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