St Gertrude’s Catholic Primary School, Smithfield pupils were recognised for their “consistent efforts” with Schoolwide Positive Behaviour for Learning (SPBL) Principal Awards on Monday.

Prospect MP Hugh McDermott presented the awards which promote positive playground and classroom behaviours like being respectful, responsible and safe.

Students at St Gertrude’s work towards receiving a variety of awards including a principal’s medal which also comes with an invitation to share a pizza lunch with principal Linda Katsibras.

Students receive awards in recognition of their consistent efforts to demonstrate SPBL expectations.

“These students are exemplary and help to create a culture of cooperation, academic excellence, respect and safety,” Mrs Katsibras said.

“This helps each student not only to achieve their potential but also empowers them to make a positive difference in our community.”

Original article: St Gertrude’s recognise ‘exemplary’ pupils