Today I ask the House to recognise Luke Elsegood of Salamander Bay, the winner of my 2017 Port Stephens preschool Christmas card design competition.
I received a number of wonderful entries and it was difficult to pick a winner, but in the end Luke's entry won over my selection panel—my children.
Luke, who is five years old, was a student at the beautiful Karingal Preschool in Nelson Bay. I thank Luke for his winning entry and encourage him to continue making great art.
I also commend the other finalists—Holly from Raymond Terrace, Rory from Shoal Bay, Arabella from Nelson Bay and April from Soldiers Point.
I thank the preschools that participated, especially Raymond Terrace Community Preschool and Karingal Preschool in Nelson Bay.
I wish all of last year's preschool students well with their future schooling. I thank all of the wonderful teachers and educators at all of the beautiful preschools and long day care services across Port Stephens, who support children to be all that they can be every day.