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What Australia Day Means to Me

Two Highfields State School students, Darcy Carswell and Seth McMahon, represented the school at the recent Australia Day Celebrations held at Highfields Pioneer Village on Tuesday, 26th January 2016.  They addressed a huge crowd as Youth Guest speakers during the official proceedings, each expressing what Australia Day meant to them.

Darcy and Seth, through their speeches and demeanour, demonstrated to everyone true patriotism and leadership. They are proud young Australians and are a credit to the Highfields State School.

Below are some excerpts from each of the two speeches which epitomise what the Highfields State School stands for. 

Congratulations to Darcy and Seth for your participation in such an important event and for being such wonderful role models.

I believe that we are lucky to celebrate such a great nation on this day because it is a nation rich with pride, unique culture, fertile farming & grazing land and golden beaches.”  Darcy Carswell

“Mateship is another great Australian quality and is something that all Australians cherish and hold true.”  Darcy Carswell

“As well as our traditions, Australia also has opportunities. Our country has been built by people from different countries, cultures and beliefs. And young Australians today can choose their own path from a variety of jobs, which all add to our unique culture.” Seth McMahon

“One thing I truly treasure is our great country and how lucky we all are to live here.  We all have freedom to do what we want to do, choice and opinion in our community.” Seth McMahon