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Annette Hammond

School Services Officer, Tumby Bay Area School

Annette has a keen interest in developing students’ mathematics skills and confidence. Students who previously struggled with maths love the Quicksmart Numeracy and Too Smart Maths intervention programs that Annette delivers, and have become more active and confident learners in the classroom.

Annette is deeply involved in the school community, not only did she offer to manage the canteen as a volunteer, so the school wouldn’t lose the service, she has also helped to implement the new uniform in collaboration with students as well as developing the school’s STEM action group, raising the profile of STEM learning across the school and the community.


Christine Laxton

Aboriginal Child Education Officer, Renmark Primary School

Christine believes establishing good attendance from a student’s early years sets high expectations for their learning. She actively promotes kindy enrolments and is a supportive advisor to students and their families as they transition from kindy to primary school and high school.

She is passionate about ensuring access to high-quality education regardless of socio-economic or cultural background and works in partnership with the students, families and strategic partners to best support them at school and home.

Sue Brammer

School Services Officer, Wandana Preschool – Year 7

Sue works closely with families to close the gap in education and health services to enable better futures for young people. Through her involvement in the Torren’s Partnership’s Engagement and Wellbeing, Policy Into Practice Initiative, she helps to provide vital links to allied health services such as psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists.

Working predominantly with students who experience difficult social and emotional challenges, she ensures young people have a strong and supportive start to learning. Sue goes above and beyond in her role – delivering a literacy program, engaging early learners in a social skills program, facilitating a breakfast club and contributing to the student intervention team.


Public Education Awards

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