Nominations open for ‘star’ schools

Queensland’s state schools, teachers and principals are being urged to put their hands up as high achievers for the state’s annual education excellence awards.

Nominations are open for the annual Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools, recognising the educators and schools making an inspirational difference in their students’ lives.

This annual program has been recognising and rewarding state schools for more than 21 years for their efforts in significantly improving student learning outcomes.

The 10 award categories showcase a wide range of excellence in teaching practice from the earliest years through to senior levels.

Award-winning teachers, principals, leadership teams and school communities share in $314,000 of grants to support innovation.

The categories are:

·         The Network 10 Showcase Award for Excellence in the Early and Primary Years
·         The QSuper Showcase Award for Excellence in the Secondary Years
·         The CQUniversity Australia Showcase Award for Excellence in Inclusive Education
·         The RemServ Showcase Award for Excellence in Parent and Community Engagement
·         The Education Queensland International Showcase Award for Excellence in Global Engagement
·         The Queensland Teachers’ Union Showcase Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
·         The Teachers Mutual Bank Showcase Award for Excellence in Rural and Remote Education
·         The TUH Health Fund Showcase Award for Excellence in Teaching
·         The Griffith University Jack Pizzey Award for Excellence in School Leadership
·         The Bevan Brennan Every Child Needs a Champion Award.

Nominations close on 7 May. Regional award winners will be announced in June, state finalists in August, and overall state winners on World Teachers’ Day on 29 October. Information and submission guidelines are available at

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