Local Hero Tessa Forrest
Nominated in recognition of her assistance at Wattle Grove Primary School since she was very young, including with book fairs, Book Club, fundraising sausage sizzles, uniform shop and canteen duties (unpacking groceries, cleaning, recycling, preparing lunch baskets and assisting with special lunch orders). Tessa is known for never complaining, showing initiative, sharing her knowledge, and entertaining younger students with magic tricks. She fills fundraising shifts when other volunteers don’t turn up to ensure no one is left shorthanded. Her community mindedness extends to helping wildlife at Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, collecting newspapers and plant cuttings for the enrichment and feeding of the animals. Tessa has a genuine interest in the community and helping others. A silent achiever. A local hero.