Registered teachers across Victoria are involved in a broad range of projects and practices that
build knowledge and strengthen the practice of the teaching profession.
Every year awards and scholarships are granted to teachers and principals whose professional work has
been recognised by their peers and who have been nominated for an award.
On behalf of all registered teachers, the Institute congratulates the following teachers who in the past
term have received the following awards and scholarships:
Australia Day Awards
The Australian Honours system celebrates individuals who
stand above the every day and mark the extraordinary in our society.
The Order of Australia is the highest recognition
for outstanding achievement and service.
Andrew Blair AM, Robert Klemm PSM (Rosamund SS), Emilio Fiorenza OAM (Numurkah SC), Raymond Hille OAM (The Peninsula School),
Ekrem Ozyurek OAM (East Preston Islamic College)
NEiTA 2009 ASG Inspirational Teaching State and Territory Awards
These national awards promote public recognition of the teaching profession and specifically those
teachers and leaders whose inspirational approach to education stimulates student learning.
Merrick Brewer (Chairo Christian School, Droiun),
Nicola Forrest (Lyndhurst SC),
Jane Hayward (Strathewen PS),
Ann Hogan (Willow Grove PS),
Mahir Kara (Isik College, Upfield),
Heather Leary (Benalla PS),
Peter McKay (Longwarry PS),
Diane Phillips (Strathewen PS),
Tony Roberts (Mallacoota P–12 College),
Robin Stickland (Vermont PS)
Schools First Impact Awards 2009
These inaugural national awards are for those school–community partnerships that can demonstrate
improved student outcomes as a result of their partnership.
Local Impact Award winners
Baimbridge College, Bayswater West PS, Castlemaine SC, Collingwood Alternative School, Doxa School Melbourne,
Essendon Keilor College, Galvin Park SC, Heatherwood SSS, Mansfield SC, Monbulk College, St Arnaud PS,
St Kilda PS, The Pavilion (Banksia-La Trobe SC), Thornbury HS, Wodonga Middle Years College
State Impact Award winner
Santa Maria College
Schools First Seed Funding Awards 2009
These inaugural national awards are for those schools that are either in the process of setting up a
school–community partnership or in the early stages of the partnership and are seeking funding to help the partnership develop further.
State Seed Funding Award winners
Croxton SS, Echuca SS, Endeavour Hills SC, Kurunjang SC, Maroondah SC, Warrnambool College, Wesley College
2009 Victoria’s Multicultural Commission Education Awards for Excellence
recognise outstanding service to promoting diversity and multiculturalism in Victorian communities.
Meritorious Service to the Community Award
Catherine Alexopoulos, William Constantine (Distance Education Centre), Silvana Ferraro (Taylors Lakes SC), Mehmet Sozer (Isik College)
Service Delivery to Multicultural Victoria Award
Anne Bartley, Jenny Better, Ivan Chan (Mowbray College, Brookside), Fatma Hodzic, Sr Lorraine Testa (St Bernadette’s PS Sunshine North),
Xiaokang Zhou (The Peninsula School)
Victorian Multicultural Education Award
Michael Ring (Wallan SC), Narre Warren South P–12 College, Richmond West PS
2009 ACS Judith Leeson Award for Excellence in Careers Teaching
These national awards
celebrate the achievement of individual career teachers and seek to help advance career development nationally in both primary and secondary schools.
Finalist: Christine Shiel, Phillippa Adgemis, Robyn Floyd (Girlfriends! Program, Manchester PS)
DEEWR 2009 Study Scholarships
The scholarships assist career advisers to study at postgraduate level to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Helen Aliaga (St John’s College), Gina Bolch (Padua College), Elizabeth Forster (Benalla College),
Ian Fuhrmeister (East Gippsland Institute of TAFE), Poppy Ibrahim (Heathdale Christian College), Amber Kennedy (Covenant College),
Helen McLoughlin ( Flinders Christian Community College), Belinda O’Meara ( Gisborne SC), Elizabeth Sadler (Elizabeth Murdoch College),
Richard Towers (The Grange P–12 College), Andrew Vague (Murtoa College), Maria Waters (Casterton SC)
DEEWR 2009 Industry Placement Scholarships
assist career advisers to take up a short-term industry placement to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Deborah Batt (Mt Eliza SC), Kerrie Hammond (Trinity College Colac), Sue Lubbock (Hallam Senior College), Antonietta Sanfilippo (Boronia Heights College)
Microsoft Victorian Innovative Teacher Award 2009
acknowledges exceptional teachers who have introduced innovative technologies in imaginative ways into the curriculum
to support students and improve learning outcomes.
Stacie Witton (Korumburra SC)
Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Schools Program 2009
The Innovative School Program
helps schools prepare students for success in the 21st century by integrating technology and adapting it for local use.
Mentor school: Silverton PS
Pathfinder school: Dallas PS
Westpac Victorian Landcare Education Award 2009
The award recognises the school’s contribution to raising awareness,
knowledge and understanding about Landcare among students and/or the community, and for implementing landcare practices on its own property or within the local community.
Winner: Badger Creek PS
Highly Commended: Balnarring PS
Endeavour Language Fellowships
These fellowships provide opportunities for practising language teachers in Australian schools to improve their language and cultural skills
through intensive short-term study programs.
Emily Atchison (Scotch College), Dianne Bailey, Rachael Barker (Norwood SC), Helene Beilharz (Mooroolbark College), Sophie Bilionis (Caulfield South PS),
Catherine Bradford (Chatham PS), Hattie Cao (VSL), Sarah Costa (Sacred Heart College ), Hong Davies (Ashwood College), Larelle Dean (Ballarat High School),
Rita Dobrotka (VSL), Chunxian Fan (St Margaret’s School), Vanessa Folino (Penola Catholic College), Olga Fox (St Francis Xavier PS), Natalie Grech (Loyola College),
Johanna Gwynn (Maryborough Education Centre), Maliha Haidar (Neerim District SC), Marina Haslett (Buckley Park College),
Kezia Horvath (Kurnai College – Churchill Campus),
Mary Hugh (St Catherine’s School), Li-Yu Hung (Ruyton Girls’ School), Celia Knox, Loretto Laudato (Footscray City College), Dong Liu (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College),
Michelle Liu (Presbyterian Ladies’ College), Danyang McAuliffe (Ruyton Girls’ School), Anne MacKelvie (Bellbridge PS), Sian Mackley (Boort SC),
Susan McMahon (Lighthouse Christian College), Paul Martin (MacKillop College), Pei Xia Mo (Strathcona Baptist GGS), Ze Niu (VSL), Rouba Ojaimi (Melbourne Girls’ College),
Zhuo Peng (Camberwell GGS), Kjirsten Robb (Cranbourne SC),Constantine Sarris (Mater Christi College), Rosita Savoia (Seabrook PS), Margaret Scott (Bairnsdale SC),
Kara Stuart, Ping Sun (Melbourne Girls’ College), Megan Urban, Daria Volokh (Melton SC), Esther Wang (Heathdale Christian College), Yushan Wang, Daisy Wong, Eliza Yoke,
Christopher Yuan (St Albans SC), Pan Zampogna (Ozford College), Ren Zhou
Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Teacher Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to support the quality teaching of Shakespeare
for 12 teachers from schools in remote and regional Australia. This four-day intensive professional development programme is designed to inspire teachers to
bring the works of Shakespeare into the classroom.
Justeen Hahn (Gippsland GS Sale), Jessica Kelly (Ballarat HS)