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 Excellence Award Winners  

The Dare to Lead Excellence in Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Awards have been presented annually since 2004. The awards recognise schools that demonstrate high levels of effective leadership, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community involvement and improvements in targeted outcomes.

These schools demonstrate focused, data-driven, strategically-planned activities with measurable outcomes for their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The winning schools are determined by a panel of Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators which assesses each school's application against set criteria. Winners are announced at a formal ceremony. High Achievement award-winning schools receive $5000 and a certificate. Other award-winning schools receive $1000 and a certificate.

2013 Awards

Applications for this years awards close on Friday the 10th of May.
Click here for Application Form
Click here for Applicant Information
Click here for Panel Advice
Click here for Selection Rubric

2011 Awards



CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AWARD-WINNING SCHOOLS
The 2011 Dare to Lead Excellence in Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Awards were announced by The Hon. Peter Garrett AM, MP - Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth at a ceremony held during the first Dare to Lead National Conference at the Rydges Lakeside Hotel in Canberra on Friday 11 May 2012.

The Awards, now in their eighth year, are designed to acknowledge schools and school leaders who are working in a focused and strategic way to achieve excellence in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student outcomes, with outstanding leadership, engagement with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and demonstrated improvements in targeted outcomes for their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

To view the media release please click here.
To download the Excellence Awards 2011 publication please click here.

HIGH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
Kirwan State High School, QLD
Rockhampton State High School, QLD
Wagin District High School, WA
Yule Brook College, WA

To read the High Achievement school stories please click on the school names.


ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
Giralang Primary School, ACT
Hume Public School, NSW
Urandangie State School, QLD


Congratualtions to our 2011 Award winners!

2010 Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AWARD-WINNING SCHOOLS
The 2010 Dare to Lead Excellence in Leadership in Indigenous Education Awards were announced by The Hon Peter Garrett AM, MP - Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth at a ceremony held at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 2nd May 2011.

The Awards, now in their seventh year, are designed to acknowledge schools and school leaders who are working in a focused and strategic way to achieve excellence in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student outcomes, with outstanding leadership, engagement with the local Indigenous community, and demonstrated improvements in targeted outcomes for their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

To view the media release please click here



For a list of the winning schools click here:
High Achievement Winners
Achievement Winners

Congratulations to our 2010 Winners!

2009 Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO AWARD-WINNING SCHOOLS
The 2009 Dare to Lead Excellence in Leadership in Indigenous Education Awards were announced by Catherine O'Sullivan of DEEWR as representative of the Hon. Julia Gillard, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, at the National Action Area Conference in Brisbane on 2nd June 2010.

The Awards, now in their sixth year, are designed to acknowledge schools and school leaders who are working in a focused and strategic way to achieve excellence in improving Indigenous student outcomes, with outstanding leadership, engagement with the local Indigenous community, and demonstrated improvements in targeted outcomes for their Indigenous students.

For a list of the winning schools click here:
High Achievement Winners
Achievement Winners

Congratulations to our 2009 Winners! Click here for more information.

HIGH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

2008 Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO AWARD-WINNING SCHOOLS
The 2008 Dare to Lead Excellence in Leadership in Indigenous Education Awards were announced by the Hon. Julia Gillard, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, at a ceremony in Parliament House, Canberra on 29 April 2009.

The Awards, now in their fifth year, are designed to acknowledge schools and school leaders who are working in a focused and strategic way to achieve excellence in improving Indigenous student outcomes, with outstanding leadership, engagement with the local Indigenous community, and demonstrated improvements in targeted outcomes for their Indigenous students.

To view a copy of the speech made by The Hon. Julia Gillard, MP click here.

For a list of the winning schools click here. Congratulations to our 2008 Winners! Click here for more information.

To view a copy of of the High Achievement Award Winners presentations, download a copy here

East Kalgoorlie Primary School
Karratha Senior High School
One Arm Point Remote Community School
Southside Education
Willmot Public School

2007 Awards

Congratulations to our 2007 Winners! Click here for more information
To view a copy of the presentation made by Susan Boucher, CEO APAPDC, The Hon. Julia Gillard, MP and Neville Lyngcoln, Chairperson APAPDC Council click here

To view a copy of of the High Achievement Award Winners presentations, download a copy here

Aranmore Catholic College
Menindee Central School
Midland Indigenous Youth Program
Wiltja Program at Woodville High School
Yule Brook Community College

Guidelines - selection of Excellence panel

2006 Awards

Congratulations to our 2006 Winners! Click here for more information

2006 High Achievement Award Winners

2006 Achievement Award Winners

To view a copy of the High Achievement Award Winners presentations, download a copy here

Centralian Senior Secondary College
Curtin Primary School
Kuranda District State School
Waratah West Public School

2005 Awards

Celebrating Excellence in 2005

The 2005 Excellence in Leadership in Indigenous Education Awards were announced in December.

The two schools which won High Achievement Awards were Dunwich State School in Queensland and Mooroopna Park Primary School in Victoria.

Six other schools won excellence awards:
Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus, NSW
Moulden Park School & Neighbourhood Centre, NT
Indulkana Anangu School, SA
Port Augusta Secondary School, SA
Heywood and District Secondary College, VIC
Yea High School, VIC

More information about the event can be found here

2004 Awards

The Winners: Inaugural Excellence in Leadership in Indigenous Education Awards, 2004




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