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Wheatbelt chaplains win awards

Congratulations to chaplains Marty Vause (East Narrogin PS and Narrogin SHS) and Bronwyn Pockran (Yealering PS and Wickepin PS) for receiving awards for their outstanding contribution to their schools.

The awards were presented at the recent Narrogin Schools Network Celebrations at Narrogin SHS.

Bronwyn has been a chaplain at Yealering for two years and started at Wickepin earlier this year. She has worked as an Education Assistant in the area for about 20 years.

“I love being with the kids at school,” she said. “As a student, school wasn't my favourite place to be, so making it good for them is important to me.

“It is nice to be acknowledged by others and to know that you are respected in what you do.”

Marty has been a chaplain in the area for more than six years. He said the award was a big encouragement.

“I suppose it is like a reflection on what we get up to and who we are supporting in our schools and community,” he said.

“I think the thing I love the most about my school is hanging out with the students either kicking the footy or playing a bit of basketball with them at lunch time.”


Awarded for:

Bronwyn Pockran

“Bron has dedicated herself to the students of Yealering Primary School. She transitions between her role as Chaplain and EA in a professional and mature manner. Bron is a caring staff member and strives to ensure all of our staff are content and happy.”

Marty Vause

“Marty is always available to support the school community with personal and professional issues. His high level of professional ethics has earned the trust of everyone. He consistently monitors all those around him and is often the first to support those in need. He runs Breakfast Club for the benefit of the children and has built up a good band of volunteers.”