoes, mint and cottage cheese that’s been battered with spices.

The same goes for the main menu. Here you’ll find seafood dishes, like deep fried black tiger prawns coated in a light and spiced batter, otherwise known as zingha vada, or, daal makhni (v); black lentils with kidney beans cooked slowly overnight for maximum flavour, as well as many variations of chicken, goat, lamb, and beef dishes, plus sides, including a refreshing raita (yoghurt, cumin seeds and black salt), naan breads and roti, and, of course, rice, such as basmati, saffron, and the incredibly aromatic and flavoursome coconut rice, which, in all honesty, has enough compelling flavours to be eaten on its own.

Evidently, it’s hard to decide what to order. Nevertheless, we do our best and start with the mysterious-sounding Chicken 65 and Kaju Kebab for entree, followed by beef biryani and the goat curry for main.

Sapphire is licensed and features a good selection of wines, beer, ciders, spirits, soft drinks, and lassi, including mango, rose, sweet, and salt flavours. It’s BYO too, and we take advantage of this by bringing a bottle of pinot noir from Hawke’s Bay, in New Zealand, which turns out to be perfect for washing down the deep flavours of tonight’s meal.

FULL TABLE: Kaju kebab, goat curry, beef biryani and raita yoghurt

First out is the kaju kebabs. They’re a pleasant surprise in terms of their taste and texture: mildly spicy, herbaceous and sweet, especially when dipped in the accompanying smoky, plum and chilli sauce. Purveyors of ‘hot-wings’ in Newcastle take note; Sapphire’s ‘Chicken 65’ consists of deep fried chunks of exotic spiced chicken, ginger and shallots that is more flavoursome and way more spicy than any hot-wing you’ll eat in this town, presently. I’ve already got my order in for Origin.

However, one note to the chef: save some money and ditch the decorative snow pea shoots. The sliced cucumber’s enough to refresh the palate between bite-sized morsels of both dishes.

As soon as all the mains were on the table we knew we’d over-ordered. Not to worry, because you can take leftovers home, just the same as if you’d ordered take away.

HOUSE-MADE: The pistachio ice cream comes highly recommended.

The beef biryani is a colourful earthy-orange dome of rice that encases chunks of beef seasoned with plenty of complex spices – cardamom, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, to name more than a few.

The goat curry is the favourite of the two mains. Soft bits of deliciously gelatinous goat cling gently to slow-cooked bone that swims in a small balti bowl filled with a rich, earthy and spicy sauce, perfect for dipping crispy bits of roti in later.

We end our evening by sharing a small bowl of house-made pistachio ice cream, initially recommend by our waiter, and now highly recommend by me.

It’s a refreshing way to end a fun and flavoursome meal that’s full of warm, comforting food ideal for the impending winter.

QUICK BITEWhat: Sapphire Indian RestaurantWhere: 367-369 Glebe Rd, MerewetherDrinks: Lassi, Soft Drinks, Beer/Cider, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails, (BYO also)Hours: Dinner: 7 Days 5pm-10pm / Lunch: Sun 12pm-3pmVegetarian: YesBottom Line: $85 for two incl. drinksWheelchair Access: YesDo Try: Chicken 65, pistachio ice cream

ADVERTISING FEATURE: Dealing with dizziness

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COMPREHENSIVE: Newcastle Neurodiagnostics offers high quality neurology tests to help you and your physician arrive at a timely and accurate diagnosis.Vertigo is a sensation that you are moving when you are not. It is often a symptom of an underlying problem with our balance system.

People with vertigo typically describe it as feeling like they are spinning. It may also be felt as a rocking, tilting, or swaying movement.

Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, jerking eye movements, headache, sweating, ringing ears or hearing loss. Anxiety and loss of balance very commonly occur as a result of the vertigo.

A wide range of conditions and diseases can cause vertigo, and according to neurologist Dr Michael Katekar from Newcastle Neurodiagnostics, it is important to determine which,in order to get the appropriate treatment.

“Anxiety disorders, brain disorders, underlying medical conditions like low blood pressure, infection, heart problems and low blood sugar can play a role,” he said. “It is important to see your doctor if you have unexplained dizziness or balance issues, and seek specialised help if necessary.”

Disorders of the inner ear account for about half of all cases of ongoing dizziness. Those disorders include Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). BPPV occurs when tiny calcium particles (otoliths) find their way into the semicircular canals of the inner ear.

“BPPV can occur at any age,” Dr Katekar said. “It’s rare in children and young adults but gets more common with age. It can follow a head injury, like coming off a bike or a car accident. Basically, it feels like you are moving when you not. You get an intense spinning sensation, provoked by head movement, especially looking up or bending forward.”

The condition can make people anxious, upset and limit their day-to-day activities, thereby impairing their quality of life. But depending on the cause of the vertigo, relief is available.

Newcastle Neurodiagnostics offers testing to facilitate diagnosis of a wide range of neurological conditions, with a particular interest and expertise in dizziness, and balance disorders. New investigation techniques, many developed in in the last few years, allow very detailed evaluation of the functioning of the inner ear. Accurate diagnosis often leads to effective treatment.

“Our practice is unique in that we have a physiotherapist working on site as part of our team,” Dr Katekar said. “If you have got BPPV there are techniques and manoeuvres – particle repositionings – that can fix it up very quickly. We’re all about getting people fixed up in a timely fashion.

“If the problem is more serious we can recommend and administer appropriate treatments.”

If you would like more information, visit www.newcastleneurodiagnostics成都夜总会招聘.au or call 02 49423 944.

ADVERTISING FEATURE: Obesity surgery transforms lives

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BEFORE AND AFTER: Gastric sleeve patient Amanda Crowther, left, weighing 215kg in 2015 and now tipping the scales at 98kg.

The transformative nature of surgery should never be underestimated by those wrestling with the irrational thought processes of obesity.

Sufferers often realise that over-eatingis irrational in itself, that they are lowering their quality of life and quite literally eating themselves to death.

Diets and exercise have often been tried and failed, and yet even whensurgical intervention is appropriate there are irrational fears, according to Dr Tim Wright, from Eastern Surgical Services.

“They fear it won’t work, that it’s high risk, or that they are going to fail, or that they won’t be able to justify the procedure to family and friends,” Dr Wright said.

”All irrational thoughts, because the truth is that when they lose the kilos, they have a completely different life.

“They can do things they never could do before, their self esteem goes through the roof, they say it’s been a life-saver and should have done it sooner.”

Amanda Crowther struggled with her weight all her life and by the time she attended one of Dr Wright’s monthly obesity surgery seminars, she weighed 215kg.

The seminar gave an opportunity to ask questions about what to expect, the risks involved and the likely outcomes.

“Dr Wright’s passion and compassion for those attending was clear,” Amanda said.

“There was no judgement, just a recognition that there was a problem and there was an answer.”

Amanda committed to gastric sleeving. As part of the process, she joined a health fund and embarked on a period of fasting in order to shrink her liver and reduce the chance of complications in surgery.

By the time the keyhole surgery was performed, on May 17, 2016, she weighed155kg. Twelve months down the track on her “sleeve-aversary” she’s tipping the scales at 98kg.

The emotional and physical transformation has been huge and she is literally jumping into her future with enthusiasm.

“I’m being the mum to my kids I never could be before,” she said.

“I can get off the couch now, I’m exercising and when I lose a couple more kilos, I’m going to do sky diving and base jumping.”

The key to commitment for Amanda was the information she got about the procedure at Dr Wright’s seminars.

”Having the surgery is not cheating,” Amandasays of yet another irrational fear regarding the procedure. “It has been lifesaving and I am so pleased I had it.”

Dr Wright urges anyone like Amanda to come along to one of his seminars and get informed.

“The fact is if you are in a health fund, then for the cost of a cheap second hand car you can achieve long term results you might have thought were beyond you,” Dr Wright said.

“And it is possible you can claim all out of pocket expenses back from your super fund.”

Keen to pass on the benefit of her experience, Amanda will be the guest speaker at the next seminar, at Rutherford Bowling Club, on May 24.

If you would like more information, ring Eastern Surgical Services on4032 8777.

Business feature: It’s a clean sweep at Jim’s

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Spick and Span: The Jim’s team regularly tackle all household cleans, whether they be one off jobs or regular bookings.Staying on top of cleaning tasks either at home or work can often slip down the priority list as day to day life sucks up the hours and time poor families juggle various commitments throughout the week.

Team: The Jim’s Cleaning group is a network of dedicated professionals, all committed to quality service.

Jim’s Cleaning Group has been helping families and businesses across the nation since 1996 via its network of franchisees, all enjoying the benefits of running their own business, supported by the Jim’s brand.

As the second largest division after the Mowing side of the business, Jim’s Cleaning is in high demand and welcomes enquiry from those ready to take up the reigns of a new franchise opportunity.

Scott Mounter is Franchisor of Jim’s Cleaning for the Hunter Region and services both domestic and commercial clients throughout the Upper Hunter to Port Stephens and down to the Central Coast.

Scott says that the beauty of owning a Jim’s franchise is in the freedom it gives people to run their own hours according their individual needs.

“We offer carpet cleaning, pressure cleaning and window cleaning along with general cleaning services to both homes and businesses. Franchisees can choose how they run their week and really stay in control of how big they want the business to become, so it fits their own life,” says Scott.

With the power of its trusted reputation and a fast reliable service, Jim’s cleaning can cater to a range of cleaning tasks, from regular weekly cleaning to carpet cleaning or one-off vacate cleans for those leaving leased accommodation or commercial premises.

From windows to blinds, cars to kitchens, carpets to driveways, and factory floors to office floors this award winning company does it all.

“Our entire network of franchisees strive to maintain consistently excellent standards, from the uniforms we all wear to the high standard of work we deliver,” he added.

So whether you’re in search of someone to take the cleaning load off your week, or looking for a business opportunity, Jim’s Cleaning could have the solution for you.

With its commitment to providing franchisees with a guaranteed amount of weekly work, regular meetings to keep you connected with fellow franchisees and a comprehensive training program to get you up and running, joining the Jim’s Cleaning team provides plenty of reward.

“It’s entirely up to the individual how big they want the business to grow. Some have grown to employ staff, while others are happy keep it small and havebalance.”

If you are interested in joining the Jim’s Cleaning Group or would like to discuss how the team can help with cleaning tasks around your home or office then contact 131 546 for more information.

Detail: All aspects of your home are cleaned with attention to detail.