Thursday, 21 November 2013

Aussie of the Month Program 2014 - registrations now open

Contact: Australia Day Program, Communications & Marketing Unit, DPAC
P: 6270 5472 E: australiaday@dpac.tas.gov.au

Location: Statewide
The program runs throughout 2014            Registrations close: 20 December 2013

Intended Audience: All school teachers

This unique awards program is FREE for all Tasmanian schools and focusses on recognising students who exemplify the values we all share as Australians including a sense of fair play, generosity of spirit, commitment to the community, participation and a genuine concern for the environment.

Registrations are now open for the 2014 Aussie of the Month Program.

The program saw the good work of over 1,000 Tasmanian students recognised during 2013. A FREE program for all Tasmanian schools, here's what some this year's participants had to say...

"Aussie of the Month acknowledges our young citizens for their community spirit. It motivates other students to achieve their own goals and contribute to the school community." Windermere Primary School

"This program enables us to recognise students of all ages, who always try to do the right thing, are a good friend to others and are respectful to all. They 'have a go' and are not necessarily the smartest or the best athlete but consistently do their best." Evandale Primary School

"At a formal assembly every month we recognise the positive role models in our school. Students just love the badges." Sprent Primary School

The Aussie of the Month Program focusses on recognising students who exemplify the values we all share as Australians including a sense of fair play, generosity of spirit, commitment to the community, participation and a genuine concern for the environment. The Program also allows teachers to engage in classroom discussions about the values and what it means to be a good Australian citizen - be that in the school ground, the local community or the whole nation.

During a school assembly your chosen Aussie of the Month student is presented with a certificate and a badge to wear with pride on their uniform. We also send you a poster to showcase the names of your recognised students throughout the year.

To register, please complete the attached form and return it via email to australiaday@dpac.tas.gov.au or mail to
Australia Day Program,
Department of Premier and Cabinet,
GPO Box 123, Hobart Tasmania 7001

Registrations close on the last day of the teaching year: Friday 20 December 2013.

You will receive an email to confirm your registration and the resource packs, including certificates, badges and poster, will be mailed out at the start of the new school year.