St Joseph’s Catholic School Finley student Zane Sibraa was selected as a finalist in the Interrelate ‘Say No To Bullying’ poster competition recently.
The 2019 competition attracted more than 4000 school children Australia wide with the five year-old being one of only 40 students selected as a finalist.
The finalists were each invited to attend an awards ceremony at Government House in Sydney on Friday, June 21.
Zane attended the Government House event, along with his parents Mistie and Cameron, for the ceremony and morning tea.
The Finley student also had the opportunity to meet NSW Governor Margaret Beazley.
Mrs Sibraa said it was a ‘‘very exciting’’ time for Zane.
‘‘We were actually a little bit late as we got lost on the way there,’’ she said with a laugh.
‘‘We arrived just as they started the National Anthem so it wasn’t too bad.
‘‘It was all very official with police at the gate, the CEO of Interrelate and the NSW Governor all there.
‘‘Zane was presented with a special pack of goodies and enjoyed the morning tea at Government House.
‘‘I think it’s something he will look back on when he is older and realise what a big achievement it is... he was one of, if not the youngest recipient there.
‘‘We’re extremely proud of him and glad he had a great ‘holiday in Sydney’.’’
Zane’s poster was completed at the school, with all St Joseph’s students entering the competition.
This also gave the honour of St Joseph’s School Finley being just one of six schools nationwide that was rewarded with 100 per cent participation.