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Inspirational WA schools and staff honoured

A Shenton Park teacher who is breaking down barriers for deaf students and a Rockingham teacher who inspires students to succeed no matter what obstacles they face are among 2016’s winners of the WA Education Awards 2016.

WA Premier Colin Barnett said the principals, teachers, and school staff recognised in the WA Education Awards were inspirational.

“I am proud to acknowledge the best in WA’s public schools, and the excellent staff who make an extraordinary contribution to the lives of students,” Mr Barnett said.

“These exceptional school staff influence and shape young people to become confident, resilient and well-rounded individuals who have the opportunity to achieve success in their adult lives.”

Aubin Grove Primary School scooped two awards for WA Primary School of the Year and WA Primary Principal of the Year, recognising the strong leadership of principal Frank Pansini and staff in steering WA’s largest primary school to success.

A total of 11 winners were announced, with John Curtin College of the Arts awarded WA Secondary School of the Year and Mount Lawley Senior High School taking out the WA Premier’s Excellence in Aboriginal Education Award.

WA Education Minister Peter Collier praised Mount Lawley Senior High School’s achievements in Aboriginal education.

“Mount Lawley has an uncompromising expectation that Aboriginal students can – and will – reach their full potential, setting challenging goals for students but focusing on the small steps to help each individual succeed,” Mr Collier said.

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