PBL students awarded at Raymond Terrace MarketPlace

Students proudly displaying their awards.


THE surrounding community once again came out to support this week’s PBL winners.

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An initiative of seven primary schools and two high schools, PBL or, Positive Behaviour for Learning, continues to encourage students to make good behavioural choices.

This week, Mr Paul Baxter, Principal of Irrawang High School presented the awards to the students.

Mr Baxter has been an educator for 23 years and has taught in a range of high schools, specialising in PDHPE before becoming a Deputy Principal at Tomaree High School.

Mr Baxter started as the Principal of Irrawang High School in 2016.

Mr Baxter said, “I am a proud advocate of public education.”

“I feel privileged to have the unique opportunity as Principal of Irrawang High to work in partnership with students, families, and community to make a positive difference.”

Deon, Irrawang Public School: For his honesty in handing in lost property so it could be returned to the rightful owner.
Thanks for your honest, Deon.

Liam Bennett, Grahamstown Public School: Liam moves safely in his community. He chooses a safe spot from which to cross the road after school, waits patiently for an opportunity to cross the road, then moves with awareness across the road.

Sophie Bennett, Irrawang High School: Nominated for volunteering at Breakfast Club every school week for the past two years. Outstanding display of our school PBL values.

Cooper Donnelly, Salt Ash Public School: For demonstrating resilience and sportsmanship at the Regional Spelling Bee as he made a concerted effort to go and congratulate and shake the winner’s hand at the conclusion of the competition.

Sienna Winter, Seaham Public School: Sienna is an outstanding citizen at Seaham Public School. Sienna organises playground games for the younger students and ensures that she includes students who might be a little sad or lonely.

James Ramsay, Hunter River High School: James has been nominated for showing resilience, diligence, and determination in his studies and his future employment opportunities.

Lillianah Skaines, Medowie Public School: For creating a video showing how to care for our school environment by putting rubbish in the bin. Lillianah is also a great role model and always picks up rubbish to look after the environment.

Blake Smith, Karuah Public School: A parent nominate Blake for this behaviour at the Karuah Skate Park. Blake was observed helping and encouraging a young boy to ride his bike. Well done Blake, you are a great role model.

Adiah Mtao, Raymond Terrace Public School: Adiah displayed the PBL values of acting responsibly and respect when representing the school at the Hunter Dance Festival in Newcastle.


By Heather SHARP


PBL award winning students with their teachers

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