2017 Public Education Awards: Celebrating Excellence

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Nominations are now open until Friday 25 August 2017.

The ACT Public Education Awards: Celebrating Excellence recognise and acknowledge 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.

How to Nominate

Nominations can be submitted by completing the online nomination form. In 300 words or less, clearly outline how the nominee has gone above and beyond their expected duties to enhance the school experience for students and/or the life of the school and its community.

All nominations require the names of two referees, one of which must be an immediate supervisor. Referees may be contacted to assist in short listing nominations.

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.

Nominations close COB Friday 25 August 2017. No extensions will be granted.

Further Information

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

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony in November 2017.

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