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Last updated 6:52 AM on 18 December 2014

Darcy Longhurst receives and award from Sue Naumann

Parkview Public School celebrated a huge range of student success in front of crowd of in excess of 700 people at its 44th Annual Presentation Night on Monday. The school celebrated student achievement in all areas of the curriculum as well as extra curricula activities and community awards, while the night was highlighted by outstanding performances from the School Band and Choir as well as brilliantly executed vocalist renditions of the national anthem and the Parkview School Song.

P&C President Ian Draper addressed the gathering and took the time to single out two specific community members who had made a massive impact on the community over a long period of time. "Tonight we farewell Mrs Tarnawsky after 27 years of service to the Parkview community. She has been a credit to our school and has personified the care and professionalism shown by the staff at Parkview PS. She will be sorely missed." Year 2 student Heidi Whyatt and her mother Nicole Wilkinson made a presentation to Mrs Tarnawsky as one of many parent/ child combinations to be taught by the lady affectionately known as Mrs T.

Mr Draper also acknowledged the role of long serving P&C member Mrs Joanne Pianca who was bestowed with the honour of Life Membership of the Parkview P&C Association after a long period of service to the school. "Joanne has been a tireless worker for the children and community of Parkview. She has been a key stakeholder in the establishment of the Chaplaincy Program at the school, was part of the re-birth of the Parkview Fete, helped re-establish the School Canteen that was in recess and of course has held various executive roles across more than a decade of service to our community. We wish Jo and her family all the best in the next phase of their lives."

Principal Travis Irvin also reflected upon what he described as an amazing year of learning at Parkview. "It continues to be a privilige to live and work in one of the most incredibly vibrant, inclusing and diverse educational environments imaginable.

2014 has produced wide ranging accolades for our students in a range of areas including of course scholastic endeavours, sporting fields and in the creative and performing arts. I would quickly like to mention a few of the achievements that stood above others in 2014:

Year 2 student Tamika Rourke capped a remarkable sporting year after being crowned the Riverina Girls 8 Years 100m champion in August. The incredible effort saw her become only the second Infants student in Parkview history to attend the NSWPSSA State Athletics Championships in Sydney.

This year as well our students enjoyed a first, with our choir being selected to perform at School's Spectacular for the very first time. Our 10 strong choir performed with distinction at the QANTAS Credit Union Arena during November and has opened up another gifted and talented path way for future Parkview students to explore.

The school again excelled in the Creative and Practical Arts. Parkview provided four memorable contributions to ‘Shine On Broadway'once again receiving widespread acclaim for unique and inspiring contributions to the three shows hosted at the LHS MPC. Standout performances from our School Band, Dance Groups and Choirs supported by wonderful costuming and makeup from members of the Parkview community made the event one to savour.

The school also drew acclamation courtesy of the performances of the Wiradjuri Dance Group who performed in locations across the area including the Tourist Information Centre and Gossamer Park for NAIDOC Week, Murrumbidgee Rural Studies Centre as part of the 25 years celebrations of the Aboriginal Rural Training Program hosted by the Leeton Local AECG and at the recently completed Proud and Deadly Awards at Parkview PS.

2014 featured significant innovation in our classrooms. Students have continued to benefit from the continued expansion of L3 practises from Kindergarten to Year 2, the implementation of the new National English Curriculum and the consolidating of continuum tracking mechanisms in Literacy and Numeracy based around PLAN software which continues to provide better informed individual student learning and feedback for parents and carers. In addition, a renewed focus on writing skills and conventions coupled with a significant investment in ‘Focus On Reading' professional learning have continued to ensure best practise quality pedagogy is delivered across all stages of learning at Parkview. The results of this have been reflected in pleasing growth of students in standardised testing and outstanding results in UNSW competitions.

I would like to personally thank all the parents and community members who have made the choice to engage in the education process with children at Parkview Public School. Whether you are a helper in the classroom, at sporting events, providing transport, attending information sessions and open days or by supporting your child's learning in the home, you make a critical investment in the education of our youth and they really do value it.

I would like to acknowledge the extremely dedicated, skilful and professional staff at Parkview Public School for their ongoing commitment to our students. Teachers, School Learning Support Officers, Administrative Staff and General Assistants all play key roles in the education of our children. Once again, every staff member has made an immeasurable contribution to the development of children in our community. Thank you for your dedication and passion for the children in our community and our school in general."

The range of awards presented during the evening was extensive, including new awards for excellence in vocals, drama and dance and instruments and the striking of a memorial award in honour of former Parkview Assistant Principal Ian Lucas for public speaking. The fulll list of award winners is included below:

Special Awards

 

SPECIAL MERIT AWARD

SECTION

NAME

DUX

 

Hannah Pianca

SCHOOL EDUCATION DIRECTOR'S AWARD

 

Cooper Holmes

JAN SPITTLES CHARACTER COUNTS AWARD

 

Charlie Longhurst

CALVIN EISENHUT SPIRITED AWARD

 

Jack McClure

SAMANTHA WECKERT AWARD

 

Kate Balaz

LEETON DAY VIEW CLUB AWARD

 

Brooke Schmetzer

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Jack Quinlivan

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Portia Marks

JUNIOR SPORTS AWARD

 

Tamika Rourke

ADRIAN PICCOLI COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

 

Bree McKellar

LEETON SHIRE MEN'S SHED APPLICATION AND PERSISTENCE AWARD

 

Tyson Tyrrell

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS

VOCAL

Emily Jennings

EXCELLENCE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS

INSTRUMENTAL

Braydon Coghill

EXCELLENCE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS

DANCE AND DRAMA

Tayah Preston

IAN LUCAS PUBLIC SPEAKING AWARD

STAGE 1

Tamika Rourke

IAN LUCAS PUBLIC SPEAKING AWARD

STAGE 2

Lilly Davies

IAN LUCAS PUBLIC SPEAKING AWARD

STAGE 2

Madeline Irvin

IAN LUCAS PUBLIC SPEAKING AWARD

STAGE 3

Kate Balaz

IAN LUCAS PUBLIC SPEAKING AWARD

STAGE 3

Samara McMillan

SPELLING BEE CHAMPION

STAGE 1

Liam McPhee

SPELLING BEE CHAMPION

STAGE 2

Bryce Robinson

SPELLING BEE CHAMPION

STAGE 2

Levi Block

SPELLING BEE CHAMPION

STAGE 3

Molly Donohoe

WRITING AWARD

STAGE 1

Darcy Longhurst

WRITING AWARD

STAGE 2

Lilly Davies

WRITING AWARD

STAGE 3

Lewis Cain-McAliece

LITERACY/NUMERACY ACHIEVEMENT

 

Bryce Pearce

LITERACY/NUMERACY ACHIEVEMENT

 

Braydon Coghill

LITERACY/NUMERACY ACHIEVEMENT

 

Benjamin Schmidt

LITERACY/NUMERACY ACHIEVEMENT

 

Thomas Heins

LITERACY/NUMERACY ACHIEVEMENT

 

Brandon Crowe

LITERACY/NUMERACY ACHIEVEMENT

 

Isabel Harris

LITERACY/NUMERACY ACHIEVEMENT

 

Ella-Rose Thomson Apps

LITERACY/NUMERACY ACHIEVEMENT

 

Jayden Fichera

LITERACY/NUMERACY ACHIEVEMENT

 

Eligh Watson

LITERACY/NUMERACY ACHIEVEMENT

 

Alison Moller

ENGLISH AWARD

STAGE 1

Alexia Martin

ENGLISH AWARD

STAGE 2

Anna Anthony

ENGLISH AWARD

STAGE 3

Kiana Wortley

MATHEMATICS AWARD

STAGE 1

Shane Lloyd

MATHEMATICS AWARD

STAGE 2

Lilly Davies

MATHEMATICS AWARD

STAGE 3

Jade Jennings

H.S.I.E. AWARD

STAGE 1

Kaleb Mackay

H.S.I.E. AWARD

STAGE 2

Simon Cain-McAliece

H.S.I.E. AWARD

STAGE 3

Kate Balaz

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD

STAGE 1

Adelaide Heins

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD

STAGE 2

Jaylen Milvain

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD

STAGE 3

Jai Patten

COMPUTER AWARD

STAGE 1

Samuel Mills

COMPUTER AWARD

STAGE 2

Angus Ingram

COMPUTER AWARD

STAGE 3

Georgia Weymouth

VISUAL ARTS

STAGE 1

Neve Richardson

VISUAL ARTS

STAGE 2

Thomas Heins

VISUAL ARTS

STAGE 3

Taylah Aliendi

Class Awards

 

CLASS

NAME

AWARD

CLASS KB

Drew Browne

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Patrick Smith

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

Jodie Boardman

Makenzie Shute

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY

 

Heidi Arel

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN READING

 

Benji Roden

CONSISTENT APPLICATION IN ALL AREAS

 

Hayley Mulloy

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS KF

Curtis Ingram

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Ruby Meline

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY

Paige Frazer

Kayden Robinson

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

 

Lilly-Ann Smith

CONSISTENT EFFORT IN ALL AREAS

 

Matilda Anthony

CONSISTENT APPLICATION WITHIN THE CLASSROOM

 

Ben Watson

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS KD

Bryson Winkels

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Xavier Johnstone

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY

Clair Duncan

Ruby Officer

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

 

Shakarla Kilby-Thorpe

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN CREATIVE ARTS

 

Charleen Craker

CONSISTEN EFFORT IN ALL AREAS

 

Mia Fraser

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS 1W

Ashlee Milvain

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Jamane Lloyd

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

Ruth Weckett

Alexander Jones-Ramsay

CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO LEARNING

 

Barry Sharpley

HIGH ACHIEVEMENT IN READING

 

Grace Cregan

HIGH ACHIEVEMENT IN ALL AREAS

 

Peter Moller

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS 1M

Amelia Irvin

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Claire Marks

Taylah Axtill

EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT IN ALL AREAS

 

Ella Ryan

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY

 

Jayden Fichera

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

 

Tallis McMillan

CONSISTENT APPLICATION IN ALL AREAS

 

Jack McPhee

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS 1/2C

Daniella Draper

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Kulali Johnson

CONSISTENT APPLICATION IN READING

Lacey Chilko

Connor Smith

CONSISTENT APPLICATION IN MATHEMATICS

 

Jay Longford

CONSISTENT APPLICATION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN ALL AREAS

 

Gabriella Trounce

MOST IMPROVED IN ALL AREAS

 

Jessica Draper

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS 2T

Jesse Watson

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Tyreece Maskey

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY AND NUMERACY

Ro Tarnawsky

Heidi Whyatt

ATTITUDE AND EFFORT IN ALL KEY LEARNING AREAS

 

Danica Riznic

CONSISTENT EFFORT AND ACHIEVEMENT IN ALL AREAS

 

Sarah Elliott

COMMITMENT TO LEARNING IN ALL KEY LEARNING AREAS

 

Jasmine Surbey

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS 2M

Darcy Longhurst

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Hayden Gilmour

CONSISTENT APPLICATION IN LITERACY AND NUMERACY

Anita Moore

James Rourke

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

 

Tahlia Bloomfield

CONSISTENT EFFORT OVER ALL AREAS

 

Liam McPhee

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY

 

Brooklyn O'Callaghan

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS 3T

Cody Browne

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Ella Hookway

CONSISTENT EFFORT AND ACHIEVEMENT IN ALL AREAS

Meaghan Townsend

Elizah Byrnes

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

 

Shay Bandy

CONSISTENT ACHIEVEMENT IN READING

 

Jaxon Ryan

APPLICATION AND DILIGENCE IN MATHEMATICS

 

Emma Hawkins

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS 3/4H

Madeline Irvin

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Anna Anthony

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Fiona Hislop

Kade Godden

APPLICATION AND DILIGENCE IN WRITING

 

Moe Lloyd

EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

 

Molly Gilmour

CONSISTENT APPLICATION AND DILIGENCE IN ALL AREAS

 

Phoenix Jones-Grieve

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS 4H

Lilly Davies

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Beth Hookway

CONSISTENT ACHIEVEMENT AND APPLICATION IN ALL AREAS

Leanne Hillyer

Clair Godfrey

CONSISTENT APPLICATION AND IMPROVEMENT IN LITERACY

 

Declan Trounce

CONSISTENT ACHIEVEMENT AND APPLICATION IN MATHEMATICS

 

Owen Kearney

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

 

Brooke Schmetzer

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS 5

Katelyn Mills

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Emily Wright

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY

Laurinda Motion

Samara McMillan

CONSISTENT APPLICATION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

 

Katie Richards

EXCELLENCE IN VISUAL ARTS AND DRAMA

 

Lachlan Holden

DILIGENT ATTITUDE TOWARDS LEARNING IN ALL AREAS

 

Corey Axtill

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

CLASS 6

Hannah Pianca

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

TEACHER

Tayah Preston

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY

Matt Collins

Brodie Cregan

APPLICATION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERACY AND NUMERACY

 

Sheridan Scali

DILIGENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF LITERACY

 

Jorja Sink-Crowe

CONSISTENT APPLICATION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN ALL AREAS

 

Callie Godden

GREAT ATTITUDE AND APPLICATION IN ALL AREAS

 

Shakiah Byrnes

CLASS CITIZENSHIP

 

Sports Awards

 

SPORT

AWARD

NAME

SWIMMING

BOYS JUNIOR AGE CHAMPION

Thomas Heins

SWIMMING

BOYS 11 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Cooper Holmes

SWIMMING

BOYS SENIOR AGE CHAMPION

Jack Quinlivan

SWIMMING

GIRLS JUNIOR AGE CHAMPION

Molly Gilmour

SWIMMING

GIRLS 11 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Hannah Pianca

SWIMMING

GIRLS SENIOR AGE CHAMPION

Molly Donohoe

SWIMMING

GIRLS SENIOR AGE CHAMPION

Kate Balaz

ATHLETICS

BOYS JUNIOR AGE CHAMPION

Tyler O'Connell

ATHLETICS

BOYS 11 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Nicholas Santos

ATHLETICS

BOYS SENIOR AGE CHAMPION

Jack Quinlivan

ATHLETICS

GIRLS JUNIOR AGE CHAMPION

Tamika Rourke

ATHLETICS

GIRLS 11 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Portia Marks

ATHLETICS

GIRLS SENIOR AGE CHAMPION

Kelsey Bandy

CROSS COUNTRY

BOYS 8/9 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Tyler O'Connell

CROSS COUNTRY

BOYS 10 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Brandon Crowe

CROSS COUNTRY

BOYS 11 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Nicholas Santos

CROSS COUNTRY

BOYS 12/13 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Jack Quinlivan

CROSS COUNTRY

GIRLS 8/9 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Tamika Rourke

CROSS COUNTRY

GIRLS 10 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Shaylan Protheroe

CROSS COUNTRY

GIRLS 11 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Portia Marks

CROSS COUNTRY

GIRLS 12 YEARS AGE CHAMPION

Kelsey Bandy