Victorian Education Excellence Awards

​Celebrating outstanding school professionals, the prestigious Victorian Education Excellence Awards (VEEA) are the leading awards for school professionals working in Victoria.

The awards celebrate outstanding education in Victorian government schools. They recognise the leadership, innovation and collaboration of principals, teachers and education support staff.

This year, 30 finalists were selected across nine award categories. All in the running to win a share of $220,000 in professional development prizes. The Lindsay Thompson Award for Excellence in Education was awarded to the category winner whose contribution was judged to be the most outstanding to Victorian government school education in 2017-2018.

All finalists showed passion, dedication and innovation to support students achieve great outcomes.

2018 winners announced

The Victorian Education Excellence Awards presentation ceremony was held at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne on Friday 26 October - World Teacher's Day.

Five individuals and four teams were presented with awards at the ceremony.

Evident across all categories was the outstanding commitment to student learning. Innovation, leadership and inclusion were common themes displaying the breadth of talent amongst our school professionals.

The 2018 award winners are listed below. Read the 2018 winners and finalists profiles.

Lindsay Thompson Award for Excellence in Education  

Principal Class Team
Narre Warren South P-12 College 

Outstanding Primary Teacher Award  

Kerri Smith
Fish Creek and District Primary School

Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award  

Cassandra Marinopoulos
Berwick College

Outstanding Primary Principal Award  

Jane Satchwell
Chelsea Heights Primary School

Outstanding Secondary Principal Award  

Robert Pyers
Horsham College

Outstanding Business Manager Award  

Chris Dickson
Warrnambool College

Outstanding Education Support Team Award  

Melbourne Girls' College

Outstanding Koorie Education Award  

Bruthen Primary School

Outstanding Inclusive Education Award  

Warringa Park School

Outstanding School Advancement Award  

Principal Class Team
Narre Warren South P-12 College