The 2017 Public Education Awards were recently launched by our chief executive, Rick Persse.
The awards program is an important way to acknowledge the talented and dedicated people working in public education and the extraordinary impact they have on the lives of children and young people in South Australia.
Nominations are anonymous and can be made by any member of the public. Permission is not required from the nominee; however nominees must submit an application if they wish to be considered for an award.
In addition to awards recognising teaching excellence, this year five new categories have been introduced to reflect the diversity of our workforce and acknowledge the impact of individuals and teams who demonstrate strong leadership, community engagement, innovation, and outstanding outcomes in non-teaching roles. This includes a new category to recognise our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and their contribution to child development, educational attainment and wellbeing.
Nominations are open via www.decd.sa.gov.au/awards before Wednesday 31 May.