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Students star at writing competition
School (WPS) student
Maheka Karunaratne has
won the 2014 Langhorne
Creek Writers' Festival --
Young People's Writing
Competition year 6 category.
The festival aims to encour-
age students to research and
write about their ancestors or
where they live in a factual or
Maheka received a novel
handpicked by the judges and
$50 prize money, while the school
received 40 books.
Three other students were
short-listed for the festival, in-
cluding year 6 students Tessa
Canney, Bonnie Dolphin and
year 5 student Dylan Marshall.
WPS teacher Alana Dales said
the festival was a positive experi-
ence for the students, and con-
gratulated them on their efforts.
"I believe that it was a re-
warding event for all students
who entered," she said.
"I would encourage students
to participate next year.
"Everyone at WPS is proud
of their short-listed students --
Tessa, Bonnie and Dylan -- and
its year six winner, Maheka."
Maheka, Tessa and Bonnie
travelled to Langhorne Creek's
Eastern Fleurieu School with
Ms Dales to attend the festival on
Thursday, November 13.
Maheka said she enjoyed
being involved in the competi-
"My favourite thing was re-
ceiving my award," she said.
"I appreciate getting feedback
on it (my writing)."
Bonnie said her favourite
part of the competition was
meeting other students and
"I liked meeting local authors
and illustrators from the East-
ern Fleurieu region -- including
Jane Jolly, Andy Joyner and Jo-
sephine Croser," she said.
Tessa thanked Ms Dales for
encouraging them to participate
in the writers' festival.
"The food mural and work-
shop were both enjoyable," she
"I think Maheka winning was
"We all would like to thank
Miss Dales for taking us to the
festival and encouraging us to
WAIKERIE Primary School year 6 student Maheka Karunaratne (centre) won
her category at the 2014 Langhorne Creek Writers' Festival -- Young People's
Writing Competition. She is pictured with Bonnie Dolphin and Tessa Canney, who
were short-listed for the competition. ABSENT: Dylan Marshall.
WLPS EXHBITION: Waikerie Lutheran Primary School's year 6/7s held an exhibition about natural disasters entitled Natural Disasters Affect People and the Environment earlier this
month. 1. Year 6 students Emma Platten and Liam Scholten holding their group's temporary seismograph. 2. Year 7 Kerry Tang with her group's poster about volcanoes. 3. Year 6 students
Justice Ebert and Jennifer Do holding their volcano experiment. 4. Year 7 Mishael Mee holding some of her fake snow.
PHOTOS: Katherine Cox
its top readers
RAMCO Primary School recently
rewarded students who participated in the
Premier's Reading and Be Active challenges.
The school accepted an invitation to visit Pre-
mier Jay Weatherill for its effort in the Premier's
Be Active Challenge this year.
RAMCO Primary student Chloe (right) received gold
certificates for the Premier's Reading and Be Active
challenges, while Nakita, Mitchell and Ulani received
gold certificates for the Premier's Reading Challenge
and bronze awards for the Be Active challenge.
MONIQUE, Connor, Ashton, Mitchell and Luke all
received bronze certificates in the Premier's Be
PREMIER'S Reading Challenge hall of fame
certificate winners Natasha, Dylan, Connor, Ella and
Danica. All students also received bronze in the Be
Active challenge -- apart from Natasha, who received
a gold certificate.
1. Premier's Reading Challenge and Be Active bronze certificates were awarded to Mimi (bronze), Gabriel, Ethan, Joshua, Paige and
Larissa. Surnames have been omitted as per the school's policy. 2. Premier's Reading Challenge and Be Active bronze certificates
were awarded to Hayden, Poppy, Edward, Sienna, Harry, Reily, Josh and Tamika-Rose.
PHOTOS: Jayme Koch
3. Premier's Reading Challenge silver and Be Active bronze certificates were awarded to Imogen, Jakob, Ashton, Kieran, Krystal, Azaria
and Ashten. 4. Students Amy, Aidan, Bill, Kade, Chelsea, Brayden and Bodie received champion certificates for the Premier's Reading
Challenge and bronze in the Be Active program -- except for Bill, who received a gold in the Be Active challenge.
5. Students Isabella, Sophie, Elisa, Vaine, Parker, Jakob and Ben received legend certificates for the Premier's Reading Challenge and
bronze certificates for the Be Active program. 6. Hall of Fame Reader for Life award winners Kayla, Michael, Lilah, Sasha, Ella, Taylah,
Emma, Reilly and Saxon. All students also received a bronze certificate in the Be Active challenge -- apart from Ella, who received a
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