Write your nomination

Write your nomination

Your nomination needs to tell your school’s story and clearly demonstrate its success.

Address the Public School Review Standard

You must address all 6 of the Public School Review Standard domains in your written statement:

  • relationship and partnerships
  • learning environment
  • leadership
  • use of resources
  • teaching quality
  • student achievement and progress.

Your written statement needs to demonstrate the school’s achievements and claims against the 6 domains, supported with examples and evidence.

Whilst all the domains and their specific foci are important, schools may determine that at a point in time, a greater focus is required on some over others.

Other considerations

When addressing the domains, you must also reflect on:

  • student achievement, both progress and performance
  • inclusive cultures
  • engagement with community
  • impact for Aboriginal students (if no Aboriginal students attend the school, then understanding Aboriginal cultures and languages).

As well as the Public School Review Standard, nominators may also refer to other resources, such as the:

Format and style

The written statement must be no more than 3 pages and use size 11pt Arial font. Use the written statement template to write it.

No other attachments or supporting documents are permitted.

Use your limited space wisely. If you decide to insert an image into your written statement, it will quickly use up valuable space to tell your story. Use them sparingly, if at all.

Submit your nomination

Follow the step-by-step guide and then submit your nomination online before 5 pm, Monday 15 August. 

You need to complete the form in one go, so make sure you have all your finished documents ready to upload.

The form is only accessible by Department staff, so if the nominator is a council/board chair or P&C president, a school staff member can submit the form on their behalf.

Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete the online nomination form as late submissions can’t be accepted.


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