Teach­ing the Ter­ri­tory

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS - EMMA DAVIES

SEVEN win­ners of the Teach­ing the Ter­ri­tory Ex­cel­lence Awards were an­nounced in late Oc­to­ber by North­ern Ter­ri­tory Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion Eva Lawler.

The an­nual awards were cel­e­brated as part of World Teacher’s Day and recog­nised the con­tri­bu­tions of ed­u­ca­tors to Ter­ri­tory stu­dents.

Among the win­ners was Alawa Pri­mary School Prin­ci­pal Sandy Cartwright who took out Prin­ci­pal of the Year after al­most 30 years teach­ing across the Top End.

“The Ter­ri­tory La­bor Gov­ern­ment be­lieves that in­vest­ing in our ed­u­ca­tors is key to en­sur­ing the Ter­ri­tory is the most im­prov­ing school sys­tem in the coun­try,” Ms Lawler said.

Ten­nant Creek High School’s Co­ralie James won Sup­port Per­son of the Year, Jabiru Area School’s Jodii Water­bury won Abo­rig­i­nal Ed­u­ca­tor of the Year, and Rose­bery Pri­mary Schools’ Demelza Canuto took out Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tor of the Year.

Brad­shaw Pri­mary School’s Si­mon Row­lands won Early Child­hood and Pri­mary Teacher of the Year, Nhu­lun­buy High School’s Wendy Troe won Se­condary Teacher of the Year, and Clyde Fen­ton Pri­mary School’s Donna Capes won the School Leader of the Year Award.

“We have some of the most pas­sion­ate and ded­i­cated staff in the Ter­ri­tory, all work­ing hard to en­sure that our stu­dents get the best start in life,” Ms Lawler said.

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