Trent sees country through city eyes

North Sydney MP Trent Zimmerman recently visited Riverside Girls High School in Hunters Hill to celebrate the success of an interchange program with a country school.

Riverside Girls High Development Officer Carol Jarvis said Mr Zimmerman enjoyed speaking with students about the interchange program.

“Mr Zimmerman enjoyed a lively discussion with two of our students who participagtted in the Country City Alliance program,” she said.

“Of particular interest was a recent visit to Wee Waa High School as part of our Country City Alliance where an interchange takes place between Riverside and Wee Waa high schools.

“This initiative is designed to give each school an insight into the other as well as being a platform for our students to participate in a strategy called Active Listening where Students conduct lessons with their counterparts and promote science, technology, engineering and maths..

“Riverside is one of only six public schools to be accredited as a partner school of the Science Technology, Engineering and Maths Academy.”

Ms Jarvis said students were proud to show off the school grounds on Thursday.

“This brief tour of the school on a perfect autumn day showcased the extraordinary site on the Parramatta River and was a great opportunity to make contact with one of our local Members of Parliament.”

Pictured are relieving principal Katarina Nikoletich, Mikayla Allan, Hannah Sandison, Tracey Warzecha who is the relieving Deputy Principal and a STEM Academy member.