Festival celebrates flourishing students

Emily SharpSound Telegraph
Shea McCann, 14, Hailey Carson, 15, Taylor Green, 12, and Aidan Blackshaw, 14, with principal Kim McCullom.
Camera IconShea McCann, 14, Hailey Carson, 15, Taylor Green, 12, and Aidan Blackshaw, 14, with principal Kim McCullom. Credit: SOUND TELEGRAPH, Emily Sharp

The hearts of past, present and future students and parents were warmed at Warnbro Education Support Centre’s annual Flourishing Festival last Friday morning.

The event, a celebration of its students’ strengths and achievements, provided parents with the opportunity to enjoy musical and dance performances and hear from students about their experiences.

Leah Lazenby and Scott Carson, both 15.
Camera IconLeah Lazenby and Scott Carson, both 15. Credit: SOUND TELEGRAPH

Principal Kim McCullom said the festival sat at the heart of the school’s purpose, which was about giving every student the opportunity to flourish and to celebrate how far they had come and where they were hoping to go.

“It’s about children growing, their achievements, them getting qualifications and skills to lead really fulfilling lives and that is why we are all here,” she said.

Corey Fox, 16, Keegan Sims, 18, Harris Lewis, 17, Agrifoods teacher Scott Beattie, Bailey Wilson, 17, and Western Doherty, 17.
Camera IconCorey Fox, 16, Keegan Sims, 18, Harris Lewis, 17, Agrifoods teacher Scott Beattie, Bailey Wilson, 17, and Western Doherty, 17. Credit: SOUND TELEGRAPH

Ten different agencies attended on the day including headspace, Anglicare, Aqua Jetty and Centrelink to provide students and parents with information about support that is available.

The festival is based on the school’s positive education model, which aims at encompassing accomplishments, purpose, emotions, health, relationships and engagement.

Education assistant Braely Garnaut, with students Angelina Kell, Ethan Judkins and Tayla Watson, all 15, and business teacher Mitchell Shellam.
Camera IconEducation assistant Braely Garnaut, with students Angelina Kell, Ethan Judkins and Tayla Watson, all 15, and business teacher Mitchell Shellam. Credit: SOUND TELEGRAPH

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