School impresses Lovell

September 05, 2017

Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell and Tatura Primary School principal Susanne Gill.

Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell chats with students Sarah Saffron, Kalisha Hopson and Chloe and Ben Andonoudis.

Tatura Primary School students took the opportunity to ask several questions about parliament when Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell spent a day as their principal last week.

Ran through the Australian Council for Educational Research, the Principal for a Day program invites a significant community member to shadows the school principal, participating in normal day-to-day activities in a primary, special or secondary school.

Ms Lovell spent the most part of the day with principal Susanne Gill who said she was really pleased with the students and their inquisitive questions for the politician.

‘‘It’s been a really interesting day,’’ Ms Lovell said.

After farewelling the years 3 and 4 students off on their camp to Kyneton, Ms Lovell said she heard from students about what they enjoyed about the school.

‘‘One of the things that came up a lot was that the kids all play together,’’ she said.

School captain Ben Andonoudis said one of the things he enjoyed most about attending Tatura Primary School was the ample leadership opportunities they were exposed to.

Ms Lovell also met with school Koorie Educational Support Officer Travis Morgan, met with staff and received a tour of the school grounds.

She said she had attended several schools throughout the region during the years as part of the program.

‘‘It’s good to get out into different areas,’’ she said.

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