THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA ASSOCIATION
SOUTH AUSTRALIA BRANCH
PATRON : His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia
2019 STUDENT CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
Invitation to Nominate
Nominations are now invited for the 2019 Student Citizenship Awards. Each school or college is entitled to nominate up to two students from Years 11 and/or 12 who satisfy the criteria listed on the nomination form for these prestigious awards. Nominations for this year will close on Friday May 10, 2019. (Note the closing date is 1 week earlier than advised in previous communications).
Please note: Students nominated from past years are eligible to be renominated but any of these students who were received at Government House previously, will be ranked only on achievements since that recognition.
The awards are intended to recognise those young people who contribute broadly to school and/or general communities rather than for specific academic or sporting achievements. The Awards exemplify the Association’s objective “to foster love of and pride in Australian citizenship”
All nominations received are considered by an adjudication panel and those students judged worthy of recognition will receive a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate signed by His Excellency the Governor of South Australia and Patron of this Branch of the Association.
The ten students judged most worthy, will also be invited to receive a special plaque at an award ceremony, hosted by His Excellency at Government House later in the year. At this ceremony, the 2019 Student Citizen of the Year will be announced.
In keeping with the aim of the Association to raise awareness about The Order of Australia, each school / college will be encouraged to invite a member of the Association – an Australian Honours recipient – to attend a suitable school function, probably in term 4, to present the Student Citizenship Award certificate to the recipient student. Arrangements for the member’s attendance will be coordinated by the Convenor in conjunction with and subject to approval from the school / college.
The assessment for student nominations worthy to receive a Student Citizenship Award will be based on the criteria set out in the nomination form. Please note that the criteria differ slightly from previous years and therefore nomination forms from preceding years should NOT be used for 2019.
THE NOMINATION FORM FOR 2019 WILL BE FOUND ON THE
Order of Australia Association (SA Branch) website at https://www.theorderofaustralia.asn.au/sa/school-awards/
On behalf of the Association, I look forward to receiving your nomination/s by May 10, 2019.
Noel Hender OAM, BEM
Convenor, Student Citizenship Awards