Page 3944 - Week 13 - Tuesday, 29 October 2013

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that we do to make sure that that message keeps on getting out. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend because I was at Hall with the school museum celebrating World Teachers Day.

With regard to teachers, the 2013 national excellence in teaching awards inspiring teaching awards were announced last week. Each year school communities nominate inspirational leaders for these awards. In 2013 we had five winners for those national awards. They were Kate Smith from Hughes Primary School, Lisa Garner from Canberra College, Geoff McNamara from Melrose High School, Timothy Guthrie from Canberra Grammar School and Christy Murray from Canberra Grammar Early Learning Centre. On behalf of us all, we congratulate those winners.

Last week we celebrated World Teachers Day. I would just like to read a piece of material from our ACT public schools:

We believe that every young person can learn,

And that no two people are the same.

Every student is at the centre of what we do,

Their parents are our partners.

It is reflected in how we teach, how we lead,

And in the decisions we make.

We know that everything we do,

Influences and shapes our students’ futures.

We inspire, nurture, challenge and support,

Every student, every day.

We teach. We create. We collaborate,

And take pride in our work.

We collectively share our students’ success,

And ensure that each of them thrives.

We know that learning is for life.

We don’t settle for ok.

We strive for greatness.

For ourselves, our students and our schools.

Failure is not an option.

Our success is measured in the futures shaped and lives changed.

We are the educators of ACT Public Schools.

Happy World Teachers’ Day 2013.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 4.47 pm.

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