HUMANITY AWARD: Fred Hollows Foundation ambassador Susie O'Neil and Queensland assistant minister Jennifer Howard with Taabinga SS students Jasmine Gall, Tiarna Petersen-Jiamtsu, Tayla Rossi, Kinzie Campbell, Gabriella Bennett, Madison Searle, Eliza Humphrey and Kyra Trindall.
HUMANITY AWARD: Fred Hollows Foundation ambassador Susie O'Neil and Queensland assistant minister Jennifer Howard with Taabinga SS students Jasmine Gall, Tiarna Petersen-Jiamtsu, Tayla Rossi, Kinzie Campbell, Gabriella Bennett, Madison Searle, Eliza Humphrey and Kyra Trindall. Contributed

Students awarded for looking out for peers

A GROUP of South Burnett students were recognised for their compassion, integrity and kindness.

The nine Taabinga State School students were recognised at the Fred Hollows Humanity Award ceremony at Parliament House in Brisbane on November 8.

Teacher Stephanie Tognola said each of the students embodied compassion, integrity and kindness as they went out of their way to facilitate the wellbeing, comfort and happiness of their peers.

Student Madison Searle was nominated for volunteering her time to support Relay for Life at school and over the weekends.

"Kindness is second nature to Madison,” Ms Tognola said.

"She is friendly and considerate to all students within the school and local community.”

Fred Hollows Foundation ambassador Susie O'Neill said the awards highlighted inspirational students making a positive difference in the communities.

"To all of this year's Humanity Award recipients and to the 2018 Queensland Junior Ambassador to the foundation, I offer my warmest congratulations and my heartfelt thanks,” she said.

Assistant minister of State Jennifer Howard presented students with their certificates during the ceremony.