Teachers and students honoured with prestigious excellence awards

15 September 2015 -

Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli congratulated the recipients of the 2015 Minister's Award for Excellence in Student Achievement and the Minister's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Mr Piccoli has presented 33 Year 12 students and six teachers with their awards at NSW Parliament House.

Students have been praised for their outstanding achievements throughout high school, commitment to the school community and upholding the values of NSW public schools.

Teachers were commended for their valuable contribution to student learning.

"Acknowledging the achievements of our outstanding teachers and students affirms the high standards we have in our public schools," Mr Piccoli said.

"Our teachers have a powerful and enduring influence on student learning.

"These awards provide an opportunity to recognise exceptional students and excellent teaching practice."

The Minister's Award for Excellence in Student Achievement was first presented in 1989. Year 12 students in NSW public schools are eligible for the award.

Teachers from preschools, primary, central and secondary schools can be nominated for the Minister's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The awards are administered by the Public Education Foundation.

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