WA Education Awards: West Beechboro Primary School teacher Anthony Horn wins

West Beechboro PS teacher Anthony Horn and Premier Mark McGowan. Photo: Kristie Lim
West Beechboro PS teacher Anthony Horn and Premier Mark McGowan. Photo: Kristie Lim

WEST Beechboro Primary School Year 4 teacher Anthony Horn has been named WA Premier’s Primary Teacher of the Year.

The Morley resident has been teaching at the school for half of his 24-year teaching career, after starting as a physical education teacher at Morley Primary School and working at Jerramungup District High School, Ranford Primary School and Scotch College.

He was recognised for his professional mantra – ‘my kids are much more than marks on a page’ – at the 2018 WA Education Awards held at Crown on November 26.

Mr Horn said it felt surreal and humbling to have won the award.

“Thinking of all the other amazing teachers that are at my school; I put in everything that I can,” he said.

“I am no different to those guys who are nominated.”

Mr Horn said he was fortunate to have a supportive principal like Raymond Bond.

“I am very honoured to be a teacher and honoured to do what I do each day,” he said.

“Ray has been my boss for the last 12 years; the confidence he gives me to try all the different projects that I do, he is just behind it 100 per cent.”

Meanwhile, Swan View Senior High School library officer Sally Bradley took out the WA School Services Staff Member of the Year.

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