I was pleased this week to join the Year 6 graduating class of 2012, their families, friends and teachers at the Annual Graduation Mass held in the St Therese Church adjoining the school. The church was rightly filled to capacity as the community, led by Parish Priest Father Dominic Ceresoli CS, wished the students all the best in the important transition to High School.
I would like to make particular mention of Kel Mullins who I presented with my Outstanding Leadership Award for 2012. Kel's teachers, in his nomination described him as follows:
"Characteristic of Kel's involvement in various school activities this year is his ability to lead by example. As School Captain, Kel has displayed a high degree of maturity and initiative in various leadership areas throughout the year. He makes a positive contribution to the school community through cheerfulness, enthusiasm and perseverance and is an excellent role model for younger students and peers alike. He is enthusiastic about learning and takes initiative to become actively involved in many opportunities that are presented to him. Kel was a valuable member of Mini Vinnies and represented St Therese in Rugby League, Cricket and Athletics"
I was pleased to be able to recognise Kel for the excellent example he has set for his peers and wish him and his classmates all the best as they move into High School.