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Finalists for Victorian Education Excellence Awards have been announced

VIT would like to congratulate the finalists in the 2021 Victorian Education Excellence Awards

Forty-one finalists from government schools across Victoria have been recognised as inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and education support staff for outstanding dedication and achievement in government education.

Outstanding Primary Principal

The award recognises exceptional principals who have demonstrated leadership excellence in a Victorian government primary school. These principals have made a significant contribution to improving staff and student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing; raised the quality of teaching; and improved the overall performance of their school.

  • Garry Rolfe, Cranbourne East Primary School
  • Kim Saddlier, Kangaroo Flat Primary School
  • Andrew Augerinos, Oberon Primary School
  • Hayley Doyle, Swan Hill Primary School

Colin Simpson Outstanding Secondary Principal

The Colin Simpson Outstanding Secondary Principal award recognises exceptional principals who have demonstrated leadership excellence in a Victorian government secondary school. These principals have made a significant contribution to improving staff and student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing; raised the quality of teaching; and improved the overall performance of their school.

  • Deborah Harman, Balwyn High School
  • Justin Esler, Diamond Valley Special Developmental School
  • Pitsa Binnion, McKinnon Secondary College

Outstanding Primary Teacher

The Outstanding Primary Teacher award recognises effective and innovative teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching practice at a Victorian government primary school and have made a significant contribution to improving student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.

  • Erin Beissel, Clarinda Primary School
  • Belinda Pedersen, John Henry Primary School
  • Rick Griffiths, Warrandyte Primary School

Outstanding Secondary Teacher

The Outstanding Secondary Teacher award recognises effective and innovative teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching practice at a Victorian government secondary school and have made a significant contribution to improving student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.

  • Rachael Gore, Albert Park College
  • Steven Perry, Box Hill High School
  • Kimberley Zammit, Warringa Park School

Outstanding Early Career Primary Teacher

The Outstanding Early Career Primary Teacher award recognises effective and innovative teachers in the first five years of their teaching career who have demonstrated excellence in teaching practice at a Victorian government primary school and have made a significant contribution to improving student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.

  • Meagan Lindberg, Cranbourne Primary School
  • Tiffany Thomas, Melton Primary School
  • Joshua Morton, Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School

 

Outstanding Early Career Secondary Teacher

The Outstanding Early Career Secondary Teacher award recognises effective and innovative teachers in the first five years of their teaching career who have demonstrated excellence in teaching practice at a Victorian government secondary school and have made a significant contribution to improving student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.

  • Tessa Kirk, Geelong High School
  • Daniel King, Lowanna College
  • Elizabeth Parsons, Preston High School

Outstanding Physical Education and Activity Teacher

The Outstanding Physical Education and Activity Teacher award recognises an exceptional teacher in a Victorian government school who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in teaching physical education that has led to significant improvements in student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.

  • Chloe Dew, Black Hill Primary School
  • Courtney Gramc, Cranbourne Primary School
  • David Black, Wantirna College

Congratulations to all the finalists, VIT wishes them good luck in their respective categories. Find out more about the finalists and why they are being recognised.

Winners will be presented in October 2021.