Awards and Recognition

ACT Public Education Awards: Celebrating Excellence

2019 Public Education Awards: Celebrating Excellence

ACT Public Education Awards: Celebrating Excellence recognise and acknowledge the outstanding contribution of public school leaders, teachers, school support staff, ESO-based staff and volunteers. All 2019 award categories are open to nomination of both individuals and teams.

There are 10 award categories; Early Childhood Teacher of the Year; Primary Teacher of the Year; Secondary Teacher of the Year; School Leader of the Year; New Educator of the Year; Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education; Education Support Person of the Year; Volunteer of the Year; Outstanding Partnership of the Year; and ESO-Based School Support Person of the Year.

Public Service Medal

The Public Service Medal recognises outstanding service by employees of local, state, territory and Australian Governments.

Outstanding service could be shown through:

  • service excellence to the public or to external or internal clients
  • innovation in programme, project or policy development
  • leadership, including as a member of a team or
  • the achievement of more efficient processes, improved productivity or better service delivery.

ACT Public Service Awards

ACT Public Service Awards for Excellence

ACT Public Service Awards for Excellence recognise teams and individuals within the Service who demonstrate our signature values and behaviours.

The award categories focus on the values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Innovation, and are aimed at high-performing individuals or teams that have exemplified one of these values in their work.

There are also awards for Leadership and Executive Leadership, to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to their workplace through outstanding leadership and executives who have consistently demonstrated the ACTPS values and signature behaviours and exceptional leadership.

Year 10 Excellence Awards

These awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Canberra public school students excelling as:

  • successful learners
  • confident and creative individuals or
  • active and informed citizens.

Principals are invited to nominate one year 10 student for each category who demonstrates outstanding effort and achievement.

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