South Australia


Announcement: Student Citizenship Awards – 2021


The SA Branch Committee of the Order of Australia Association is pleased to announce the names and schools of the students who have been recognised in the Top 10 of the Student Citizenship Awards for 2021.

Each school or college was entitled to nominate up to two students from Years 11 and/or 12 who satisfy the criteria for these prestigious awards.

The awards are intended to recognise those senior secondary students who actively engage with and contribute to school and/or local communities rather than for specific academic or sporting achievements. The Awards exemplify the Association’s objective:

 To celebrate and promote outstanding Australian citizenship

The nominations for these awards were judged by an adjudication panel on four criteria, including leadership, contributions to the school and/or community and contributions to the environment and/or community development, as well as pride in Australian citizenship.

The ten students judged most worthy will receive a ‘With Distinction’ certificate and inscribed plaque at an award ceremony at Government House to be hosted by the Governor Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC and Mr Rod Bunten. At this ceremony, the 2021 Student Citizen of the Year will be announced.

Those other students judged worthy of recognition will receive a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate signed by the Governor.

The SA Branch Chairman Tony Metcalf OAM joins with all Order of Australia Association members in congratulating each of the following Student Citizenship Award recipients who have been selected to be in the Top 10:

  • Shikofa Anguri, Thebarton Senior College
  • Riley Day, Australian Science & Mathematics School
  • Jayden Gale, Rostrevor College
  • Georgia Kehagias, Immanuel College
  • Madeleine Moss, Walford Anglican School for Girls
  • Jamieson Noutsatos, Temple Christian College
  • Kanika Singla, Mount Carmel College
  • Samuel Wabnitz, Temple Christian College
  • Charlotte Worthley, Walford Anglican School for Girls
  • Jordan Zorzi, Rostrevor College


In keeping with the aim of the Association to raise awareness about the Order of Australia and Australian citizenship in general, each school/college is encouraged to invite a member of the Association – an Australian Honours recipient – to attend a suitable school function to present the Student Citizenship Award certificate to the recipient student.

This is for both ‘With Distinction’ and ‘Highly Commended’ recipients. Arrangements for the member’s attendance will be coordinated by the Convenor in conjunction with and subject to approval from the school/college.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact :
The Convenor, Student Citizenship Awards
Mr Noel Hender OAM BEM

We thank all the participating schools for their strong support of this Branch initiative.



The Student Citizenship Award program of the Order of Australia Association SA Branch is separate from, but proudly presented in collaboration with, the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools program:


The Student Citizenship Awards program is the flagship endeavour of the SA Branch of the Order of Australia Association.

Since 2003, the Association, encouraged by school leaders, has successfully offered prestigious awards and certificates to year 11 and 12 students nominated by their respective schools and colleges, and selected by an adjudication panel as worthy of recognition for their contribution to citizenship in South Australia.

The awards – known as Student Citizenship Awards – are intended to recognise those young people who contribute broadly through voluntary service to school and/or general communities. They exemplify the Association’s objective: “To celebrate and promote outstanding Australian citizenship”.

Charlotte Mauviel from Temple Christian College (Mile End Campus)
was South Australia’s 2020 Student Citizen of the Year.

The 2020 Student Citizenship Award Top 10 recipients, with His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia (left to right): Samoda Silva (Adelaide High School); Sallee Shepherd (Unity College); Ethan White (Xavier College); Taylor Portelli (Eynesbury College); Kylan Beech (Nazareth College); Jake Meinel (Temple Christian College); Charlotte Mauviel (Temple Christian College); Gabrielle Connolly (Cardijn College); Skye Sexton (Loreto College) and Elijah Barrott-Walsh (Cardijn College), with the SA Branch Chair Mr Tony Metcalf OAM.