WA Programs for Schools

WA: World Teachers’ Day Awards

Primary and secondary school communities are invited to nominate teachers making outstanding contributions to global citizenship education. Nominations close on 12 September 2019.

Global Citizenship Education is an integrated approach to teaching and learning that develops a sense of belonging to a broader community and common humanity. It includes education for human rights, peace, multicultural communities and sustainable development.
Global Citizenship Education develops student understanding of the UN 2030 Global Goals for Sustainable Development and empowers students to be active citizens in a complex and uncertain world.

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How to Enter

The entry form for Primary teachers is available as  a Microsoft Word document.
The entry form for Secondary teachers is available as a Microsoft Word document.
This entry form and supporting attachments (up to three documents) must be submitted electronically and received at gcs@unaa-wa.org.au no later than 5pm Thursday 12 September 2019.

Selection Process and Criteria

The judging panel will select up to five finalists each for primary teachers (Kindergarten to year 6) and secondary teachers (Years 7 to 12) based on the nomination and supporting documentation received by the closing date.
A minimum of two members of the judging panel will interview finalists by visiting the school and observing elements of the global citizenship education program being implemented.
The judges will select finalists and prizewinners based on the innovativeness, implementation and impact of teaching and learning
programs implemented over the previous 18 months.


For both the Primary and Secondary Awards:

  • All finalists are invited to and acknowledged at the annual UN Day celebrations
  • All participating schools and nominated teachers receive a certificate
  • Award winning teachers will receive a prize (details to be announced)

Previous Finalists and Winners

Click here for finalists and winners in the 2017 World Teachers’ Day Awards.