House debates

Thursday, 30 November 2023

Statements by Members

Reid Electorate: Schools

1:54 pm

Photo of Sally SitouSally Sitou (Reid, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

It's school presentation season, and I have 45 wonderful schools in my electorate. Since I've been the member for Reid, I been awarding the Sally Sitou Friendship Award to students who show care and support to their classmates. At school presentations, we often recognise the brighter students, those who are great leaders, sportspeople and students who are creative. I came up with the friendship award because I wanted to recognise the kindest students. Thanks to all the primary and high schools in Reid who have nominated students for a friendship award—students who have worked to make their school community a wonderfully welcoming place. I look forward to popping round to as many schools as I can over the next few weeks to hand out these awards.

There are two students in particular that I wanted to mention here. Year 6 student Ankhiluun Amgalanbat from Concord West Public School helps translate for other Mongolian students, making them feel welcomed and cared for at the school. Year 9 student Noah Capaldi from St Patrick's Catholic college in Strathfield trekked to Everest Base Camp this year to raise money for the Sydney women's hospital. Thanks to Ankhiluun and Noah and all the other amazing students who are receiving a Sally Sitou Friendship Award for their generosity of spirit.


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