New school leaders unveiled
GLENNIE Heights State School held an awards ceremony yesterday and announced its new school leaders for 2012.
The mayor was there to present students with their awards, which included academic and encouragement awards for all grades, except Year 7, who will receive theirs at graduation.
House captains were named and the school captains proudly took on their new roles.
Mayor Ron Bellingham said he was honoured to present the certificates to the students.
"I'm really pleased to see a school perform the way it is and it shows great commitment from teachers and the school does a great job," Cr Bellingham said.
Principal Sandra Wright said the ceremony marked an important move forward for the school.
"The school is really improving and it's an upward climb," Ms Wright said.
"A lot of changes have taken place over the last six months, but they've all taken it on board and we have very supportive parents who have made a real difference with community partnerships," she said.
Parents gathered to congratulate award winners as they marched across the stage, proud as punch.
Newly crowned school captains Ayesha Edmunds and Caitlin Walker were very excited to don their new badges.
"We never thought we would get this position," Ayesha said.
"Thanks to the people in the school for voting for us," she added.