Schools gear up for Australian Education Awards 2020

Schools gear up for Australian Education Awards 2020

On Thursday November 26, hundreds of principals, deputies and department heads will put this exhaustive year behind them when they let their hair down and celebrate the best of what our nations schools have to offer at the Australian Education Awards.

Due to government restrictions, this year’s event will be held virtually, allowing attendees to share in the fun and excitement from the comfort of their own homes.

The highly anticipated announcement of winners will start at 5:00pm, but to help calm the nerves, comedy extraordinaire Lawrence “Moonman” Mooney will take the main stage at 3.45pm.

A pair of sponsor-moderated virtual panel discussions follow, featuring finalists for Teacher of the Year in the primary and secondary school categories.

The first panel, taking place at 3.50pm, will feature the finalists of the Teacher of the Year - Primary School category, discussing various successful teaching and student wellbeing strategies.

The Award’s sponsor, Teachers Mutual Bank, will moderate the panel, which will discuss various successful teaching and student wellbeing strategies.

“I’ll be speaking about important topics such as fostering a love of learning among primary school students, bringing laughter and happiness into the classroom and diagnosing barriers to learning,” Conor Kiernan, Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Teachers Mutual Bank, told The Educator.

The panel will also address how schools can create learning environments that are student-centred, how to provide students with a safe and supportive space and how to help early learners develop themselves with guidance and expertise.

Kiernan said the panel will be comprised of award nominees who will share their “broad and diverse knowledge” with the virtual audience.

“Early discussions with the group reveal a deep understanding of current challenges educators face in the current climate and their obvious passion and dedication to nurturing the young minds in their care,” he said.

If you haven’t yet, register now for free to be a part of this one-of-a-kind special virtual gathering.