Jack Pizzey

 
​​Jack PizzeyJack Pizzey (1911- 1968) was a former state school teacher, Education Minister and Queensland Premier with a strong commitment to public education.

He had remarkable foresight and championed accessible education, increasing the number of state high schools from 30 to 96 and abolishing the high school scholarship exam. Read more about Jack Pizzey.​

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The Jack Pizzey Awards for Excellence in Educational Leadership ​

The Jack Pizzey Awards for Excellence in Educational Leadership is an exciting suite of awards acknowledging excellence in educational leadership in Queensland state schools.

Congratulations to the 5 finalists across the four award categories.

Winners were announced on Friday 30 October 2015 at the Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools and Jack Pizzey Awards for Excellence in Education Leadership Gala Dinner at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.



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 Prizes total $105,000

 

​A total of $105,000 in prize money is available for professional development.

 

 2014 Winners

 
​Read more about 2014 winners.
 

 Winners 2015

 

The Jack Pizzey School of the Year Award ($50,000)

Meridan State College

Read more about the School of the Year Award

The Jack Pizzey Principal of the Year Award​ ($15,000)

Andrew Helton, Principal, Greenlands State School

Read more about the Principal of Year Award.

The Jack Pizzey School Leadership Team of the Year Award ($25,000)

Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School

Read more about the School Leadership Team of the Year Award.

The Jack Pizzey Teacher of the Year Award ($15,000)

Deborah Sparks, Kingston College

Shelley Bampton, Mitchelton State High School

Read more about the Teacher of the Year Award. 

 

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