Carine teachers finalists in WA Education Awards

Carine SHS principal Damian Shuttleworth and teacher Daniel Hugo. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Carine SHS principal Damian Shuttleworth and teacher Daniel Hugo. Photo: Martin Kennealey

TWO Carine teachers are finalists in this year’s WA Education Awards.

Carine Senior High School head of science Daniel Hugo is a finalist for the secondary teacher of the year award and Damian Shuttleworth is vying for the title of principal of the year.

The nominations come after the school was named Secondary School of the Year last year.

Mr Hugo has been at Carine for 26 years and has a passion for science, particularly biology.

“It’s fantastic to be rewarded for doing something that you love. Teaching a subject that I am passionate about, like ATAR biology, is very enjoyable,” he said.

“Instilling that passion for a subject in others is better still.”

Mr Shuttleworth, who became principal at the school in 2014, said he was “humbled and honoured” to be acknowledged and believed it was the result of having support from “amazing” educators and staff.

“The most positive effect I have had on Carine SHS is the opportunity to support staff to offer the most effective and engaging educational programs to our students,” he said.

“If I were to win this award it would of course be very humbling. However at a school level it would be absolutely a confirmation that we are continually doing our very best to ensure a quality education for our students.”