With an easy smile, a determined attitude and a love for his work, it is not hard to see why Peter was nominated for a Shine award.
The Rotary Shine Awards night boasted its largest ever attendance and field of winners at the Wagga council chambers on Thursday night.
Alan Lean, the founder of the initiative, said it was established by Wagga Rotary to acknowledge the achievements of individuals with a disability who can commit to the community by working.
Peter Bryant, 55, was just one of those winners who was nominated for his work on the grounds at Henschke Primary School and Our Lady of Fatima.
"I do mowing, weeding, watering, mowing and I put our chairs in the daycare hall for when they have mass," he said.
"I just do as much as I can. They keep me busy. There is a big area to mow, and there is lots of gardening to do."
Mr Bryant has been helping out for more than 20 years after his father gave him a hand in the early stages of employment.
"I have also helped down some new paving, new piping and the new bus stop," he said.
"All the kids say g' day to me too, and they keep me busy, so I like it.
"All the teachers are good there."
Mr Bryant's sister Jeanette Zvargulis said due to health issues, he is not able to work a full-time job, but he dedicates 110 per cent of himself to every task he is given.
"The school and the parish have managed to assist him and tailor some part-time work for him a week, and then he volunteers his time as he is able," she said.
"Through Henschke School and Lady of Fatima Parish, Peter has some purpose and a community to feel a part of. It's a win-win situation."
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Mr Bryant was surprised but thankful for the nomination.
In the nomination for the Shine Award, his employers said Mr Bryant is a great coworker who is committed to the appearance of the school and parish.
"Peter started working for Henschke Catholic Primary School in 1999 as a volunteer with his father after they moved in from their farm at Ganmain," the nomination read.
"After the sudden passing of his father in 2004, Peter undertook paid employment as a grounds and maintenance person.
"Peter is a very happy and bubbly personality who is always willing to help anyone in need."
The Shine Awards were started in 2011, and after taking a hiatus in 2018 and returned on November 28 for the official ceremony with more than 110 people filling the chamber on Thursday night.