State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley MP has congratulated Berwick Lodge Primary School student Chloe Oldham, Berwick Chase Primary School student Fatima Mohebbi and Strathaird Primary School student Mihir Anand 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.

“Chloe displayed a wonderful sense of charity when she has recently donated all of her savings from her ‘Piggy Bank’, a total of $31, towards their sponsor child Oshdi. This is huge feat for a grade 4 student,”

“Chloe also regularly displays an awareness of social issues in class and actively contributes in all class discussions,”

“Fatima’s teachers nominated her for the award because they feel that her positive attitude and efforts to simply be kind to others is a terrific example to other students,”

“Fatima’s role on the School Representative Council is also an example of her willingness to work for the benefit of others,”

“Mahir was nominated by his teachers because he is an exceptionally caring and considerate person, who is not shy to offer help to students inside and outside of the classroom,”

“Mahir contributes to class discussions and has shown that he has a great understanding of world issues and events,”

“Well done Mahir, Chloe and Fatima. I know you will continue to play an important leadership role in our community.”