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2015 SA Excellence in Public Education award winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 SA Excellence in Public Education Awards.

Category winners

Leadership

Olivia O’Neill, from Brighton Secondary School

Graham Clark, from Whyalla High School

Tammy Williams, from Cummins Area School

Winners were able to attend one of 3 Harvard Graduate School of Education short courses.

Credit Union SA secondary teaching 

Emil Zankov, from Mark Oliphant College B-12  

Victoria Newbold, from Kapunda High School

Teachers Health Fund primary teaching 

Ryan Bubner, from Ernabella Anangu School 

Martine Turnbull, from Renmark Primary School 

Early years teaching 

Barbara Bayly, from Kidman Park Primary School

Cathy Ryan, from Cummins Area School

Winners received a professional learning activity of their choice, valued up to $10,000.

Support staff

Sarah Humble, from Renmark Primary School 

Julie Camilleri, from Klemzig Kindergarten

Winners received a professional learning activity of their choice, valued up to $10,000. 

Lifetime achievement

Ray Moss, from Mark Oliphant College

Ray Moss has committed his 40 year teaching career to Smithfield Plains High School, now Mark Oliphant College B-12. He fosters a love of English among his students and supports them to achieve excellent pass rates. Ray has been a moderator of year 12 English and a supporter of youth basketball in the north for decades.

Partnership innovation

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) innovation – Morialta partnership

Morialta partnership schools and preschools work collaboratively to educate students to be literate, numerate, and empowered to embrace change as ethical citizens in a globally-connected world. STEM has been identified as a common partnership focus. This award will fund a range of research and development initiatives designed to improve:

  • young people's foundation skills in numeracy, science and technology (kindergarten to year 9)
  • maths, science and technology teaching through improved pedagogy
  • numbers of children and young people actively participating in STEM related subjects. 

Engagement Programs

Phone: 8226 3079
EmailDECD.Recognition [at] sa.gov.au