School im­presses Lovell

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Tara Whitsed

Tatura Pri­mary School stu­dents took the op­por­tu­nity to ask sev­eral ques­tions about par­lia­ment when Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Wendy Lovell spent a day as their prin­ci­pal last week.

Ran through the Aus­tralian Coun­cil for Ed­u­ca­tional Re­search, the Prin­ci­pal for a Day pro­gram in­vites a sig­nif­i­cant com­mu­nity mem­ber to shad­ows the school prin­ci­pal, par­tic­i­pat­ing in nor­mal day-to-day ac­tiv­i­ties in a pri­mary, spe­cial or sec­ondary school.

Ms Lovell spent the most part of the day with prin­ci­pal Su­sanne Gill who said she was re­ally pleased with the stu­dents and their in­quis­i­tive ques­tions for the politi­cian.

‘‘It’s been a re­ally in­ter­est­ing day,’’ Ms Lovell said.

After farewelling the years 3 and 4 stu­dents off on their camp to Kyne­ton, Ms Lovell said she heard from­stu­dents about what they en­joyed about the school.

‘‘One of the things that came up a lot was that the kids all play to­gether,’’ she said.

School cap­tain Ben An­donoudis said one of the things he en­joyed most about at­tend­ing Tatura Pri­mary School was the am­ple lead­er­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties they were ex­posed to.

Ms Lovell also met with school Koorie Ed­u­ca­tional Sup­port Of­fi­cer Travis Mor­gan, met with staff and re­ceived a tour of the school grounds.

She said she had at­tended sev­eral schools through­out the re­gion dur­ing the years as part of the pro­gram.

‘‘It’s good to get out into dif­fer­ent ar­eas,’’ she said.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the PFAD pro­gram, visit

Left: Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Wendy Lovell chats with stu­dents Sarah Saf­fron, Kal­isha Hop­son and Chloe and Ben An­donoudis. Above: Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Wendy Lovell and Tatura Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Su­sanne Gill.

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