I always enjoy getting out into the schools of the Dunstan Electorate to meet with students and staff. I attended East Adelaide Primary on the 13th September to read to Year 2 students and hear from them about what they have learnt during the year. I then spoke to the Year 7s about leadership and the changes to expect when transitioning to high school. I appreciated the students’ thoughtful questions and their interest in asking me about the State Government’s work in developing sustainability in waste, power and water.
On the 15th November 2019 I visited Trinity Gardens School to meet and talk with students.
I attended the upper primary assembly and spoke to students about leadership and giving back to the community. I encouraged students by stating that being a leader involved having a plan, bringing people along with you and looking out for those who are being left behind or not included. The students at Trinity Gardens School showcased their talents with their recent construction of billy carts and spoke about their time away at Wirraway Homestead Youth Centre at Strathalbyn. I was delighted to hear of the Trinity Gardens School Girls Football Team's outstanding efforts in becoming state champions.
After the assembly I met further with the Year 7s in a Q&A session where students asked me about my work as the Member for Dunstan and Premier, leadership and future aspirations.
My visit also involved meeting students in Year 6 who have been involved with the Subs in Schools program. The program involves students using industry-standard technology to create small-scale submarines. The students also develop important skills such as teamwork, project management, collaboration, problem solving and communication. The students at Trinity Gardens School also benefitted from the expertise of staff from Saab who visited the school and provided assistance in to the students with the creation of their small-scale submarines. Two teams from the Year 6 class won first and second place in the Development Class at the Re-Engineering Australia Subs-in-Schools State Challenge held at The Royal Adelaide Show. Team Aukai also winning the overall State competition across all classes and Team Vanguard coming third in the overall competition.
This program allows students to get exposure to future industries and is a great way for them to connect what they are learning in school with a potential career.
Here I am with the Trinity Gardens School school ambassadors and Principal Marg Erwin
I also visited Rose Park Primary School for their sports day on the 15th November to support the parent run food and drink stall that was raising funds for the communities affected by bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales. It is efforts like this that which contribute to strengthening our community and encourages students to help those in need.