Newton Moore teacher takes top honours

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Jade Warrington
Camera IconJade Warrington Credit: South Western Times

Newton Moore Senior High School science and engineering teacher Jade Warrington has been named among Western Australia’s best at the State’s top awards for education on Friday.

Miss Warrington was awarded the title of the WA Premier’s Secondary Teacher of the Year at the WA Education Awards after reaching the final four, which also included Bunbury Senior High School teacher Tyril Houghton.

Building robots, engineering remote controlled submarines and researching wetlands wildlife are all a part of the authentic, hands-on experiences for students which are central to Miss Warrington’s teaching.

Taking on the role of the school’s STEM coordinator, Miss Warrington is keen to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said it was a privilege to honour the work of all the winners.

“It is a privilege to acknowledge outstanding teachers, leaders and school support staff who provide high quality public education to Western Australian students,” she said.

“I congratulate all the other winners and finalists for their part in making a difference in the lives of students.”

The WA Premier’s Primary Teacher of the Year 2017 went to Wattle Grove Primary School teacher Carl Sanderson, while Carine Senior High School was awarded Secondary School of the Year and Jolimont Primary School was awarded the WA Primary School of the Year.

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