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Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Michael Traill

East Nar­ro­gin Pri­mary School’s Co­ral Par­rett has been named a fi­nal­ist in this year’s WA Ed­u­ca­tion Awards.

East Nar­ro­gin Pri­mary School teacher Co­ral Par­rett has been named a fi­nal­ist in this year’s WA Ed­u­ca­tion Awards, run an­nu­ally by the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion.

Mrs Par­rett was se­lected as one of four fi­nal­ists in the WA Ed­u­ca­tion As­sis­tant of the Year cat­e­gory.

Deputy prin­ci­pal Joanna Hayes nom­i­nated Mrs Par­rett for the award.

“Her strong com­mit­ment in cul­ti­vat­ing re­cip­ro­cal trust and own­er­ship of de­ci­sions has en­sured an in­clu­sive en­gage­ment of all fam­i­lies at East Nar­ro­gin Pri­mary School,” Mrs Hayes said.

“She has proven her­self to be a highly ac­com­plished and pas­sion­ate am­bas­sador for stu­dents with ad­di­tional needs.

“Co­ral’s val­ued con­tri­bu­tion in es­tab­lish­ing a strong coali­tion of ex­per­tise and sup­port that is unique and dis­tinc­tive to the school com­mu­nity, has been a crit­i­cal lever to drive im­prove­ment.”

Mrs Par­rett has been at East Nar­ro­gin Pri­mary School for al­most eight years, and has spent nearly 25 years in the depart­ment.

The level 3 Spe­cial Needs Ed­uca- tion As­sis­tant says her pas­sion comes from her love for the stu­dents.

“My pas­sion for chil­dren, just be­ing able to make a dif­fer­ence to their lives re­ally, is a real en­joy­ment of mine,” she said of her rea- son for choos­ing her ca­reer path.

“My favourite part (of the job) is the ex­cite­ment and joy on their faces when they achieve some­thing . . . that just gives me so much joy.

“It’s not an ef­fort for me to come to school every day.”

Pic­ture: Michael Traill

Stu­dents Ash­ton Dale (left) and Jonah Martin-Holmes (right) with Co­ral Par­rett.

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