Shelley Primary School graduates urged to be their own heroes and better the world


The Shelley PS graduating leadership team. Picture: Matt Jelonek.
The Shelley PS graduating leadership team. Picture: Matt Jelonek.

THE 2016 graduating class at Shelley Primary School were their ‘Own Heroes’ when they celebrated their last day of primary education.

The graduating students were inspired by the idea of superheroes and their promotion of empowerment and compassion and the lessons they teach; helping children see the difference between right and wrong.

The student leadership team said they were encouraged to lead parallel lives like their superheroes, which have a regular life as well as one where they make a difference in their world.

Principal Gillian Murgia said it was the perfect way to celebrate the youngsters’ final milestone in the school.

“Just like their superheroes, our students are taught that even a small conscious change can make a difference,” she said.

“This is one of the many steps they needed to take in their educational journey (and) our students have all worked hard to get to this day and we are very proud of them.

“Wherever the future takes our students, we know that we have given them the skills that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

“We hope we have taught our students to believe in themselves so that they may reach their full potential and be the best versions of themselves that they can be.”