Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Statements by Members
Boothby Electorate: Schools
Last week I attended two of my local schools in Boothby. I attended the Our Lady of Grace School, a primary school, where the year 6 class had fundraised for a flagpole so that they could have the Aboriginal flag flying over their school on Kaurna land. I had a chat to the year 6 class. They visited Canberra a couple of weeks ago, and they talked to me about the things they really enjoyed. I said, 'What did you really enjoy in Parliament House?' They told me that they loved Questacon and that they loved seeing the Governor-General drive past when they visited Government House. We did, however, have a nice chat about Shawn the Prawn in the Marble Foyer out the front. They were very excited, because I had told them that Shawn the Prawn was what they should be looking for in Parliament House.
Later in the week I visited the IQRA College, which is an Islamic R to 12 facility in the southern part of Boothby. I was there with Her Excellency Frances Adamson AC, the Governor of South Australia, and Erin Thompson, who is the state member for Davenport. We were opening the new home economics class—very exciting. However, we got to see the facilities in action because we had a surprise MasterChef exercise for which I had to be one of the judges. So I suddenly had six meals in that morning. They were delicious. Congratulations to Hamzah and Abdulrahman, who were the eventual winners.