St Thomas Aquinas Primary Principal named Blue Mountains Citizen of the Year
|Sergio Rosato with The Wiggles, who gave a special performance at St Thomas Aquinas Primary following the bushfires.|
Sergio Rosato, Principal of St Thomas Aquinas Primary at Springwood, was named Blue Mountains Citizen of the Year at an Australia Day awards ceremony on 26 January 2014 for the leadership he showed in evacuating 500 students during the bushfires in October 2013.
Sergio and his staff walked the students to safety as fire threatened the school site. St Columba’s High at Springwood was also threatened with 1000 students told by firefighters to stay inside the college for their own safety.
Read more at the Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta site
Claire Brown was named Blue Mountains Young Citizen of the Year for her role in nurturing and developing young musicians. Claire is involved in the music ministry at St Finbar’s Parish, Glenbrook.
During WYD Madrid in 2011, Claire was one of a group of young people invited to have lunch with Pope Benedict XVI.
Related:Blue Mountains Gazette: Australia Day Awards
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