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Year six reflect on primary schooling

THIS year Rupanyup Primary School farewelled eight students who have graduated from year six.

Alex M, Baxter H, Riley N, Adelle W, Taylor M, Bill L, Alby K and Jess F are set to move onto their secondary schooling for 2020. 

RPS Principal Julie Powell said the year six’s have  been outstanding representatives within the student body. 

“They have been a great group of students who have shown initiative and leadership skills in many situations,” Mrs Powell said. 

“They have been wonderful buddies to our youngest students and were often to be found helping out the smaller students in the yard or with their work. These children will miss their big buddies next year.”

She said their school captains have led the way in their cohort. 

“Our two school Captains, Adelle and Alex have been wonderful leaders of the school. They led assembly every week and also welcomed visitors and thanked them for their attendance at our school,” she said.

“They worked well with all the group to create some wonderful experiences for the school, including many themed casual clothes days, which raised money for many different causes.”

She said the student council has done an excellent job helping to raise funds for school projects and providing students with refreshments. 

“Our student council Presidents, Taylor and Jess always considered the needs of other students.  They led their SRC team to cook hot dogs for students during winter and sold icy poles in the summer,” she said. 

“The money raised was capably counted by our Treasurers, Alby and Baxta. All students decided where the money raised went, which was a combination of school projects as well as various charities.”

Bill and Riley capably led their houses into swimming and athletics carnivals. Each week the houses scored points and the house captains were always encouraging their members to contribute to the House total.

Students were asked what their greatest achievement was this year and they identified the following. 

Baxta, Alby, Riley and Alex all said placing second in the Round of Lightning Premiership was their greatest achievement.

Jess said Mars Research Project while Adelle outlined her sporting achievements.

Taylor  said his Science Earthquake model was his greatest achievement and Bill said his Mars Research Project.

“All students have been a wonderful asset to Rupanyup Primary School and will all continue to achieve well at Murtoa College,” Mrs Powell said.