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Innovation in Practice Award

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Scott Dirix

Scott Dirix is the developer and leader of the Salisbury East Alternative Learning (SEAL) program at Salisbury East High School. This program re-engages students in learning pathways with a focus on employment outcomes through VET learning courses, workplace learning activities, community projects and student enterprise, while acting as a stand-alone alternative to SACE.


Empowering Local Learners project

The Empowering Local Learners project has been operating successfully from preschool to senior secondary across all sites in the Port Augusta/Quorn Partnership for the past 5 years. The project is a collaboration with Flinders University and seeks to improve student engagement and achievement in mathematics through a focus on the development of problem solving and executive function skills.

TCI@SA (Teaching with Comprehensible Input)

This team of language teachers use Teaching with Comprehensible Input (TCI) pedagogy. This innovative practice has been highly successful internationally and addresses student engagement, differentiation and retention issues by catering for all learner types. TCI provides a positive and supportive classroom for language teachers and students alike.


Public Education Awards

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