Warwick Senior High School has four finalists in the prestigious WA Education Awards – the most of any school.
Three finalists are from the Science area in recognition of the outstanding work Warwick has been achieving in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) education.
Science Head of Learning Area Graham Johnson is a finalist in the WA Secondary Teacher of the Year category; Ben Garnaut is up for Beginning Teacher of the Year; Lena Durbridge is a School Services Staff of the Year finalist; and Jade Muli is one of just three who could be named AIEO (Aboriginal Islander Education Officer) of the Year.
Principal Lesley Wintle described the news as “outstanding”.
“To have the most finalists of any school, for a school our size, is recognition of the work everyone has been doing for many years,” she said.
“There is a genuine vibrancy in our classrooms, on our playgrounds and on our sporting fields that reflects our innovative and engaging approach to teaching and learning.
“We have been seeing improvements in student results across the board for a number of years and having some of our staff recognised in this way is further evidence we are offering our students the best possible opportunities.
“It’s outstanding; and congratulations to everyone.”