By Brendan Rees
Cranbourne West Primary School has presented their O’Brien Community Award to five students for their excellent attitude and behaviour.
The O’Brien Community Awards are awarded to students each term, which recognises students who show excellent behaviour and attitude
The winners for term three were Jake (prep), Sana (junior school), Erin (middle school) Jamall (senior school) and Frazier (specialists program).
One student from each class was also awarded the Principals Award, which is handed out to students who uphold the school’s values of learn, trust, respect and sense of humour.
The recipients of the O’Brien Community Awards were invited onto the stage to receive their certificate and a $20 Coles Myer gift voucher from Chris Trickey of Cranbourne O’Brien Real Estate at an assembly held on Friday 12 October.
All award recipients and their family members were invited to share morning tea with the principal Andrew Bergmeier, and have their photos taken.
Mr Bergmeier said it was great to see its students grow through the school’ values.
“As a school we have the highest regard for these awards because they provide students with a small recognition each term that their positive effort and behaviour are recognised and rewarded,” he said.
“Students enjoy assisting one another, working cooperatively with staff and striving to continually improve in all aspects of their learning and development.”
Award winner, Frazier said “I was surprised and very happy when I learned that I was getting the O’Brien Community Award. Mum was really proud of me for being selected for this award for having an excellent attitude and behaviour.”
Jamall’s mum, Jo said “My husband and I are very proud each and every time our boys have received one of these awards. Jamall has received the O’Brien Community Award twice and when Shariq received his we were, like ‘wow'”.
Seth’s mum, Kirsty said the awards gave children a sense of achievement and “how much they put into their work.”