Ac­co­lade gets year off to a good start

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

ED­U­CA­TION Depart­ment direc­tor gen­eral Sharyn O’Neill has awarded the depart­ment’s first Ex­em­plary In­de­pen­dent Public School award to Shen­ton Col­lege.

Ms O’Neill pre­sented the award to prin­ci­pal Mike Mor­gan at the first as­sem­bly of the year last Fri­day.

Last year, Shen­ton Col­lege was se­lected as the sub­ject of a study to iden­tify how schools can make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to a chil­dren’s learn­ing.

Ex­ter­nal prin­ci­pals and re­view­ers co-or­di­nated the study.

Ms O’Neill said she had 800 schools un­der her re­spon­si­bil­ity but it was Shen­ton Col­lege that was known for its in­no­va­tion and fo­cus on school lead­ers.

“We wanted to un­der­stand what your con­tribut­ing fac­tors for suc­cess were,” she said.

“Shen­ton stands out as a shin­ing ex­am­ple. You have a cul­ture of care, which is a fun­da­men­tal part of a wellper­form­ing school.”

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