Tatura Sacred Heart Primary School farewelled Men’s Shed program volunteer Luke McNamara recently after he took on a new role at Goulburn Murray Water.
Sacred Heart wellbeing officer Kate Dainton said Luke volunteered his time each week and helped to mentor the school’s Men’s Shed program participants.
‘‘The students have loved learning skills from Luke each week,’’ Ms Dainton said.
‘‘Everyone at Sacred Heart Primary School appreciates everything that he has done.’’
Principal Pauline Hindson said the students and Luke had worked together to make some fantastic things at the shed.
‘‘We will miss you Luke, but wish you all the best at Goulburn Murray Water,’’ Ms Dainton said.
Ms Dainton said the Men’s Shed program participants were delighted when Father Michael Morley made a special appearance recently.
‘‘He brought in two rocking horses, a template and instructions on how to make a rocking horse from scratch,’’ Ms Dainton said.
‘‘The students loved learning about how you design, construct and complete something that looks incredible.
‘‘They have been so impressed that they are aiming to build one themselves which requires a lot of skill.’’
Ms Dainton said they hoped Fr Michael would be able to drop in from time to time and check on the students’ progress.
‘‘We are very blessed to have the community and parish community as part of our school,’’ she said.
‘‘If anyone’s dad, grandfathers, uncles, older brothers would like to join in then please let me know.’’
Ms Dainton said students involved in the program would unveil one of their completed masterpieces soon.