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Last updated 3:05 PM on 6 August 2012
Carley Graham with her Education Week Award.
Parkview Public School has celebrated Education Week in style, with hundreds of parents and community members in the school on Tuesday to share in students learning, participate in the school's Mini Olympics and to honour three celebrated members of the community.
 
Education Week Certificates of Recognition were presented to Vice-Captain Carley Graham for outstanding achievements in all areas of school life as well as P&C Treasurer Mrs Tracey Watson and long serving teacher Mrs Judy McVittie for their tireless and valued contributions to the students of the Parkview community.
 
The award winners and their citations were as follows:

STUDENT AWARD:

Name: Carley Graham

For outstanding achievement in:all aspects of her schooling

Citation:

Carley epitomises everything that is good about Parkview Public School and its students. As a school vice-captain she sets a magnificent example for her peers, displaying tremendous leadership skills and acting as a fine role model. As a student Carley is a diligent and hard working individual who always gives of her best, achieving pleasing results in all areas.

Carley is committed to a wide range of extra curricula school activities. She has made outstanding achievements in representative sport and is a noted performer in a variety of creative and performing arts pursuits.

 

SCHOOL COMMUNITY AWARD:

Name: Tracey Watson

For outstanding achievement in:voluntary contributions to the school community.

Citation:

Tracey Watson is a long serving executive member of the Parkview Public School P&C Association. Her selfless contributions to the school over the last six years have included five years as the school's P&C Treasurer and significant contributions in coordinating the Parkview Public School Fete and Chaplaincy Program.

A grateful community is extremely thankful for the ongoing and selfless contribution Tracey makes to the students of Parkview Public School.

 

SCHOOL STAFF AWARD:

Name: Judy McVittie

For outstanding achievement in:long standing contributions to the staff, students and community members of Parkview Public School. 

Citation:

Judy McVittie has been employed as a teacher at Parkview Public School for over 30 years. Throughout this time Judy has been an extremely hard working and collegial member of staff. Her extra curricula contributions to the learning of students are renowned, while even in her ‘official' retirement she continues to make meaningful contributions not only to the students of our community but also to the professional development of all staff members.

Quite simply, Judy displays an unmatched passion and dedication to the students of our community and the ongoing improvement of Parkview Public School.

 
Parkview's Open Day featured interactive activities for parents and carers to engage with in the classroom, while the Mini Olympics activities proved popular with the young and young at heart, students and parents participating in Olympic activities as broad as modified water polo, table tennis, gymnastics and athletics as well as old favourites such wheelbarrow and egg and spoon races.
 
Infants Sports Coordinator Mrs Susan Stevens was beaming with the success of the event. "It was tremendous to see so many community members here to be involved and support the children today. Education Week is a fantastic way to celebrate everything that is great about our public schools and today re-inforces to me how much

 

the Parkview community value our school and the importance of education for our children.