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Last updated 3:36 PM on 28 March 2013

VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATED WITH PREMIER AWARDS AND SWANS

On Tuesday the 19thMarch South Sydney High celebrated the work carried out by our illustrious volunteers and it was a very special assembly.

Volunteers presented with their awardsSydney Swan's players attend the volunteers assembly

Special because parents attended, teachers attended and as a special treat renowned AFL players from the Sydney Swans were there on stage to congratulate and encourage students about the importance of giving to the community. The players were former captain Adam Goods, newcomer Dean Towers and Mike Pyke. Mike gave an inspirational talk about volunteering and the leadership skills it teaches you. He talked about his life and the importance of continuing education. Overall it was a most inspirational event. Parents, volunteers and players were then treated to a morning tea where students could be photographed with the football stars .

Students with their awards and the Sydney Swans players

The Southern courier was there too. They photographed Jessada Phuntuya and Rebecca Milne Muller in particular as they were recipients of Black Opal Awards- the highest honour given in this program. In total 70 awards were given out, and they included diamond, gold, silver and bronze awards, as well as SSHS own thank you awards for the newcomers to the program.

Helen Stell