Active citizenship rewarded in more schools

  • 24 November 2021

Aussie of the Month – the recognition program delivered by Auspire to encourage primary schools to reward active citizenship among children – has seen incredible growth during the 2021 school year.

There are now more than 1,200 schools participating in the program nationwide, reaching a student population of approximately 380,000.

Aussie of the Month celebrates students who demonstrate the principles of fair go, mateship, respect and inclusion – characteristics that have been even more important during a turbulent year of lockdowns and closures. As we near the end of the year, we look forward to welcoming more schools and students to the program after the summer break.

“In all my years of being involved with this program, I’ve never before felt such support,” said Auspire General Manager of Programs, Anne-Marie Farley. “It’s such a great way to recognise children of all abilities, as it’s focused on contribution to community rather than academic or sporting achievements. It’s particularly rewarding to see how much the Award means to students and parents, as we regularly receive comments on how great it is to receive and how hard the students work to get it.”

Find out more about Aussie of the Month at

We appreciate the support from Department of Home Affairs and Pilot Pen Australia.

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