St Joseph’s grade six students grad­u­ate

Euroa Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

FIN­ISH­ING grade six is an im­por­tant rite of pas­sage even more so at a small coun­try school.

This year Nagam­bie’s St Joseph’s Catholic Pri­mary School’s seven grade six students were con­grat­u­lated on com­plet­ing their pri­mary school years at the end of year mass held at the newly ren­o­vated St Malachy’s Catholic church.

The school song led the start of the ser­vice grade six students wel­comed ev­ery­one to the mass, read the Bi­ble read­ings and gave the prayers of the faith­ful dur­ing the ser­vice.

Holy Com­mu­nion was served by Leo Jones and Deane Page.

Fa­ther Tony Hill, par­ish priest cel­e­brated the mass for the whole school com­mu­nity and thanked Leo Jones for his fine job as a prin­ci­pal and said he had ap­pointed him again for next year.

He spoke of his early school and sem­i­nary years in Victorian schools.

He con­grat­u­lated the grade six pupils and said they were very spe­cial to St Joseph’s school and was pleased they had re­ceived seven years of good Catholic ed­u­ca­tion from the school and he was sorry to see them leave it to go onto high school.

The end of pri­mary school means they are on the thresh­old of a new era in their lives and are all keen and ea­ger to move onto sec­ondary school to ad­vance their for­mal ed­u­ca­tion.

He con­cluded with stat­ing that the whole par­ish and school com­mu­nity were proud of them.

School prin­ci­pal Leo Jones thanked the Fr Tony Hill, and pub­licly ac­knowl­edged his staff for their ded­i­ca­tion, all the un­seen ex­tra work they do for the school.

The school camp, events, the strate­gic plan, Par­ents and Friends group for func­tions and fundrais­ing, par­ents, grand­par­ents, car­ers and vol­un­teers.

Each grade of St Joseph’s from foun­da­tion class to grade five was pre­sented with a cer­tifi­cate by their teacher to re­mem­ber their 2018 school year.

Grade six students were hon­oured by the school com­mu­nity at the fi­nal pre­sen­ta­tion of awards seg­ment of the evening.

They re­ceived their cer­tifi­cate, a book­let and a medal to com­mem­o­rate their time at St Joseph’s.

The awards cer­e­mony saw Holly Boyer pre­sented with the Mar­garet Perry Me­mo­rial award on be­half of Max Perry.

Katie Perry re­ceived the Lions Club of Nagam­bie and District Inc. award for Ex­cel­lence in all ar­eas of school life.

A joint award for the Kevin Verge Me­mo­rial award for Ex­cel­lence in Math­e­mat­ics on be­half of the Verge fam­ily was awarded to Wil Glad­win and Lara Rae Berens.

Tom Ma­son was awarded the Nagam­bie RSL award, newly in­tro­duced this year and school prin­ci­pal Leo Jones pre­sented it on be­half of David Keall, RSL pres­i­dent on the night.

Crys­tal Grib­bin was pre­sented with the Art Award from teacher Sue Deane.

The Weary Dun­lop award pre­sented on be­half of Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa) who wrote a let­ter to the re­cip­i­ent stat­ing she would look for­ward to meet­ing them at par­lia­ment house in 2019 went to Al­iza Thack­eray.

The St Joseph’s grade sixers will re­mem­ber their pri­mary school days with fond­ness and were happy to be con­grat­u­lated on their en­deav­ours at the pri­mary school’s end of year mass.

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