Stu­dents praised in Par­lia­ment

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Kar­ratha’s Clon­tarf stu­dents have re­ceived glow­ing praise in Par­lia­ment from the North West’s Fed­eral rep­re­sen­ta­tive af­ter her visit to the Kim­ber­ley.

Du­rack MHR Melissa Price hosted 16 Kar­ratha Clon­tarf Foun­da­tion stu­dents in her Broome of­fice re­cently and was so im­pressed with their be­hav­iour and achieve­ments she de­cided to speak about them in front of her col­leagues.

“The 16 stu­dents from Years 7 to 9 did a tremen­dous job in de­liv­er­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion to me,” she said.

“It was of a very high stan­dard, which was sur­pris­ing given that all of those young men had never had any pub­lic speak­ing ex­pe­ri­ence what­so­ever.

“Im­prov­ing hos­pi­tals, im­prov­ing schools, pro­vid­ing cloth­ing for ru­ral and re­mote com­mu­ni­ties, as well as pro­vid­ing free school sup­plies, were some of the ob­jec­tives that we dis­cussed that the stu­dents would de­liver if they were to be prime min­is­ter for the day.

“They were all very well­man­nered, re­spect­ful and in­cred­i­bly en­gag­ing.

“It is a real credit to Clon­tarf and their fam­i­lies.”

Ms Price said the Kar­ratha cam­pus had a record 152 stu­dents en­rolled, 20 of whom would grad­u­ate from the academy this year. “This is not only an­other record for the Kar­ratha cam­pus, it dou­bles the pre­vi­ous high­est for the cam­pus — an­other great boon for the team led by di­rec­tor Brad Cox, to­gether with Greg Townsend, the oper­a­tions of­fi­cer.”

Pic­ture: Melissa Price

Du­rack MHR Melissa Price with the Kar­ratha Clon­tarf stu­dents and staff.

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