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Students celebrated at Governor’s Civics Awards

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 00

Six students and 2 school groups have been recognised for their outstanding work and civic involvement in the Governor’s Civics in Schools Awards at a formal ceremony held at Government House yesterday.  

The competition officially launched last year and invited year 5 students from across the state to share their thoughts on South Australia’s history. 

Winning entrants discussed South Australia’s history to share an appreciation for the state’s multicultural and diverse social landscape. 

Schools were also asked to nominate groups of students who demonstrated outstanding civic involvement. The winning groups were recognised for their community spirit and environmental activities within their school.  
2019 Governor’s Civics in Schools Awardees: 

Individual category

  • Clara Mills: Bellevue Heights Primary School
  • Rhys Heinrich: Central Yorke School – Maitland Campus
  • Sebastian Higham: Christian Brothers College
  • Huon Ley: Kangaroo Island Community Education
  • Noah Fitton: Victor Harbor R-7 School
  • Rui-Xi Xing: Wilderness School 

Group category

  • Christian Brothers College Environment Group
  • Kapunda Primary School Community Choir  

The 2020 awards program will be available to all students from years 5 to 12 in Government, Catholic Education and Independent schools and will involve Individual, Group and School categories.  

Information on the Governor’s Civics in Schools Awards can be found on the Department for Education’s website

Quotes attributable to Executive Director Learning Improvement, Susan Cameron 

The Governor’s Civics in Schools Awards program is an exciting new initiative on the education calendar. It has received positive responses from education authorities, schools, historical agencies and community groups since it was launched in August last year. 

The program provides young South Australians with an opportunity to develop their capacity and awareness around the contexts that have helped form our state and the values that underpin our democracy. 

I encourage all students in year 5 to 12 to talk to their teachers about participating in this year’s program.