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09 December 2016

Old Guildford Public School celebrated its launch of KidsMatter Primary by highlighting the importance of a positive community.  The vibrant school is committed to both school wellbeing and as well as academic support, fully understanding the complimentary nature of both. 

Every student created a self-portrait tile for the launch that highlights the theme of Component 1 “every face has a place” and the importance of building positive school communities. The tiles were displayed together in the central area of the school in a handcrafted frame by Maintenance Officer Rob Pendlebury. The tiled collage was unveiled at the launch.
The tile collage was unveiled during the launch of KidsMatter Primary. Photo shows (from left to right) PAI NSW Team Leader, Jeannette James, Old Guildford Public School Maintenance Officer Rob Pendlebury who handcrafted the frame for the collage, Principal Kay Campbell, and Assistant Principal Pirko Hamalainen.
To strengthen its positive school community, Old Guildford also participates in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation program, runs a breakfast and morning reading club, facilitates a write-a-book-in-a-day project, and organises book parades and teddy bear picnics for its pre-schoolers. 

Old Guildford Public School’s KidsMatter Primary journey and professional development has been supported by Principals Australia Institute (PAI) Senior Project Officer Lindy Cavanagh. PAI NSW Team Leader, Jeannette James, attended the launch. 
School captains of Old Guildford Public School with Jeannette James
A close-up of the tile collage