WA Premier’s Excellence in Aboriginal Education Award

WA Premier’s Excellence in Aboriginal Education Award

This award recognises schools that work actively to improve education outcomes for Aboriginal students.

This award recognises a Western Australian primary or secondary school that demonstrates embedded and consistent practice in building a whole-school culture focused on improving the outcomes of Aboriginal students.

This award is proudly sponsored by BHP.

The WA Premier’s Excellence in Aboriginal Education Award is $25 000 and three finalists each receive $2500. See the terms and conditions for more information.

In a written statement, the nomination must describe how the school supports the priorities of Every student, every classroom, every day: Strategic directions for public schools 2020–2024, and how the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework is used to encourage the entire school to be responsible for improving outcomes for Aboriginal students.

Nominations will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Student achievement
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Learning environment
  • Relationships.

In addition to the terms and conditions, the following eligibility criteria apply for this category:

  • All Western Australian public primary and secondary schools (including early childhood, education support and special educational needs) are eligible.
  • The program or initiative must be currently being adopted within the school and not be retrospective.

The judging panel include:

  • academic experts in relevant areas of teaching and education research
  • members of education and leadership professional associations
  • sponsors committed to public education
  • past winners who bring their experience
  • senior Department of Education staff.

Two members from each judging panel will visit each finalist at their school to speak with the finalist, school staff, students, parents and referees to help determine winners.

Site visits will be held between Monday 6 September to Friday 17 September 2021.