Eastern suburbs teachers among finalists for WA Education Awards

West Beechboro Primary School teacher Anthony Horn.
West Beechboro Primary School teacher Anthony Horn.

A TRIO of teachers from the eastern suburbs are among 44 finalists vying for wins at the WA Education Awards on November 24.

The awards, now in its 10th year, feature finalists from public schools from Broome to Kalgoorlie and to Esperance.

West Beechboro Primary School teacher Anthony Horn has been nominated for the WA Premier’s Primary Teacher of the Year, while Kelly Wylie is in contention for the WA Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer of the Year.

Meanwhile, Ballajura Community College’s Cheryl Townsend has been nominated in the WA Secondary Principal of the Year category.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the awards celebrated top public educators and the difference they made to the lives of students.

“By continually providing a high-quality education, they are empowering young people to become confident, resilient and well-rounded individuals who have the opportunity to achieve success in their adult lives,” she said.

“It goes to show that, because of these outstanding educators, students in Western Australia are provided with a high-quality education; whatever their ability, wherever they live and whatever their background.”

The awards ceremony will be held at Crown on November 24.

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