On Thursday 27th July the Federal Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham came to Riverton Primary School. The visit came about because the Minister wanted to visit a primary school on his journey to Clare and a member of the local community who is connected to one of the Minister’s people recommended Riverton Primary School as a good quality school.

When the Minister arrived Riverton Primary School student leader executive Max Nicholls, Joey Dannenberg, Tegan Przibilla and Hope Whaite were ready to greet him, Kendall Jackson and Kirsty Belton who accompanied the Minister. The student leader executive spoke with the Minister for almost 10 minutes telling him what makes Riverton Primary School a great place to learn.

We were joined for this visit by Jackie Bruce representing the Riverton Community Management Committee, Jane Leslie from Riverton Kindy, Kathy Champion from Riverton and District High School and Scott Haynes representing our Governing Council and Parents and Friends.

The Minster and guests were entertained by the Riverton Primary School Choir singing ‘Oye’ and ‘For Love of Country’. We then joined staff and student leaders for morning tea, followed by a tour of some of our teaching and learning spaces and ample photo opportunities.