Nanga Mai Awards

The Nanga Mai Awards ceremony celebrates and recognises Aboriginal students, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teachers, other departmental staff, Aboriginal community members and schools that demonstrate excellence across a diversity of areas.

Image: Nanga Mai Awards student dance performance. Photo: Gravity Media.
Nanga Mai is an Eora (Sydney) word meaning ‘to dream’.


About the awards

The awards are organised by the Aboriginal Outcomes and Partnerships Directorate within Education and Skills Reform, NSW Department of Education.

The 16th Annual Nanga Mai Awards were presented via Livestream on 1 December 2021.

Nanga Mai is an Eora (Sydney) word meaning ‘to dream’.

Thank you to all the NSW Department of Education teachers and staff who nominated outstanding Aboriginal students, teachers and other department staff, Aboriginal community members and schools that demonstrated excellence across a diversity of areas.

Learn more about the Nanga Mai Awards.

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