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Student Poetry Competition 2021: And the winners are…

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino congratulates the winners of ISV's Student Poetry Competition.

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Celebrating the Joy of our young poets

Our judges were moved by the poetry of the primary-aged students who embraced our optional theme of Joy. They found a 'true shared humanity' in the things that brought our children joy.

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Max, a poem by Mia Mastroianni

Mia Mastroianni, a Year 2 student at St. Margaret's Berwick Grammar School, has won ISV's Student Poetry Competition 2021 in the Prep-Year 2 category for her poem, Max. Here, she recites her winning poem.

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The Wolves of the Night, a poem by Ariana Fais

Ariana Fais, a Year 3 student at Elwood Primary School, has won ISV's Student Poetry Competition 2021 in the Years 3-4 category for her poem, The Wolves of the Night. Here, she recites her winning poem.

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Awaiting Spring, a poem by Grace Sudjono

Grace Sudjono, a Year 6 student at Harkaway Hills College, has won ISV's Student Poetry Competition 2021 in the Years 5-6 category for her poem, Awaiting Spring. Here, she recites her winning poem.

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Dancing with Tempestas, a poem by Nechama Davis

Nechama Davis, a Year 8 student at Beth Rivkah Ladies College, has won ISV's Student Poetry Competition 2021 in the Years 7-8 category for her poem, Dancing with Tempestas. Here, she recites her winning poem.

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Lighting the Fire, a poem by Melis Benli

Melis Benli, a Year 10 student at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, has won ISV's Student Poetry Competition 2021 in the Years 9-10 category for her poem, Lighting the Fire. Here, she recites her winning poem.

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Father and Daughter, a poem by Emma Jones

Emma Jones, a Year 12 student at Tintern Grammar, has won ISV's Student Poetry Competition 2021 in the Years 11-12 category for her poem, Father and Daughter. Here, she recites her winning poem.

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