Education celebration at Toc.
Tocumwal Public School celebrated the importance of education at a special assembly last week.
A large crowd including parents, grandparents and children from the Tocumwal Pre-school participated in the Education Week celebrations.
The school showcased many of the school’s regular activities including singing, percussion, public speaking and recorder recitals.
Principal Darren White said Education Week is a time to celebrate and reflect on the importance of education. ‘‘Schooling at Tocumwal Public is not only about now but also about the future,’’ Mr White said.
‘‘Our community looks to today’s students to determine the world of tomorrow.
‘‘Schools influence the way students think, speak and behave and some of the broad goals at Tocumwal Public are a love of learning, care and respect for self and others, pursuit of excellence and fairness and social justice.
‘‘We are very proud of our students and their enthusiasm to take on the many opportunities that are provided for them.’’ The school choir rocked
and while the beginner recorder group proudly displayed the notes they have learned.
The Glee Club wowed with a rendition of Lorde’s Royals, Kindergarten students won the crowd playing percussion to
and Angus Bourchier presented his winning Lions Club Public Speaking Competition speech.
‘‘As part of Education Week, we decided to tie in Book Week celebrations as well,” Mr White said.
‘‘Students from both the public and preschools came to the assembly dressed in a favourite book character and a tremendous effort was made by students and teachers alike.
‘‘The assembly was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talents and enthusiasm of our students.
‘‘It was also a time to recognise the efforts of the teachers and staff of Tocumwal Public School for their efforts that go beyond expectations.”
Tocumwal Public School students in their book character costumes.