We are very proud of Year 6 student, Areeba A, who recently won a Prime Minister’s medal for a piece of writing she entered during NAIDOC week celebrations. This was a huge award to win, as there were only 25 medals awarded for the short story competition she entered.
Areeba wrote a fictional short story. The theme was “The Day I Met My Indigenous Role Model” and Areeba wrote about meeting Cathy Freeman. In the photograph (below), Areeba is proudly standing with Councillor Julie Williams, representing the City of Darebin and Dylan Williams representing NAIDOC and the Prime Minister’s office.

Areeba’s story came about when NAIDOC Week was celebrated in the first week of July. The Year 6 students at Holy Name had been learning about biography and narrative writing in the first half of the year. During term two, the students learnt about the history of Australia. To celebrate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, students participated in the NAIDOC writing competition. The competition guidelines were to write a fictional short story with illustrations and photographs. Congratulations to Areeba! The Holy Name community is thrilled for you!

Media - 'School Tale Comes Up Trumps'!

Areeba’s recent achievement was also celebrated in the local Preston Leader newspaper (see photo above) and in the news section of the Catholic Education Melbourne website!