House debates

Tuesday, 17 October 2023

Statements by Members

Sutherland Public School

1:51 pm

Photo of Jenny WareJenny Ware (Hughes, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I rise to speak about Sutherland Public School, which I recently visited. Led by Principal Kate Drury, the school is at the heart of my electorate in Sutherland and has a long and proud heritage, having first opened in 1887. With opportunity classes in years 5 and 6, Sutherland Public School is proud of building a culture of stated high expectations, academic excellence and personal excellence. I certainly saw these attributes on display last week when I visited.

I mention particularly the work of year 4 student Rayna Kaushal in geography. Students had to choose a man-made or natural structure for their geography project. Rayna chose Parliament House. Her work is an absolute stand-out. Rayna proudly showed me her canvas and large portfolio album that contained detailed research on Parliament House, its history, functions and many interesting facts. Rayna particularly made her project very personal. She obviously loved visiting Parliament House, both old and new, with her family, and she incorporated her family holiday and various photos into her project. This was an outstanding piece of work for any student, particularly one from year 4. I commend Rayna for her enthusiasm and also her tenacity in completing such a detailed project. Rayna, the principal and all the staff at Sutherland Public School are to be congratulations.