Nagambie Primary School held a Graduation Dinner at Nagambie Golf Club on December 13 for 16 graduating Year 6 students and their families.
The room was decorated with balloons, graduation bears, brag books and photos of the students’ years at primary school.
After dinner Nagambie Primary School principal Rob French and Year 6 teacher James Bodycoat thanked the students, families, teaching staff, school and local organisations and volunteers for an excellent year and for supporting the Year 6 students throughout their primary school years.
School captains Ben Shelton and Harry Palmer thanked everyone concerned for the Graduation Dinner; Helen Heathcote was presented with flowers by Allie and Demi Glentzes in appreciation for her hard work.
Year 6 teacher James Bodycoat and school principal Robert French conducted the formal part of the evening which began with the presentation by Rose Lindner of the Most Improved award, sponsored by Tabilk Junior Football Club, to Connor Peterson.
The Lions Club of Nagambie and District Inc. general knowledge award was presented to Brodie Purchase by Lions Club president Margaret Wilson.
Ruby Swallow won the arts award which was presented by Danielle Palmer and Kerryn Harrison on behalf of Nagambie Primary School Parents and Friends group.
The Neil Lodding sports award was jointly presented to David Douglas and Abby Harrison by Neil’s daughter Clare Dalton and Steven Brook and Sam Villinger from Nagambie Football/Netball Club.
The 2017 Citizenship award was taken out by Harry Palmer, and Trevor Cubbin presented the recipient with the Nagambie Primary School Council award.
Year 6 teacher James Bodycoat presented the Kevin Verge Maths and Science award to Shami Khan.
The Fran Irwin literacy award sponsored by her husband Keith and son Clint was presented by Clint to Ben Shelton.
The Dux of the School award for academic excellence went to Lexie Kleinig and was presented by Larry King on behalf of Nagambie Masonic Lodge.
— Diane Grant