Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Former Minister for Education

Geraldton school prominent finalists

19/10/2011 12:00 AM
  • Finalists announced in the State’s premier awards for educators
  • Waggrakine Primary principal, teacher and education assistant in the running
The principal, a teacher and an education assistant from Geraldton’s Waggrakine Primary School have all been named among the finalists in the 2011 WA Education Awards. 

Education Minister Liz Constable today announced the list of finalists, which includes 15 other school teachers, principals and education support staff; and eight schools from across the State.

Dr Constable said Waggrakine Primary School’s achievement was impressive.

“Waggrakine Primary School has developed a reputation as an outstanding school in the Midwest and to have finalists in three of the seven 2011 WA Education Awards categories is richly deserved,” the Minister said.

“This school has a particular focus on improving outcomes for indigenous students, which includes ensuring staff gain extensive experience in supporting the linguistic and cultural needs of Aboriginal children. 

“It is also reassuring to see that schools in country areas are heavily represented, with almost half of finalists coming from regional schools.

“These awards recognise and reward the best of the best in public education and this year’s finalists should feel very proud.

“Some winners will have the opportunity to represent Western Australia in the national awards and follow in the footsteps of Rossmoyne Senior High School’s Dr David Henderson who last week was named 2011 Australian Secondary Teacher of the Year.”

Fact File
  • The WA Education Awards are sponsored by GESB, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Teachers Health Fund, Delron Cleaning and Teachers Credit Union
  • Winners will be revealed at a presentation breakfast at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on December 5
  • Finalists in the individual award categories will be awarded $2,500 each and winners will receive a prize of $25,000, with half for professional development
  • Finalists in the school categories will be awarded $2,500 each and winners will receive $15,000
  • Additional information is at http://www.det.wa.edu.au/educationawards
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