How it works
Aussie of the Month is easy to implement in your school. Once you have signed up and selected your school coordinator, you will receive your free recipient kit. Then each month you follow a four-stage process as follows:
Teachers and students can nominate the monthly recipient from their class using the downloaded nomination form. We recommend this is done mid-month for an end of month assembly.
The nominated Aussie of the Month Coordinator collects the nominations and shortlists for the selection. The selection process is flexible with ideas including the Principal making the selection, letting the Year 6 Leadership students select as part of their leadership duties, or a committee of parents, teachers or members from the community forming a monthly selection panel. It's up to the school to decide what works for you.
Once a month at the regular assembly, one Aussie of the Month Award is presented.
Be sure to send home with the student a notification form so that family and friends can arrange to be at the assembly. The selected student receives their certificate, stationery gift and lapel pin at the assembly.
Schools are offered the opportunity to request a Local Hero or Young Australian of the Year alumni to join your assembly when you present the award. Participating schools are encouraged to provide videos and photos to share in our Gallery that showcases Aussies of the Month. Participating schools are also encouraged to share and promote via your own social media, website and school newsletters.