Green Hill Public School up for top award

Principal Paul Byrne and school captains Isabella Bates and Andrew Nicholas.
Principal Paul Byrne and school captains Isabella Bates and Andrew Nicholas.

Green Hill Public School is one of eight schools in the finalists for Primary School of the Year- Government award.

The school was nominated anonymously to the inaugural awards and Principal Paul Byrne said it was a surprise.

“We weren’t expecting it, we didn’t know we’d been nominated. It was a nice surprise,” Mr Byrne said.

Mr Byrne said the dedication shown by staff is what has made the school so successful.

“The hard work that the staff put in to get our school to where it is now is outstanding. The programs they implement and the after hours they put in is what makes the school what it is,” Mr Byrne said.

Green Hill Public school has 29 students and falls within the 0.1 per cent of the most disadvantaged schools in the sate.

“Regardless of where the kids come from, we show that with the programs introduced to the school, they can achieve and overcome any disadvantage they may be facing,” Mr Byrne said.

“Being in the finalists is great for the area, it shows the education at local public schools is top-notch and being recognised nationally is just great.”

“We are a tight-knit team here and the support from the local community has really helped us.”

The awards gala night will be held in Sydney on August 17.

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