Outstanding Contribution to School Community


  • Teachers working in a Queensland school or early childhood setting delivering the QCAA Kindergarten Learning Guideline or C&K Building Waterfalls kindergarten guideline.
  • Nominees must be registered with the QCT and be employed in teaching duties in a state or non-state school in Queensland.
  • Teachers, heads of department, heads of curriculum, heads of special education services, deputy principals & principals may be nominated.
  • Self-nominators are not eligible but nominees may clarify achievements.
  • QCT Board members and staff are not eligible for nomination.


The following individuals or groups may nominate a teacher:

  • school parents and citizens or parents and friends committees
  • parents, students or other members of school / service communities.


The nominated teacher's school principal or employer must provide a statement to verify the bona fides of the supporting information.

Another education official should provide a statement to verify the bona fides of a nomination by or of a principal.


The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers provides a guide to assist nominators describe a teacher's skills, knowledge and abilities with the following criteria:

  • Accesses the wider school community to help understand, engage and support all learners within the classroom.
  • Provides opportunities for parents/carers to engage productively in student learning?

Note the nominator should respond to either or both of the above criteria. Nominee may clarify achievements.

Award prizes

Award recipient receives $5000 for professional development.

Finalists receive $500 for professional development.


The Awards are proudly sponsored by:

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