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2019

Public Education Awards Recognising excellence

Credit Union SA is the proud Event Partner for the 2019 Public Education Awards and sponsor of the Primary Teacher of the Year Award.

The Public Education Awards recognise and reward the achievements of teachers, leaders, allied health professionals, support and corporate staff across South Australia.

An educator’s influence continues beyond the classroom and supports children and young people to reach their full potential in life. We all remember a teacher who inspired and motivated us to enjoy learning, and the awards honour the dedication and passion of individuals who deliver the best possible outcomes for young people and their families.

The awards recognise and showcase excellence in public education. Through this program the Department for Education South Australia proudly share their achievements with the community and highlight the innovation, passion and expertise that form the foundation the strong public education system.

Parents, families and communities all play a significant role in supporting children and young people.  As active participants in the South Australian education system, the public nomination process for the awards allows everyone to get involved and say thank you to an educator that’s made a difference in their lives.


Ceremony

The 2019 awards ceremony was held on Friday 11 October at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Finalists were invited to attend the gala dinner awards ceremony. Short films showcasing all of the finalists were shown and the winners of each category announced.

The Minister for Education and Chief Executive, Department for Education presented the awards.

Finalists received a signed certificate and $2,000 towards professional learning. Winners were presented with a trophy and $10,000 towards professional learning.


Credit Union SA Primary Teacher of the Year

Karen Schilling, Year 6/7 teacher, Tintinara Area School

Congratulations to SA Primary teacher of the Year, Karen Schilling from Tintinara Area School! Karen uses data to create shared ownership of learning, delivering impressive lift in outcomes at an individual student and site level. An open presentation of data in the classroom sees students set their own areas for improvement, increasing engagement and lifting results. The whole school data wall she introduced in 2016 supports a shared commitment to high impact, effective teaching practice.


Finalists

Catharine Carlin, Teacher, Brighton Primary School


James Martin, Teacher, Two Wells Primary School


2018 award recipients 2017 award recipients 2016 award recipients

We feel it’s important to support the South Australian Education Community, who are helping to prepare our next generation.

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We feel it’s important to support the South Australian Education Community, who are helping to prepare our next generation.

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