Cooloongup school chaplain recognised by Rotary for going above and beyond to help her students

Cooloongup school chaplain recognised by Rotary for going above and beyond to help her students

COOLOONGUP chaplain Marlize Pretorius received a pride of workmanship award from the Rotary Club of Rockingham for consistently going “above and beyond” to support the local primary school community.

Ms Pretorius was nominated by Cooloongup Primary School deputy principal Sue Milnes.

“She consistently goes above and beyond to support our students, families and all school staff,” Ms Milnes said.

“Marlize methodically plans all programs she is involved in, including breakfast club, mentoring, rainbows, coffee chats and play group, ensuing desired outcomes are achieved.

She said Ms Pretorius had built on community relationships which strengthened support for students.

Ms Pretorius said she was humbled by her nomination for the award.

“What meant the most to me about this award was the people sitting around me at the table that evening – my husband, my area chaplain, my principal and two deputy principals,” she said.

“I cannot do my job without their support.

“As a team, we serve our school community to the best of our ability.”

She said she appreciated their support.

“I know that I can go full steam ahead with any project and they will have my back,” she said.

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