THE talents of Singleton students never ceases to amaze this newspaper.
Education Week is a chance to visit the schools and see the showcase of talent we have within our midst.
Creating the Future was an appropriate theme as education ventures into an entire new world.
Yes, students will always be taught how to read and write, that will always be at the core.
But the ability to research and access information has never been so close to a child’s fingertips.
The challenge for teachers these days is to teach students the ability to critically analyse the information they receive.
Students now have access to information within seconds that would have taken hours for older generations to research.
This opens a whole new window of opportunity for students to think more broadly, more laterally about their subjects of study.
You only have to look at today’s Argus to see the sorts of projects students are involved in.
The one thing all these students share is tremendous pride in their achievements.
From the beautiful voice of Megan Worth accompanied by the piano talents of Maddie Emblen to the art works of the kindy kids at King Street, it was all a joy to watch.
Throughout Singleton’s history we have created some very inspiring and clever individuals and given a glimpse of what we have now, we have hundreds of great news stories on the way.
Congratulations to all the recipients of Singleton’s education awards.
The diverse contribution by so many people reflect a community that is working together for a better future for all of us.
Particular mention must be made of Gai Scoles and her Commonwealth Bank Foundation Award.
Gai has taught at Singleton Public School for many years and has been loved by so many students over the years.
The fact that she was selected as one of 15 recipients, chosen from a field of hundreds reflects her dedication to a career she has loved.
Another fantastic week in Singleton where you couldn’t help but be proud of the town’s greatest asset, our children.