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2012 School Awards Announced
Congratulations to all the school award recipients!
Check out the Award Winners Interactive Map on the NAB Schools First website.
2012 Student Awards Announced
Congratulations to the 10 outstanding student-led school-community partnership ideas which have today been announced as the 2012 NAB Schools First Student Award winners.
The winning schools will be rewarded with $5,000 to implement the school-community partnership idea, as well as support from the NAB Schools First team. Each winning student will receive an Apple iPad.
The 2012 NAB Schools First Student Award winners are:
- Mikaylah Fogarty from Merici College (ACT)
Mikaylah has come up with an idea to implement a recycling system in her school. She is part of the school’s Environmental Sustainability Team, which is a volunteer group designed to promote sustainability within the school.
- Bronte Wilson and Sarah Gardiner from Kincoppal-Rose BaySchool of the Sacred Heart (NSW)
Bronte and Sarah would like to introduce a project into the school’s curriculum to educate students about philanthropy. They intend to define the practice, learn about the history and research the benefits of engaging in philanthropic activities.
- James Ryatt and Justin Canning from Clifton State High School (QLD)
James and Justin’s idea is to establish a school-based branch of the Clifton Lions Club called the Alpha Leos Club. In setting up the Alpha Leos Club, the boys hope to address a need to involve students in their rural community.
- Jack Boughton from John Paul College (QLD)
Jack has come up with the idea to engage with the elderly residents in a local aged care unit, Tall Trees. He would like to invite the residents into his school on a regular basis to join the classes and tell students stories of their lives and experiences.
- Rachel Flint and Madison Wilson from Wynyard High School (TAS)
Rachel and Madison’s idea is to start a Breakfast Club at their school. They have proposed a partnership with local businesses to provide a free breakfast for students and staff, giving everyone a healthy start to the day.
- Theodore Antoniadis and Ben Henderson from Drysdale Primary School (VIC)
Students from Drysdale Primary School visit the residents at Drysdale Grove retirement home every Tuesday, learning to knit, play billiards and play new card games. Theodore and Ben’s idea is to give back to the residents by teaching them how to use an iPad.
- Paula and Jade Hubben from Mooroolbark College (VIC)
Paula and Jade would like to implement a bi-weekly Running Group into the school’s extra-curricular activities. The aim is to provide a fun, social environment in which to participate in exercise while learning how to address issues related to heart disease.
- Michelle Nguyen and Austin Lai from St Albans Heights Primary School (VIC)
Michelle and Austin’s idea is to start a Holiday Club at the new stadium at their new stadium. They proposed a partnership with Brimbank Council who would assist in the establishment and running of the program.
- Ayel Akot from Wesley College (VIC)
Ayel would like to implement a weekly Zumba dance class for girls into her school’s curriculum. She has identified several issues that are specific to girls in her school, such as being stressed and having less self-confidence than their male peers.
- Luke Belcher and Connor Garbet from Challis Primary School (WA)
Luke and Connor would like to build a fishpond, seating area and a sustainable garden on their school grounds. They plan to use recycled materials to create this space.
Applications were of an extremely high standard and the originality of school-community partnership ideas from students was outstanding.
Now in its second year, the NAB Schools First Student Award gives a voice to students and recognises and rewards their ideas for school-community partnerships.
Thank you to every student from across Australia who submitted an application and congratulations to all of our award winners.