Aussie of the Month
Aussie of the Month is an awards program for Tasmanian primary schools that recognises personal endeavour, achievement and contribution to the community.
It is an awards program with a difference as it recognises the values we all share as Australians - a sense of fair play, generosity of spirit, commitment to the community, participation and a genuine concern for the environment.
The Aussie of the Month Program…
- Recognises students for community work and citizenship, which can both be difficult to acknowledge through traditional academic and sporting excellence awards.
- Highlights to students what it means to be Australian.
- Provides a relevant prompt for teacher-led discussions about the importance of good citizenship and what it means to be Australian.
- Provides a certificate and lapel pin to each Aussie of the Month award winner.
- Is a FREE program for Tasmanian primary schools.
How does it work?
Each participating school selects one student each month who exemplifies some or all of the values mentioned above to be recognised as Aussie of the Month. The student is presented with a certificate and an Aussie of the Month pin during a school assembly, which they can wear with pride on their uniform.
How many schools are involved?
Aussie of the Month took place for the first time in Tasmanian schools in 2009. In 2012, almost 100 primary schools took part from all corners of the state. With eleven months in the school calendar, over 1000 students were honoured as Aussie’s of the Month for Tasmania in 2012.
How do I get involved in the 2013 Program?
Registrations can be submitted at any time for the 2013 program. To register simply make contact with the Program Contact listed below or complete and return this registration form.
Aussie of the Month is an initiative of the Tasmanian Government’s Australia Day Program.
Australia Day Program
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Phone (03) 6270 5477