FREDERICK Irwin Anglican School’s Year 4 teacher Jessica Walmsley was awarded a PESTA WA Premier HPE Graduate Award in acknowledgement of her being one of last year’s “top achieving PE Studies students of WA.”
Miss Walmsley, who graduated from Frederick Irwin Anglican School in 2012, and university in 2017, commenced as a Year 4 teacher in term one this year.
She said she felt extremely honoured and privileged to be recognised for such a prestigious award.
“When at university, it didn’t matter to me whether or not I was recognised for my efforts – I knew I would strive for the best, no matter what,” she said.
“However, to be identified as the highest achieving student among my cohort from Murdoch University, I felt extremely humble to see my efforts were noticed.
“For as long as I can remember, I always knew I wanted to work with children to assist, guide and motivate the young children in society to ensure they have a promising future.”
Miss Walmsley said teaching had been in her family for many generations.
“I knew it was my journey in life to be a teacher,” she said.