LOCAL STUDENTS WIN COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND LEADERSHIP AWARD
State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley has congratulated Brentwood Park Primary School Student Apryl Tonkin and Courtenay Gardens Primary School student Brodie Grigg, on winning her Community Spirit and Leadership Award.
Each year, Ms Graley presents this award to one grade four student from each primary school in the Narre Warren South electorate.
Teachers select award winners who are regarded as having the potential to play a future leadership role in our community.
“Award winners display a range of qualities, including being considerate of others, civic minded and demonstrating initiative,” Ms Graley said.
“Apryl and Brodie have each demonstrated these qualities to their teachers, who have chosen them for this award,”
“Apryl became a member of the Berwick District Girl Guides last year and was elected Patrol Leader,”
“She inspires others with her enthusiasm to take on new opportunities,”
“Earlier this year Brodie wrote to her principal, requesting permission to hold a blanket, towel and food drive for the Peninsula R.S.P.C.A,”
“Brodie’s determination to protect animals and share ways of supporting them has impressed students and teachers alike,”
“Well done to both Apryl and Brodie. I know that they will both continue to play important leadership roles in our community.”
Teachers’ comments about each student
Apryl is a highly self-motivated student who strives on all learning opportunities presented. She is to be commended on the way in which she helps others to feel included within the classroom and in the playground. Apryl clearly enjoys the company of her peers and her happy disposition and positive attitude ensure her enormous popularity within 3/4CM and the wider school community. She displays strong leadership qualities within a range of curricular and extracurricular activities.
Apryl is a member of the Berwick District Girl Guides. She inspires others with her enthusiasm to take on new opportunities. In 2011, in her first year, she was elected Patrol Leader and, in 2012, re-elected. This year, her hard work and commitment to guides has been demonstrated by her attendance at the Berwick Anzac Day Service, her participation in the ‘guide garden’ working bee and the many badges she has been awarded in such a short time.
Apryl is a worthy recipient of the Judith Graley Award.
Our nomination is a young girl named Brodie Grigg. She has a strong sense of world issues, working to inform others and help out where she can.
Her passion for animals is incredible. In fact she recently displayed initiative and wrote a letter to the Principal, Miss Hamilton, requesting permission to hold a blanket, towel and food drive to help out the Peninsula R.S.P.C.A. She has been a vegetarian for the last year and a half as a result of her strong stand against animal cruelty.
Brodie was involved in Roller Skating with the Fantasia Club at the Caribbean Gardens Rollerarma until recently and regularly attends the R.S.P.C.A. to provide the collected resources and interact with the animals and workers there.
It is Brodie’s determination to protect animals and share ways of supporting them that has impressed upon us as a deserved recipient of this award.