Wynne from St Louis de Montfort’s School, won the ResourceSmart Schools
award for Primary Teacher of the Year.
Julie has been a driving force behind the school’s 10-year whole-school
sustainability plan. She has overseen the development of the kitchen garden
program and has built strong community partnerships. She has driven the
fundraising of $300,000, which has funded the water sustainability program,
vegetable, bush tucker and habitat gardens, an orchard, worm farms, an animal
husbandry area, outdoor learning spaces and composting bays.
Outstanding Presentation Award at ACER
Three Sacré Cœur teachers (L–R), Marj
Abbey, Caroline Brown
and Georgia Papadopoulos, were
awarded an Outstanding Presentation Award at the conclusion of the Excellence
in Professional Practice Conference (EPPC) of the Australian Council for
Educational Research (ACER). The
teachers presented a session on Purposeful Teaching of Mathematics
(PToM). Their session explored the process and important factors that brought
about a change in teaching practice after participating in the PToM program,
conducted by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne, in conjunction with the
University of Melbourne. The award was based on the abstract of the PToM
session submitted to the ACER and the teachers’ presentation at the EPPC.
Professional Development Award
Steve Bellesini, Principal at Resurrection School,
Keysborough, received a 2014 John Laing
Professional Development Award from the Principals Australia Institute (PAI) for
his outstanding contributions to the professional learning of his colleagues.
The awards are a peer-nominated celebration of school leadership and
professional learning. Steve was nominated by the Victorian Association of
Catholic Primary School Principals (VACPSP).
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School Library Association of Victoria Award
Cesare, Principal at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College in Braybrook, received
the School Leader’s Award from the School Library Association of Victoria
(SLAV). Marco received his award for his commitment to the value and power of
knowledge and the important role of the library in the college community. He
has made the revival of the library service at the college a priority.
Leah Irving of St Joseph’s College, Geelong, received the VCAL Teacher Achievement Award – Integrated
Program. In 2013 Leah and the Senior VCAL students were involved in a
program integrating Personal Development Skills, Work Related Skills and
Numeracy and Literacy Skills. In association with the Cancer Council of
Victoria, the students managed a major fundraising campaign for the fight
against women’s cancers. The campaign raised over $14,000. In recognition of
their outstanding work, the Cancer Council produced a video of their
initiative, reported on their efforts in the national newsletter and bestowed
two research awards on the college.
Catholic School Teacher to Join ANZAC Day
Joining the 12 secondary students in the Archdiocese
of Melbourne who were selected to participate in the 2015 Anzac Day Gallipoli
tour is Brett Lefebvre of Sacred Heart College, Kyneton, who was selected as
one of the 14 teacher chaperones to accompany the 80 Victorian students from
Years 9–12. The participants in the tour will spend five days in Turkey
representing Victoria, including at the historic Anzac Day service at
Gallipoli. The tour is part of the commemorations to mark 100 years since the
start of World War I.
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