Ms JO HAYLEN (Summer Hill)—I warmly congratulate Cynthia Bacon, proud mum of Sophia and Olivia at Marrickville West Public School, who has been named Public School Parent of the Year at this year's Public Education Foundation Awards.

The award acknowledges parents, guardians and caregivers who have made a significant contribution to their local NSW public school community.

Cynthia is a pillar of the Marrickville West Primary School P & C, giving over 700 hours to helping out as the class parent for her daughter's classes, at school carwashes, discos and Election Day fundraisers.

Cynthia has helped deliver the ground-breaking "Conversation with Kids" literacy program, assisted with reading and craft groups, as well as helping co-ordinate carnivals, book clubs and other events.

Cynthia has wrapped hundreds of easter egg gifts, been responsible for the costuming and make up for many school productions, as well as volunteering at the school canteen.

I am exhausted just thinking about it!

I am so grateful and proud of all the parents and guardians who give their time to P&C's and P&F's across the Summer Hill electorate and offer my special congratulations to Cynthia on this incredible achievement.