MEMBERS STATEMENT: NEWBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL
Ros SPENCE (Kalkallo – Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Community Sport, Minister for Suburban Development) (09:45): I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the many students at Newbury Primary School who have recently taken on a leadership role at their school. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present student leaders with their badges, and it was fantastic to see so many young people in our community taking on leadership responsibilities in addition to their important curricular activities. I am confident that they will excel in their new roles as leaders in their school throughout the year. With around 1250 students at the school, there certainly were a lot of students to present badges to, with student empowerment leaders, house community leaders, student digital innovators and the school sustainability squad accounting for around 80 student leaders overall. This is the first time since 2019 that students were able to have a presentation ceremony in front of the whole school assembly, which was a very exciting occasion for all involved, and it was terrific to see so many families come and enjoy this special day. Thank you to principal Michelle Nunn for the invitation to participate in this event. Newbury Primary is a really terrific school in my electorate that I was thrilled to open in 2017, and in this short time it has established itself as a really highly valued school in our growing community. Again, congratulations to all those students who have stepped up to take on a new leadership role at Newbury Primary. I am sure you will do a terrific job, and thank you so much for inviting me to share in this really special presentation day with you.