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The Edney Primary School Board Awards program recognises the outstanding achievement, support and contribution of staff, community members and groups to Edney Primary School.

The vision of the Board is to support excellence, and we seek to encourage and recognise excellence in our school through the Board Awards.

As with all things at Edney Primary School, we are about making the difference for students, the Edney Way – with Respect and Excellence.

TERM ONE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Edney Primary School Board Awards for Term One of 2019 have been presented to five worthy recipients who each exemplify excellence in one of the priority areas of our School Plan, Edney 2020.

The recipients have demonstrated exemplary practice, innovation, dedication and above all, the school values of Respect and Excellence.

The School Board Awards are open all year round, and nominations are invited for any staff, parent or community members who are contributing to our schools success for children.

EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY

Mr Steve Rapps

Steve has been an active member of the Edney community for many, many years. He has been involved with the P&C, canteen, as a gardener, with the school fair and fete, as well as volunteering as Classroom Dad on numerous occasions. His contribution to building the garden beds in the circle garden is just one small physical example of his efforts. This year he is also involved with the efforts in organising the Year 6 graduation fundraising events.

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN NURTURING THE FUTURE

Mrs Deb Scanlan

Deb is supporting  classroom teachers by utilising her expertise in working with students with special needs. She has ensured students are using visual aids, calming techniques, brain breaks and completes detailed documentation, with classroom teacher input. She is happily flexible in her role to go to areas of the school in most need – for example when a relief teacher has a class she offers to check in on students with high support needs. Deb spends hours outside of the normal school hours to complete extra duties and support teachers.

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN NURTURING THE FUTURE

Mrs Lana Wallace

For her dedication, commitment and care for her class and students with additional needs, ensuring that they feel safe and valued and providing the reassurance of a teacher who is truly invested in the school vision of children at the heart of the school.

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Miss Tonya McGlew

Tonya is a positive and humble teacher. Tonya has set up the groups in her class in a highly organised way that allows students to collaborate and cooperate with changing group members but skilfully maintaining group dynamics socially and academically to stay the same. Tonya puts in extra time discussing issues among students to model and teach conflict resolution skills. When doing this, she treats students with the utmost respect and allows students to take social responsibility for their actions. She is exceptional at integrating technology and teaches lessons where students need to think critically about latest news items while learning cyber safety.

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

Mrs Lesley West

Lesley has consistently been an outstanding role model for both her students and peers. By continuing to be a caring and compassionate leader in excellence for the past 30+ years, her support and guidance has enhanced the lives of so many. Her teaching practices and knowledge of both the curriculum and the Edney 2020 school plan engages students to achieve their highest standards. Likewise, her enthusiasm towards her role as a mentor to student teachers uplifts and upholds the school spirit of nurturing all of those around her.

Past Winners – 2018

EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY

Mrs Tania deLuca

Tania has been a part of the Edney community for 10+ years. She has been a member of the P&C, School Board, Fundraising and Canteen all the years through. She has donated her time, her opinions and lots of money over the years. She is a well-respected member of the Edney School and a most worthy recipient of this award.

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY

Ms Kate Malkiewycz

Kate is an active Board and P&C member, including all positions held and served with excellence. She has been recognised by outside experts, other schools, parents and staff as an exemplary Board chair and an outstanding model for governance in Primary Schools.

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN NURTURING THE FUTURE

Mrs Rachael Gearing

For Rachael’s outstanding contribution to Early Childhood. Rachael’s enthusiasm, dedication and passion towards nurturing the future by supporting the students is to be commended. She enables students to realise their potential and guides them on the road to success. Her caring and engaging manner helps her build a great rapport with all students. A wonderful Edney team member!

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Ms Dianne Carlshausen

Dianne leads the school in innovation and sustainability by liaising with staff and external workers to enhance the school’s opportunities to grow technology-wise. Her dealings with parents, staff and students are always thorough, polite and extremely respectful. Dianne is an excellence professional that Edney is so lucky to have.

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

Ms Shauna Reynolds

Since being a part of our school Shauna has created a togetherness through music. Her organisation and planning of performances such as One Big Voice have been amazing to watch and exciting for all involved.

Our mood after the assembly song has often carried us through the day with a smile and we appreciate how much time and effort it must take to choreograph and teach all the students these songs.

Shauna has had a large impact on the children, they look forward to her class and often comment that they can approach her about any problem or issue they might have and always takes time to listen, making them feel safe and heard.

Shauna not only teaches one class but is involved in the teaching of nearly every child at Edney Primary School.

Not only does Shauna have a passion for teaching music she has taken part in many things around the school such as setting up the new science lab, she is a member of the school board and other committees in the school.

EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY

Mrs Tambri Farrar 

Tambri has given hours of her time over many years to serve the Board and P&C, help in the Canteen and with fundraising and school banking. Whenever there was a need she would step up and donate her time. She is very deserving of this award especially as she is leaving the school this year. Her continuous help will be greatly missed.

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN NURTURING THE FUTURE

Mrs Corrina Forbes 

If Edney had only one face, it would be Corrina Forbes. She is the embodiment of Respect and Excellence and someone who is truly nurturing the future. As the frontline, she is the consummate professional, hardworking, friendly and deeply caring. There is nothing Corrina won’t do to brighten the day of our students, parents and staff.

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN NURTURING THE FUTURE

Ms Deanna Hoy

Deanna fosters strong and enduring links between the school and community. Deanna leads Aboriginal Education at Edney that is affirming, inclusive and celebrates diversity. She supports students, staff and families in building a sense of identity and brings groups together to build capacity. Her leadership of NAIDOC events stretches across the whole school, and the whole school year.

 

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Mrs Katie Rozario

As our Visual Arts Specialist, Katie has transformed the art room and inspired children and colleagues to pursue and develop their talents with her gentle, caring and expert guidance. Although Katie is employed for just one day per week as our Art Specialist, she has direct contact with more than 200 children including through the before and after school art clubs which she conducts in her own time.

 

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

Mrs Rosie Connolly

Rosie creates a classroom culture that is safe, supportive and inspiring. She communicates positively with parents, colleagues and students, setting and achieving high standards. Her integration of sustainability initiatives into her teaching and learning programs fosters responsibility and citizenship among the class.

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY

Mrs Kaye Andrews

Mrs Andrews has been listening and helping students to read for 2 or 3 days a week over the last five years at Edney PS. She also attended the Edney Echidnas playgroup to support families of pre-Kindergarten students during this time.

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN NURTURING THE FUTURE

Mrs Deb Scanlan

Mrs Scanlan works tirelessly to improve the educational outcomes for students with special needs. She shows compassion and empathy when dealing with all students, especially those she is assigned to. She assists with integrating these students into the classroom and making learning fun for all students. Mrs Scanlan also maintains and improves her professional learning in her own time to ensure that every student she works with has an enriched learning experience.

 

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Mrs Kathryn Johnson

Mrs Johnson is a dedicated teacher with a strong ethos on sustainability and the environment. Her work in this area reflects her care and concern for the future of our students. She has encouraged the whole school to become more aware of the environmental issues and has improved the approach the school has taken to recycle, reduce and reuse.

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

Mrs Stacey Brown

Mrs Brown is an organised, talented and incredible teacher. She is always sharing and collaborating as well as checking up on her colleagues’ wellbeing. She has been complimented time after time by students, teachers and parents on her efforts and time she puts into connecting with students.

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

Mrs Teresa Woosnam

Mrs Woosnam’s classroom is a model of excellence. Her curriculum knowledge and programs are of outstanding quality, innovative and incorporate use of a variety of technologies. Her teaching practices are engaging students at all levels and supportive to students with special needs. The tone of the room is uplifting, purposeful and nurturing.

 

 

 

NOMINATE TODAY

Nominations are open all year round, with awards made at the end of each term, culminating in major awards at the end of the year. All staff members, parents and community members are eligible for nomination, and nominations can be made by any member of the school community, including students!

The Board Awards recognise excellence in achieving the goals of our school plan, Edney 2020. Full details of the Board Awards are contained in the information brochure. Nominations are welcome at any time on the nomination form. These documents can be downloaded by clicking on the pictures below.

Completed nomination forms, or any enquiries are most welcome at Edney.PS.SchoolBoard@education.wa.edu.au