High-achieving early learning sites in Queensland asked to nominate for awards

by Freya Lucas

February 25, 2021

The annual Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools in Queensland is now open, with opportunity for those who are working with the state’s youngest citizens to be recognised. 


Teachers and principles are being urged to “put their hands up” and be counted amongst the State’s best, recognising the educators and schools making an inspirational difference in their children’s’ lives.


The Awards have been running for more than 21 years, with Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace saying she has seen some amazing entrants and winners during her term. 


With a total of ten award categories, there is opportunity for a wide range of excellence in teaching practice to be rewarded from the earliest years through to senior levels, with winning teachers, principals, leadership teams and school communities sharing in $314,000 worth of grants to support innovation.


The categories are:


The Network 10 Showcase Award for Excellence in the Early and Primary Year


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 for the awards 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 here