Thursday, 26 July 2018

Hundreds of Victorian teachers have been recognised for their dedication to public education, acknowledged for 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service at the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education awards this week.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region today congratulated Elizabeth Wilson from Lang Lang Primary School on her long-serving contribution to education. Elizabeth has devoted 50 years of service in education and their positive impact has been felt by generations of young students.

Others recognised in Gippsland include:

  • Julia Healy Maffra Secondary College                                         45 years
  • Janette Lawrence Lakes Entrance Primary School                   45 years
  • Geoffrey Block Kurnai College                                                       45 Years
  • Peter Credlin Morwell Park Primary School                              45 Years
  • Rosemary Allica Warragul Primary School                                45 Years
  • Wilma Kimmenade Hurst Trafalgar Primary School               45 Years
  • Edward Lease Bunyip Primary School                                        45 Years
  • Claudia Barker Koo Wee Rup Secondary College                     40 Years
  • William Yusko Wonthaggi Secondary College                          40 Years
  • James Bransgrove SEV Inner Gippsland Visiting Teacher    40 Years
  • Andrea Shepherd Omeo Primary School                                   40 Years
  • Suzanne Gilliand Yarram Secondary College                           40 Years
  • Jacqueline Rotthier Korumburra Primary School                  40 Years
  • Pamalee Matthews Traralgon (Liddiard Road) PS                 40 Years
  • David Risdale Warragul Regional College                               40 Years
  • Christine Thomas Moe (Albert St) Primary School               40 Years

This is a total contribution of 725 years of service for education in the in the Gippsland community.

Combined, the 398 total recipients have devoted more than 17,000 years to teaching, led progress and embraced opportunities to help young people thrive.

The Andrews Labor Government’s Education State is making sure all students are supported by capable educators, so they can stay in school and learn the skills they need for the future.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“From blackboard, to whiteboard, to smartboard, these recipients have inspired curiosity and helped students thrive over many decades.”

“Whether they worked in front of a classroom or in an office supporting schools, everyone recognised Recognition of Service to Victorian Education awards has helped deliver a great education to thousands of Victorian kids.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing

 “I wish to congratulate all teachers recognised for their many years of service. Their commitment and dedication for education has been felt by generations of young students within the Gippsland community”.