Trent Zimmerman presents Sam Street, Class 6 with his award
Welcome to Term 2!
Trent Zimmerman, MP for North Sydney, was a special visitor at our first assembly for the term. Trent was here to make two presentations:
• Sam Street of Class 6 won the Primary section of Trent’s North Sydney Speech Writing competition (as mentioned here last term) which drew 200 entries. Trent presented Sam with a certificate and book voucher, and congratulated him on his outstanding speech which Trent had read out in Parliament in March. He pointed out that Sam’s speech is now in Hansard and in the permanent record of Australia’s parliament.
• An Australian flag and an aboriginal flag as an official gift to the school from the Australian government.
We also acknowledged ANZAC day. History teacher David Alami gave an overview of Anzac day stressing the now universal and inclusive picture of what Anzac day means, and Year 11 students Ruby Vella and Nelson Hall-Whitington read a moving poem of a young soldier’s sacrifice, followed by a minute silence.
Ruby and Nelson accepted the flags on behalf of Glenaeon. Here is my response to the gift : (with photos)