Coubertin was the founder of modern Olympics and was convinced of the
importance of sport in the development of the individual. He believed in the qualities of excellence,
sportsmanship and respect which embody the values of Olympism.
de Coubertin Awards, an initiative of the Australian Olympic Committee, are
designed to reward not only the elite sports people but those who display
strong character and ideals, representing the school at the highest standard
both on and off the field. Previous Western Australian winners of this
award include Fergus Kavanagh (Olympian, Hockey), Kim Mickle (Olympian,
Athletics), Harry Taylor (Geelong FC) and Daniel Wells (North Melbourne FC).
annual awards are presented to one Year 10, 11 or 12 student from participating
high schools. In WA in 2018, The
Australian Olympic Committee awarded 43 students from among the approximately
16,000 students attending those participating high schools.
students were invited to an Olympic Academy Day held prior to the Presentation
Ceremony, which provided students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn
about leadership, goal setting and resilience from some of WA’s Olympic
heroes. Olympians Jesse Philips (Spring Kayak);
Tamsin Cook (Swimming); Danielle Kettlewell (Synchronized Swimming) and Rhys
Grant (Rowing) shared with the students their own Olympic journey.
College congratulates Year 11 student, Olivia Styles for receiving the 2018
Pierre de Coubertin Award.