South Australian public educators have been recognised for their outstanding work at the annual SA Public Education Awards ceremony on Friday evening.
Some examples of the exceptional work from nominees include teachers who inspired their students to send their projects to the International Space Station, design habitats for rhinos and overcome a phobia of maths.
All winners and nominees demonstrated excellence and innovation and provided students and pre-schoolers with the best possible education and support.
|Amanda Pedder||Roma Mitchell Secondary College||Secondary Teacher of the Year|
|Annette Hammond||Tumby Bay Area School||School and Preschool support award|
|Antoinette Jones||Mitcham Girls High School||Teachers Health Leadership Award|
|Early Career Teacher Development program||People and Culture||System Excellence Award|
|Katrina Tjitayi||Anangu Education Services Ernabella||Aunty Josie Agius Award|
|Kelly Rivett||Vale Park Primary School||Credit Union SA Primary Teacher of the Year|
|Mike Hawkey||Two Wells Primary School||Innovation in Practice Award|
|Paint the Inner West REaD||Parks Children's Centre||Community Engagement Award|
|Peta Tooley||Gawler and District College B-12||Early Years Teacher of the Year|
|Roger Nottage||John Pirie Secondary School||Performance through Values Award|
The 10 winners will receive $10,000 to go towards professional development, with 20 runners-up receiving $2,000 in support.The annual awards acknowledge the outstanding individual and team contributions that are helping to build a world-class education system in South Australia. This year the awards received a record number of nominations.
Information on the individual award winners can be found on the Education Department’s website.