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High praise at Goodooga Presentation Day

Damian Brown accepting an award from Colin Rogers and Madeleine Bye in background. Photo TWH

Rata Jackson

On Monday 28th of November, the hall at Goodooga Central School was filled with students, staff, friends, and family to celebrate the school’s Presentation Day.

According to Goodooga School Principal, Malcolm Banks, “Presentation Day is a time of celebrating the students’ achievements,” Mr Banks said. “And several of our students accepted new academic, sporting and cultural challenges.”

Mr Banks explained that some students had entered national competitions, absorbing themselves in enrichment activities and some had entered Premier’s Challenges, while others had represented the Goodooga Central School at zone and regional sport.

“Naioka Welsh, Tylera Cochrane and Lincoln Wood completed their HSC and traineeships.”

“Naioka qualified in Education Support Certificate 3, Tylera in Business Certificate 2 and Lincoln in Diesel Mechanics.

Goodooga Central School runs a vast cultural program in primary and secondary school, including language lessons for each stage once a week, and has a cultural class.

These programs are not restricted to the classroom; the students go out on country and are also involved in the school’s cultural garden.

Earlier this year, the professionalism of the school community was on show when the school ran a hugely successful Indigenous Games event with over 400 students attending.

Mr Banks pointed out that his school had also featured in two documentaries this year, based on the programs provided for the Goodooga students.

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