Last week two very special schools in my electorate had their annual presentation day. Both Eastlakes Public School and Gardeners Road Public School celebrated the year that was, and the student’s achievements along with the fond memories that made them laugh, learn and experience.
As I was attending other school presentation events at the same time I unfortunately was not able to attend, however, my wife Christine went along in my place awarding a student from each school the Ron Hoenig MP Outstanding Leadership Award to students that have demonstrated true leadership and have gone beyond just being a student, that they been a role model and a support to their peers.
I would like to congratulate Umaiya Rahman from Eastlakes Public for being the 2013 Outstanding Leadership Award recipient. Umaiya is well deserving of this award as she always goes out of her way to help all in the school community. She will take on any responsibility given to her and nothing is too much trouble. These are qualities of a leader and I congratulate Umaiya on her contribution to her peers and school.
I would also like to congratulate Elijah Tahau from Gardeners Road Public School as he has won this award as a student that shows great respect, honesty and is trustworthy in his dealings with his peers and teachers. Elijah is a true role model as he is always assisting others and setting a good example of excellence in behaviour and co-operation. This shows great citizenship and leadership and responsibility always follows through.
Congratualations to Umaiya and Elijah.