On Thursday 20th February the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools Ceremony was held at the Governor’s House to recognize the individual and group recipients for 2019. The South Australian Governor, The Hon. Hieu Van Le, migrated to Australia from Vietnam to escape the turmoil and hardship of the Vietnam War. In 2019, the Governor created the Civics Awards for Schools to provide the opportunity for young South Australians to develop an understanding of the role citizenship plays in a multicultural and democratic society.
program launch

Last year saw the inaugural Year 5 Award program launch and 61 entries were submitted from across the state. Of these entries, six individual submissions were selected to win the award, one of these winners being Rhys Heinrich from Central Yorke School.

Rhys was required to respond to the prompt, ‘Why is it important for young people to know about the establishment and early years of the South Australian colony?’ In Rhys’ response he explored the cultural diversity of regional areas including the Yorke Peninsula, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.

This year the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools will be rolled out across Years 5-10 in individual, group and school categories. If your child is interested in entering in the 2020 program please contact Lauren Smith at the school. For details of the program go to:

www.education.sa.gov.au/governors-civics-awards-schools