The year I met the PM
ST FINBARR’S SCHOOL, QUILPIE: 2018 is my last year of primary school at St Finbarr’s.
This year I have been the only grade 6 student and have really enjoyed the experience of being involved in lots of school functions and leadership roles.
My role as leader of Finnie’s Friends in Action meant I was involved in fundraising for several charities.
As a result of this I got to represent Quilpie at Humming Bird House in Brisbane, a children’s hospice care facility where I presented some beautiful handmade quilts which were made by the Cultural Society ladies.
This was a very meaningful experience but also very sad.
Other highlights of the year include our annual fete, which is always a lot of fun, and meeting Mr Scott Morrison, on his first official duty as Prime Minister.
Meeting the Governor of Queensland, Mr Paul De Jersey, when he came to open the new airport. Our school trip to Canberra and the snow and my German cousin coming to school with me for a week.
I’m off to board at Marist College Ashgrove next year, which will be very different to St Finbarr’s.
It will be strange having more kids at my school than in my home town.
I’m looking forward to having friends my own age, and all the different sports.
The new Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison visited Quilpie in his first official week in the job. PHOTOS: CONTRIBUTED
St Finbarr's Year 5 and 6 Students at the Canberra snowfields.
Ava, Chelsea and Izzy having fun in the sandpit.
Students Ava and Jamie taking part in some multicultural activities for Under-8s Day.
St Finbarr's students with Queensland Governor Paul De Jersey.
Ladies from the Quilpie Cultural Society with principal Genny McNair, Sister Margaret Anderson and school leaders Hunter, Marcus, Bella and Darcy. These handmade quilts were donated by Marcus to Hummingbird House Children’s Hospice Centre in Brisbane.