Pierre de Coubertin Award: 2015
The Australian Olympic Committee invites you to select one student in Year 11 or 12 (year 10 for Central schools or Junior Colleges) to receive the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award this year, which celebrates the Olympic spirit and the ideals of sport and sportsmanship.
The Award is named after Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the Modern Olympics, who believed international sports competitions between athletes from different countries would promote a more peaceful world. In addition, the Olympic ideals motivate and encourage all young people to strive for their personal best. The Award is not intended to reward elite performance, but to recognize the student who, through their participation in sport, demonstrates attributes of fair play and respect for others.
Commencing in NSW in 1993, the Award now encompasses all States and Territories of Australia. The Northern Territory schools are an important part of this network, and as no nominations have been received to date, we encourage you to nominate one student who meets the criteria on the enclosed application form or via the online nomination system. You can find education resources and lesson plans (free to download), as well as daily updates on our athletes on the AOC Olympic Education website: http://education.olympics.com.au
As the Northern Territory does not have an Olympic Council, all nominations will be processed by the New South Wales Olympic Council, on behalf of the Australian Olympic Committee. There is no closing date for N.T. schools, but we would strongly recommend that nominations are received by the end of November. This will allow sufficient time for a certificate to be forwarded to your school for presentation at a suitable occasion before the end of the year.
The nomination process went on-line last year. Further information is located at http://education.olympics.com.au and also attached with the Pierre de Coubertin Award nomination forms. Please do not hesitate to contact myself by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Burston at email@example.com if you have any further queries. I look forward to receiving your nomination and thank you for your support of this Olympic initiative.