NOELA SMITH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO RUBY DRABAREK
Noela Smith’s first links with St Peter’s can be traced back to 1959 when her eldest child commenced in Year 1. In 1965, Noela began writing out school accounts each year, and in 1979, also took on general school and office duties. When she retired in 1985, she still came to school and worked wherever there was a job to be done, and volunteered her services to the School. She worked in the Library, baked, cleaned, made costumes, covered books and much more. Noela is described as St Peter’s Guardian Angel, the Mother Theresa of St Peter’s—nothing was too much trouble, and no one wanted anything if it was in her power to help. Noela’s service to St Peter’s School only serves to deepen our appreciation of what it is to be a real Christian. This scholarship honours Noela’s years of selfless dedication and hard work on behalf of St Peter’s Primary School. This scholarship is selected on the basis of a student’s good character, courteous and helpful attitude and who, as Laurie Mayne (ex Principal) stated, are “tryers”.
BILL SHERIDAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO FLETCHER WEBB
Bill Sheridan retired in 1985 after association with the management of the school since the first education committees in 1971, later serving as President and Treasurer of the Board. Bill and Faye had five children who attended St Peter’s. This scholarship honours Bill’s years of selfless dedication and hard work on behalf of St Peter’s Primary School. This scholarship is selected on the basis of a student’s good character, courteous and helpful attitude and who,
as Laurie Mayne (ex Principal) stated, are “tryers”.
SONIA McCAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO SUMMER TRAN
Sonia McCambridge was a highly valued and integral part of the St Peter’s School Community for 15 years and worked as an Educational and Special Needs Assistant. Sonia has a treasured place in the heart of every child she has worked with and also with all the school staff with whom she spent so many happy and rewarding times. Sonia was a wonderful, kind and effervescent person who always looked on the bright side of any situation.
This scholarship is selected on the basis of a student’s good character, courteous and helpful attitude and who, as Laurie Mayne (ex Principal) stated, are “tryers”.
BEV RAVENSCROFT ‘ARTS’ SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO ELLIE RYAN
Bev Ravenscroft took up her teaching post at St Peter’s in 1983. She started as a teacher in Grade 3, but soon felt the urge to move to Grade 1 to better prepare her charges for the whole of school life. She started each year by marshalling the parents to urge them to read and listen to the reading of their children. Grade 1 was to be fun, but to be taken seriously by the children. She left in 1991 for a two year secondment at St Joseph’s Primary in Kununurra. That is another story!! This scholarship honours Bev’s years of selfless dedication and hard work on behalf of
St Peter’s Primary School.
BERNADETTE PRESTON ‘SPORTS’ SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO MITCHELL AKHURST
Previous winners of the sports scholarship have been involved in a variety of sports at a state and national level, though achievements at this level are not a prerequisite for the awarding of the scholarship. The scholarship has been used to assist in the costs of travel to competitions, competition entry fees, coaching and equipment.
JOE TAVELLI ‘TRUE VALUES’ SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO RAFFAELLO BATACCHI
Joe first became involved at St Peter’s in 1968 when his daughter started Year 1 with Carol Armstrong. Joe had seven children who attended St Peter’s, and was also involved as a grandfather between 1992 and 2014. Not sure when he became Mr Fixit, but his daughter remembers the nuns at St Peter’s, and then at St Thomas Aquinas calling him to fix anything and everything! Joe was our go-to person when anything needed to be fixed at our school!
P&F PERSON OF THE YEAR 2022 AWARDED TO CLAIRE PERLINI