Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe is encouraging local state schools, teachers and their principals to nominate for the 2018 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools.
Mr Hinchliffe said the Department of Education’s prestigious Showcase Awards offer more than $619,000 in grant funding to celebrate state school education success across 11 award categories.
“The Showcase Awards are an annual celebration of all that is great about state schooling,” he said.
“This year two new award categories have been created to celebrate Indigenous Education initiatives as well as highlight our most outstanding rural and remote programs.
“These new categories will highlight some of the great work our rural and remote schools are doing to overcome the issue of distance and celebrate the creative work of some of our most isolated teachers and schools.
“The new stand-alone Indigenous Education category allows us to highlight the positive steps our schools are taking to improve Indigenous education outcomes.
“I’m sure this year’s award entries will also highlight many of the creative ways schools and school communities are using digital and virtual learning techniques to enhance education outcomes.”
Stirling Hinchliffe urged all state schools to celebrate their achievements by nominating for an award.
“The awards celebrate excellent teaching practices from the earliest years through to senior level, recognising improvement plans and progress and encourage a culture of learning and sharing among our schools,” he said.
Nominations will close on 18 May 2018. Regional award winners and commendations will be announced in June, state finalists in July and the state award winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Brisbane on World Teachers’ Day on 26 October 2018.
More information and submission guidelines are available at www.education.qld.gov.au/showcase