Time To Recognise Top Territory Teachers

NT Government

Territorians are being encouraged to recognise their favourite teachers, principals, early childhood educators and school support staff members by nominating them as part of the annual Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards.

This year marks the 20th instalment of the event, with the prestigious awards first held in 2005.

As the Territory’s most iconic recognition of educators, the annual awards ceremony has become a staple on the school calendar each year.

Award nominations are now open across nine categories including Principal of the Year, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educator of the Year, Inclusion Educator, Early Childhood Educator, Leader of the Year, Primary Educator, VET Trainer of the Year, Support Person of the Year and Secondary Educator of the Year.

The awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the incredible contributions of teachers, principals, leaders and support staff who are inspiring young people and colleagues in Northern Territory Government schools every day.

Finalists and overall winners of each category are announced and celebrated at World Teachers’ Day events held in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Tennant Creek on Friday 25 October. Each category winner will receive $500 in prize money.

To submit a nomination before they close on Friday 24 May, visit the Teaching in the Territory Awards here website.

Quotes from Department of Education Chief Executive Karen Weston:

“We are incredibly lucky to have so many outstanding teachers here in the Northern Territory, and now is the perfect time to recognise them as part of these awards.

“From the Top End right down to the Red Centre, Territory educators go above and beyond each day to provide the best learning outcomes for our students.

“I would encourage everyone to take the time to nominate an outstanding teacher, principal, early childhood educator or support staff member so their hard work and dedication can be recognised.”

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