Grahamvale Primary School staff member Lou Madigan has a unique gift - she can remember the names of each of the school's 391 students.SOPHIE MALCOLM February 9, 2013 4:40am
From Amy to Zac, there’s not a name that Lou Madigan can’t remember.
The Grahamvale Primary School staff member is renowned for knowing the names of all 391 students at the school.
Mrs Madigan, who has worked at Grahamvale for five years as an administration officer and classroom support worker, said she made a special effort each year to remember the names of all the new Prep students.
She was not sure how she managed to recall all of them.
‘‘I don’t have a trick, I’m just good at remembering names, as well as numbers, I guess,’’ she said, adding the most confusing part was when students shared the same name.
‘‘There’s a lot of Avas and Mias, Nates and Rileys,’’ she said.
Principal Lynley Eadie said Mrs Madigan’s memory was ‘‘amazing’’.
‘‘Lou is fantastic, I know most of the students’ names, but Lou just has an amazing knack and knows the students and their families,’’ Mrs Eadie said.
‘‘She understands the family connections and it makes her job much easier,’’ she said.
Mrs Eadie said Mrs Madigan’s ability made families and students feel welcome at the school.
‘‘She really demonstrates our belief that every child is every staff member’s responsibility,’’ she said.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.