Miallo teacher up for award
MIALLO State School teacher David Budge is a finalist in the National Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Mr Budge was nominated by an anonymous parent for the award for his hard work and dedication.
Now in its 20th year, the NEiTA program, supported by the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG), gives communities the opportunity to formally thank their hard-working and inspirational educators and leaders.
This year, NEiTA received 1558 nominations from parents, grandparents, secondary student councils, school boards/councils, parent associations, committees of management and community organisations who wanted to celebrate outstanding educators in their communities.
Mr Budge said he is flattered to have been nominated.
‘‘I was shocked to hear that someone went to all the effort to nominate me,’’ he said. ‘‘It makes all the hard work worthwhile. ‘‘The school is really good, and the students we have here are brilliant.
‘‘We show the kids how and what they are learning and that learning can be fun.
‘‘We test them which shows them their results and that they have improved and the kids are happy.’’
On October 25, 60 teachers will be announced as the State and Territory Award recipients and early next year, NEiTA will announce the National Award recipients.
No matter the outcome, Miallo State School thinks Mr Budge is a winner.
UP FOR AWARD: David Budge with students Eva Mellows and Holly Brodie