|Principal Tony Hughes with Sienna Perovich, Director of School Performance Sophie Ryan, Lord Mayor of Parramatta Scott Lloyd and NAIDOC Executive Director Dylan Williams|
Sienna Perovich from St Mary’s Primary in Rydalmere has been recognised as one of just 25 students across the country to receive the Prime Minister’s NAIDOC Medal of Excellence, for an art work she completed as part of the school’s NAIDOC Week studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
Sienna’s creative artwork featured two dolphins, and as one of the finalists in a national competition, has been on display in Parliament House, Canberra.
Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Scott Lloyd and NAIDOC Executive Director Dylan Williams visited St Mary’s on Tuesday 18 November to present Sienna with her medal and a bike helmet.
Principal Tony Hughes congratulated Sienna on her achievement.
‘To be selected in the top 25 from over 68,000 entries is a wonderful accomplishment and a testament to Sienna’s creativity and artistic vision,’ said Tony. ‘As a school, we our proud of our nation’s Indigenous heritage and we look forward to participating in NAIDOC Week activities next year.’