On 12 December 2019, in front of a crowd of over 300 people, I held a special presentation ceremony for the 2019 Kooyong Student Prize at Balwyn High School. Students from local schools in Kooyong were acknowledged for excellence in academic and extra-curricular pursuits, leadership, commitment to upholding school values, and strengthening the community at large. Each year, two students are nominated from each school by their school principals to receive the award.
Education is a vital part of Australia’s future and we are fortunate in Kooyong to have one of the most significant academic and educational hubs in Australia. We are home to more than 50 schools and over 35,000 students. I applaud each school and congratulate every recipient for being recognised for their individual strengths, skills and efforts.
I wish all recipients the best of luck in their future and urge all of Kooyong’s students to continue to serve our community and strive for excellence.