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Labor leaders visit IHM

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Students at Immaculate Heart of Mary School got a first hand look at the world of politics when they welcomed Federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten and Member for Croydon and local SA Labor leader Peter Malinauskas to the school on Tuesday June 12.

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Both Labor leaders spent time with Year 6/7 students who were working on various tasks that showcased the personalised learning at IHM.

“Mr Shorten was extremely impressed with our school and appreciative of our welcome,” said principal Pauline Kinsman.

“The children shared their STEM learning, their art, their personal learning and their writing and the guests showed a genuine interest.

“Upon leaving, Mr Shorten’s last words to the Year 6/7s were for them to remember that every time they came into school that their teachers love them and so do their parents, who sometimes sacrifice things so that they can come to this fantastic school and receive a high quality education.”

A large media entourage accompanied Mr Shorten, who then held a press conference in the school’s Chevalier Centre. There he announced Labor’s commitment to restore the $210 funding cuts inflicted by the Liberals on Catholic, independent and public schools in South Australia.

Leaders from Catholic Education, including Professor Denis Ralph, Bruno Vieceli and Pam Ronan, also attended Mr Shorten’s visit to IHM.

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