Narre Warren South leaders and achievers

Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) — ‘The most effective way to do it is to do it’, said Amelia Earhart.

Recently I had the great pleasure of presenting the new school leaders at Brentwood Park Primary School with their leadership badges.

The new school captains, Will Smith and Caitlyn Foster, are well supported by the vice-captains, Ricky Prvul and Yuvarnika Ramesh.

The new house captains for Casey are Emma Maslen and Jack Howell.

The new house captains for Gardner are Alex Cox and Chloe Jones.

The new house captains for Cardinia are Vincent Ferlauto and Sandavi Hewapathage, and the new house captains for Akuna are George Steere and Tyson Leys.

Well done to everyone for taking on these important leadership roles.

Berwick Fields Primary School will be celebrating its 10th birthday in a few weeks, and what a decade it has been. In 10 short years the school has grown from 140 students to well over 1000, yet each and every student has received the very best support, care and education from Principal Stephen Wigney and his hardworking team.

Speaking of hardworking, how about Alefosio Laki from Hampton Park Secondary College?

Alefosio, who suffers from cerebral palsy, has been selected to represent Victoria in the 100-metre sprint and the discus at the national athletics championships. Good luck, Alefosio; we will be cheering for you.

Thank you to Uniting Care Connections for providing much-needed financial support to ensure Alefosio can compete.

I was delighted to recently attend the Dandelion Wishes charity gala to support the new Monash Children’s hospital.

This fantastic event was organised by two wonderful parents, Lincoln and Veronique Wulff. Two of their children spent a significant amount of time in the Monash Children’s hospital neonatal intensive care units and they have always wanted to do something to say thank you.

Together they have raised almost $200 000 for the new Monash Children’s hospital.

All those mentioned have stepped up, taken on challenges, inspired others and cared for others, and their success is greatly appreciated by every one of us.