Don't miss your chance to nominate "outstanding" members of the public education system

Kerry Lienert, Helen Wohfiel, Karen Keen, and Liz Rayner inside the Murray Bridge High School Disability Unit. Photo: Nick Grimm.
Kerry Lienert, Helen Wohfiel, Karen Keen, and Liz Rayner inside the Murray Bridge High School Disability Unit. Photo: Nick Grimm.

Nominations for this year’s SA Public Education Awards are now open, with AFL star Eddie Betts acting as this year’s ambassador. 

Minister for Education John Gardner said students, parents and the wider community were now able to nominate an “outstanding” and “dedicated” person who worked in public education, both in teaching and non-teaching roles.

“A lot of work goes into running government schools and early learning sites around the state, so it’s important we take the time to recognise the outstanding individuals who go above and beyond to ensure children and young people receive an outstanding educational experience,” he said.

“The high achieving individuals recognised in these awards further benefit from the opportunity to undertake approved professional development that will benefit their practice.”

Mr Betts is encouraging people to nominate others they value as great contributors to our education system.

“I hope people from around SA will show how much they value the dedication and contribution of a person or team in their local school, preschool, children’s centre or the wider department,” he said.

“It’s these people who are working hard to support and build a successful future for all South Australian kids.”

Nominations are open until May 31.

To view the categories and to nominate visit: www.education.sa.gov.au/awards .

2017 Awards

In last year’s awards the Disability Unit school services officers at Murray Bridge High School were nominated for their “strong adherence to professionalism”.

“We are an amazing team here,” said SSO Kerry Lienert. 

“All the SSOs, all the staff here, we are very close and we work together as one for the kids and I think that makes a huge difference and I’m proud of the way we...work together as one.”