Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards

The Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards recognises the contribution to quality education of Northern Territory Government (NTG) school:

  • teachers
  • principals
  • leaders
  • support staff.

Nominations for the 2022 awards are now open until Friday 24 June 2022.

For more information, go to the Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards website.

Categories and criteria

All nominees must:

  • be working in a NTG school at the time of nomination
  • meet the eligibility criteria for the award category below.

Award category

Eligibility criteria

Northern Territory Principal of the Year

Eligible nominees include executive contract principals

Northern Territory Leader in Education

Eligible nominees include teaching principals, assistant principals, senior teachers, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers, and mentor teachers

Northern Territory Primary Educator of the Year

Eligible nominees include primary teachers (year 1 to 6)

Northern Territory Early Childhood Educator of the Year

Eligible nominees include early childhood educators who work in preschool, Families as First Teachers (including Stay Play Learn), childcare and transition settings

Northern Territory Secondary Educator of the Year

Eligible nominees include middle years and senior secondary teachers (year 7 to 12)

Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educator of the Year

Eligible nominees include principals, school leaders, teachers, assistant teachers and support staff of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent

Northern Territory Inclusion Educator of the Year

Eligible nominees include special education teachers, school leaders, teachers and support staff

Northern Territory Vocational Education Trainer of the Year

Eligible nominees include vocational education trainers, teachers and coordinators who are Department of Education employees

Northern Territory Support Person of the Year

Eligible nominees include assistant teachers, support staff (eg. front office administration staff) and paraprofessionals working in classroom contexts

If you have any issues, you can email TeacherAwards@nt.gov.au.

Previous winners

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Last updated: 19 May 2022

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