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    FRESH CHALLENGE: Laharum Primary School’s 2020 school captains, from left, Shay Stein, Isabelle Uebergang and Matilda Sudholz are excited about their new roles. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Laharum students lead way

Laharum Primary School’s newest leaders will drive the school’s continued focus on community and wellbeing.

Principal Jane McLean said grade-six students Shay Stein, Isabelle Uebergang and Matilda Sudholz were excited to take on school captain roles.

“Because we are a rural school, all of our grade-six students are leaders,” she said.

“The girls are a little bit nervous about their responsibilities, but they have certainly embraced the challenge.”

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Mrs McLean said the school captains had various responsibilities, including welcoming visitors to the school, speaking on behalf of the school during camps or excursions, leading services commemorating occasions such as Anzac Day and helping with the Laharum community’s Biggest Morning Tea. The leaders run the school’s Helping Hands program, which involves monthly activities to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for the Kmart Wishing Tree appeal.

Shay, Isabelle and Matilda are also responsible for leading their own team of students within the school.

Each team focuses on two of the school’s values: Learning, family, achievement, community, environment and success.

“We have been working on the school’s mantras during our wellbeing sessions, which focus on healthy living and community,” Mrs McLean said.

“Our focus on healthy living includes cooking and growing our own food and sharing it, and discussing the benefits of a healthy mind and body.”

– Sarah Matthews 

The entire March 25, 2020 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire March 25, 2020 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!