Victorian Education Excellence Awards finalists announced

Inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and education support staff are among those recognised

The Victorian Education Excellence Awards recognise school staff for outstanding dedication and achievement in government education.

This year, 41 finalists have been announced across 14 award categories recognising outstanding teachers, principals, business managers, education support staff and schools.

The achievements of this year's finalists highlight the incredible work schools do to support children, young people and their families. Among the finalists are:

  • business managers who have designed new systems and processes to improve their school's efficiency
  • teachers who have gone above and beyond to support students with a range of different needs and instil a lifelong love of learning
  • principals who have lifted the culture of their school community, boosted teaching and learning activities and improved student outcomes and pathways.

Each of these 41 finalists embody the skill and commitment that Victoria's education professionals bring to their roles every day.

View the full list of finalists and their profiles
Visit the Victorian Education Excellence Awards website

Winners will be announced on Friday 20 November.

Victorian Education Excellence Awards

Nominees for the awards are selected by a panel of judges following a thorough application, shortlisting and interview process.

The individual, team and specialist awards categories include most outstanding teacher and principal in a primary and secondary school.

This year, two new awards have been added which celebrate the work of teaching teams that have delivered outstanding provision for high-ability students in primary and secondary school.

Winners are awarded professional development grants of up to $25,000 to support their work in schools.

Winners of category awards will also be eligible to win Victoria's top public education prize, the Lindsay Thompson Award for Excellence in Education, and a further $20,000 grant. This award goes to the winner of a School and Student Outcome Award judged to be most outstanding.

The awards, now in their 19th year, are organised by the Department.

2019 Outstanding Secondary Principal and Lindsay Thompson Award for Excellence in Education winner Michelle Roberts summed up her achievement by saying it was recognition for her school community as a whole.

`It has certainly been a huge honour to win this award,' the Mordialloc College principal said at the time. 

`The award was something that all members of our community could celebrate.'

Michelle was recognised for an eight-year journey of improvement she embarked on as principal of Mordialloc College.

Find out more

Find out more about the awards
Visit to Victorian Education Excellence Awards website