In­spi­ra­tion to learn more

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - FRONT PAGE - DANA AN­DER­SON Dana An­der­son is a UTAS jour­nal­ism stu­dent.

THE Year 11-12 teach­ing team at New Nor­folk High School has been named a fi­nal­ist in the Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment’s “Together We In­spire” Awards af­ter help­ing to ease stu­dent tran­si­tion to se­nior-sec­ondary school­ing.

New Nor­folk High School first ex­tended be­yond Grade 10 by of­fer­ing Year 11 classes in 2016, fol­lowed by Year 12 classes in 2017.

Award nom­i­nee and as­sis­tant principal Felic­ity Copeland said the recog­ni­tion as a fi­nal­ist in the “En­gag­ing our Learners (Sec­ondary 7-12)” cat­e­gory was won­der­ful.

“Ed­u­ca­tors go in want­ing to sup­port stu­dents and this is just a won­der­ful recog­ni­tion of the staff at New Nor­folk High School and how they are go­ing un­der the lead­er­ship of principal Adam Potito,” Ms Copeland said.

The award nom­i­na­tion was wel­comed by school staff who want to ease the’ tran­si­tion be­tween sec­ondary and se­nior-sen­condary ed­u­ca­tion.

Ms Copeland said the school pro­moted its core val­ues at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity.

“The NNHS com­mu­nity has gone from strength to strength by de­vel­op­ing a car­ing en­vi­ron­ment and a lot of au­then­tic learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties,” she said.

Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Min­is­ter Jeremy Rock­liff said the “Together We In­spire” awards share in­for­ma­tion and skills that will ul­ti­mately lead to im­proved learn­ing out­comes for all Tas­ma­ni­ans.

“The awards show­case the sig­nif­i­cant work be­ing un­der­taken in pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion,” Mr Rock­liff said.

Pre­vi­ously called the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion Awards for Ex­cel­lence, “The Together We In­spire” Awards are in their sev­enth year and have 36 fi­nal­ists across a range of cat­e­gories.

Win­ners will be an­nounced on Oc­to­ber 18. Fi­nal­ists in the same cat­e­gory as NNHS are He­len Car­nell of Flinders Is­land District School and Lach­lan Court of Ho­bart Col­lege.

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