**STRICTLY UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 10:00PM FRIDAY 20 October 2017**
Congratulations to the 16 Department of Education Awards for Excellence winners announced today.
These Awards recognise some of our best public educators, volunteers and staff who have demonstrated outstanding excellence, innovation and talent.
It was my pleasure to present a number of the school-based awards, including the Principals and Teachers of the Year for Primary and Secondary schools won by staff from Nixon Street Primary School, Bayview Secondary College, East Devonport Primary School and Elizabeth College respectively.
All the winners of the 2017 Department of Education Awards for Excellence exemplify the high-quality work that is undertaken every day by staff and volunteers from across the Department.
Delivered in partnership with Tasplan, Teachers Health Fund and Telstra, these Awards recognise excellence across our diverse education system and the variety of roles supporting Tasmania’s next generation within schools and school communities.
It is through the talented and dedicated people working in public education, and their focus on improving learning outcomes for our young people, that the Hodgman Liberal Government goal is to lead the nation in education and create a job ready generation.
I am so pleased that the Tasmanian community, along with the Department, has been able to recognise their contribution to the delivery of high quality education and education services.
2017 Tasmanian Education Award Winners:
Tasplan Secretary’s Award for Overall Excellence
Principal of the Year – Early Years and Primary
Principal of the Year – Secondary
Teacher of the Year – Early Years and Primary
Teacher of the Year – Secondary
Teachers Health Outstanding Young Teacher
STAFF SUPPORTING LEARNING Awards
School Business Manager of the Year
Support Employee of the Year
Professional Support Specialist of the Year
Service Awards (Department-Based)
Departmental Employee of the Year
LINC Employee of the Year
Young Employee of the Year
Outstanding Team of the Year
SPECIAL CATEGORY AWARD
Telstra Outstanding Use of Innovation or Technology
Volunteer of the Year Award (all 3 finalists recognised for their outstanding contributions)
Images Available: Photos of all award finalists, including winners, are available for media use at https://www.flickr.com/photos/tas-education/albums/