Primary schools prepare for new year of rewarding active citizenship

  • 23 February 2022

As primary schools settle into a new year, Australian students are being recognised for their active citizenship throughout the country through Aussie of the Month.

More than 1,200 schools now participate in the program nationwide, reaching a student population of approximately 380,000.​

Running from February to November each year, Aussie of the Month celebrates students who display Australian values such as respect, inclusion, mateship and fair go for all.

Aussie of the Month is delivered by the National Australia Day Council in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs and is supported by Pilot Pen Australia.

“Active citizenship is about getting involved in your local community and displaying values such as respect, inclusion and helping others,” says Brett White, Assistant Secretary of the Department’s Citizenship Policy Branch. “The Department of Home Affairs is proud to encourage and recognise young Australians who exemplify these values through our sponsorship of this program.”

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