Dress-up proves a hit at Centaur
JAY Rickard dressed up as his favourite fictional character Scooby Doo yesterday for the Centaur Primary School's annual book parade, and to top off the day was awarded a Student Award for Excellence.
Students had to wait a week to dress up as their favourite book characters, but yesterday's book parade was worth it.
The school postponed Education Week due to bad weather, and principal Darren Scott said it was a good decision because yesterday's weather was perfect for an outside event.
The book parade began the day and an array of fairies, Batmans, animals and other fictional char- acters paraded through the school's quadrangle.
Class by class, students marched past families and fellow students.
Teachers also got into the spirit and dressed up with the students.
Kindergarten teacher Wendy Benner, who has taught at Centaur Primary for nine years, dressed up as a Kenyan warrior after she decided her elephant costume was too hot.
The Education Week Awards for Excellence followed the parade, and 14 members of the school community were recognised for their support and achievements.
Mr Scott said it was a wonderful way to publicly acknowledge members of the school commu- nity who had excelled in their area.
Three students - Jay Rickard, Martin Xiao and Anna Wood - were acknowledged for their lead- ership, citizenship and excellent achievement at the school.
Teachers Misha Ivers, Bruce Robinson, Mel Renshaw and Janis Kliendienst were awarded for their preparedness and willingness to present exciting and engaging classes for students.
Members of the community awarded for their support included Victor Larpardin, from Victory Ford, who had provided ongoing commitment to the school.
Mr Scott said Mr Larpardin sponsored the Life Education Van, which meant the school could provide the service to students at no cost. Other community members acknowledged were Karen Curtain, Katrina Wilson, Beverley Scott and P&C president Helen Green.
Executive Awards for Excellence were awarded to Marg Burgess and Kay Wilson.
A picnic lunch and games were held in the afternoon.