Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards
Do you know an inspirational and dedicated educator?
The Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards recognise the contribution of Northern Territory Government school teachers, principals, leaders and support staff to quality education.
Nominations can be submitted by school staff, students, parents and guardians and members of the community.
- Northern Territory Principal of the Year
- Northern Territory School Leader of the Year
- Northern Territory Primary Teacher of the Year
- Northern Territory Secondary Teacher of the Year
- Northern Territory Aboriginal Educator of the Year
- Northern Territory Special Educator of the Year
- Northern Territory Vocational Education Trainer of the Year
- Northern Territory Education Support Person of the Year
To nominate fill in the online form. Please note that the nomination form works best using Internet Explorer.
Nominations have been extended until 9am Monday 28 May 2018.
If you experience any issues with the online form, please submit your nomination by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern Territory and regional winners are announced at events on World Teachers’ Day. Read more about World Teachers' Day.
The Teach in the Territory Excellence Awards are sponsored by the Teachers Mutual Bank.
Categories and eligibility
|Award category||Eligibility nominees from Northern Territory Government schools|
|Northern Territory Principal of the Year||Principals.|
|Northern Territory School Leader of the Year|
Teaching principals, assistant principals, senior teachers, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers (HALT), and mentor teachers.
Northern Territory Primary Teacher of the Year
|Early childhood and primary teachers, including Families as First Teachers (FaFT) educators.|
|Northern Territory Secondary Teacher of the Year|
Middle years and senior secondary teachers.
Northern Territory Aboriginal Educator of the Year
Aboriginal principals, school leaders, teachers, assistant teachers and support staff.
|Northern Territory Special Educator of the Year||Special education teachers and support staff.|
|Northern Territory Vocational Education Trainer of the Year|
Vocational education trainers and teachers.
|Northern Territory Education Support Person of the Year|
Assistant teachers, support staff and paraprofessionals working in classroom contexts, including Families as First Teachers (FaFT) liaison officers.
Any student, parent, colleague, principal, member of the school council or community can nominate a Northern Territory Government school teacher, principal, leader or support staff member for the 2018 Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards.
Nominations for the 2018 Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards open on 1 May 2018 and close on 25 May 2018.
View the judging process for the award categories flow chart.
Terms and conditions
- Only employees working in Northern Territory government schools can be nominated for these awards.
- Nominees can be nominated for more than one category, however they are only eligible to win one award.
- Nominations will not be accepted after the advertised closing date.
- To be considered, nominees must show significant personal contribution to student engagement, growth and achievement.
- Nominees must meet the eligibility criteria, outlined in the award category.
- Reasons for nominating must not exceed 250 words.
- The Department of Education reserves the right not to award a winner or regional finalist in a category and the decision is final.
- The Department of Education will not accept responsibility for incomplete, damaged, corrupt or entries not received by the closing date.
- Nominations will remain the property of the Northern Territory Government and may be reproduced in electronic or print format.
- All information provided to support a nomination is subject to the provisions of the Information Act (NT) (the Act) and may be provided to the nominee on request, in accordance with the Act.
- Information pertaining to individuals and/or individual students is considered confidential and should not be released without the written permission of the parent, guardian or student concerned.
- Regional and Northern Territory finalists will be endorsed and selected based on the information provided in the nomination form.
- Regional category winners will progress as finalists to the overall Northern Territory awards in each category.
- Failure to comply with the terms and conditions may result in nominations not being accepted.
For more information contact the Department of Education via email at:
Last updated: 25 May 2018