Inspiration to learn more
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.