Hard works pays off for stu­dents

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

GAYN­DAH State School’s awards night was bit­ter­sweet as achieve­ments were cel­e­brated and Year 6–7 stu­dents and four staff were farewelled.

Callum Evans, 12, achieved a goal by be­ing named co-re­cip­i­ent of the P&C All Rounder Award with Grace Hat­ton.

“I wanted to get this one,” said Callum, who has planned his high school stud­ies next year.

“I want to suc­ceed in agri­cul­tural sci­ence in cat­tle, cit­rus and farm­ing.”

The all-rounder also took out three sports awards – the Gold Sports Award for his 800m fi­nal; the Sil­ver Sports Award for rep­re­sent­ingWide Bay in swimming and track and field; and 12 years’ age cham­pion.

Kirsty Tay­lor shared the Year 7 aca­demic award with Sophie Scan­lan and took home the lan­guage award for stud­ies in Ger­man. She was also named 13 years’ age cham­pion in sport.

Kirsty, who was proud her 1.3m high jump broke the Gayn­dah State School record, said she was look­ing for­ward to agri­cul­ture and business elec­tives next year.

“I might pos­si­bly go into business or be­come a lawyer be­cause I like de­bat­ing,” she said.

The In­dige­nous Pos­i­tive Choices Award was a sur­prise for Ethan Dob­son.

“I didn’t think I’d get that one,” said Ethan, whose goals for next year in­clude im­prov­ing his maths and ge­og­ra­phy.

After cel­e­brat­ing the suc­cesses, it was time to farewell Year 3 teacher Kath Grant and Year 5 teacher Zane Tucker, who will trans­fer to Bris­bane.

Teacher Anne Pur­cell, “the heart and soul of spe­cial needs”, will move to Bund­aberg Spe­cial School, and teacher aide Steve Trott will not re­turn due to lower stu­dent num­bers in 2015.

The out­go­ing school cap­tains wel­come the new 2015 cap­tains.

Stu­dents, from back left, Wade Jensen, Callum Evans, Grace Hat­ton, Sco­tia Spry, front, Myles Polzin, Kaleb Wilkin­son, Ella Dar­ling­ton and Lily Tui­turi.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

LEFT, HIGH ACHIEVERS: Proud 2014 win­ners, from back left, are Kirsty Tay­lor, Miriam Shep­herd, Lyn­don Kenny, Callum Evans, Ella Dar­ling­ton, Jamie Cooper, front, Kaleb Shep­herd, Dayne Dakin-Mimi, Lau­ren Trott, Chloe George and Ge­or­gia Goldie.

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