School volunteer recognised 

Commonwealth Bank customer service representative Justine Pielli presented parent volunteer Joanne Heise with flowers, a card to recognise her efforts running the school banking program at Saint Patrick's Parish School for the last seven years.

Mrs Pielli said the Commonwealth Banking program aims to teach children financial literacy.

"The banking program teaches the students to save money and the school gets a percentage of everything that is banked," Mrs Pielli said.

The school also gets a commission for every student account that is opened.

Joanne Heise said there were 86 student bankers at the school and they earned tokens for rewards for their savings.

"They get different rewards depending their savings.

"The get tokens every week and depending on how many tokens they accumulate they can cash them in for rewards like handballs, lunch boxes, and back packs." Mrs Heise said.

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