The next wave of senior students at Barooga Public School will be heading into secondary school well prepared thanks to a generous donation.
Year 6 students from the school were each presented with a brand new dictionary donated by Central Murray Credit Union at the school’s recent assembly.
Cobram CMCU branch manager Rosa Anthony was present to hand over the students’ new tools.
‘‘Quite a few years ago we were approached at CMCU by schools for donations,’’ Ms Anthony said.
‘‘We really wanted to give back to the community and we felt that the dictionaries were a great way to assist the students for the future.’’
Barooga Public School relieving principal Wendy Davis said the donation was greatly appreciated by everyone at the school.
‘‘It really is a wonderful initiative,’’ Ms Davis said.
‘‘With the donations of the books it means that one less purchase will be required for families and the school as well.
‘‘By giving it to the Year 6 students teachers are able to work with them to learn how to use the dictionary properly before they move on to secondary school.’’
Year 6 student Jai Nolan was pretty happy with the new addition to his school bag.
‘‘It is pretty cool to get a brand new book like this,’’ he said.
‘‘I am looking forward to learning how to use it now and next year at high school.’’