BIG DAY OUT: Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga with students at Coowonga State School on Friday.
BIG DAY OUT: Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga with students at Coowonga State School on Friday. Chris Ison

Three events celebrated in one day at Coowoonga school

IT WAS an unusual day for Coowonga State School last week when it celebrated three different events in one.

Not only was it the school's presentation for the Premier's Reading Challenge, it was also Day for Daniel (Morcombe) and World Teachers' Day.

In his first year as principal at the school of about 20 students, Andrew Orr said the school was a central meeting place for the Coowonga community and surrounds.

"We are the hub of the town and we also allow the public to access our library," he said.

"I've been teaching for nearly 10 years now. I love it because the kids are lovely and you're helping shape the next generation."

Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga joined teachers and students at one of the region's smallest schools on Friday to celebrate the numerous occasions and present students with their reading challenge certificates.

"World Teachers' Day ends State Education Week, which is an annual week-long celebration recognising the talent and achievements of both students and teachers in state schools," Mrs Lauga said.

"My mother has been a teacher at Mount Archer school for 23 years, so I have an additional appreciation of the work and value of teachers in our lives.

"Every day, Queensland teachers make a difference educating and inspiring young people across our state."

Mr Orr said Day for Daniel was about educating children and adults about child safety and protection initiatives, which all the students got involved in.



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