HUME Public School’s achievements in indigenous learning haven’t gone unnoticed.
After seeing the Lavington school win the ‘Dare to Lead’ award for quality education, in particular Aboriginal education, recognised in an academic magazine sent to all NSW schools, Sydney school Castle Hill High decided to reward their efforts.
Every student in the kindergarten class received a big gift bag, chock full of books, toys and lollies thanks to the generosity of senior students up north.
Kindergarten teacher Michelle Parker was touched by the seemingly random show of support for the school.
“They’ve gone about this in such a thoughtful way.” Mrs Parker said.
“We’ll be able to strenghten our reletionship with high schools now.”
Lavington father of five Francis O’Connor, whose kids have all been through Hume Primary was astounded at the surprise show of generosity.
“To think that there are still people around who would do this for other people just blows me away.” Mr O’Connor
“It’s just awesome. The kids up in Sydney who did the work are amazing and so are the people who organized it all. I’m very thankful, the smile on my son’s face says it all.”
Teacher at Castle Hill High Glenda Morrissey was excited to see the result of nearly four months of work putting all the gifts together.
“It’s so wonderful to be able to recognise a regional school in this way.” Mrs Morrissey said.
“And these kids are just fantastic, they really deserve it.”