For Students Introduction

Fiona Stanley AC, Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, with Emma and James Cox at a park in Perth.

Fiona Stanley AC, Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, with Emma and James Cox at a park in Perth.

Welcome to your unique area of the ‘It’s an Honour’ website.

Here you will find some fascinating information about each of the following topics:

  • The Australian honours system  – Do you know someone who has been awarded the Order of Australia? Discover why some people have received Australian Bravery Decorations.
  • Our national symbols – Did you know that Australia’s national gemstone is the opal? You may know that our athletes wear green and gold, but did you know that green and gold are Australia’s official national colours?  Read all about it.
  • Our Commonwealth Coat of Arms – Discover the significance of each part of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms - and much more.

You also have quick and easy access to the glossary also why not test your knowledge and try the Quick Quizzes as well?

Please note: Any hyperlinks represented with a dashed underline refers to a glossary reference.

Discover something new and amazing about Australia today.

Please note: Words which are represented with a dashed underline are ‘glossary terms’, when selecting a glossary term you will be then taken to the relevant page for the terms reference.