Andy Vuong of Grade 5 at Knox Gardens Primary School, has been awarded the Aston Shield by Federal Member of Parliament, Alan Tudge MP, at a school assembly this week.
Andy, who was presented with an engraved shield, has also been added to the Knox Gardens Primary School’s perpetual shield.
The Aston Shield is awarded annually to students who have demonstrated pride in their school, embraced school life, have a positive and enthusiastic attitude and are sensitive and aware of the needs of others.
Presenting the award, Mr Tudge described Andy as a student who has been extremely competent, highly motivated and who has demonstrated consistent interest in learning and other students.
“Andy displays a positive attitude to learning. He works confidently and efficiently at all work tasks and he assumes responsibility well and has a sensitive, caring attitude toward others.
“The Aston Shield acknowledges those students who are quiet achievers who are always ready to assist fellow students when necessary, often without teacher direction. Andy has demonstrated these characteristics and has also shown us that he leads by example, possesses leadership qualities and is a good role model and valued class member,” Mr Tudge said.
Five other students who were presented with special recognition certificates for their nomination for the Award.
The Aston Shield is available to all schools in the Aston electorate. This year 37 schools will participate in this special citizenship recognition award over the coming weeks.