Honours and awards

The current and retired principals identified below reflect the highly significant contributions that all of us have made over a lifetime of service to the nation and to the students, staff, parents and communities of NSW public schools.

If you know of someone missing from these lists or have a suggestion for additional categories of award please email us at principalfutures@nswspc.org.au

National honours and awards

Please note: For national honours and awards, if you would like to read up on the detailed reasons for a person’s award you can do so (for awardees from 2007 onwards) via the Australian Honours and Awards website

Officers of the Order of Australia (AO),  Members of the Order of Australia (AM),  Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM),  Public Service Medal (PSM)

DoE state awards

NSW Meritorious Service to Public Education and Training Award,  NSW Director-General’s/Secretary’s Award for Excellent Service to Public Education

NSWSPC major awards

What is the Bill Kennedy Medal?

Bill Kennedy Medal and other Major SPC Award recipients

What is NSWSPC Life Membership?

NSWSPC Life Members

Australian Council for Educational Leaders awards

NSWSPC Principals have received numerous awards from ACEL for their contributions to education.

ACEL Awards

Australian College of Educators awards

NSWSPC Principals have also received numerous awards from ACE for their contributions to education.

ACE Awards