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.

With strong leadership, all staff work together and pursue innovations to create positive school experiences where every student reaches their potential.

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.

Written statement

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.


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 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.

Prepare your nomination