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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

48 local students recognised at 2018 Community Service Awards

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP has once again recognised the outstanding efforts of 48 local students at his tenth annual Community Service Awards Ceremony held at Bankstown Sports Club. 

The special presentation ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the enormous contribution students make to their school and our wider community was attended by over 300 guests including families, school principals and teachers.

"These awards recognise students from 48 schools across Blaxland for the outstanding work they do in our local community. They have all done something special that makes them a local hero," Mr Clare said.

“Margarita Gianna, Year 12 student from St Euphemia College led an initiative to raise money from the school community to go towards the burial site of a student who had recently passed away from cancer.”

“Jack Pragnall, Year 11 student from Bass High School plays a leading role in mentoring SRC student groups and often visits Veterans in nursing homes. Jack also recently represented the local Army Cadets for Commemoration of Remembrance Day in France.”

“Year 4 student Antonio Elaro from St Felix Catholic Primary School works tirelessly to maintain the school environment, often seen at lunchtime picking up papers, weeding the gardens, watering and planting new plants. Antonio is also a buddy to a special needs student in Kindergarten.”

"Our community has a proud tradition of community service - I congratulate and thank all the students for their efforts to uphold this tradition,” Mr Clare said.

Guest speakers at the presentation ceremony included two very special students, Walid Kurdi and Caitlin Seckold who captivated award recipients and their families with their inspiring stories of leadership and compassion.

Walid Kurdi former year 12 student from Condell Park High School spoke about the important role he played in the schools ‘Talk Time’ program which assists students from the Autism Support Unit.

Year 4 student Caitlin Seckold from Milperra Public School spoke about her extraordinary fundraising efforts, which include a 100km bike ride to raise money for children at Westmead Children’s Hospital and running a special Christmas project that involves packing shoeboxes with toys, clothes, stationery and hygiene items and shipping them overseas where they are distributed to children in need.

During this event, the students recognised for their admirable achievements were presented with an official certificate.

Media Contact: Jamie Wassef   02 9790 2466


Al Amanah College

Abu Baker Istabouli

Al Faisal College    

Jabril Rashid Daizli

Al Sadiq College     

Mariam Mohamad

Amity College          

Mohamed Ibrahim

Auburn Girls High School 

Nosrat Fereha

Bankstown Girls High School      

Shantelle Chand

Bankstown North Public School  

Imran Kabbah

Bankstown Public School 

Fiona Fuong

Bankstown Senior College           

Tiara Adelianty

Bankstown West Public School   

Isaac El Rez

Bass High School   

Jack Pragnell

Bass Hill Public School     

Hassan Mougarbel

Berala Public School         

Marina Demidov

Birrong Boys High School

Jun Liang

Birrong Girls High School 

Sarah Al Helfy

Birrong Public School        

Zaina Rouqa

Caroline Chisholm School           

Patrick McGrath

Chester Hill High School  

Kim Song Huynh

Chester Hill Public School

Olivia Wong

Christ the King School      

Amelia Bellamy

Condell Park Christian School    

Mariam Bengamine Beshere

Condell Park High School

Khaled El Abd

George Bass School          

Jacinta Carroll

Georges Hall Public School         

Aneeqah Khan

Georges River Grammar School  

Breanne Greer

Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School

Elizabeth Brown

LaSalle Catholic College  

Harriet Owusu

LaSalle Catholic College  

Julie-Anne Habak

Milperra Public School      

Emily Moubarak

Mount St Joseph     

Madison Mactal

Regents Park Christian School   

Tori Oreshkin

Regents Park Public School        

Hifza Naveed

Rowland Hassall School   

Yasmin Cassidy

Salamah College    

Abdulrahman Noureddine

Salamah College    

Zainab Jalloh

Sefton Infants School        

Ayah Haddad

Sir Joseph Banks

Rebecca Lo

St Brendan's Catholic Primary School   

Marko Matanovic

St Euphemia College         

Margarita Gianna

St Felix Catholic Primary School 

Antonio Elaro

St John's Catholic Primary School          

Prisha Pradham

St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School

George Aleamotua

St Mary's Catholic Primary School          

Amelia Estephan

St Peter Chanel Primary School  

Joel Parkinson

Trinity Catholic College     

Cidnie Rose Dela Rosa

Villawood East Public School      

Tiesha Hedges

Wattawa Heights Public School  

Khadijah Habbouche

Yagoona Public School    

Saba Ghosn