The School of Education was honoured to celebrate the outstanding Students and Mentor Teachers from our partnership schools on Friday 2nd November, 2018.
There was a distinct buzz in the air last Friday evening as award winners, family members and well-wishers gathered at ASME Building, University of Adelaide for the 2018 School of Education Awards Evening.
The evening acknowledged our outstanding pre-service teachers in various categories and also recognised many of our mentor teachers and the schools that support the Professional Experience program.
The School of Education thanks the Mentor Teachers who had hosted our Bachelor of Teaching pre-service teachers in First, Third, & Fourth Year, and our Master of Teaching pre-service teachers. We thank the mentor teachers for having our pre-service teachers in their classrooms and generously sharing their knowledge and experience.
In the lead-up to the awards, the teaching students had the opportunity to nominate their Mentor Teacher for an award. The panel this year received a record 64 teacher nominations from across the government and non-government school sectors in the categories of “Knowledge”, “Support”, “Inspiration” and “Role Model”. From this number, 13 teachers were honoured for their outstanding contributions towards mentoring our pre-service teachers.
Winners for each category are:
Inspiration: the Mentor Teacher who fuelled the student teacher’s passion for the teaching profession; Primary School: Melissa Pietroban, Golden Grove Primary. Regional Secondary School: Jason Plunkett, Penola High School. Secondary School: Cherie Beech, Ardrossan Area School
Knowledge: the Mentor Teacher who demonstrated a wealth of information on all aspects of teaching; Primary School: Nathan Grierson, Bethany Christian School. Regional Secondary School: Jacquie Howarth, John Pirie Secondary School Secondary School: Noel Beard, Marden Senior College
Support: the Mentor Teacher who showed support above and beyond what was expected of them; Primary School: Myles McLean, Pinnacle College. Regional Secondary School: Jasmine Tassios, Renmark High School. Secondary School: Simon Baker, Nuriootpa High School
Role-model: the Mentor Teacher who modelled all the attributes, beliefs, and qualities desired in an education professional. Primary School: Ryan Campbell, St Brigid’s School Kilburn. Regional Secondary School: Kirrily Martin, Murray Bridge High School Secondary: Kelly Penn, Hope Christian College
Team Awards: Christopher Fryer, Parkside Primary School, Anne Peters, Pooraka Primary School, Nathan Mitchell, Caffey Secondary College, Mathew Mason, Parafield Gardens High School
It was also an opportunity to recognise some outstanding students.
Education SA, World Teachers Day Award: Thomas Barclay
P.H Routley Award: presented by Peter Routley to Donna Nguyen.
Smolicz Languages Education Travel Award: presented by Dr Margaret Secombe to Hahmany Agars.
Esther Burns Scholarship: presented by Faye McCallum to Faith Brohier, Ashleigh Miller and Aiden Mitchell
Schulz Postgraduate Award for Education: Jessica Seyfang, Luke Day Ngoc Tran
Teachers Mutual Award: Future World Teachers Scholarship: Maria Blackmore
Australian Education Union: presented by Laura Golding to Emma Baulch
Independent Education Union: present by Glen Siedal to Tammy Lamont
Credit Union SA Award: presented by John Elvin to Rachel Ames
Teaching Association Awards
Presevice teachers are also supported by the professional associations who each year award the top students in their teaching area. This year the following awards were given:
South Australian English Teacher Association (SAETA): presented by Alison Robertson to Rachel Bennett (Senior English)
South Australian English Teacher Association (SAETA): presented by Alison Robertson to Rachel Ames (Junior English)
Geography Teachers Association South Australia (GTASA): presented by Joanne Wegener to Julian Kusabs
History Teachers Association South Australia (HTASA): presented by David Albano to Maria Blackmore (Senior History)
History Teachers Association South Australia (HTASA): presented by David Albano to Tyson Albano (Junior History)
ICT Integration Award: presented by Jarrod Johnson to Emily de Bruyen
English to Teachers of Other Language (TEASOL): presented by Teresa Howie to Eliza Demasi
Mathematics Association South Australia (MASA): presented by Sharon Kennare to Ross Riach
Australian Association for Music Education (ASME): presented by Brendan Bentley to Hannah Lewis
South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA): presented by Kate Dilger to Jordan Moffat (Science)
South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA): presented by Kate Dilger to Ashleigh Miller (Physics)
South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA): presented by Kate Dilger to Thomas Barclay (Biology)
South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA): presented by Kate Dilger to Victoria Kinsey-West (Biology)
South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA): presented by Kate Dilger to Faith Brohier (Chemistry)
South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA): presented by Kate Dilger to Faith Robinson (Psychology)
The School wishes to thank all contributors to the Professional Experience program at the University of Adelaide including Coordinators, Principals, Supervisors and Teaching and School Staff for their ongoing support. The event also celebrated our alumni connections; a number of our Mentor Teachers are alumni of the University of Adelaide, who