Celebrations in Narre Warren South

Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) — There have been many reasons to smile and celebrate in my electorate of Narre Warren South, including uplifting examples of skill and talent, and acts of dedication and hard work. Hampton Park Library celebrated its 10th birthday. It is a very busy and much-valued community place that is the result of a grassroots campaign. It was great to see some of my favourite people who belong to the
Friends of Hampton Park Library: Dawn Dakin, Ros and Tony O’Hara, Karen Grainger, Carol Williams and Ellie McKenzie.

The Casey Australia Day study group recently visited Parliament. It is an outstanding group of young people: Stephen Capon, Samantha Chapman, Kelsy De Prada, Sarah Dunstan, Sitarah Mohammadi, Mason Peatling, Nelson Phan, Arnhie-Marie, San Juan, Asanga Seneviratne and Wali Sultani.

I am sure they will achieve their personal dreams and take up roles as community leaders. Our future is in good hands.

The ctrl+alt+del robotics team from Berwick Lodge will be heading off to Spain to represent our state and indeed our country at the First Lego League Open European Championship. Students Eric Blyth, Joshua Davis, Sean Ford, Henna Hasanovic, Nivethan Iyer, Kyle Lim, David Liu, Thomas Pang, Kaaviyan Pathmasiri and Zoe Sriratana are led by their enthusiastic and dedicated teacher Tracey Rapinett. They are such a wonderful and talented group of young people. I wish them well.

On Sunday I was blessed with a visit to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where the Hampton Park-Narre Warren state conference was taking place. It was my privilege to attend and my pleasure to hear the Samoan choir. Their voices lifted my heart and their broad smiles made me smile too. It was a truly joyous occasion. I am deeply touched to represent so many exceptional people, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful work they do on behalf of our community.