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Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence: Now Open

To recognise and reward outstanding teaching and learning in NSW Public Schools, the NSW Department of Education and the Public Education Foundation have launched the annual Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence. Please encourage talented and committed students, teachers, principals, parents and schools to apply.

There are six award categories:

  • Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement
  • Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Secretary’s Award for Excellent Service
  • Secretary’s Award for an Outstanding School Initiative
  • Secretary’s School Achievement Award
  • Public School Parent of the Year Award

The awards highlight the remarkable contributions that students, teachers, principals and school communities across NSW make to public education.

Applications close on Monday June 19 2017.

An Awards Ceremony will be held at NSW Parliament House in September 2017.

Public Education Foundation Awards for Excellence

Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence are now open:

Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is a prestigious award presented to teachers in NSW government schools. The award recognises the achievements of outstanding teachers in delivering high quality education to students and [...]

Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement

Who can be nominated? Students in government secondary schools, who are in Year 12 and will complete their Higher School Certificate in 2017, are eligible to be nominated. Who can nominate a student? Anyone [...]

Secretary’s School Achievement Award

The Secretary’s School Achievement Award is a prestigious award presented to NSW public schools demonstrating achievements in teaching and learning outcomes, leadership, supporting the students and creating and/or sustainable learning environment. Who can apply? [...]

Secretary’s Award for an Outstanding School Initiative

The Secretary’s Award for an Outstanding School Initiative is a prestigious award presented to NSW public schools demonstrating via a discreet program, event or initiative their commitment to teaching and learning outcomes, leadership, supporting [...]

Secretary’s Award for Excellent Service

The Secretary’s Award for Excellent Service is a prestigious award presented to individuals who have shown outstanding effort in improving the quality of teaching and/or learning outcomes in the NSW public education sector. It [...]

Public School Parent of the Year Award

The Public School Parent of the Year Award is a prestigious award presented to parents, guardians and caregivers who have made a significant contribution to their local NSW public school community. Who can be [...]

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