The Victorian Education
Excellence Awards are about
recognising the inspirational teachers,
principals and education support staff
that improve schools and support
children and young people to develop
the skills, courage and curiosity
they need to succeed in life.
We want to hear from you about the outstanding work in your school – whether it's how you or a colleague engaged students in class – or how your principal has improved school and student outcomes.
We are recognising great work and want these awards to show the wider community what excellence in public education really looks like. We want the community to understand what you do every day to make a difference to young lives.
Previous winners - Sunshine College
In 2015, Sunshine College won the Outstanding School Advancement award for their innovative and effective work in their maths program. They then went on to beat eight other winners to take out the top gong, the Lindsay Thompson Award.
Maths Leader Yvonne Reilly said the win had opened up opportunities for the school.
'The recognition from the award has allowed us to have a legitimate voice in the conversation around improving student outcomes with all stakeholders in the system,' Yvonne said.
The school now also has the opportunity to have a team of six staff to work collaboratively to produce a Reciprocal Teaching resource that can be shared across the government education sector.
Yvonne said every child had the right to a high-quality education.
"It is the responsibility of those of us who are lucky enough to work in the government sector to ensure that that is what we deliver," Yvonne said.
Read more about Sunshine College and their award winning work, in Previous Winners.
Applications open Tuesday 10 May 2016
Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 26 June, 2016
Judging process commences Monday 4 July 2016
Finalists contacted Tuesday 26 July 2016
Finalist interviews Monday 1 August to Friday 5 August 2016
Award presentation evening Friday 28 October 2016