Aussie of the Month is a primary school recognition program encouraging and recognising active citizenship and supporting the civics and citizenship curriculum and your own school values.
It’s been in operation for over twenty years and recognises thousands of children each year for their personal endeavour, achievement and contribution to the community and reflects some of the values we share, such as fair go, mateship, respect and inclusion.
Aussie of the Month is delivered by the same network that presents the Australian of the Year Awards. The Australian of the Year Awards profile leading citizens who are role models for us all, who inspire us through their achievements and community participation, and challenge us to make our own contribution to the community.
Aussie of the Month reflects similar values, aims to encourage an appreciation of the diversity and depth of personal contribution and achievement possible within your school, and bring about increased concern and consideration for all members of the school community.
Many schools have successfully integrated Aussie of the Month into their civics and citizenship curriculum by using the program to generate discussion about participation and involvement outside of the school community and for communities in need.