Ed­u­ca­tion awards

Kwinana Courier - - News -

Bal­divis Secondary Col­lege prin­ci­pal Keith Svend­sen is a fi­nal­ist in the WA Ed­u­ca­tion Awards.

BAL­DIVIS Secondary Col­lege prin­ci­pal Keith Svend­sen is a fi­nal­ist in the WA Ed­u­ca­tion Awards.

Mr Svend­sen is vy­ing for the WA Secondary Prin­ci­pal of the Year ti­tle.

“I am elated and very hum­bled,” he said.

“My aim is to be in­clu­sive and I al­ways try and get a win-win for every­one con­cerned. I get great sat­is­fac­tion in see­ing peo­ple achieve their goals and as­pi­ra­tions.”

Mr Svend­sen said his aim was to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents, teach­ers and par­ents to grow and learn.

He has 32 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in ed­u­ca­tion and has been the prin­ci­pal at Bal­divis Secondary Col­lege since 2013.

Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Min­is­ter Sue Ellery said the WA Ed­u­ca­tion Awards were an op­por­tu­nity to ac­knowl­edge in­spir­ing teach­ers, out­stand­ing prin­ci­pals, ex­cel­lent school sup­port staff and suc­cess­ful West­ern Aus­tralian pub­lic schools.

“I think ev­ery one of us can re­mem­ber a stand-out teacher or other staff from our school days – and to­day’s group of ed­u­ca­tors is be­ing rightly ac­knowl­edged for the mark they are mak­ing on stu­dents’ lives,” she said.

“Pro­vid­ing a high-qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion and equip­ping stu­dents for their fu­tures are truly valu­able en­deav­ours, and I’m proud to recog­nise our fi­nal­ists for their ex­per­tise and in­no­va­tion.” The win­ners will be an­nounced in Novem­ber.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485586

Bal­divis Secondary Col­lege prin­ci­pal Keith Svend­sen with stu­dents Iye­sha John­son, Levi McKen­zie, Matthew Houghton and Ankitha Ma­hesh.

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