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Civics Awards recognise informed students


Five students from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Cabra Dominican College and St Mark’s College Port Pirie, together with a group of primary school children from Xavier College, have been recognised in the 2023 Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools.

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The awards were presented by Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC at a Government House ceremony on February 20.

Established in 2019, the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools program is a cross-sector initiative to develop student awareness and skills as active and informed citizens in a multicultural and democratic society. The initiative involves an annual competition conducted by the Department for Education and guided by the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools Reference Group.

Presented in individual, group and school categories, the awards align to essential elements of the Australian Curriculum including humanities and social sciences, English literacy, history, sustainability and civics and citizenship.

With applications open to all South Australian students from Years 5-12, the awards encourage participants to engage as active citizens in the democracy in which they live and to explore and bring attention to current societal challenges and make recommendations for change.

The 2023 Catholic school winners were: Year 7 – Agamjot Kaur, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College; Year 9 – Olivia Possingham, St Mark’s College Port Pirie; Year 10 – Daragh Hayde and Prantia Shrestha, Cabra Dominican College; Group Category (Primary) – Xavier College Gawler, students Heidi Sandery, Harper Conroy and Arabella Sok.


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