Messages from our school captains

Leila Bennett – 2020 School Captain

Kyle Crocker – 2020 School Captain

Koori Leaders

As part of our commitment to share aboriginal culture and make positive change together, we are pleased to announce the new appointment of our school Koori Leaders. These leaders are:
Shakaya Rodovic, Rohan Clayton, Mia Priest and Zac Tyers.

Each week for this term, we will feature one of our Koori leaders so that you can get to know them.

Today we are recognising Mia Priest.

“Hi I am Mia I am twelve years old and I live with my Nan and Pa and my fourteen year old brother Djarron. My hobbies are doing aboriginal leaf painting, finding out about my family history, watching my family succeed and be happy. I am also interested in the art of acting, the structure of music, basically the knowledge of communication. I love to see people to be able to gather together and be able to communicate with people.
I enjoy doing sports, I have been getting into basketball this year but our family is mostly a soccer family, thanks to Mr Tooley with his new YouTube Channel. I have been checking out that. Oh and annoying my brother if that counts…
I think the three best words that would be to describe me would be loyal, outgoing, inquisitive.
There are a lot of reasons why I like BVSPS, but the biggest one is all the kids regrouping and connecting and to be able to see them happy makes me happy. I intend of seeing that a lot at BVSPS. As John Wooden says “don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” But most of all I could not ask for more grateful and honourable kids.
Being Koori leader means so much to me. It’s not about the badge, it is about the meaning of the badge. Koori leaders get to share their history and culture with everyone and that will pass it on for ages and give you guys a chance to know how it was like for the elders.
Being Koori leader, I would like to introduce some famous aboriginal people that some people may not know of. I would like to encourage the school if we could do some more aboriginal painting.
Lastly, I am proud to be identified as a young Koori leader not just because that’s who I am and always will be but you’re different than everyone else. You have an angelic culture ahead of you. If you are one of those kids that get bullied for being aboriginal, my piece of advice is to “always be proud of who you are, no matter what everyone thinks. They have no power over you.”

Thank you, Mia Priest


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