House debates

Monday, 26 October 2020

Statements by Members

Goodna State School: 150th Anniversary

4:43 pm

Photo of Milton DickMilton Dick (Oxley, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I was recently privileged to attend the 150 year anniversary of Goodna State School, a longevity that speaks to the passion and dedication of all students and staff. There was a new commemorative book for the occasion. Making it 150 years is no small event. It makes Goodna State School one of the oldest schools in Queensland. I'd like to make special mention of Principal Nathan Eiby; organiser and MC extraordinaire, Merryl Macey; as well as Kylie Soe from the school's P&C. I commend Goodna State School on commemorating 150 years providing excellent in education to the south-west suburbs.

School life has certainly changed over the years, and that was evident during the international pandemic, but some things will never change—certainly not the enthusiasm all members of the Goodna community have for supporting our kids and for providing a safe, supportive environment for them to learn in. With the Goodna and Ipswich area continuing to flourish as an economic activity centre for the region, Goodna State School will play a crucial role in leading the community into the future. And, with the hard work and dedication of staff, students and the broader community, the long and proud history of this school is set to continue. I'm looking forward to seeing how Goodna State School continues to shine a light to be a fantastic place for education and our local community in the years to come.

Photo of Sharon ClaydonSharon Claydon (Newcastle, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

In accordance with standing order 43, the time for members' statements has concluded. I'm sorry; that's what happens when a quorum gets called and the government members leave the chamber.