Coburg West Primary School
Ms GARRETT (Brunswick) — On 12 August I was delighted to be principal for a day at the beautiful Coburg West Primary School under the tutelage of the dedicated and inspiring acting principal, Lorraine Edwards. I enjoyed attending classrooms, touring the outstanding facilities and meeting extensively with students, particularly those from years 5 and 6. We discussed all manner of topics and I was very impressed with their intelligence, passion and sense of social responsibility. I was particularly pleased that so many students expressed a strong interest in science and sought to pursue a career in this field. I also met with the very dedicated and passionate school council, which has done so much to improve the school facilities and enhance the culture.
I was delighted to attend the Coburg West Primary School again on Monday of this week to celebrate its writers festival, where the school honours the stand-out performers in the school-wide writing competition. All the works were displayed beautifully in one of the school halls. Proud teachers, parents and, most importantly, students from prep to year 6 were beaming at the high standard of work, the great improvements that all students have made in this important skill and the recognition they had received from the school by way of this competition. I congratulate all who were involved.
Hansard, 18 September 2014