Five say their farewells

Central and North Burnett Times - - SCHOOLS -

BIN­JOUR Plateau State School, half-way be­tween Mun­dub­bera and Gayn­dah, farewelled five stu­dents last week.

Prin­ci­pal An­drew Goldie said the 2014 grad­u­at­ing class would be­come ju­nior high stu­dents next year.

“Jas­mine An­der­son was the last Year 7 stu­dent to pass through the doors at Bin­jour, and the last An­der­son to come to our school,” Mr Goldie said.

“All of our Year 6 stu­dents are go­ing to be the first Year 7 stu­dents in Queens­land to be in high school, but they are all def­i­nitely ready.”

As Mr Goldie awarded their grad­u­a­tion cer­tifi­cates, he high­lighted their achieve­ments and told a funny story about each stu­dent.

Jas­mine was in Year 1 when Mr Goldie first vis­ited the school, ahead of tak­ing up his ap­point­ment the fol­low­ing year.

“When I first vis­ited the school, she came run­ning up with a great big smile on her face,” he said.

“She didn’t know who I was, but said ‘My name is Jas­mine. What’s yours?’

“Our stu­dents spend about 1600 hours a year at school, so we think of all of them as our kids – they are grow­ing and chang­ing ev­ery day."

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FAREWELL: Bin­jour Plateau State School's grad­u­at­ing stu­dents, from left: Liam Op­per­mann, Jay­cia Adams, Rhythm An­beek, Jas­mine An­der­son and Gabrielle Leahy.

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