The year I met the PM

Western Times - - ALL SCHOOL NEWS 2018 - — Mar­cus Paulsen, cap­tain Fin­nies’ Friends in Ac­tion Char­ity Group

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.

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.

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