THEBARTON SENIOR COLLEGE - 2015 Graduation & Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to Bernie Boxer on this well-deserved recognition for volunteer service at Thebarton Senior College over many years. Presented to Bernie by the Hon Susan Close, Minister for Education & Child Development.
Abridged text of the citation by College Vice Principal, Phillip Davies:
"This year, we were invited by our state government to nominate a volunteer for outstanding service to the college. And given that this award is from the Minister for Education & Child Development, what a perfect opportunity to ask her to present this award today.
As someone who has supported in so many classes over the years including mine, I take great personal pleasure in calling up Bernie Boxer to receive the Volunteering Award for Outstanding Service.
Bernie has volunteered to support English classes for many years, especially to help students’ reading and pronunciation. He also takes a genuine interest in the students’ lives, helping them to develop conversational skills. His presence and encouragement has been a great motivation for hundreds of students.
Bernie has also worked tirelessly with our Rotaract students to support their attendance at Rotary Youth Leadership camps through his Hyde Park Rotary Club and attended countless Rotaract meetings here at college to support students with matters relating to Rotary and Rotaract. He is truly deserving of this Volunteering Award, selflessly giving his time for the benefit of others. Congratulations Bernie. Thank you Minister. "