Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Former Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women's Interests; Youth

    Nominations open for Positive Image Award

    29/06/2012 12:00 AM
    • Outstanding WA secondary school students to be recognised
    • All enrolled secondary students eligible
    Teachers, student councils and individual secondary students are urged to nominate an outstanding secondary student for this year’s Positive Image Awards.

    Opening the nominations today, Youth Minister Robyn McSweeney said the awards, first introduced in 1998, recognised the contributions made by secondary students throughout the State.

    “There are many Western Australian students who set positive examples and are exemplary role models to their peers. It is vital these students are acknowledged,” Mrs McSweeney said.

    “For more than a decade these awards have worked to enhance the community’s perception of our young people, and I expect the 2012 nominees and winners to do the same.”

    Secondary schools are encouraged to nominate a school ambassador, who will then be entered into the Positive Image Award and be in the running to become the region ambassador for their education region.

    The Minister said she was looking for students who were involved in youth projects and activities, and for those who inspired other students through their work. 
    Fact File
    • Applications close 5pm on Friday, September 28
    • Kits also available from http://www.communities.wa.gov.au or phone 6551 8700
    • Each school can run its own selection to choose its ambassador
    • A regional ambassador will be chosen for the Goldfields, Kimberley, Mid-West, Pilbara, South-West, Wheatbelt, North Metropolitan & South Metropolitan educational regions
    • State Govt also sponsors the WA Youth Awards, which acknowledge outstanding young people in the State
    • The awards are run by the Department for Communities and sponsored by the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia
    Minister's office  - 6552 6500