Berwick Fields Primary School student Dylan Pettigrew has been awarded a Community, Spirit and Leadership award.

The presentation took place during a whole school assembly that also showcased some
of the student’s fantastic artwork that will be on display at this week’s Art Expo.

Nominated by his teachers, Dylan was described as an outstanding young man who always
goes above and beyond to help those in need.

“Dylan has shown that a leader is defined not just by his words but his actions and in
doing so has set a fine example for his classmates,”

“He is an extraordinary young man who will without exception put others first and
always do whatever he can to help another,”

“I am so very impressed with everything Dylan has done so far and I cannot wait to see
what he does next.”

Teachers’ comments about Dylan

  • Dylan Pettigrew is a conscientious grade 4 student who is always willing to go out of his way to help others around him. He is kind and considerate of others feelings and will often put them first before himself. He will hold the door open for others even if he has his arms full. He helps out at home as well and will go out of his way to make sure that his family members are ok.


  • Dylan participates in sporting activities outside of school including tennis and
     swimming. He does many activities over the week and still manages to get
     all of his fortnightly homework and reading tasks completed each time. 


  • Dylan shows what a great leader he can be by always going ‘above and beyond’ with his learning and loves to be challenged. He works well in a group environment and is considerate to others feelings. This year he has enthusiastically participated in both the district cross country and the swimming carnival and always has a ‘red hot go’ at anything that he puts his mind to. Dylan takes charge during our class meetings often puts ideas forward for discussion and helps others to solve problems.


  • Dylan’s exceptional ‘giving back’ project in 2013 has inspired many other Berwick
    Field’s students to want to make a difference to other people’s lives. He showed great community spirit through his efforts and was able to raise over $600 for the Kmart wishing tree program.