40 students recognised at 2017 Community Service Awards



Local Federal MP, Jason Clare has recognised the exceptional efforts of 40 local school students at his ninth annual Community Service Awards Ceremony held at Bankstown Sports Club on Friday.

The ceremony was attended by over 200 guests including families, school principals and teachers.

“Each of these students is making our local community a better place to live,” Mr Clare said.

One of the youngest recipients on the night was local year 3 student Caitlin Seckold from Milperra Public School.

“Caitlin rode her bike for 100 km around the Criterium Circuit at Bass Hill to raise money for Westmead Hospital – where a student from Milperra Public School is waiting to get a double lung transplant.”

“It took 6 hours and 55 minutes to cycle the 100 km and she managed to raise $6,509 for the hospital.”

Mr Clare added, “I am inspired by the hard work and selflessness of these incredible young people.”

Canterbury Bankstown TAP member and Bankstown Girls High student, Tanya Tago of Year 11, performed the National Anthem, ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Angel’, whilst Bankstown Girls High Year 12 student, Serene Omran, performed her HSC piece, “Ocean”.

Guest speaker, Luke Webb, Ambassador for the Stroke Foundation of Australia, gave an inspiring address that captivated award recipients and their families.

During this event, the students recognised for their admirable achievements were presented with an official certificate.  

Student Recipients:


Student Name

Al Amanah College

Zara Jalloul

Al Faisal College

Fatima Falfaly

Al Sadiq College Inc

Lisa Mohamad

Amity College

Meryem Nur Ferreira

Bankstown Girls High School

Henritta Owusu

Bankstown Public School

Porscha  Nassif

Bankstown Senior College

Rami Suleiman

Bankstown West Public School

Khadija Rustom

Bass High School

Jack Pragnell

Bass Hill Public School

Nourhan Ghalayini

Berala Public School

Zohara Kazimie

Birrong Boys High School

Bilal Saadi

Birrong Girls High School

Emy Truong

Birrong Public School

Tamzin McKenzie

Chester Hill High School

Caitlin Fisher

Chester Hill North Public School

Maya Jubb

Chester Hill Public School

Sean Luu

Condell Park High School

William Fajloun

George Bass School

Hugo Tran

Georges Hall Public School

Brianna Rogers

Georges River Grammar School

Joel Hession

Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School

Joshua Latukefu

La Salle College

Anthony Chadrawy

Milperra Public School

Caitlin Seckold

Regents Park Christian School

Alexandra (Sasha) Oreshkin

Regents Park Public School

Roland Ifoni

Salamah College

Kawsar El Haj

Salamah College

Nizar Jamous

Sefton Infants School

Gabriel Miller

Sir Joseph Banks High

Mwamvita McHome

St Brendan’s Catholic School

Olivia Vo

St Euphemia College

Laura Apostolou

St Felix Primary School

Joseph Caroisi

St Joseph the Worker School

Gautum Mohanathasan

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Daniel Mira

St Peter Chanel Primary School

Cecilia Alai

Trinity Catholic College

Vaiata Hehea

Villawood East Public School

Adrianna Panagis

Wattawa Heights Public School

Zachary Ingram

Yagoona Public School

Kristina Saveski