End of year celebrations have been in full swing in our community and it has been a pleasure to attend many of these events and acknowledge the great work that has been achieved this year. In particular it has been an honour to attend the many primary school graduations to congratulate and farewell the graduating students before they commence their secondary education.
On Monday I had a busy evening in Reynella at both the Reynella South Primary School and Reynella Primary School graduations. It was an honour to present the Corey Sellars award for respect, persistence and courtesy to joint winners at Reynella South Primary.
On Tuesday it was my own daughter’s graduation at Paringa Park Primary School. It was a very proud moment to see my youngest graduate primary school.
On Wednesday night I attended the graduations for both Seaview Downs Primary School students and Sheidow Park Primary School students. I enjoyed the opportunity to address these classes and talk about the importance of embracing opportunities when they present.
On Thursday and Friday I had the opportunity to attend Woodend Primary School and Darlington Primary School for the final farewells for their graduating students. I would like to thank all teaching and support staff for the hard work and dedication they put in to ensure students are prepared for the next stage of their formal education.
There are also a number of school leaders, members of Governing Councils and teaching staff who are leaving or moving into new positions next year. I would like to sincerely thank all of these wonderful people for the work they have done in our school communities and wish them all the very best for 2016.
Image: A musical performance at one of the many graduations this week.