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SW school attains prestigious honour

South Western Times
Newton Moore Education Support Centre student executives Akisha Gibbons and Adam Anderson receive the impressive award from Department of Education director general Sharyn O’Neill.
Camera IconNewton Moore Education Support Centre student executives Akisha Gibbons and Adam Anderson receive the impressive award from Department of Education director general Sharyn O’Neill. Credit: Picture: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Newton Moore Education Support Centre this week became the first support centre in the State to receive the prestigious Department of Education Exemplary Practice Award from director general Sharyn O’Neill.

The award comes after South West regional executive director Neil Milligan recommended the school for a study review, during which three principals spent days analysing the school’s practice.

“They have a great learning environment, great teaching practice, terrific leadership of the school and what really impressed me is the way in which the community and the parents are involved,” Ms O’Neill said.

“It’s a joint effort here and that is really impressive – that’s what we want in all of our schools.

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“What they have shown is a wonderful focus on students, high expectations for their learning and they follow it through with terrific programs.”

Principal Penny Nunn was pleased to see the school’s team work, expertise and hard work “recognised and valued”.

“It’s an acknowledgement of the staff that work here who are so passionate and committed to our school and the strong team that we have,” she said.

“I cannot speak highly enough of our amazing staff who have been relentless in their pursuit of getting our students to achieve.

“It’s more than just the school and parents, the Bunbury community is amazing... schools are not islands, so I think this is a community award.”

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