Inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and support staff and schools are being recognised for the valuable work they do to make our education system the best in the country - at the annual Victorian Education Excellence Awards.
Minister for Education Ben Carroll today announced the 47 finalists for the 2023 Victorian Education Excellence Awards, which celebrate those who work to improve schools and help our students achieve their best.
A principal who led a cultural safety framework for Koorie and refugee students, a primary school teacher who introduced literacy improvements leading to better educational outcomes and a school that has developed innovative inclusion practices for its students with disability are among those being recognised for their outstanding contributions to education across Victoria.
The 15 individual and team award categories include outstanding principal (primary and secondary), outstanding teacher (primary and secondary), outstanding business manager, outstanding education support and outstanding Koorie education.
The Victorian Education Excellence Awards support the continued professional development of staff, with professional learning grants of $20,000 available for each individual award and $25,000 for each team award.
One category winner will also receive the esteemed Lindsay Thompson Award for Excellence in Education, which offers a further professional learning grant of $20,000.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Ben Carroll
“Victoria has an abundance of inspirational teachers, principals, business managers, support staff and schools that go above and beyond to improve educational outcomes and support students.”
“These awards are a fantastic way to celebrate their contributions to our education sector – and recognise their invaluable work.”
Reviewed 04 October 2023