School year ends on high

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Dampier Primary School students wait under the setting sun.
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Dampier Primary School has brought in the end of the year with an evening celebration where students sang and danced in front of a large crowd of parents, mates and teachers.

There were plenty of colourful costumes and smooth moves on stage for the school spectacular, and four lucky punters walked away with prizes from the parents and citizens raffle draw on the night. Dampier PS principal Luke Breman said the school had gone from strength to strength this year.

“We have fantastic staff, fantastic students and our community works so well with us,” he said. “This is why we run schools, for nights like tonight where everyone is here to end the year on a high.

“We’re proud of each and every one of our school leavers.

“They embody who we are as a school and they are always welcome back.”

Mr Breman said the transition to an independent public school in 2017 would give the school more flexibility to choose its own course.

Dampier Parents and Citizens president Scott Gillis said the school had undertaken several exciting improvements this year in STEM, literature, sports and nature play.

Mr Gillis said the Pilbara Motor Group car raffle, which was drawn on the night, was a big success.

“To come away with around $20,000 is absolutely amazing,” he said. “Argonaut and the Mackerel Islands’ commitment was absolutely fantastic and Rio Tinto are always great supporters of us.

“This night shows a combination of everything the kids have done this year, allows them to let their hair down and put on a display for their parents.”

Mr Gillis said the event gave parents the chance to gain an insight into what the school was all about.

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