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SA Excellence in Public Education Awards

The SA Excellence in Public Education Awards recognise, reward and celebrate the contributions of staff in our public schools and preschools, and provide the opportunity for the community to show appreciation for an education professional.

People who feel appreciated are more positive about themselves and their ability to contribute. This results in a confident, productive workforce and the best possible outcomes for our children and young people.

Award categories

There are different categories suitable for teachers, leaders and school support staff. Innovative collaboration projects that undertake a learning activity or fact-finding mission to research best practice will also be recognised. 


Nominations for the 2016 SA Excellence in Public Education Awards are now closed. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with application dates for the 2017 SA Excellence in Public Education Awards. 

Nominees are required to complete an online application before they can be considered for an award.

Award winners

Award finalists are selected by a judging panel. Finalists were announced on 14 July 2016.

From the finalists, winners were selected and announced on 14 October 2016.

Engagement Programs

Phone: 8226 3079
EmailDECD.Recognition [at] sa.gov.au