WAYNE Revitt has a passion for teaching.
The primary school head at John Wollaston Anglican Community School has dedicated his career to helping his students be the best they can be, but he also works hard to create better educators through his roles with the Independent Primary Schools Heads Association (IPSHA) and the Positive Education Schools Association (PESA).
Mr Revitt has been recognised for his exceptional leadership and dedication with a prestigious John Laing Award, one of just five educators from WA to receive the Principal’s Australia Institute accolade this year.
He said while he felt a little bit “uncomfortable” receiving such a big award, it was a privilege to have an occupation that could make a positive difference to others.
“Our school is leading the way in using the principles of positive psychology to provide a progressive education as part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme,” he said.
“All children require a preventative and proactive approach to their education that recognises the importance of learning for life.
“I make mistakes and certainly don’t always get it right, but I believe in my staff and our school and realise most people are better than me at most things-it is what we do together that makes a difference.
“It would be great if families across the state could express their gratitude to their teachers, whenever they have the opportunity, because positive feedback to educators means more than you could ever imagine.”