Top marks for Brook­man Pri­mary

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A LANG­FORD pri­mary school has re­ceived a pres­ti­gious hon­our af­ter it was named one of the best in the state.

Brook­man Pri­mary School is one of four fi­nal­ists in the 2018 Ed­u­ca­tion Awards’ Pri­mary School of the Year cat­e­gory, along­side Al­len­dale PS in Ger­ald­ton, Kingston PS and Balga’s War­ri­a­pendi PS.

Brook­man prin­ci­pal Hans Geers said it was recog­ni­tion for the hard work that had gone into pro­vid­ing a great learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment for their stu­dents.

“Near the end of 2017 Brook­man was ac­knowl­edged for its Stem prac­tices in win­ning the ‘Mer­i­to­ri­ous Award’ for Lead­er­ship in the Gov­er­nor’s Pri­mary Stem Awards and we were the only state school to be in the list of fi­nal­ists,” he said.

“Brook­man PS is the only metropoli­tan state school to be a Teacher Devel­op­ment School for 2018-19 and in the key ar­eas of lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy the school utilises whole school ev­i­dence based ap­proaches through a dif­fer­en­ti­ated cur­ricu­lum to meet the di­verse needs of its stu­dents.

“The school is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence and has achieved ex­cel­lence within its con­text.”

He said they were “tremen­dously proud and chuffed” to be named a fi­nal­ist.

“This will be a tremen­dous boost for the whole Brook­man com­mu­nity,” Mr Geers said.

“With fam­i­lies and stu­dents com­ing from over 40 cul­tures, it is im­por­tant that our stu­dents and fam­i­lies un­der­stand what they are ca­pa­ble of and to have the self-con­fi­dence and self-be­lief to tackle all be­fore them.

“Achiev­ing fi­nal­ist sta­tus brings us closer to mak­ing that re­al­i­sa­tion a re­al­ity.”

Win­ners will be an­nounced on Novem­ber 26.

Picture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485557

Hands up for their school: Stu­dents Ne­ria Niciteretse, Nero To and Khodi Vergeer.

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