WA Education Awards

Celebrating teaching and learning excellence that delivers positive outcomes for students every day. Nominations are now closed.

WA Education Awards

In unprecedented times, public schools have been pillars of strength in our community like never before.

Never wavering from our children and young people, they provide them with an incredible education and a pathway to a successful future.

In 2022, 3 award categories will honour outstanding schools and teams that demonstrate collective leadership, innovation and community spirit – helping students to grow and achieve their best.

The awards will recognise whole-school efforts, with a $10,000 prize for each category winner to go towards a school project or program.

Finalists announced

Congratulations to the finalists of the WA Education Awards 2022!

These outstanding schools from across Western Australia have been selected as finalists in the WA Education Awards 2022. These schools are shaping the future of young people every day with their dedication to collective leadership, innovation and community spirit.

Winners will be announced at the WA Education Awards presentation lunch on 18 November 2022.

Excellence in School Leadership Award finalists
  • Leeming Senior High School
  • Shenton College
  • South Thornlie Primary School
Excellence in Teaching and Learning (Primary) finalists
  • Bunbury Primary School
  • Harrisdale Primary School
  • Narembeen District High School
  • Wananami Remote Community School
Excellence in Teaching and Learning (Secondary) finalists
  • Girrawheen Senior High School
  • Halls Head College Education Support Centre
  • Shenton College

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Sponsored by the LIFT Alliance

The WA Education Awards are proudly sponsored by the LIFT Alliance, four specialist technology providers working together to serve the Department of Education.

Kinetic IT, ASG Group, Systemic and Campfire deliver end-to-end ICT services including user experience, technical advice, solutions development, application management service and infrastructure managed services.

With a commitment to deliver Local, Innovative, Flexible and Tailored technology solutions, the LIFT Alliance brings together best-of-breed providers to deliver a seamless technology experience to the Department, enabling and supporting the education of our kids.

Kinetic IT's Acting Chief Marketing Officer Aran Collins says the Alliance is pleased to be part of celebrating WA public schooling excellence.

"On behalf of the LIFT Alliance, I wish all nominating schools the best of luck in this year's WA Education Awards. The awards are iconic and provide an opportunity to pause and recognise the outstanding work public schools do every day for children, no matter if you're in the Perth metropolitan area or in a rural or remote community school.”

Excellence in School Leadership Award

This award celebrates schools and teams taking an inclusive approach to leadership where shared responsibility and a focus on collective impact rather than individual achievement is encouraged. This award recognises schools that create and sustain the conditions for all students to achieve and progress. It acknowledges that collective leadership can happen at all levels.

Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award (Primary)

This award acknowledges primary schools that demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning. It recognises schools that create an environment in which students are positively impacted through excellent learning and teaching. Schools being nominated for this award should demonstrate collaboration, inclusion and show innovative ways to enhance student achievement and progress.

Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award (Secondary)

This award acknowledges secondary schools that demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning. It recognises schools that foster an environment in which all students are positively impacted through excellent learning and teaching. Schools being nominated for this award should demonstrate collaboration, inclusion and show innovative ways to enhance student achievement and progress.

Selection of finalists

When nominations close, a shortlisting panel of senior Department of Education staff will assess each nomination and select three finalists for each category.

All finalists will be subject to further endorsement by Corporate Executive and Standards and Integrity.

Finalists will be announced in mid-September.

Selection of winners

After finalists are announced, 3 separate judging panels will convene, consisting of high-profile Western Australians from a variety of professions with knowledge and links to education.

Finalists will be asked to present to the judging panel and participate in an interview via video conference in October. The judges will consider each finalist’s nomination, presentation and interview to select a winner.

This year, no on-site visits will be required.

Prizes

Winning schools will receive $10,000 to go towards a project or program at the school which will benefit the whole school community.

Presentation event

The winners will be announced at a presentation event in mid-November. Representatives from all 9 finalist schools will be invited to attend.

Ambassador role

Winning and finalist schools and their staff are recognised as ambassadors for the WA education sector and are at times called upon to participate in forums and speak at events.

Activities following the awards may include but are not limited to:

  • photo and video shoots promoting your achievements
  • media opportunities (speaking with local media outlets)
  • presenting at education forums and events
  • judging for your award category in future years.
Eligible nominators

Public school staff (including principals), school council/board chairs and P&C presidents can nominate their school for an award. Senior central services staff can also submit a nomination for a school.

The school principal, leadership team, staff and broader school community should be informed and supportive of a nomination. The best nominations are a team effort. The principal must endorse the nomination before it is submitted.

Parents, students and other community members can't submit a nomination. Talk to your school and encourage them to nominate.

Eligible nominees

All Western Australian public schools are eligible to be nominated for an award.

Schools can be nominated in both the Excellence in School Leadership Award and an Excellence in Teaching and Learning award, but only once in each category. For Excellence in Teaching and Learning awards, schools with both primary and secondary-aged students should choose either primary or secondary category which best suits the context of their school and nomination.

Previous whole-school winners, finalists and nominees of the WA Education Awards are eligible for nomination. Individuals are not eligible to be nominated.

More information

To find out more about eligibility for nominators and nominated schools, read the awards terms and conditions.

Key dates for the WA Education Awards 2022.
Event Date
Nominations open Monday 18 July 2022
Deadline for accessing nomination writing support Monday 1 August 2022
Nominations close Monday 15 August 2022
Finalists announced Tuesday 20 September 2022
Winners announced at presentation event mid-November 2022

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Sponsored by LIFT Alliance - Kinetic IT, ASG Group (an NRI company), Campfire, and Systemic.