Rotary Primary School Encouragement Award 2023
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School would like to nominate the following student for this
year’s award:
Our nominee for this award has worked diligently throughout all his school years at St
Mary’s school. Tybar has many outstanding qualities, and chief amongst these are his
perseverance and commitment to improve in all areas of the curriculum. He has made
steady progress in all learning areas because of this positive attitude and his willingness to
keep on trying to do better. In our Year 5/6 classroom Tybar can be relied upon to do his
best across all subject areas, regardless of whether they are things he enjoys or would
rather not do.
Tybar is well respected by his peers, having been voted in to be a House Captain in 2023 – a
role he has performed well, even though some aspects of the role, like the public speaking,
are not his favourite thing to do. He can always be relied on to treat all members of our
school community with respect, tolerance and compassion. His willingness to help others, to
go out of his way to look after our younger students, or to check in with someone who is not
looking happy, has been commendable.
One incident occurred very recently which confirmed for us that Tybar was our best
candidate to receive this award. One of our Year 5s named him as a personal role model
whom he hopes to emulate. In particular, this student named Tybar as someone he admires
greatly for his determination. Whether its playing football, solving a Maths problem or
reading a novel, his determination to get it done and done well is always evident.
Tybar exemplifies all the qualities emphasised in our Vision Statement – encouragement,
inclusivity, commitment to learning, awareness of the importance of safety, compassion and
faith. We are grateful that the Rotary Club of Alexandra has provided us with the
opportunity to recognise and celebrate what Tybar has given to our school community.
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