WA School Services Staff Member of the Year

WA School Services Staff Member of the Year

This award recognises the important work of school services staff in making sure schools run smoothly.

By managing day-to-day financial, administrative, technical and hands-on operations, they contribute to their schools providing the best learning environments for students.

This award is proudly sponsored by K2AV.

The WA School Services Staff Member of the Year receives $25 000 (50% for professional development and 50% cash) and three finalists each receive $2500. See the terms and conditions for more information.

Nominations must answer each of the three selection criteria:

  • knowledge and skills
  • imagination, initiative and resourcefulness
  • service to the school community.

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

  • All staff in one of the eligible job roles for this category currently working at a Western Australian public school at the time of nomination are eligible.
  • 2019 winners of the WA School Services Staff Member of the Year, WA Education Assistant of the Year and WA Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer of the Year will not be considered for this category in 2021. All previous finalists, and winners from 2018 or earlier, are eligible.

Eligible job roles

Administrative support roles in schools
  • Manager Corporate Services
  • Business Support Officer
  • Camp School Manager
  • Finance and Administration Support Officer - Camp School
  • Finance Officer
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Library Officer
  • Marketing Officer/Coordinator
  • Registrar
  • School Officer
  • Attendance Officer
Facilities support roles
  • Cleaner
  • Cooks
  • Gardener/Handyperson
  • Facilities Officer
Technical support roles
  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Supervisor
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Officer
  • Senior Technical Officer - Agricultural Instruction
  • Technical Officer - Agricultural Instruction
  • Technical Support
Other support roles
  • Follow the Dream Coordinator
  • Home Economic Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Residential Manager
  • Residential Supervisor
  • School Psychologists
  • Speech and Language Officer
  • Speech Therapist
  • Speech and Language Specialist
  • Student Support Coordinator
  • Student Support Officer
  • Student Support Worker - Intensive English Centre
  • Vocational Trainer and Assessor
  • Youth Support Worker (Defence Secondary Transition Mentor)

If your school services role is not listed, please email waeducationawards@education.wa.edu.au for advice.

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.