The Nanga Mai Awards celebrate and promote the educational achievements of Aboriginal students in NSW Public Schools as well as the achievements of: Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teachers, other Departmental staff, Aboriginal community members and schools, demonstrating excellence across diverse areas.
2021 will see the Nanga Mai Awards held twice in one calendar year, as the timing of the awards is shifted so that each year's awards are presented in the same year as they are nominated.
The word Nanga Mai is an Eora word meaning to dream. The awards are held annually and attended by the NSW Department of Education senior executive team including the Secretary, Deputy Secretaries and Executive Directors from around the state. The awards are supported by the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. and the Aboriginal Education Council, and organised by the Department’s Aboriginal Outcomes and Partnerships Directorate.
One of the department’s measures for success is an increased proportion of Aboriginal students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy.
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Expressions of interest may be submitted:
- on tenders.nsw.gov.au
- via the online form (https://forms.gle/JxT4LDG8SbeNUaiQ8)
- in writing via an email to a department contact representative
Please note this is a request for sponsorship for the 16th Annual Nanga Mai Awards. We are not able to respond to requests to supply to the department, or any other procurement-related enquiries.
For all enquiries relating to supplying to the Department please visit: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/supplying-to-us
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Conditions for Participation
The NSW Department of Education supports sponsorship arrangements with appropriate organisations, individuals, businesses and other government agencies whose practices, priorities and objectives are consistent with the policies, principles, vision and goals of public education in NSW.
Successful respondents to the EOI will be required to countersign Sponsorship Agreements or Letters of Agreement subject to:
· Sponsorship Policy (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/sponsorship-policy)
· Sponsorship and Commercial Arrangements Implementation Procedures (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/associated-documents/PD-2005-0295-02-SponsProc.pdf)
Impact of COVID-19 - this event will be subject to health and safety guidelines pertaining to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as stipulated by NSW Health and may be adapted for online delivery as required.
Estimated Timeframe for Delivery
The 16th Annual Nanga Mai Awards will take place on 1 December 2021 at the Sydney Opera House.
Impact of COVID-19:This event will be subject to health and safety guidelines pertaining to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as stipulated by NSW Health and may be adapted for online delivery as required.