Secondary schools and teachers in Canning have been recognised as some of the best in the state, with both Canning Vale College and Lynwood Senior Highschool represented as finalists in this year’s divisions.
Canning Vale College has been named one of four finalists as the School of the Year, with year 9 coordinator Varina Earle a School Services Staff Member of the Year finalist.
Principal Jacquie Bogunovich says the school is thrilled with the achievement, after the staff worked hard to achieve the highest median ATAR in the history of the college in the last two years.
“Our motto is ‘Creating Futures’ and that is exactly what we are indeed doing for our students here at CVC,” she said.
“Varina is humbled and honoured to be listed as a finalist. She works very closely with students and staff to provide individualised pastoral care and support. Varina is a well loved and respected member of the team here at CVC and is entirely deserving of the honour of being a finalist.”
Teacher librarian at Lynwood Senior Highschool, Jennifer Currie, has made the finalists for WA Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Ms Currie has taught at Lynwood for 26 years, and coordinates literacy and humanities programs for students, with the aim of getting more students interested in reading.
She says she is honoured by the recognition.
“I am also incredibly proud that a teacher librarian has made it to the finals, having the opportunity to showcase the importance of school libraries in the school environment,” she said.
“I love teaching and my biggest thrill is seeing students achieve to the very best of their ability.”
A total of 52 finalists have been recognised for 13 categories award categories from schools across WA.
The winners will be announced at a presentation breakfast in Term 4 at Optus Stadium, and will share a total prize money pool of $402,500.