Rotary Club of Pakenham Grade 6 Awards:
Charles Hicks was the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Pakenham when it was established in 1961. At the time he was Principal of the Pakenham Consolidated School.
After his death the club decided to honour his memory with The Charles Hicks Award to be presented to a student from each grade 6 at the Pakenham Consolidate School.  The students receive a certificate and funding to assist with their transition to Secondary School.
The first Awards were made in 1989. Since then other local Primary Schools have been offered similar awards for a grade 6 student.  These are not known as Charles Hicks Awards and the schools are able to nominate the title of the award.
In all cases the schools set the criteria and nominate the awardees. The Awards are presented each year at the School’s Grade 6 Graduation or Presentation ceremony.
In Rotary we aim to encourage the development of and acknowledge the achievement of the young members of our community.  All members of the Rotary Club of Pakenham extent their congratulations to all Grade 6 Graduates and wish them well for their future. 
Awards for 2019 were presented to:
John Henry Primary School  
“All Round Excellence”:
Sankeerat Kaur
Lakeside College
Poppy Burgmann
Lakeside Primary School  
“All Round Excellence”:
Ayomi Herath Mudiyanselage
Minaret College
“All Round Excellence”:
Jannah Dzulazwan
Nar Nar Goon Primary School
Chilli Barrett
Officer Primary School
“Academic Excellence”:
Nicholas Ball
Pakenham Consolidated School  
“Charles Hicks All Round Excellence Awards”:
Taj Prasad, Hula Taito, Austyn Flemming, Jackson Hooper.
Pakenham Hills Primary School
Anna Nguyen
Pakenham Primary School
Mitchell Heathershaw
Pakenham Springs Primary School –
Scarlett Smith
St. Brigid’s Catholic Primary School –
Blade Anderson
St. Clare’s Catholic Primary School –
Yousef Lado
St James Catholic Primary School
Sean Zimmerling-Leaver
St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School –
“All Round Excellence”
Dana Hibberson
Pakenham Consolidated School Charles Hicks Award recipients Austyn Flemming, Jackson Hooper, Taj Prasad, Hula Taito with Rotarian Terry Williams