The annual ACHPER NSW/ACT PDHPE Teacher Awards recognise high-quality health and physical education.RHSsports

We’re looking for teachers and teams who are outstanding in their professional knowledge, practice, innovation and engagement in teaching PDHPE. Most of all, the Awards recognise those making a difference to health and physical education learning experiences and outcomes for students.


  • Primary Teacher Award – health and physical education excellence by a primary school teacher.
  • Secondary Teacher Award – health and physical education excellence by a secondary school teacher.
  • Early Career Teacher Award – health and physical education excellence by a teacher in first five year of teaching.
  • School Award – health and physical education excellence by a school faculty/group/team.

Read about our past winners.

Nominations for the 2024 Awards will open in mid 2024
Open to all NSW and ACT teachers.


Individual Teacher Awards
– ACHPER NSW membership and professional learning voucher 
– Equipment packs
School Award
– Equipment packs
– ACHPER NSW merchanside

– All teachers and leaders in NSW and ACT primary and secondary schools 
– Early Career Teacher Award – must be in first five years of teaching
– School Award – could be a faculty, department, group or equivalent, or whole school team.

Judging criteria
– Excellence in health and physical education teaching
– Quality learning experiences and outcomes for students

Who can nominate?
You can self-nominate or nominate a colleague. Nominators should be teachers and leaders in NSW/ACT schools. All nominations must be endorsed by the School Principal.

Nomination process

  1. Complete the online nomination form. You will need to upload:
    • A document with answers to 3 questions. This must be signed by the School Principal – signature only on document (no endorsement words or letter required).
    • A photo
  2. Submit by the closing date.

Nominations will be assessed by a selection panel convened by ACHPER NSW. The panel will consider the Award criteria and information received in the nomination. If there are insufficient nominations in a category, the panel may choose not to award a winner.

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