CHRIS BUSWELL
CHRIS BUSWELL
Mountain Creek State High School (QLD)
When Chris Buswell led the International Baccalaureate program at Mountain Creek State High School, students excelled both academically and holistically.
SHARON CASE
SHARON CASE
Mossman State School (QLD)
Sharon Case has spent 30 years teaching the Japanese language and as Head of Teaching and Learning at Mossman State School where more than half the students are Indigenous, it seem...
SCOTT DIRIX
SCOTT DIRIX
Salisbury East High School (SA)
Scott Dirix thinks of himself as a rogue in education whose aim is to make school work for disengaged students marginalised both in society and on campus.
WENDY GOLDSTON
WENDY GOLDSTON
Frenchville State School (QLD)
Wendy Goldston has drawn on her almost 30-year career to design and lead an unparalleled program which is transforming learning and bringing out the best in identified high achieve...
MATTHEW KNIGHT
MATTHEW KNIGHT
Cobram Primary School (VIC)
When Matthew Knight was made principal of Cobram Primary School in rural Victoria in 2016, he set what he calls “man on the moon” targets, aimed at turning the whole school’s attit...
JULIE MURPHY
JULIE MURPHY
Elizabeth Vale School (SA)
Elizabeth Vale School in Adelaide’s northern suburbs has almost doubled in enrolments since Julie Murphy became principal eight years ago.
JAY PAGE
JAY PAGE
Goodna State School (QLD)
As a technology specialist and pedagogical coach at an Ipswich primary school, Jay Page has a vision to prepare students and teachers for an unknown future.
JACKLYN ROBERTS
JACKLYN ROBERTS
Wagaman Primary School (NT) (Now at Bakewell Primary School, NT)
Jacklyn Roberts only moved from Queensland to Darwin two years ago and is already making a big difference to Northern Territory schooling.
SCOTT SLEAP
SCOTT SLEAP
Cessnock High School (NSW)
Dr Scott Sleap is a great example to students in the NSW Hunter region that science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) can be a pathway to brilliance.
WARREN SYMONDS
WARREN SYMONDS
Mount Barker High School (SA)
When he took over as principal at Mount Barker High School nine years ago, Warren Symonds was confronted with a school in crisis – it needed a fresh injection of confidence and suc...
JENNIE VINE
JENNIE VINE
Wooranna Park Primary School (VIC)
As Vice Principal at Wooranna Park Primary School – a school where most students are from disadvantaged backgrounds and behavioural issues loomed large, Jennie Vine realised that Y...
LISA YOUNG
LISA YOUNG
South Kalgoorlie Primary School (WA)
Primary school teacher Lisa Young says she is incapable of walking away from an issue that disadvantages a child.
Criteria

You are able to demonstrate your initiation of, or contribution to measurable, significant and ongoing improvements in student learning, achieved through identifying students' needs and applying high impact, effective and evidence-based teaching or leadership practices. Please include measurable evidence of how you have achieved improved learning experiences and outcomes for your students and the measures and evidence that demonstrate this achievement over time.

You are able to demonstrate that you are contributing significantly to and/or leading a culture of collaboration and connectedness within and/or beyond the school. Please include evidence of how you have shared knowledge to create a professional learning culture that develops the skills of others and the specific outcomes and collective impact that have resulted from this collaboration.

You are able to demonstrate why and how you have fostered family and/or community engagement which has led to improved outcomes for students through purposeful and meaningful connections. Please include evidence of what changes occurred for students, parents and/or community members as a result of their improved engagement.

You are able to demonstrate a deep understanding of contemporary leadership in education, teaching and learning that stimulates the thinking of others and leads to significant educational improvements in classrooms and schools. Please tell us your story – how you have applied your personal attributes such as creativity, resilience, resourcefulness and drive, your capacity to inspire and influence others, why you’re committed to the teaching profession and your potential to help shape the future of education practice in Australia.

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Transforming Learning Outcomes Transforming Learning Outcomes
Transforming Learning Outcomes
Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge
Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge
Engaging with the Community Engaging with the Community
Engaging with the Community
Attributes of a Teaching Fellow Attributes of a Teaching Fellow
Attributes of a Teaching Fellow
Transforming Learning Outcomes
Transforming Learning Outcomes
Engaging with the Community
Engaging with the Community
Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge
Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge
Attributes of a Teaching Fellow
Attributes of a Teaching Fellow