Captains’ Elect 2021

My sincere congratulations to these wonderful individuals:

Captains Ethan Schafer and Bridgette Flint

Vice Captain's Ritchie Whitehouse and Jade Vaughan

To be recognised and chosen by your peers and staff to lead our Campus and College throughout 2021 is something you should be very proud of. We believe you are ready and we look forward to continuing to thrive throughout the next year under your leadership.

I also received the following message from Mr Brett Thurgate who, when he heard the news, had to share his delight that all (except Bridget as she was not in Port Macquarie for Year 6) were past PMPS students.

“Bridget, Ethan, Richie and Jade – congratulations on your election to the student leadership roles at Port Campus for 2021. What a fabulous leadership team!

All the staff at Port Primary congratulate you and are very proud of you.

I look forward to hearing of your achievements and working with you at Hastings Valley Community of Schools events.

Very impressed!

Brett Thurgate,

Principal, Port Macquarie Public School


At the leadership Assembly on Thursday I spoke to both Year 11 and 12 students about leadership.Here is what I spoke about.

Dear Captains and Senior Students,

Are you ready to lead?

Are you ready to lead with enthusiasm?

To lead our school and your peers with true enthusiasm cannot be faked. When you lead with enthusiasm and passion, that's contagious and people will follow.

Are you ready to lead with integrity?

Will you stand by what you think is right? Will you speak up for those who may not have a voice, in order to ensure we stay a happy and inclusive school? Think about our core values of Safe, Respectful and Personal Best. Will you strive to uphold these values to the best of your ability, to lead by example?

Are you ready to lead with loyalty? Are you willing to be proud of our great Campus and ensure you seek to always shine a positive light on all aspects of our wonderful College.

Are you ready to lead with an open mind? Are you willing to listen to others, to accept and appreciate different points of view?

Are you ready to lead with initiative? Are you willing to think and act independently & not always be reliant on others. But are you also able to work as a team and problem solve?

Year 12

Dear Year 12

As your secondary schooling draws to a conclusion it is worth taking a few quiet moments to reflect on the past 13 years: the fond memories, the people, your friends, the relationships, teachers and staff, the effort, the disappointments and most importantly your achievements.

None of us is certain what the future will hold. At this stage you have had a tremendous experience in quality education and have developed or refined a range of personal qualities and skills that have shaped your potential. Whatever you aspire to in your future you now have skills and experiences that should provide you with the confidence to make your way and to pursue what is possible. Whatever future you see for yourself, whatever your goals, be persistent, show compassion for others and always act with personal integrity – these are the qualities that you value in others and others value in you.

Today, Year 12 had a wonderful activities day at Stony Creek Aqua Park and Ten Pin Bowling organised by Mrs Moylan and Mr Huens.


Our P&C meeting is next Tuesday 20 October via Zoom. Please contact the school if you would like to join and we can provide you with the necessary information to Zoom into the meeting.