Family celebrates Chisholm’s 30th anniversary

BACK L-R: Tony Orzanski (Simone's Dad), Simone Firns (Layla's Mum) and Yvonne Orzanski (Simone's Mum). FRONT: Layla Firns (13) of Dianella (Simone's daughter). Picture: David Baylis.   www.communitynews.com.au   d495818
BACK L-R: Tony Orzanski (Simone's Dad), Simone Firns (Layla's Mum) and Yvonne Orzanski (Simone's Mum). FRONT: Layla Firns (13) of Dianella (Simone's daughter). Picture: David Baylis. www.communitynews.com.au d495818

THREE generations of a Dianella-based family with connections to Chisholm Catholic College is helping celebrate its 30th anniversary this year.

Married couple Tony and Yvonne Orzanski attended St Marks College and St Thomas Aquinas in the 1960s.

Their daughter Simone Firns, who is Chisholm’s onsite coordinator, and three sons Troy, Aaron and Dean also attended the Bedford college in the 1990s.

Ms Firns’ oldest daughter Layla (13) is currently in Year 9 while her second daughter Chloe will start next year and youngest son Brody will graduate in 2029.

She said there were a number of other teachers whose children attended the school.

“As it is a large campus, we don’t see each other too often, but it’s nice to run into her (Layla) and her friends and see how happy they all are,” she said.

“As a former student and now a staff member, I have a lot of love for Chisholm and I am extremely proud of the school we are today.

“Celebrating 30 years is a reminder to me, just how much this school has been a part of my life and truly has shaped the person I am today.”

BACK L-R: Tony Orzanski (Simone’s Dad), Simone Firns (Layla’s Mum) and Yvonne Orzanski (Simone’s Mum). FRONT: Layla Firns (13) of Dianella (Simone’s daughter). Picture: David Baylis

Layla said it was good to have her mother at school to support when she needed.

Mrs Orzanski said the school offered good facilities and had friendly staff who brought the best out of the students.

Mr Orzanski said the family naturally attended the school because they were Catholic and lived in the area.

Ms Firns said the kids made the school “special” in her eyes.

“They are what makes my job such a joy, and are key to creating the wonderful community we have here,” she said.

“I am always very proud to say I work at Chisholm because I know that our students are respectful, generous, hardworking and know how to have fun.”

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