INDIGENOUS BOARDING AWARDS
The 4th national Indigenous Boarding Awards will again recognise excellence in practice and programs within boarding schools, outstanding school leadership (individual or organisation) and exceptional contributions of Indigenous boarding students.

Nominations
Nominations for the 2022 National Indigenous Boarding Awards closed on Friday 13 2022.
The 2022 Award categories are:

  • Exceptional Cultural Connection by a Boarding School or Residence
  • Exceptional Contribution to the Community by an Indigenous Boarding Student
  • Excellence in the Provision of Indigenous Student Health & Wellbeing
  • Excellence in Indigenous Education & Boarding Leadership (individual or organisation)
  • Exceptional Contribution to Indigenous Student Boarding (individual) 

 

To nominate download the Nomination Form (MS Word format), which is straightforward to complete. Email your completed form to awards@ieba.com.au. You can download the Nomination Guidelines and Terms and Conditions HERE

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM

Judging
A highly credentialed judging panel representing education and boarding sectors across Australia will be appointed to rank the applications and compile the final shortlisting of finalists and award winners.

IEBA will cross-check all nominations against the awards criteria to ensure eligibility before forwarding to the judging panel. IEBA will take no further role in the judging. Judges are asked to declare any conflict of interest where they may have a personal or professional relationship with the nominee.

The judges will be announced after the selection process has been completed.

Award Presentations
The 2022 Awards presentation will be a highlight of the National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium.

All finalists will be announced on the IEBA website in the first week of June, and the presentation made to the winners at the prestigious Symposium Awards dinner on 16 June 2022.

REGISTER FOR THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS EDUCATION & BOARDING SYMPOSIUM. 

Sponsorship
For a business that engages with boarding schools and residences the Indigenous Boarding Awards provide an opportunity to demonstrate and document that special connection. It is also an opportunity to support and encourage the diverse range of outstanding finalists the Awards attracts.

The Awards Presentation provides a unique opportunity to increase brand awareness with a nationwide audience of boarding school principals, Indigenous education specialists, heads of boarding, Indigenous community leaders and state and commonwealth government policy makers.

Sponsorship also contributes to the promotion of excellence across the Indigenous Boarding sector and assists in addressing the challenge to close the Indigenous education gap.

Each Award sponsor will have the opportunity to talk about their business and display preferred branding visuals at the Awards presentation evening.

For the Sponsorship Prospectus or a confidential discussion please contact our CEO, Greg Franks, on 0426 629 847 or email Greg at  Greg.Franks@IEBA.com.au

AWARD CATEGORIES

This award acknowledges a boarding school or residence that recognises the value of Indigenous cultural connection and has activities or programs that connect their boarders with relevant Indigenous cultures. This may be connections to local Indigenous groups or the home communities of boarders.

Community service enhances the lives of others in the community. The giving of time and energy to community service by a young person is a major contributor to their life skills, their sense of worth and wellbeing. In this award we are looking for nominations of Indigenous boarding students who have made an exceptional contribution to their community, be it their home community or the community in which they are boarding.

This award recognises organisations or individuals who provide Indigenous boarding students with health and wellbeing services and programs that not only supports their participation in education but allows them to thrive as individuals. This may be a partnership between a health provider and a boarding school/residence or a program that is provided to support Indigenous student health and wellbeing.

Leadership comes in different forms and not just from those in leadership positions. Leadership may be a long-term contribution on a successful path or new innovative ways of doing things. The Excellence in Indigenous Boarding Leadership award recognises either individuals or organisations that have challenged common practice and are pursuing excellence in order to make a difference to the lives of their Indigenous boarders. 

Many people make contributions to the boarding experience for Indigenous boarders whether it is a staff member, teacher, volunteer, community leader or a parent. However, some individuals go above and beyond with a passion to make an exceptional contribution. This award recognises these outstanding individuals.

PAST WINNERS

2021 Award Winners

This award is to acknowledge a boarding school or residence that recognises the value of Indigenous cultural connection and have activities or programs that connect their boarders with relevant Indigenous cultures. This may be connections to local Indigenous groups or the home communities of boarders.

JOINT WINNERS are
Clontarf Aboriginal College, WA
and
Westminster School, SA

Community service not only enhances the lives of others in the community, it is a major contributor to the life skills and wellbeing of the young person giving their time and energy. In this award we are looking for nominations of Indigenous boarding students who actively engage in their community, be it their home community or the community in which they are resident whilst boarding, and have made an exceptional contribution.

WINNER
Jalen, Guildford Grammar School, WA

This award recognises organisations or individuals who provide Indigenous boarding students with health and wellbeing services and programs that not only supports their participation in education but allows them to thrive as individuals. This may be a partnership between a health provider and a boarding school/residence or a program that is provided to support Indigenous student health and wellbeing.

WINNER
AFL Cape York House for Girls, QLD

Leadership comes in different forms and not just from those in leadership positions. Leadership may be a long term contribution on a successful path or new innovative ways of doing things. The Excellence in Indigenous Boarding Leadership award recognises either individuals or organisations that have challenged common practice and are pursuing excellence in order to make a difference to the lives of their Indigenous boarders.

JOINT WINNERS are
AISNSW, NSW (The Waratah Project Pilot Schools – Pymble Ladies’ College; Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview; St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill)
and
the Traditional Owners of the Uluru Kata Tjuta region of Central Australia

Many people make contributions to the boarding experience for Indigenous boarders whether it is a staff member, teacher, volunteer, community leader or a parent. However, some individuals go above and beyond with a passion to make an exceptional contribution. This award seeks to recognise these outstanding individuals.

WINNER
Lorraine Kabbindi White , Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS), VIC

2020 Award Winners

This award is to acknowledge a boarding school or residence that recognises the value of Indigenous cultural connection and have activities or programs that connect their boarders with relevant Indigenous cultures. This may be connections to local Indigenous groups or the home communities of boarders. 

St Teresa’s College, QLD

Community service not only enhances the lives of others in the community, it is a major contributor to the life skills and wellbeing of the young person giving their time and energy. In this award we are looking for nominations of Indigenous boarding students who actively engage in their community, be it their home community or the community in which they are resident whilst boarding, and have made an exceptional contribution.  

Joint Winners
Kyh, Knox Grammar School, NSW
Sahara, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Perth, WA

This award recognises organisations or individuals who provide Indigenous boarding students with health and wellbeing services and programs that not only supports their participation in education but allows them to thrive as individuals. This may be a partnership between a health provider and a boarding school/residence or a program that is provided to support Indigenous student health and wellbeing. 

Ḏawurr Boarding, Nhulunbuy High School, NT

Leadership comes in different forms and not just from those in leadership positions. Leadership may be a long term contribution on a successful path or new innovative ways of doing things. The Excellence in Indigenous Boarding Leadership award recognises either individuals or organisations that have challenged common practice and are pursuing excellence in order to make a difference to the lives of their Indigenous boarders. Jill Hill, Clontarf Aboriginal College, WA

Many people make contributions to the boarding experience for Indigenous boarders whether it is a staff member, teacher, volunteer, community leader or a parent. However, some individuals go above and beyond with a passion to make an exceptional contribution. This award seeks to recognise these outstanding individuals.

Sharon Wilkinson, Downlands College, QLD