Tat Chat: Rotary Club goes back to school

By Laura Briggs

Following an informative talk at the Rotary Club of Tatura on Wednesday night by Tatura Primary School Principal Susanne Gill, the club members were invited to look over the new school.

One of the old school buildings was replaced last November as part of the Department of Education’s program to remove old buildings containing asbestos.

The new school was built off-site and arrived in modules.

It differs from the transportable type as it is a permanent structure.

Ms Gill expressed her gratitude to the Rotary Club of Tatura for all the support that had been given to the school over many years.

She expressed her delight in teaching the second generation of local students, having taught their parents in secondary schools in the area.

Ms Gill has spent a lifetime in education, from being in primary school, and then university and back into the classroom again as a teacher at secondary schools.

Tatura is her first primary posting where she was appointed as principal.

The visit took many members back to their earlier days spent in the classroom; there was a lot of reminiscing and quite a few stories were told about the “good old days”.

Everyone was impressed with the new buildings and they were very pleased to have a principal of Ms Gill’s outstanding qualities leading the education of our young people.