Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has today recognised the State’s most outstanding teachers, leaders, support staff and schools while announcing the finalists in the 2019 WA Education Awards.
The awards acknowledge the role educators play in shaping the lives of children in public schools in Western Australia every day, while recognising their hard-work, talent and dedication.
From Wananami Remote Community School – located 500 kilometres north-east of Broome – to Esperance Senior High School, staff and schools across the State have been applauded.
Melville Senior High School, Thornlie Primary School, Baldivis Secondary College, Busselton Senior High School, Warwick Senior High School, Wattle Grove Primary School, Yule Brook College and Baynton West Primary School have each scored two finalists nods.
In total, 32 individual finalists and 12 schools are in the running for top honours in 11 award categories. Finalists are listed in the attachment.
Winners will share in total prize money of $337,500 with a portion of this to be spent on professional development.
The awards are sponsored by BHP, Edith Cowan University, Fotoworks School Portraits, Teachers Health, Teachers Mutual Bank, Community Newspaper Group, Kinetic IT, Beilby and Modis.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“Public schools in Western Australia provide a high-quality learning environment for children every day.
“I am proud to celebrate the teachers, principals and support staff who continue to inspire students to succeed.
“The awards are a fantastic way to thank our educators for the knowledge, dedication and the endless opportunities they create for young people in our State.”
Minister’s office – 6552 5700
WA Secondary School of the Year
Exmouth District High School
Newton Moore Education Support Centre
Bunbury Senior High School
Melville Senior High School
WA Primary School of the Year
Kalgoorlie Primary School
Dawson Park Primary School
Thornlie Primary School
Caladenia Primary School
WA Primary Principal of the Year
Dean Finlay, Ocean Road Primary School
Lisa Ledger, Baynton West Primary School
Emma Bancroft, Balingup Primary School
Lee Woodcock, Thornlie Primary School
WA Secondary Principal of the Year
Keith Svendsen, Baldivis Secondary College
Phillip White, Melville Senior High School
Dainon Couzic, Busselton Senior High School
Mark Gillett, Cape Naturaliste College
WA Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer of the Year
Gwen Gray, Busselton Senior High School
Lois Little, Newton Moore Senior High School
Jade Muli, Warwick Senior High School
Daniella Borg, Governor Stirling Senior High School
WA Premier’s Secondary Teacher of the Year
Tamarra Sheldon, Baldivis Secondary College
Jeremy Sheldon, Warwick Senior High School
Jane Ganfield, Dongara District High School
Michael Gowland, Fremantle College
WA Premier’s Primary Teacher of the Year
Veronica Akse, Treendale Primary School
Michael Webb, Rosalie Primary School
Renee Knapp, Boyup Brook District High School
Johnathan Petch, Wattle Grove Primary School
WA Premier’s Excellence in Aboriginal Education Award
Wananami Remote Community School
Cable Beach Primary School
Baynton West Primary School
Yule Brook College
WA School Services Staff Member of the Year
Julie Hawke, Esperance Senior High School
Christine Dullard, Shenton College Deaf Education Centre
Joshua Inwood, Yule Brook College
Merilyn Harvey, Kent Street Senior High School
WA Beginning Teacher of the Year
Dion Alfonsi, Shenton College
Tasmin Drummond, Vasse Primary School
Julie Hughes, Ashdale Secondary College
Kieron Alford, Belmont City College
WA Education Assistant of the Year
Cassandra Wilson, Dawul Remote Community School
Kym Coulthard, Waggrakine Primary School
Roslyn Price, Dianella Primary College
Annjanette Wisby, Wattle Grove Primary School