School year ends on high

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Dampier Pri­mary School has brought in the end of the year with an evening cel­e­bra­tion where stu­dents sang and danced in front of a large crowd of par­ents, mates and teach­ers.

There were plenty of colour­ful cos­tumes and smooth moves on stage for the school spec­tac­u­lar, and four lucky pun­ters walked away with prizes from the par­ents and cit­i­zens raf­fle draw on the night. Dampier PS prin­ci­pal Luke Bre­man said the school had gone from strength to strength this year.

“We have fan­tas­tic staff, fan­tas­tic stu­dents and our com­mu­nity works so well with us,” he said. “This is why we run schools, for nights like tonight where ev­ery­one is here to end the year on a high.

“We’re proud of each and ev­ery one of our school leavers.

“They em­body who we are as a school and they are al­ways wel­come back.”

Mr Bre­man said the tran­si­tion to an in­de­pen­dent pub­lic school in 2017 would give the school more flex­i­bil­ity to choose its own course.

Dampier Par­ents and Cit­i­zens pres­i­dent Scott Gil­lis said the school had un­der­taken sev­eral ex­cit­ing im­prove­ments this year in STEM, lit­er­a­ture, sports and na­ture play.

Mr Gil­lis said the Pil­bara Mo­tor Group car raf­fle, which was drawn on the night, was a big suc­cess.

“To come away with around $20,000 is ab­so­lutely amaz­ing,” he said. “Arg­onaut and the Mack­erel Is­lands’ com­mit­ment was ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic and Rio Tinto are al­ways great sup­port­ers of us.

“This night shows a com­bi­na­tion of ev­ery­thing the kids have done this year, al­lows them to let their hair down and put on a dis­play for their par­ents.”

Mr Gil­lis said the event gave par­ents the chance to gain an in­sight into what the school was all about.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Stu­dents dance on stage in front of par­ents, teach­ers and friends.

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