The academic achievements of students from schools across the Great Lakes were celebrated at Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club on Wednesday, August 7.
Held as a part of Education Week, the assembly was conducted by the Great Lakes Learning Community and recognised the top academic achievers from each public school across the Great Lakes in the first semester of 2019.
Close to 150 students - from Bungwahl, Pacific Palms, Forster, Tuncurry, Nabiac and Hallidays Point public schools, as well all three campuses of Great Lakes College - were presented with awards for academic excellence.
Great Lakes College Forster Campus principal, Jennifer Miggins, said the day was all about recognising the value public education upholds in the community.
"Today's GLLC academic assembly was a celebration of student achievement across the NSW Public Education schools within the Great Lakes," she said.
"The assembly also highlighted the commitment of the GLLC principals and schools through working collaboratively towards high educational standards with enrichment and extension opportunities for all students to be successful global citizens."
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Newly inducted Great Lakes College Senior Campus school captains Gerard Castillo and Tara McLaughlin acted as MCs for the event, completing their first official role as school leaders.
Year 11 student and former Forster campus school captain Annelise Romer was the occasional speaker and proudly highlighted her achievements and the opportunities she'd been given through public education.
The GLLC band, made up of Year 3 to 12 students from schools all across the Great Lakes, performed for the assembly and was conducted by Great Lakes College music teacher Narelle Richardson.
Finally, Pacific Palms Public School principal Melissa Merchant ended the assembly with a vote of thanks.
She made particular mention of the outstanding group of students and thanked the many assembled parents and carers for choosing public education.
The GLLC wished to thank the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club for their ongoing support.
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