Excellence in schools recognised

Sixteen Director-General's School Achievement Awards were given to NSW public schools and school groups this week, in recognition of their significant contributions to public education.

The Director-General of the NSW Department of Education and Communities, Dr
Michele Bruniges says that the annual awards are given to schools which have made a significant contribution to achieving the goals of the Department and the promotion of public education in New South Wales.

"These schools and groups of schools are brilliant examples of the strength of public education in this state," Dr Bruniges said.

"It is the dedication and commitment of our teachers, principals and support staff, as well as our partnerships with our school communities, that make our education system world-class," Dr Bruniges said.

The 13 schools and three groups of schools which have received the awards have been recognised for implementing a diverse range of programs, from quality teaching of literacy and numeracy, through to the performing arts and leadership, and for contributing to a positive school environment.

Winners were chosen by expert panels which considered the degree, value and –
most importantly – the impact of the programs on the school's or group of schools' teaching and learning environment.

"I congratulate all recipients for their outstanding contributions to their students'
outcomes," Dr Bruniges said.

REGION

SCHOOL/S

NAME OF PROJECT

HUNTER AND CENTRAL COAST

Callaghan College: Braye Park Campus, Jesmond Senior Campus, Wallsend Campus, Waratah Technology Campus

Callaghan College: outstanding community partnerships

ILLAWARRA AND SOUTH EAST

Mount Terry Public School

A change in culture; a shared direction

NORTHERN SYDNEY

Northern Beaches Secondary College, Balgowlah Boys Campus

Providing boys with a strong foundation for the acquisition of literacy skills to support HSC success

 

The Forest High School

Enriching learning in the middle school

SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY

Birrong Girls High School

Quality teaching: a whole school approach to improve student learning outcomes

 

Auburn North Public School

Good to great project

 

Minto Community of Schools: Sarah Redfern High School, Sarah Redfern Public School, Campbellfield Public School, Minto Public School, The Grange Public School, Passfield Park School

Minto Community of Schools; Minto students receiving a Minto education

SYDNEY

Menai High School

Celebrating a 25 year history of an amazing and evolving comprehensive high school community by delivering outstanding, high quality educational opportunities to ‘all comers'

 

Rose Bay Secondary College

Outstanding school and student achievement through an exemplary, quality parent/ school partnership

WESTERN NEW SOUTH WALES

Denison College of Secondary Education

School within a school

WESTERN SYDNEY

Mulgoa Public School

Excellence in student achievement through teacher professional development

 

Lapstone Public School

Outstanding performing arts program

 

Cambridge Learning Community: Cambridge Park High School, Werrington County Public School, Cambridge Park Public School, Werrington Public School

Building quality teaching and learning systems across the Cambridge Learning Community (CLC)-through the community of schools transition and pedagogy project

 

Chifley College, Mt Druitt

Improving teacher quality through systems of reflection and evaluation

 

 

The Hills School

Quality individual educational programs focusing on life-long learning within a caring and supportive environment

RIVERINA

Darlington Point Public School

Enhancing the educational outcomes for students-success through engagement, high expectations and community involvement

 

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