Community Recognition Statement
Mr ANOULACK CHANTHIVONG (Macquarie Fields): — Stories are powerful and transformative.
Through the joy of reading, stories are shared and passed on through generations.
I recently participated in Sackville Street Public School's World Read Aloud Day, held to celebrate the start of the new school year.
I was one of many special guests and community representatives who joined classes at the school to share a love of reading.
I read one of my personal favourites, The BFG, and enjoyed sharing Roald Dahl's imaginative use of language. It brought back fond memories of when I was first introduced to the book decades earlier.
I commend Sackville Street Public School's commitment to literacy, which forms one of the key priorities of its School Improvement Plan.
Literacy sets the foundation for lifelong learning and is a vital part of a child's overall development.
I would like to acknowledge the efforts of newly appointed principal Kylie Lyneham, who has served the school community in various roles for the past 26 years.
Kylie's outstanding leadership, together with exceptional teachers and staff, and strong community partnerships, lives up to the school motto 'Sharing and Caring.'