Pierre de Coubertin
The Pierre de Coubertin Awards are named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games. The Awards take place on an annual basis and recognise senior secondary students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities.
All secondary government and non government schools are invited to nominate one recipient for the Pierre de Coubertin Award each year (only) from year 10, 11 or 12.
Each nominee must participate actively in the school’s physical education program with a consistently positive attitude. At some stage during years 8-12 the nominee must have represented the school in either swimming, athletics or cross country and at least two other competitive sports. A piece of original art work (for example – poetry, songs, paintings etc) which illustrates the student’s appreciation of the Olympic Movement must also be submitted.
2013 Award Recipients
Congratulations to the following students who received the award in 2013.
|Daniella Stoch||Carmel School|
|Nicholas Crane||Esperence Senior High School|
|Hayden Walker||Wesley College|
|Chante Du Randt||Irene McCormack Catholic College|
|Danica Burnett||St Brigid's College|
|Annabelle Standing||Penrhos College|
|Sam Kennelly||South Fremantle Senior High School|
|Jazmin Nash||Kelmscott Senior High School|
|Ashtyn Cowie||John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School|
|Taylor Collard||Kolbe Catholic College|
|Bryanna Farkas||Armadale Senior High School|
|Georgie Carey||Methodist Ladies College|
|Megan McKay||St Mary's Anglican Girls School|
|Joe Handscombe||Broome Senior High School|
|Emily Jackson||Prendiville Catholic College|
|Teigan Lawrence||Geraldton Senior College|
|Mitchell Henderson||Northam Senior High School|
|Abdul Kamara||Hamilton Senior High School|
|Callum Sly||Georgiana Molloy Anglican School|
|Manon Gebauer||Perth College|
|Tarinah Nazaroff||Duncraig Senior High School|
|Natasja Reicheld||Mandurah Baptist College|
|Gemma Boxall||Kulin District High School|
|Ann-Mae Booth||Foundation Christian College|
|Poppy Schwass||Lynwood Senior High School|
|Hannah Green||Como Secondary College|
|Alistair Baker||Christ Church Grammar School|
|Richard Thomas||Carey Baptist College|
|Trevlin Iyer||Southern River College|
|Scott McCagh||Guildford Grammar|
|Marlee Mickle||Rockingham Senior High School|
|Frazer Gerrard||Shenton College|
Nomination Forms & Information Pack
For more information, or to register your schools interest for 2016 please contact the Western Australian Olympic Council on (08) 9440 4211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Baron Pierre de Coubertin was born in Paris in 1863 and was personally involved in fencing, rowing and cycling. His visits to British “public” schools resulted in a lifelong interest in trying to get the heavily academic French schools to take up more sports-oriented curricula. As an educational theorist, de Coubertin was convinced of the importance of sport for the development of the individual. He believed that the qualities of initiative, teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play should be encouraged in young people who participated in sports and competitive games.