2017 Public Education Awards: Celebrating Excellence

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Nominations for the ACT Public Education Awards: Celebrating Excellence 2017 are now closed.

A significant amount of nominations were received demonstrating the outstanding contribution of school leaders, teachers, school support staff and volunteers in making a real difference to the lives of students and the school community in Canberra public schools.

Awards Night Ceremony

When: Thursday 9 November 2017

Where: National Museum of Canberra, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601

Ticketing

Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Wednesday 13 September for $25 per ticket. In recent years tickets have sold out quickly, so encourage your friends and colleagues to get in quickly.

Visit Eventbrite to purchase tickets:
www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2017-public-education-awards-celebrating-excellence-tickets-37410074540

Please ensure each ticket is purchased under the ticket holders name along with the ticket holder’s phone number and email address. There is also a section for guests to enter any dietary requirements.

Judging

The awards will be judged by three panels consisting of members of the Senior Executive Team and Directors from the Education Directorate.

Award Categories

There are nine award categories as follows:

Early Childhood Teacher of the Year

This is an individual award for those teaching in the early childhood sector (P-2). School leaders are not eligible for this award category.

Primary Teacher of the Year

This is an individual award for those teaching in the primary sector (K-6). School leaders are not eligible for this award category.

Secondary Teacher of the Year

This is an individual award for those teaching in the secondary sector (7-12). School leaders are not eligible for this award category.

School Leader of the Year

This is an individual award for school leaders (Principal, Deputy or Associate Principal, Executive Teachers).

New Educator of the Year

This is an individual award for new educators (teachers with up to three years experience).

Education Support Person of the Year

This is an individual award for staff other than teachers (education support or administrative staff) in school settings.

Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

This is an individual award for school leaders, teachers and staff other than teachers (education support or administrative staff from schools).

Volunteer of the Year

This is an individual award for school volunteers whose work contributes to student outcomes and/or the school community.

Outstanding Partnership of the Year

This is an individual or group award for school staff that have developed strong family or community partnerships.

Further Information

For further information, please contact the Public Education Awards Team by emailing professional.learning@act.gov.au or calling 6207 5073.

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