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
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.
Anna Cavedon OAM (St Anthonys School, St Fidelis PS), Riad Galil OAM, Rodger O’Hara OAM
2010 Schools First National Impact Awards
national awards are for those school–community partnerships that can demonstrate improved student outcomes as a result of their partnership.
State winner and National finalist: Sacred Heart School Fitzroy
2011 BHP Billiton Science National Teacher of the Year Award
awards recognise outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers to science education around Australia.
Finalist: Anne-Marie Williams (MLC)
2011 Global Learning Impact Award
award recognises outstanding applications of technology that address the most significant challenges facing the global education and training industries.
Australia and regional winner:
Andrew Douch (Wanganui Park SC)
2010 Australian Training Awards
awards recognise innovation and excellence in the training sector.
VET in Schools Excellence:
Inner Melbourne VET Cluster Inc.
2010 Victoria’s Multicultural Commission Awards for Excellence
awards recognise outstanding service to promoting diversity and multiculturalism in Victorian communities.
Meritorious Service to the Community Award:
Michael Alexis (Mt Waverley SC)
Premier’s Award for Community Harmony:
Victorian School of Languages
Service Delivery to Multicultural Victoria Award:
Margaret Catterall (St Monica’s School Footscray), Dilshan Fernando, Mary Lawrey (Sacred Heart School Fitzroy)
Victorian Multicultural Education Award:
Frances Forge (Quarry Hill PS), Mother of God School Ardeer, Mentone Girls’ GS
DEEWR 2010 Study Scholarships
scholarships assist career advisers to study at postgraduate level to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Paul Crutchley (Traralgon College), Anthony Daborn (Laverton P–12 College), Jason Evans (McKinnon SC), Melinda King (Rosebud SC), Jodie Matthews (Leongatha SC), Elizabeth Miller (Fountain Gate SC), Dina Mingos (Wantirna College), Sarah Papadopoulos (The Grange P–12 College), Karen Shum (St Josephs College Geelong), Sharlene Tattersall (Geelong Baptist College), Andrew U’ren (Mooroolbark College) Mark Welsch (Swan Hill College)
DEEWR 2010 Industry Placement Scholarships
scholarships assist career advisers to take up a short-term industry placement to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Sharon Bucher (McClelland College), Brian O’Dwyer (St Mary’s College Seymour), Jo Prosser (Mount Eliza SC), Eva Silverstein (Maranatha Christian School)
2010 Microsoft Victorian Innovative Teacher Award
award acknowledges exceptional teachers who have introduced innovative technologies in imaginative ways into the curriculum to support students and improve learning outcomes.
Kylie Taig (Carey Baptist GS)
2010 Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Teacher Scholarship
scholarship is awarded to support the quality teaching of Shakespeare for 12 teachers from schools in remote and regional Aus-tralia. This four-day intensive professional
development program is designed to inspire teachers to bring the works of Shakespeare into the classroom.
Christina Lloyd (Tyrell College)
Endeavour Language Fellowships
fellowships provide opportunities for practising language teachers in Australian schools to improve their language and cultural skills through intensive short-term study programs.
Trudi Blick (Daylesford PS), Danielle Blomeley (Derrinallum P–12 College), Caterina Ch'ng (Santa Maria College Northcote), Jessica Cracknell (Firbank GS), Melody-Fleur Crynes (Scotch College), Georgette Cutler (Luther College), Sjaan Gouma (Victory Lutheran College), Beverley Harvey (Bendigo South East SC), Jennifer Hayes (Point Cook P–9 College), Maria Holt (Melbourne Montessori School), Xian Huang (Mulgrave PS), Soha Hennes (VSL), Angela Khan (Debney Park SC), Joan Kitson (Tucker Road PS), Yanping Li (The King David School), Susana Lojko (Wesley College), Margaret Lugg (Apollo Bay P–12 College), Anne MacKelvie (Point Cook P–9 College), Stephanie Massow (North Geelong SC), Brooke Mercer (Mt Erin College), Gina Michieli St Bridget’s PS), Kalya Monks (Wallarano PS), Adel Moussa (Bayside SC), Layla Moussallem (Antonine College), David Myers (Damascus College), Ervina Ngu (Kerang CCS), Elizabeth Ogilvy (Edenhope College), Christine Palmer (Mount Scopus Memorial College), Angela Parisi ( Copperfield College), Courtney Peters (Echuca College), Michelle Pezzimenti (Kambrya College), Nadine Phillips (Upwey HS),
Emma Risby (Warrnambool College), Rachel Rooney (Gleneagles SC), Mark Ryan (Caroline Springs College), Giovanna Surace (St Joseph the Worker PS), Neven Tadros (Preston Girls SC), Kathleen Thomas (Castlemaine SC), Anthony Turnbull (Lorne-Aireys Inlet P–12 College), Jessica Turton (Casterton SC), Elise Wackett (St Leonard’s College), Meg Wielgosz (Mentone GS), Brian Williams (Cathedral College), Joy Winstone (VSL), Li Xiao (Keysborough College), Eunja Yu (St Peter’s PS)
Westpac Victorian Landcare Education Award 2010
award helps Years 5 and 6 students plan and implement environmental sustainability initiatives.
Arthurs Creek PS, Bayside P–12 College, Bentleigh West PS, Carlton PS, Carranballac College, Cathedral College, Chiltern PS, Cowwarr PS, Donvale Christian College, Fairhills PS,
Mildura West PS, Mirboo North PS, Redesdale Mia Mia PS, St James’ PS Ballarat, St Michael’s PS Daylesford, St Patrick’s PS Lilydale