Do You Know An Excellent Educator?

Nominations are now open for the 2018 National Excellence in Teaching Awards.

For 24 years, the National Excellence in Teaching Awards have provided communities with the opportunity to formally recognise and thank outstanding teachers and leaders working within:

•    Early Learning Centres;
•    Primary Schools;
•    Secondary Schools; and
•    Special Schools.


Now it's your turn - tell us all about your inspirational teacher! Parents, members of the community and students are invited to nominate an excellent educator. Winners receive a $5000 grant they can use for their school.


Criteria for eligibility


Nominations for the National Excellence in Teaching Awards are judged on examples on:


  • Outstanding leadership
  • Expert knowledge
  • Exemplary & innovative teaching practice
  • Professional engagement with colleagues, parents, carers and the community


Teachers must have at least 2 years experience and work 5 days a week for primary, secondary or special schools. Teachers from kindergarten, preschool and prep programs must work 28 hours a fortnight to be eligible for nomination.

Check out more at the NEiTA website at


Mr Paul Larkin