BEELIAR resident Stephen Heron has received an Order of Australia medal.
Mr Heron received the honour for his service to children through social and emotional wellbeing programs.
He founded the Build Up Zone program, empowering primary school kids to develop life skills, established the Nurture Works Foundation, is an author and a chaplain at Beeliar Primary School.
Mr Heron, who spoke to the Gazette from the US where is on holiday, was humbled by the honour.
“I never in a million years thought the likes of me would receive an Order of Australia medal,” he said.