Page 902 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 27 February 2013

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Schools—Lake Ginninderra college

MR COE (Ginninderra) (6.46): On 19 December last year I was pleased, along with other MLAs, including you, Madam Speaker, to attend the UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra year 12 graduation. UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra is one of two University of Canberra schools, the other being UC High School Kaleen.

As part of the partnership with UC, Lake Ginninderra is able to offer students tertiary pathways and other opportunities, including access to shared resources and the opportunity to co-enrol at UC and access university courses. Lake Ginninderra also provides its students with access to the elite sports program, in partnership with the AIS, the ACT Academy of Sport and other ACT sporting bodies; the college leadership group; and the environmental sustainability team.

In previous years, I have congratulated those who received awards. However, today I would like to place on the record my thanks to the staff of 2012 at the college. The principal is Martin Watson and the deputy principal was Gerard Barrett. I would also like to acknowledge Lilly Allen, Roger Amey, Mary Apikotoa, Peter Blunt, Graeme Budd, Kirsty Budding, Rika Bushby, Fiona Chester, Urmila Devi, Roz Dibley, Heather Donohoe, Dianne Fiorese, Daniel Gordon, Graeme Hackworth, Jenny Hanson, Emily Hogan, Ross Humphreys, Jerry Ianno, Elena Ivanova, Jenny Jasinski, Chris Jones, Amanda Kabaila, Joella Keech, Joanne Kilner, Lee-Ying Leong, Bob Lofthouse, Kristal Lomax, Alan Lyal, Maxine Mannix, Nicole McDonald, Rebecca McNamara, Adam Morehouse, Mira Newman, Steve Pateman, Matthew Phillips, Kerri Pinkerton, Libby Pittard, Melissa Planten, Rade Pudja, Phil Rasmus, Warwick Richmond, Joan Ritchie, Gustavo Rivera, Kelly Roberts, Sarah Robertson, Sara Suffolk, Kianoush Sheikholeslami, Jessica Steenbergen, Sarah Taylor, Stephen Thearle, Sam Townsend, Matthew Turnbull, Kirsten Vizjak, Steve Walding, Bernard Walsh, Kristine Warren, Jason Wegener, Joe Willmott, Mary Woodhouse, Athina Whild and Colleen Wright.

While some of these staff will have moved on to other colleges or other places of employment, there will be some new staff. I want to wish the new staff all the best and thank the staff of 2012 for their valuable contribution to education in the ACT.

Tuggeranong Valley Cricket Club

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (6.49): I rise tonight to advise members about the launch of the Tuggeranong Valley Cricket Club’s book Cricket in the Valley: Tuggs at the Heartstring which occurred a couple of weeks ago. I was pleased to go along to that launch. The book has been researched and written by Celine Hampson. Cricket in the Valley is the history of the Tuggeranong Valley Cricket Club, including the early history of cricket throughout the southern Canberra area, and it is poignant of course in our centenary year. The book actually covers from 1819 right to today in Tuggeranong and talks a little about the very early history at Tuggeranong Homestead where Charles Bean was. Players would actually fly in to contest the cricket at the homestead.

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