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2020 Indigenous Boarding Awards

Entries are open from November 21, 2019 and close 24 February, 2020.

The Awards will be presented at the National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium Awards Dinner in Geelong on Tuesday 18 March, 2020.


Exceptional Cultural Connection by a Boarding School or Residence 
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.  

Exceptional Contribution to the Community by an Indigenous Boarding Student 
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.  

Excellence in the Provision of Indigenous Student Health & Wellbeing 
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. 

Excellence in Indigenous Education & Boarding Leadership (individual or organisation) 
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.  

Exceptional Contribution to Indigenous Student Boarding (individual)
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 .

Online entry form.

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2020 Indigenous Boarding Awards Entry Form

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  • Explain how the nominee excels in the Award category. Including what they have achieved, when this occurred, how it was achieved and why such an achievement is important to indigenous boarding. Up to 500 words.
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