2021 Deadly Kids Awards

2021 sees our first year of presenting our Deadly Kids Awards online. Today, we acknowledge and celebrate 109 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Metropolitan South Operational Directorate who have demonstrated achievement in various areas such as attendance, engagement, academic achievement and leadership.

The Online Ceremony

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Thank you to our participating schools for their generous support.

We would also like to thank:

  • Booktopia Books Publishers Australia
  • Jarin Street
  • Our talented performers and student speakers
  • Our special guests, parents, carers, directors, principals, staff, friends and family who joined in today
  • And of course, our DEADLY students!

Until next year stay safe and stay deadly!

The Deadly Kids Awards celebrate and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Metro South Operational Directorate, who have demonstrated achievement in various areas including: attendance, engagement, academic achievement and leadership.

The Aunty Fay Carroll Memorial Award recognises an Aboriginal employee of the NSW Department of Education who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving Aboriginal educational outcomes for all students, schools and community.

Congratulations to all the nominees in the Aunty Fay Carroll Memorial Award category.

This prestigious tribute is awarded to one finalist determined by a panel of an Aboriginal Education Consultative Group member (AECG), Aboriginal community member and an Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer representative.

A special thank you to the panel members: Aunty Barb Simms-Keeley, Narelle Daniels and Calita Murray.

The Gamarada Award recognises outstanding non-Aboriginal staff members who demonstrate commitment to Aboriginal education. The word Gamarada derives from the Sydney Aboriginal Language (Troy, 1994.) and means “friend” or “comrade”.

Aaliyah Haumono

Alexandria Park Community School

Aaliyah is a Year 12 student at Alexandria Park Community School and is the 2022 School Captain. In addition to her studies Aaliyah is completing a traineeship and holds a student leadership role at the Redfern Youth Connect organisation.

Aaliyah is a talented singer, sports person and an active community member.

Aaliyah aspires to become a professional sports person whilst attending university.

Alexander Peisley

Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus

Alex is a Year 12 student at Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus. He is an enthusiastic public speaker coming third in Speak Up! in his first year, going on to win the competition in the following two years.

Alex was the emcee at the Teachers Federation, Yarn Up, Nanga Mai Awards twice. Alex an avid sports person who plays basketball, rugby league and NFL.

Alex aspires to become a lawyer, or therapist as he is very passionate to support and help others.

2021 Deadly Kids Program and Honour Roll

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