School community members are invited to recognise teacher excellence and outstanding contribution to student outcomes in school sport over an extended period of time by nominating them for the Excellent Service to School Sport award.

The Excellent Service to School Sport Award nominations are to be completed by Monday 26.08.2019 (Week 6 Term 3). 

Nominators are required to complete the nomination form  which is then submitted through the online form (link is within the nomination form). 

Nominators and the principals of the nominees will be notified of the success of their application by the end of Term 3.

Who can nominate?

Nominators can be anyone within the Department, as well as parents and community members, but in all cases approval from the nominees principal must be sought. It is recommended that the nomination contain as much detail/specific examples of the outstanding experiences of the nominee and this may require collaboration with other people to obtain specific information about a nominee's service to school sport within and outside of their school. 

Basis for nomination

When considering a teacher for this award, nominations should consider:

  • sustained and consistent contribution through significant involvement in local school sport (minimum of 5 years service)
  • evidence of innovation or improved practice in school sport and physical activity programs or related initiatives 
  • impact on improved student outcomes in the school sport setting
  • involvement in the representative sport pathway (knockout, zone/district, region, state, or international levels).

Please note:
- teachers nominated for this award must be current employees.
- nominees can only receive one of each award in their teaching career. Therefore teachers who have previously received a Certificate of Recognition are encouraged to be nominated for a Excellent Service to School Sport Award in future years. 

How are nominations assessed?

Each nomination is considered by a panel to determine a nominee’s suitability to receive the Excellent Service to School Sport award. Applications which do not meet the criteria associated with this prestigious award, but demonstrate a dedicated and valued service to school sport may qualify for a Certificate of Recognition. 

How will recipients be acknowledged?

Recipients of the Excellent Service to School Sport award and their schools are provided with framed A4 certificates. Certificates of Recognition recipients will receive a framed certificate. These will be distributed to schools mid Term 4. Principals are encouraged to organise a presentation at a suitable time.

Excellent Service to School Sport award past recipients

95 teachers have been awarded the Excellent Service to School Sport award and an additional 133 teachers have been awarded the Certificate of Recognition for their contribution to school sport in Department of Education schools. 

In 2018 we received 54 nominations with 10 nominees receiving the Excellent Service to School Sport Award and an additional 32 receiving a Certificate of Recognition. 

In 2017 we received 60 nominations with 12 nominees receiving the Excellent Service to School Sport Award and an additional 37 receiving a Certificate of Recognition. 

In 2016 we received 47 nominations with 18 nominees receiving the Excellent Service to School Sport Award and an additional 23 receiving a Certificate of Recognition. 

In 2015 we received 46 nominations with 33 nominees receiving the Excellent Service to School Sport Award and an additional 10 receiving a Certificate of Recognition. 

In 2014, 22 nominees received the Excellent Service to School Sport Award and an additional 31 received a Certificate of Recognition.