Australia Day

26 January 2015

86 days to go

Special Events

Young Aussies promoting Road Safety

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South Perth Primary School won the road safety sticker competition and a visit by the RAC Rescue Helicopter thanks to Joaquin Refrea's winning design!

To promote road safety awareness and behaviour in the school community, the RAC and ADCWA in partnership with the Fire and Emergency Services of Western Australia invited Aussie of the Month schools to enter a road safety sticker design competition.


Road Safety Sticker Design

The competition was open to all Year 4 students in schools within a 200 kilometre radius of Perth who had participated in the Aussie of the Month program within the past year.

The winning poster earned the right to receive a visit from the RAC Rescue Helicopter for their class.  Students were given a 'show and tell' of the helicopter and they were also able to inspect it up close and talk with the crew.

The competition was an effective way to engage and educate students about the importance of road safety and supports the Year 4 curriculum by giving students a platform to learn about:
  • passenger safety
  • pedestrian safety
Congratulations Joaquin - Great work!
Joaquin in the harness

Joaquin being rescued in the harness

Safety drill before helicopter arrives

Safety Drill before the helicopter lands 

Joaquin and his family with RAC Helicopter

Joaquin and his family enjoy the RAC helicopter visit

June 2011 - Excelsior Primary School

Another great Aussie of the Month visit by WA Young Australian of the Year, Clint Heal.  This time Excelsior Primary School were the hosts and pictured here are all of the Aussie of the Month winners so far in 2011.
Clint spoke about the importance of being sun-smart and encouraged all the students to strive for their dreams and not to forget to help others along the way.
Congratulations to everyone.
Clint also made time to visit the Year 6/7 group who had been working on their "Hall of Heroes" and had featured Clint as one of their Heroes.
Each of the students had made a Hero Postcard for Clint with a personalised message highlighting how his story had inspired them.
A great morning was had by all.

May 2011 - Karrinyup Primary School

WA Young Australian of the Year 2011, Clinton Heal visited Karrinyup Primary School to present the May Aussie of the Month Award winners with their badges and certificates.
Clinton spoke to all the students at their special "Harry Potter" themed Assembly and told them how important it is to be considerate and help others.
Clinton is seen here with the outstanding winners for May - Rosie-May Proudlove (Yr2), Samuel Proudlove (Yr4) and Milly Foster (Yr6).
Rosie-May and Samuel both gave up a considerable amount of time during their recent school holidays to help out at an orphanage in Fiji and Milly was rewarded for setting such a great example by encouraging others and continually exhibiting a love of learning.
Congratualtions to you all.

Jessica Watson, Young Australian of the Year drops in!

Young Australian of the Year 2011, Jessica Watson recently dropped in to the Australia Day Council of WA office to say hello and give her support to the Aussie of the Month Program.
Jessica is looking forward to returning to WA later this year and presenting the Aussie of the Month Award to some lucky and well deserving students.
Jessica's photo is featured on the 2011 Aussie of the Month Certificate.

July 2010 - North Cottesloe Primary School

Young Australian of the Year 2010, Corporal Mark Donaldson VC visited North Cottesloe Primary School to present their Aussie of the Month Award.  All the children were so excited to meet such a true Aussie Hero.
Corporal Donaldson was featured on the 2010 Aussie of the Month Certificate together with a message encouraging all students to always try their best.