2013 Community Service Awards

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP today recognised the outstanding efforts of local school students who continue to make their school a better place to learn and our community a better place to live.

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34 students were recognised for their exceptional contributions and commitment in a special presentation ceremony held at Condell Park Public School and attended by 150 guests including families, school principals and teachers.

“These awards acknowledge the young people who are making a positive difference in their schools and in our wider community,” Mr Clare said.

“Our community has a proud tradition of community service – I congratulate and thank all the students for their efforts to uphold this tradition.

The youngest recipient on the night was year 2 student, Fatima Al Fadheli from Sefton Infants School.

“Fatima is a role model for her fellow peers. She is always ready to lend a helping hand, assists with weekly fundraising stalls and helps with the setup of weekly playgroup sessions.

Local year 12 student, Dominic Dato from Georges River Grammar was also recognised for his compassion for those in need. Dominic volunteers at the John Paul Village Nursing Home every school holidays.

“Volunteers are what make our community tick. We should never underestimate the difference a person can make.

“The actions of one person can create a ripple that helps the lives of many others. This is what Dominic is doing”.

Guest speaker, Miss Amna Karra-Hassan, co-founder of the first female AFL team, recent Mateship Trek participant and all round positive role models for local young people captivated award recipients and their families with her inspiring address.

During this event, the students recognised for their admirable achievements were presented with an official Certificate and a gift voucher.

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