On Friday 30th October on World Teachers Day in Australia, the winners of the 2015 Victorian Education Excellence Awards were announced at a prestigious presentation ceremony held at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne.
The Victorian Education Excellence Awards recognise inspirational teachers, principals, business managers, support staff, and teams who improve young lives and give Victorian children the skills, courage and curiosity they need to be their best.
Individuals and teams from government schools across Victoria were recognised across nine award categories.
Lindsay Thompson Award for Excellence in Education: Sunshine College, Sunshine College Maths Team
Outstanding Secondary Principal Award: Anthony Rodaughan, Kurnai College
Outstanding Primary Principal Award: Leanne Edwards, Bass Valley Primary School
Outstanding Primary Teacher Award: Sarah Asome, Bentleigh West Primary School
Outstanding Business Manager Award: Fiona Kirby, Old Orchard Primary School
Outstanding Education Support Team Award: Mornington Primary School Education Support Officer (ESO) Team
Outstanding School Advancement Award: Sunshine College, Sunshine College Maths Team
Outstanding Inclusive Education Award: Katandra School, The Katandra Project
For more information on the contributions of these educators, visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/awards/Pages/veea2015winners.aspx
To read more about the Victorian Education Excellence Awards, visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/awards/Pages/veea.aspx
Finalists’ thoughts about how they are making a difference to Victorian children and the rewards of their role were captured in this short video.