Public Education: a great career move
Rewarding the achievements of students, teachers and schools
Each year, the achievement of our students, teachers and schools are recognised through various awards. For example, the Director-General and NSW Minister for Education and Communities pay tribute to top all-round student achievers and honour outstanding teachers from NSW public schools.
- The Minister's Award for Excellence in Student Achievement in leadership, public speaking, academic excellence, community involvement, sport and the arts.
- The Minister's Quality Teaching Award, which recognises the knowledge, understanding, skills and professional values that characterise highly accomplished teaching.
- The Director-General's School Achievement Award for schools that made significant contributions to the promotion of public education and the achievement of the goals stated in the Department's Strategic Directions.
- The Award for Excellent Service to Public Education and Communities for school and TAFE teachers, administrators, school administrative and support staff, sponsors, coaches, parents, volunteers, community leaders and business people who made significant contributions to public Education and Communities in New South Wales.
Showcasing excellence in public education
The wide range of performance opportunities for students and teachers in music, dance, drama, sport, public speaking and debating at the local, state and international levels, includes:
- Schools Spectacular
- Pierre de Coubertin Sports Awards
- Plain English Speaking Competition
- zone, regional, state and national championships in a diverse range of sports
- Student Representative Councils
For more information about the Performing Arts Unit, including dance, debating, music, visual arts, performances, resources and events go to www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au
For more information about the School Sports Unit, including participating associations, a calendar of events, recent news, and state/national results and records, go to www.sports.det.nsw.edu.au