Flinders teacher nominated for excellence award

Year 3 teacher at Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Queensland, Jenny Webb, has been nominated for a NEiTA (National Excellence in Teaching Award), which recognises outstanding teachers.

Flinders Head of Primary School, Trudi Edwards, congratulated Mrs Webb, who joined Flinders in June. “Jenny is a passionate teacher with a focus on evidence-informed practice, and we are thrilled to have her join our teaching staff,” she said.

“Our College is committed to developing an accomplished, well-resourced and inspirational teaching team so that we can continue to provide a quality education for our students to achieve excellence in learning and life.”

Ms Webb attributed her love of teaching to the diversity that students bring to her life. “Our students’ individual personalities, strengths and abilities enable us to learn from each other in the classroom and build a culture of teamwork and improvement,” she said.

“My teaching goals are to continually focus on and improve my skills and knowledge so that I can deliver my best self to the students in my class.”

Ms Webb’s nomination by a member of the community coincides with World Teachers’ Day, celebrated in Queensland on Friday 26 October 2018, which Ms Edwards described as “a wonderful opportunity to recognise and thank our passionate teachers”.

Celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide, World Teachers’ Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognise the role of teachers in society.

Flinders is currently among the leading schools on the Sunshine Coast, with students achieving strong OP results. In most years, 95% of its Year 12 graduates gain entry into their chosen university courses.

Winners of the NEiTA Awards will be announced in January 2019.

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