Congratulations to the 2023 winners!

Rachel Hawkins

Monaro High School

New South Wales

2023 Australian Teacher Aide of the Year  


The Learning Enrichment Officers

West Moreton Anglican College


2023 Australian Teacher Aide Team of the Year


These winning nominations exemplify the positive impact of paraprofessional educators on students, teachers, and the school community. 

Finalists were assessed by an independent judging panel for:

  • positive impact on student learning and wellbeing  
  • collaboration with teachers and colleagues
  • improved practice through professional development and training.  

One of our panelists remarked ‘The quality of nominees is so high. I can’t imagine how I would be able to address the complex needs of learners in my classrooms without the expertise and assistance of teacher aides. The finalists sound like, and probably are, miracle workers. Each have changed the lives of students in ways that will never be fully recognised.’

To read more about our winners, finalists and highly commended nominees, please use the awards menu.