Chief Minister's Literacy Achievement Awards

The Chief Minister’s Literacy Achievement Awards (CMLAA) recognise the literacy achievements of students in every Transition to Year 9 (inclusive) class in government and non-government Northern Territory schools.

All successful students receive a letter of congratulations from the Chief Minister, as well as an Award certificate to mark their success, presented at end of year school ceremonies.

Chief Minister’s letter to Principals (154.9 kb)

Resources

Frequently asked questions (154.6 kb)

CMLAA Poster (3.2 mb)

Please read the FAQ to give you an understanding of the 2016 process, since there are some changes this year.

The FAQ includes a guide to the size of screen you will need to enable you to complete the school information and student nomination forms. The FAQ also answers other commonly asked questions.

Student nominations

This year's student awards nomination process will commence on Friday 23 September and will close on Monday 17 October 2016Please note that due to the election, the timeframe for nominating your students is shorter this year than usual.

Because of the new format of the Northern Territory Government’s web sites for departments, the Department of Education has set up a separate web page for the CMLAA forms to enable schools to initiate and complete the Awards nominations process.

FAQs and the Awards categories are also available on the forms page.

Click here to access the CMLAA nomination forms

Award categories

Award categories (print friendly version) (85.5 kb)

One student from each Transition to Year 9 class in every school in the Northern Territory is nominated for one of the eight award categories. For example:

  • if there are 12 classes in your school, 12 students can receive an award.
  • for composite classes, for example, Year 1/2 or Year 4/5, only nominate one student for an award per composite class.
  • for small schools that have one class, only one student can be nominated to receive an award.
  • for middle schools, one nomination per homeroom or literacy class.
Award categories Description that will appear in the student letter
Most Outstanding (Communicator in the Community) I understand that you have demonstrated excellent communication skills in your local community. Your ability to communicate effectively with a range of people is a valuable skill.
Most Outstanding (Communicator at School) I understand that you have demonstrated excellent communication skills in the school community. Your ability to communicate effectively with your classmates and teachers is a valuable skill.
Most Imaginative (Performance) I understand that you have presented excellent drama performances throughout the year. Your ability to entertain and engage an audience as a performer is a valuable skill.
Most Imaginative (Visual) I understand that you have produced an excellent range of imaginative visual texts throughout the year. Your ability to express yourself through words and pictures is a valuable skill.
Most Imaginative (Written) I understand that you use your vivid imagination to generate new ideas and that your writing is lively and expressive. Your ability to use written language to express yourself is a valuable skill.
Most Improved (Oral language) I understand that you increased your confidence and developed your skills in oral language throughout the year. This is a valuable life-long skill and also makes you a role model for other learners.
Most Improved (Reading) I understand that you have made impressive achievements in your reading throughout the year. This is a valuable life-long skill and also makes you a role model for other learners.
Most Improved (Writing) I understand that you have made impressive achievements in your writing throughout the year. This is a valuable life-long skill and also makes you a role model for other learners.

Contacts

Department of Education
t: (08) 8944 9204
e: hazel.horne@nt.gov.au
e: cmlaa@dolphinsoftware.com.au

Last updated: 30 September 2016