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.
At the monthly assembly, the Aussie of the Month is presented with their certificate, stationery gift and lapel badge. Make the occasion even more special with a virtual visit from an Australian of the Year Alumnus!
TIP: Notify the student's family beforehand so that they can be there.
Send us your photos and videos so we can include them in our Gallery and on Facebook to showcase our Aussies of the Month. We encourage you to share on your own social media, website and school newsletters.
Do you want an Australian of the Year Local Hero to help present the award? Enquire about a Local Hero visit here.