House debates

Monday, 22 February 2010

Statements by Members

Blair Electorate: Bundamba State Secondary College

6:43 pm

Photo of Shayne NeumannShayne Neumann (Blair, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

On 15 February 2010, I attended the student leaders induction ceremony at my old high school, Bundamba State Secondary College. Bundamba State Secondary College is getting $200,000 as part of the BER School Pride money, which it is using for a library security system, a new master key system, a new multipurpose area, new covered concrete pathways and 82 new computers under the Digital Education Revolution. I want to congratulate college captains Rhiannon Hutchison and Adam Pirie, vice-captains Natasha Urselmann and Shannon Griffiths and also the student council president, Penny Redshaw. Interestingly enough, all members of the student council were female.

I went back to the school. As I walked in, they all cheered. I thought, ‘I’ve become very popular since I left this school,’ but walking in behind me was Israel Folau, the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australian back, and he got lots of cheers. I said to Kathy Blinks, the wonderful school principal of the 800-student school, that she was very popular but even she had to defer to Israel Folau—and to Vicki Wilson, the Queensland netball and Australian legend, who was also present. Congratulations to Vicki and Israel and all the school leaders at Bundamba State Secondary College.