Visit to Bloomfield River State School
Cook Shire Council Deputy Mayor, Councillor Robyn Holmes; Principal, Mr Reece Toomey, staff and students. Good morning.
I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners and custodians of Bloomfield River, the Shire and surrounding lands, and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. I pay my respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.
Graeme and I are very grateful to be visiting Bloomfield River State School, and to be welcomed so warmly by you all.
One of the great privileges of being Governor is travelling around Queensland and meeting students at schools – big schools, sometimes with more than 2,000 students, and smaller schools, like your one.
Wherever I go I am impressed by the people and the school children in the towns and communities I visit.
Every school is special no matter its size, and I can already tell that while you may be small in size, you are big in heart.
I urge you all to make the most of the opportunities offered to you here at Bloomfield River State School. To always persevere and do your best in the classroom and at home, and to make sure you are always thoughtful and kind to your friends, family and teachers.
I would like to thank the teachers and staff for your devotion to your students, and thank you boys and girls, for continuing to work hard at school, where every day counts. I look forward to visiting one of your classrooms shortly to read a special book. Thank you.