WITH no shop and no local hall, Timbumburi is seen as a “virtual town” by some.
But when the school community gets together, there is no shortage of feeling.
The Timbumburi Public School P&C has been hosting its carols by glow-stick event for three years.
While events like this might be a good chance to rattle the tins and top-up the coffers, this carol night has always been just a chance for the small communities on the southern side of Tamworth to come together.
P&C president Ross Briggs said this year’s event was well-attended by familiar faces and some newbies in the community too.
With a mix of children and adults performing, Mr Briggs said it gave the kids something to aspire to in the performing arts realm.
Principal Jane Kibble said performing and creative arts were encouraged at the small school and said it proved beneficial in other academic pursuits.
“It gives the students a unique opportunity to take part in something that’s actually a lot bigger than themselves and the school,” Ms Kibble said.
“I think music is an amazing gift for a student.
“It helps with maths and literacy, it’s a great skill to have, it encourages kids to think, share and create in different, unique and imaginative ways.”