Teaching the Territory
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.