Nullawarre sheds protocol for annual class photos

UNIQUE school photos at Nullawarre and District Primary School ensure that they won’t be left hidden in a drawer.

Nullawarre and District Primary School staff and pupils assemble for their imaginative school photo.

Nullawarre and District Primary School staff and pupils assemble for their imaginative school photo.

All 55 pupils had their photo taken yesterday in a hay shed featuring a 1950s Bedford truck. Principal Kane Horwill said this was the second year the school had a one-of-a-kind school photo.

“We wanted a unique photo opportunity that promoted our school to the community and beyond to create positive connections,” he said.

The 1950s Bedford truck has been done up over a number of years by Kelvin Boyle with a local family offering its shed as a wet weather refuge for the photo shoot.

“We all walked away with a great feeling,” Mr Horwill said. “Happy kids, happy staff and happy parents equals great learning.”

Last year’s photo showcased Childers Cove, with staff and pupils standing on the beach.

With a range of extra curricular activities on offer at the school including Japanese and music, Mr Horwill said everyday learning was enhanced.

“We are a small school that offers big opportunities,” he said.

“By doing that we integrate reading, writing, comprehension and mathematics in a variety of different subjects.

“That provides the kids with more opportunities for success.”

South Australian photographer Frank Monger took the photo.