I acknowledge the tremendous contribution Kerry Chambers has made to the community during her twenty years of service as Principal of Marrickville Public School.
There has been significant change over those two decades and throughout it all, Ms Chambers has been the steady hand ensuring every student was valued, respected and reached their potential.
The resilience, strength and energy of the school community today is a testament to her leadership. I particularly acknowledge her commitment to honouring ANZAC Day.
Each year, Ms Chambers and her family ensured that students understood the legacy of the ANZACS and I had the privilege of attending a number of moving ANZAC Day ceremonies over the past few years. Marrickville Public School's victory in the My Park Rules competition was another highlight, yet another example of Ms Chambers' ability to bring the school community together to achieve a remarkable vision.
The school community bid farewell to Ms Chambers on Monday 7 June with a special assembly and, very appropriately, a Crazy Hair Day. Kerry, you will be dearly missed.
I wish you all the best for what I'm sure will be a very rewarding next chapter.