Victorian Education Excellence Awards

​Celebrating exemplary school professionals, the Victorian Education Excellence Awards are the leading awards for school professionals working in Victoria.

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As part of Victoria’s ambition to be the Education State, we want Victorians to be proud of the great government schools in their communities and the people who work in them. The Victorian Education Excellence Awards celebrate exemplary school professionals in Victorian government schools.

The awards recognise individual endeavour and team initiatives that contribute to outstanding outcomes for students through leadership, innovation and collaboration by teachers, principals, business managers and education support staff.

In 2017, 28 finalists were shortlisted across nine award categories – all in the running to win up to $220,000 worth of professional development prizes.

All finalists demonstrated passion, dedication and innovation in delivering education outcomes that support children and young people to develop, believe in and reach their potential. To read more about the 2017 finalists, see 2017 finalists.

2017 winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Victorian Education Excellence Awards were announced on Friday 27 October – World Teachers’ Day in Australia – at a prestigious presentation ceremony held at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom.

A principal whose vision and hard work re-opened the doors of a closed school, a primary school teacher passionate about increasing women in STEM education and careers, and a special school modelling inclusive education were among the outstanding individuals and teams recognised at the ceremony.

The winners announced in each category are featured below. To read more about their achievements, see 2017 winners.

2017 Winners Announced

LINDSAY THOMPSON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

Steven Cook (Albert Park College)

OUTSTANDING SECONDARY PRINCIPAL AWARD

Steven Cook (Albert Park College)

OUTSTANDING PRIMARY PRINCIPAL AWARD

Di Craig (Specimen Hill Primary School)

OUTSTANDING SECONDARY TEACHER AWARD

Nicole Marie (Point Cook Senior Secondary College)

OUTSTANDING PRIMARY TEACHER AWARD

Emma Ross (Canterbury Primary School)

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS MANAGER AWARD

Brett Coad (Kurnai College)

OUTSTANDING EDUCATION SUPPORT TEAM AWARD

Cranbourne East Secondary College

OUTSTANDING KOORIE EDUCATION AWARD

Berwick College

OUTSTANDING INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AWARD

Baltara School and Bendigo Special Developmental School

OUTSTANDING SCHOOL ADVANCEMENT AWARD

Swan Hill North Primary School

Further information

Queries can be directed via: excellence.awards@edumail.vic.gov.au or via 9651 4314