RECOGNISING VICTORIA’S LONGEST-SERVING EDUCATION CAREERS IN GIPPSLAND
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”.