Since the last sitting week we have had National Volunteers Week and Education
Week. I had the good fortune of officially launching Education Week at Ashby
Primary School in Geelong West.
This is a school that clearly knows that high levels of
literacy and numeracy are imperative, but it is also committed to nurture a
school environment that values community involvement, is actively involved in
water saving, promotes pedal power, encourages school gardening and discusses
world issues such as the global food crisis.
I congratulate the students, staff, parents
and friends of Ashby Primary School who really have a remarkable learning
environment that strives for excellence in an inclusive and caring way.