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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (17 November) . . Page.. 5629..


from the activities they undertook together. Students from Merici, Radford and Black Mountain take strength from the time together and the challenges and opportunities that were presented. The friendships between the schools and students are strong, and ones that will surely grow.

The final meritorious group activity award was presented to students at Kaleen primary school. The Kaleen Kangas skipping team have been great ambassadors for their school and, in doing so, raised more than $8,000 for the Heart Foundation. The skipping team undertake displays at their school as well as at Raiders and Brumbies games, Canberra community walks and other events around Canberra. The dedication and commitment of the year 6 students is exceptional and something that I think sets a great example for others to follow.

I never cease to be amazed by the exceptional work being undertaken in our community. Of course, I extend my utmost thanks and congratulations to the students for going above and beyond to make these things happen. However, I also want to thank the teachers for their organising, support, encouragement and for the genuine leadership they provide to help the students understand the importance of active citizenship.

In conclusion, again, I congratulate and wholeheartedly thank the students at Radford, Merici, Black Mountain and Kaleen primary schools and the individual award winner, Phoebe Davies, for their contributions to making Canberra a better place.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 9.04 pm.


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