The 2017 Morialta Citizenship Award winners we are honoured to talk about include, from Athelstone school, Jaxson Cools and Sofia Quaglia, two students who enjoy working as part of a team. They act as mentors for their younger peers in a year 6 and 7 class. From Basket Range Primary School, I honour Madeline Stephenson, who undertook to raise money to purchase robots for her class and did so by gaining sponsors for her participation in the City to Bay Fun Run, raising hundreds of dollars as part of her volunteer work for the school.
Birdwood High School nominated Eliza McCarthy, and we acknowledge her work. She is a student who has always participated in school and extra curricular activities and represents Birdwood High School in the community. Birdwood Primary School nominated Rebecca Holder, an outstanding student, a school leader and a leader in the school’s peace team. She is a singer in the senior choir and a dancer, and she supports younger students in the school.
Charles Campbell College junior school nominated Luka Zollo, an exemplary student in all areas of social and academic learning. He is someone who not only seeks to better his own accomplishments but also supports others. Charles Campbell College middle school nominated Miel Ancheta, a student who excels in many areas academically and who takes time to help others in their learning. She is respectful, a support for new students and a volunteer buddy for other students and in extra curricular activities. The senior school at Charles Campbell College nominated Lachlan Wallace for the Morialta Citizenship Awards. He is an outstanding student who volunteers his time in the community and supports those around him.
Domino Servite College in Mount Torrens nominated Heidi Trinkle, a student who has provided service to the school community, support for other students and who has a positive attitude and is consistently respectful of all teachers and peers. Gumeracha Primary School nominated Liam Edmunds, a conscientious student and a role model for others who displays good citizenship by assisting younger students and helping out with jobs around the school. Gumeracha Primary School also nominated Brayden Lee, a very confident and helpful member of the class who uses his skills in all areas of the curriculum. Brayden also participates in a range of community activities and the Christmas concert.
Highbury Primary School nominated Andrew Wong and Ashton Platt. Andrew Wong is a member of many of the school's committee groups and has collaborated with his peers. He is an ambassador for the school. Ashton Platt participates in many sporting activities and is a member of the senior band and school committees and volunteers his time to help others regularly. Lenswood Primary School nominated Hannah Coulter, whose achievements we acknowledge, including her leadership skills, organisation and planning and her ability to identify goals to support other students. She also conceptualised, negotiated, organised and delivered a dance club for younger students last year. She is a role model of excellence for students in the school.
From the Lobethal Lutheran School, we acknowledge Thomas Small, a responsible school citizen who respects the views of others and is inclusive of all classmates, regardless of differing views and opinions, in his role as a school leader. Lobethal Primary School nominated Shannon Haskett and Ashwyn North, students who have always helped younger students around the school. They are also involved in the Youth Environment Council. Ashwin helped organise an environmental project within the school grounds.
The Norwood Morialta High School nominee this year is Nahalina Yu, a very deserving winner in a long line of Morialta Citizenship Award winners from the school. The Norwood Morialta middle school winner of the award last year was Bisma Changez, a student significantly worthy for her support for others in the community. Paradise Primary School nominated Parniyan Mehranjani, a sports day captain, who helps organise and prepare school sports teams for events such as SAPSASA interschool sports. She has many achievements in the classroom and is a good role model for younger students. At Rostrevor College, the Speaker presented the award to Carter Smith, a worthy student and citizenship award winner.
Stradbroke School nominated Lauren Daly, Ebony Morton, Oliver Reilly and Charlie Haynes, all leaders in the school. They are on the senior executive team, are traffic monitors, canteen monitors and sports shed monitors. Thorndon Park Primary School nominated Thomas Tsouvalas, who has made a great contribution to the school as a whole. He is an ambassador, getting involved in special events at the school. He does his best to cooperate and collaborate with others and is a sports day leader.
Uraidla Primary School nominated Samuel Johansen, a student recognised for his contribution to the wider community through active involvement with the Uraidla Show. He spent days after school and around the show helping set up and helping other volunteers. All these young men and women in our schools in Morialta are deserving winners of the Morialta Citizenship Awards, and I am very pleased to give credit to them on this occasion.