South Lake PS graduating class leave legacy for future students

Artists (sisters) Mel McVee & Tash Alibegovic with Year 6 students. Photo: Jon Hewson. d487836 communitypix.com.au.
Artists (sisters) Mel McVee & Tash Alibegovic with Year 6 students. Photo: Jon Hewson. d487836 communitypix.com.au.

SOUTH Lake Primary School’s 2018 graduating class has left a legacy with a difference for future students to enjoy.

The group of almost 40 students decided to give the school’s old kindergarten building a facelift and enlisted the help of local artist Melski McVee to make the piece a reality.

South Lake PS teacher Jean Jeckells said their status as an official Turtle Watch School made the decision to paint an oblong turtle an easy one.

“South Lake PS has also recently become a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school, with the oblong turtle being used in visuals around the school,” she said.

“With the oblong turtle being a focus of South Lake PS and the local community, staff and students developed the idea of using it as a feature in the mural design.

“Students will get a sense of pride and ownership of the artwork they are involved in and will help support the implementation of PBS across the whole school.”