Nanga Mai Awards

The Nanga Mai Awards are an annual event organised by Aboriginal Education and Communities Directorate. The awards recognise and celebrate innovation, excellence and educational achievement in Aboriginal education in NSW public schools, school communities and Department of Education operational directorates.

Awards Categories

There are three awards categories including student, staff and school/community awards.

Student Awards:

  • Encouragement award
  • Outstanding student engagement award
  • Outstanding achievement in sport award
  • Outstanding achievement in performing/creative/visual arts award
  • Outstanding achievement in public speaking award
  • Student leadership award
  • Academic excellence award

Staff Awards:

  • Award for outstanding contribution to educational achievement by an Aboriginal staff member
  • Award for outstanding contribution to educational achievement by a non-Aboriginal staff member
  • Award for outstanding leadership in Aboriginal education
  • Award for outstanding leadership in Aboriginal languages

School/Community Awards:

  • Award for outstanding contribution to educational achievement by a community member
  • Award for outstanding school and community partnership
  • Award for outstanding commitment to increasing knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal histories, culture and experiences of Aboriginal peoples.

2017 Annual NSW Public Schools Nanga Mai Awards

The 11th Annual NSW Public Schools Nanga Mai Awards will be held in March 2017 in Sydney. Nanga Mai is an Eora (Sydney) word meaning: to dream.

Nominations are now closed for the 2017 Nanga Mai Awards. Thank you to all staff for your nominations.


2016 Annual NSW Public Schools Nanga Mai Awards

The video below is a slideshow of photographs from the 2016 Annual Public Schools Nanga Mai Awards.

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