Graduating class says its goodbyes

IT was the end of the school year, and the end of an era for the Year 6 class of Harvey Primary School.

The school’s deputy principal David O’Shaughnessy was master of ceremonies at a graduation ceremony held at the school last Tuesday, with a Welcome to Country by Leslie Ugle.

In an address to the graduates, school principal Jason Romeo thanked and congratulated the Year 6 students and encouraged them to be themselves as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

Guest speaker Erin Armstrong said she still felt a strong connection to the school since graduating in 2008.

“Many things go unsaid, so to the teachers of Harvey Primary School who moulded who I am today, I thank you for the care you give to your students.” Miss Armstrong said.

Quoting author JK Rowling Miss Armstrong said, “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

In presenting the Dux award, Forrest MHR Nola Marino said “Even if you are not the best at what you do, because of your education here at Harvey Primary School, we know that you will always try your best.”

On behalf of the graduating class, students Caitlin Shales, Layla Stevenson and Elissa Hunwick thanked the teachers, staff, and volunteers for making this a special day, and their parents “for the love and the lunches.”

Source: Harvey-Waroona Reporter.