30 OCTOBER 2019
The 2019 Victorian Education Excellence Award winners were selected from a shortlist of 35 finalists from government schools across Victoria. Five individual awards, four team awards and three specialist awards were presented to recognise outstanding endeavour and achievement in improving student outcomes.
A principal who worked to achieve the best results in their school’s history, a teacher helping students to improve their mental and physical wellbeing, and a primary school supporting Aboriginal culture and achievement are among recipients recognised.
VIT would like to congratulate and recognise the achievements of the six VIT registered teachers awarded on the night.
Michelle Roberts, Mordialliac College
- Lindsay Thompson Award for Excellence in Education
- Outstanding Secondary Principal Award
Michelle Bickley-Miller, Warrnambool East Primary School
- Outstanding Primary Principal Award
Broady Kata, Officer Secondary College
- Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award
Dimple Bhardwaj, Hillsmeade Primary School
- Outstanding Primary Teacher Award
Whitney Kennedy, Swan Hill College
- Excellence in Physical Education and Activity - Secondary Teacher Award
Dominic McCaffrey, Albany Rise School
- Excellence in Physical Education and Activity - Primary Teacher Award
Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated the award winners, which recognise inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and education support staff.
“Our teachers, principals and education professionals do such an important job educating our young people," Mr Merlino said. "These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise Victorians who dedicate their careers to education.”
Awards winners will receive grants of up to $25,000 to undertake professional learning and access resources and opportunities to drive excellence in Victorian public education.
Visit VEEA to read more about the winners and their remarkable achievements.