NSW Governor Launches Singleton Girls Academy
12/09/2018  |  Singleton
On Wednesday 12th September, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, and Mrs Linda Hurley, officially launched our Girls Academy in Singleton NSW.
The Vice Regal couple and other guests were treated to traditional dances by the Singleton Banda-Ra dance group, a photographic summary of the activities and progress the Girls Academy students have made so far and fantastic bush tucker refreshments from Singleton High School’s amazing hospitality students.
The Governor said the Girls Academy creates opportunities for everyone to play a role in their community, “it opens doors and eyes to the students to see those opportunities. Finishing school opens opportunities and the students see how they can make a difference to their lives and their communities,” he said.
Other guests at the opening included the Hon. Michael Johnsen MP – Nationals Member for Upper Hunter; the Hon. Sue Moore – Singleton Mayor; the Hon Martin Rush- Muswellbrook Mayor; the Hon David Harris MP – Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs; Tara Naysmith – representing the Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon; Mr Sean Andrews, Director of Education for Upper Hunter; Wanaruah elders, and representatives from the NSW Police Force, the Australian Army, local mining companies and many community groups.
Thank you to all of our guests for helping us celebrate this momentous occasion.