Members Statement: Student Leaders

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (15:01:59) — One of the highlights of being a member of Parliament is that each year I have the opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful student leaders from our local primary and secondary schools. This year was no exception, with me sending out more than 200 congratulatory certificates to student leaders across Yuroke. Leadership comes in many forms, and I want to acknowledge the many school captains, class captains, Victorian certificate of applied learning captains, house captains, sports captains and their relevant deputies from both primary and secondary schools.

I want to provide a special acknowledgement to some amazing young students from Newbury Primary School, who I had the pleasure of recently meeting and presenting with their leadership badges. Congratulations to preps Liurina, Vethmi and Rishav; grade 1s Dinuja, Jana and Navneeth; grade 2s Mansimrat and Sheba; grade 3/4s Mete, Parota, Harsareet and Irem; and grade 5/6s Inci, Ova, Salvatore and Ravneet. A special thanks to Principal Michelle Bromfield and Mr Ben Hirst from Newbury Primary School for organising the special assembly. It was terrific to see so many parents and friends there to support the children on this special occasion. They were rightly beaming with pride.