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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (Wednesday, 8 December 2010) . . Page.. 6039 ..


didgeridoo. There were addresses by Justin McLaren, the school board chair, and Marc Bakker, the P&F president. Also, the head of finance and planning services from the Catholic Education Office, John Barker, was there to represent the office and deliver a speech to the assembled guests.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge was the main guest of honour. He blessed the refurbishment carried out in the hall, classrooms and external area. While the archbishop did his official blessing duties, we were entertained by musical performances by a choir and a band of St John Vianney’s. A wonderful rendition of Snow Gum was performed that impressed everyone.

The official opening and unveiling of a plaque was by Gai Brodtmann MP, who gave a touching and very emotional tribute to her late mother-in-law, Mary Uhlmann, who was a former teacher at St John Vianney’s.

All in all, it was a very uplifting experience this morning at St John Vianney’s. I would like to congratulate the school principal, Vicki van der Sanden, for such a wonderful event for the children to remember in future years.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 9.30 pm.


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