Phoenix PS target of graffiti attack just days after theft of kindy’s shade sails

Phoenix PS target of graffiti attack just days after theft of kindy’s shade sails

IT’S been a rough couple of weeks for staff and students at Phoenix Primary School following the theft of two shade sails at the school’s kindergarten and a weekend graffiti attack on the school’s park bench dedicated to much-loved retired teacher Ronald Addison.

The bench, which was made and placed at “Sir’s” favourite spot, the oval, was defaced by vandals with the words “my bench” and the teacher’s name scratched off and other tags scrawled on the tribute bench.

School corporate service manager Carol Birch said it was disappointing to see the bench that paid tribute to the former teacher for his service to the school defaced over the weekend.

“It seems nothing is safe from taggers,” she said.

“This is not on.”

Mr Addison said he was disappointed by the tagging and hoped the school was not becoming the target for vandals.

“I was very honoured to have the bench placed near the oval and the respect that was shown for my 42 years of service at Phoenix,” he said.

“It was done by those with not much to occupy themselves obviously and is the second incident of recent times at the school.

“Hopefully we are not becoming a target for vandals.”

Ms Birch urged nearby residents to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to police.

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