One of the hardest things about the end of any school year is saying goodbye to our Year 6 students. In most cases I can remember when they started with us as 6 year olds direct from Kindergarten. In some cases I remember meeting them when they were still in pushers when their older sibling was enrolling.
A highlight of being a primary school teacher is following the journey our students take. I do not believe any other profession can equal this level of human interaction for such a sustained period of time. We have celebrated successes and marvelled at the manner in which our Year 6 students have developed and matured into the independent, socially aware and self-reliant young adults they are today.
The Year 6 students have worked incredibly hard this year but have also had a fantastic time. I would like to sincerely thank them for being outstanding role models for our entire student population. The Year 6 Exhibition, Mini Fete, Anzac Day Ceremony and Remembrance Day Service were highlights and their application to these tasks was exemplary. The Secondary Colleges they are entering in 2018 are extremely fortunate to have our Year 6 cohort as their Year 7 students.
I would also like to sincerely thank our Student Leaders for carrying out their roles so responsibly, and every Year 6 student for their continuing support and encouragement of their Year 1 buddies.
SCHOOL CAPTAINS & VICE CAPTAINS
JUNIOR SCHOOL COUNCIL (YEAR 6)
It is not only the Year 6 children who leave our school community but also their families. Many of these families have been members of the BNPS community for up to 16 years, and have had several children move through our primary school.
This year we sadly farewell the Caganoff, Cahill, Egan, Ellis, Hutchins, Jane, Keogh, Labagnara, Lewis, Mamak, Or, Pedder, Symonds, Thow, Thomas and Wang families from 6A. The Afford, Baldsing, Burgess, Droscher, Green, Hutton, Irwin, Mathews, McIntyre, Meyer, Parkes, Percy, Wallis and Yalcin families from 6B, and the Anderson, Cerdor, Charles, Davies, Dennis-Hewett, Giordano, Harrison, Hermansson, Kaifa, Klarenaar, Lewis, Pickett, Sorani, Trigg-Graynoth, Wilmott and Wu familes from 6C.
Thank you for your amazing contribution and support during your time here at BNPS - we will miss you!
We are very proud of our 2017 Year 6 students and hope that they look back at their time at BNPS with fondness. I look forward to hearing from our graduates in the future. and wish them continued happiness and success in everything they aspire to achieve.