Scholarship provides exciting learning opportunities

Eleven-year-old Levi Jaxson is embracing all the educational, leadership and participation opportunities that come with being awarded a Wilmot Road Primary School Community Scholarship.

School Student Wellbeing and Community Relationship Co-ordinator Paul Greenwood said this was the first year the scholarships had been presented.

“Six organisations, including the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) have each provided $1000 over two years for scholarships for students in years four to six who demonstrate the school’s values of respect, relationships, excellence, fairness, honesty and success,” Mr Greenwood said.

“The scholarship recipients make a pledge to uphold these values and lead by example.  We see this as a wonderful way for the students to be supported to achieve their aspirations for the future. Building strong community relationships is a real focus for the school and the Goulburn Broken CMA’s support through the scholarship is just fantastic.”

Levi said he was encouraged to apply for the scholarship by mum Kylie and step-dad Dale.

“They were very proud and we were all really excited and celebrating when we were told I’d got it,” he said.

Levi has enjoyed the extra leadership responsibilities that go with winning the scholarship but says the help to fund a netbook he can take home and use to complete assignments and the chance to attend camps at Portsea and Bendigo have been major highlights this year.

 While the hard choices about careers are still a few years off, the Year Five student says he’s interested in following in his step-dad’s footsteps and working in natural resource management.

Goulburn Broken (CMA) CEO Chris Norman said during Levi’s recent visit to meet the organisation’s staff Levi impressed with his confidence and enthusiasm.

“It’s a pretty big call for anyone to talk to a group of strangers let alone an 11-year-old  but Levi gave an entertaining and informative talk about himself and his experiences and seemed genuinely interested in what we do when he went out on a field visit with our staff member Corey Wilson,” Mr Norman said.

“Through a GV Community Fund initiative, our staff members have been volunteering each week for the past year and half at the school’s after-school Learning Club. The school community’s passion for giving students every opportunity to excel is to be commended and we are pleased and proud to support Levi through the scholarship program.”


Wilmot Road Primary School’s Paul Greenwood and Levi Jaxson with Chris Norman