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Our sponsors

These awards would not be possible without the support and generous contributions of our sponsors.

Platinum partner

BHP is a leading global resources company. Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources.

We are committed to the health and safety of our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate. Our ability to grow our organisation safely and in a socially and environmentally responsible way is essential.

The long-term nature of our operations allows us to establish long lasting relationships with our host communities, and make a positive contribution to the lives of people who live near our operations and to society more broadly.

BHP’s commitment to education is derived from the knowledge that access to education unlocks individual potential and benefits not only the individual, but also communities, regions and the state.

We have proudly supported the Western Australian Education Awards for the past eight years and applaud the outstanding contributions of passionate teachers, leaders and support staff who are constantly seeking innovative and exciting ways to ensure every child achieves their very best.


Gold partner

For over fifty years Teachers Mutual Bank has provided key financial services to Australian educators. Now, Teachers Mutual Bank Limited is one of Australia’s largest mutual banks, comprising three brands:  the original Teachers Mutual Bank, UniBank, and Firefighters Mutual Bank.  With over 186,000 members and more than $6 billion in assets, Teachers Mutual Bank Ltd is one of Australia’s largest mutual banks. Teachers Mutual Bank continues to be passionate about assisting members secure their financial futures through superior member support and banking products.

Teachers Mutual Bank Ltd is a market leader in member advocacy in the Australian banking sector, and is also committed to strong standards of corporate responsibility through community investment and ethical business as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies*.

For more information about Teachers Mutual Bank please visit:

*‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ Award, from Ethisphere Institute. (Awarded, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)


Gold sponsors

Edith Cowan University has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years and has a strong reputation for the quality of its graduates.

Our experienced academic team are world leaders in tertiary teaching in the area of teacher education and strive to find better ways to prepare quality teachers through innovative teaching and learning, research, and community based partnerships with schools.

ECU has been named in the Top 250 for Education in the QS World University Rankings for 2018.  The rankings highlight the world’s top universities across 48 individual subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.  It’s the sixth year in a row that our Education program has been included in the world’s top 250 or better.

ECU has also been ranked Australia’s top public university for student experience, teaching quality, skills development and student support in the QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) survey released in 2018.

We are extremely proud of these achievements and are delighted to sponsor the WA Beginning Teacher of the Year award category, as we firmly believe in recognising, supporting and nurturing new talent in the classroom.


Teachers Health is the only private health insurance fund exclusively for the education community. Created by teachers for teachers over 60 years ago, Teachers Health now covers the lives of over 300,000 teachers, education staff and their families around Australia.

As the largest industry-based health fund in Australia, Teachers Health is committed to providing great value health insurance to members through lower costs and generous benefits.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Teachers Health gives back to the education community through sponsorships, scholarships and programs to care for the health and wellbeing of those in the education community.

To further strengthen our commitment to the education community, we’re proud to support the WA Education Awards.

For more information about Teachers Health, including current offers and eligibility criteria, visit or call 1300 728 188.

Join the thousands of teachers who’ve already made the switch to Teachers Health.  

We’re for teachers





Media partner


Community News is a highly trusted voice and source of information for the people of Perth. We’ve been proudly serving the local community for over 30 years and our aim has always been to connect, inspire and engage. With the emergence of new technology comes an array of new ways for our readers to engage with our products. It’s now easier than ever for the people of Perth to connect with and stay connected to their local communities. Our weekly newspapers, bespoke print publications, website, e-newsletters and social media channels allow us to reach a combined print and digital audience of over 1 million people each month.

We’re proud to champion local causes, break local news, support local business and connect with local people


Bronze sponsor

Fotoworks is WA owned and operated. We have been servicing WA schools for over 35 years. Our core philosophy of ‘We Care’ is reflected in everything we do. Fotoworks strives for excellence every step of the way. We take care of schools by providing the complete package of photography, marketing, design and print management.

We value each of our customers and delight in serving and assisting with each and every individual need. We are a team of professionals that care about providing outstanding customer service and a quality product, every time.

The Fotoworks Difference – We Care