Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence winners announced

Celebrate the achievements of our inspirational schools honoured at the awards

Victorian schools were recognised for strengthening multiculturalism in a ceremony hosted by the Victorian Multicultural Commission on 7 December 2021.

The Victorian Multicultural Commission coordinates the awards. The department assesses the Education Award nominations.

Hampton Park Primary School won the School Education category. They created a community hub that supports parents and caregivers to help their children in school and take an active part in the community.

They offered: playgroups, computer skill classes, craft classes, story time, music classes for toddlers and English language classes to families who speak English as an Additional Language.

Hampton Park Primary School Principal Elizabeth Davey said the hub was making a real difference.

'Acknowledgement of any work is always exciting but in particular this award emphasises the special purpose the Community Hub encompasses,' she said.

'The work we do in the hub of making connections, empowering people to overcome a language barrier and to feel fully accepted in our school community is so rewarding and humbling.

'This award means we are making a difference.'

2021 Multicultural Awards for Excellence recipients

Early Childhood Education Award:

  • Winner: Bridge Road Kindergarten
  • Highly recommended: Kinder to School Transition Project

School Education Award:

  • Winner: Community Hub, Hampton Park
  • Highly recommended: Victorian School of Languages – south-east

VET Pre-accredited Community-Based Training:

  • Winner: Wellsprings for Women – Family Learning Partnership

VET accredited Training:

  • Winner: Bendigo Kangan Institute
  • Highly recommended: RMIT and The Social Studio.

Find out more

For more information, refer to VMC Multicultural Awards for Excellence.