Making the grade
NOMINATIONS for the WA Education Awards will help grow awareness and pride in school communities, according to Warriapendi Primary School principal Natasha Doyle.
Ms Doyle has nominated her Balga school in this year’s primary school of the year category for the first time.
Schools have until June 29 to nominate their teachers, principals and staff members in 11 categories.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the awards recognised the schools, teachers and support staff who had an incredible impact on students’ lives.
Ms Doyle urged people to support the nomination process, which gave the community a “sense of inclusion” in education.
“These awards allow people to show how much they value individual teachers and the good education that the Department of Education offers to all WA students,” she said.
“Our school decided to nominate for this award to recognise the fantastic efforts of a team that includes the school community, staff and students working together to achieve amazing success.
“Although our students face multiple challenges in their young lives, they meet and exceed all academic challenges placed on them.”
The school’s nomination came after receiving positive results in a Department of Education review.
“It is not about awards but more about recognising the achievements of the students and the hard work of the staff to make Warriapendi a safe place where students can learn and reach their full potential,” Ms Doyle said.
Principal Natasha Doyle with Jorja de Resario and Paw Tha Sue Htoo.