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King's Birthday Honours 2024

Congratulations to the 2024 Order of Australia awardees.

Appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service. It demonstrates the achievements at a high level, of outstanding Australians who have made a valuable contribution to their community, over and above what may be expected.

Congratulations to Mr Roger Page and Ms Jennifer Wallace who were awarded with King's Birthday Honours. Thank you for your contribution, you are an inspiration to your students and the community.

It is wonderful to see two registered teachers recognised by one of Australia’s most prestigious awards, and it shows how much the community understands the importance of and respects those working in the education sector.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division

Mr Roger Page for service to secondary education


  • Foundation Principal, Nossal High School, since 2009
  • Advanced Skills Teacher, Level 3, Mornington Secondary College, 1993-1996.

Mount Erin Secondary College

  • Principal, 2006-2008
  • Assistant Principal, 2000-2006
  • Leading Teacher, Level 3, 1996-2000.

Monterey Technical School

  • Advanced Skills Teacher, Level 1, 1991-1993
  • Teacher Class, Secondary, 1991
  • Technical Assistant Class, 1980-1991
  • Former Student Welfare Coordinator.

Skyline Hatch

  • Advisory Board Member, since 2021
  • Director, since 2021.

Education - Other  

  • Foundation Member, Academic Select Entry Network
  • Foundation Member, Board of Management, Casey Tech
  • Former Member, Southern Metropolitan Music Committee
  • Former Member, Monash Campus Advisory Committee.

Professional Associations

  • Former Member, Victorian State School Principal's Association
  • Former Professional Member, Principals' Reference Group, Victorian Department of Education and Training
  • Former Member, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
  • Former Member, Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children
  • Former Member, Casey Principal's Network. 

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division

Ms Jennifer Anne Wallace for service to special needs education

Principals' Association of Specialist Schools (Victoria)

  • Former Treasurer, two years
  • Committee Member, 2003-2007.

Waratah Special Developmental School (WSDS)

  • Principal, 2002-2023
  • Assisted with establishment on WSDS Grounds and Volunteer, Farm Raiser, since 2018.

Diamond Valley Special Developmental School

  • Principal, 1997-2002
  • Vice Principal, 1991-1997.


  • Principal in Residence, Inclusive Educational Professional Practice Branch, Department of Education and Training, Victoria, 2017-2018
  • Teacher, Brunswick Special Developmental School, 1988-1991
  • Teacher, Heidelberg Special Developmental School, 1985-1987
  • Teacher, St Nicholas Special School, 1983-1985
  • Teacher, North Kew Education Centre, 1981-1983.
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