In celebration of World Teachers Day (October 25), Member for Wyong, David Harris, was joined by Shadow Minister for Education, Prue Car, on October 18, to visit two local schools running outstanding programs.
Car and Harris visited Wadalba Community School and Blue Haven Public School and met with students and staff to discuss their individual programs and how they’d improved the lives of students. Wadalba Community School showcased two specific programs running in Year 6 featuring stop frame video and movie making, whilst in the High School, she saw project based learning using the AVID approach (Advancement Via Individual Determination).
At Blue Haven Public School the pair spoke to senior staff about their recent Australian Public School of the Year Award and to Principal, Paul McDermott, about his Australian Principal of the Year Award. They were joined by Central Coast Parents and Carers Association President, Sharryn Brownlee, who related the great parent experiences at both schools. “I am so proud of the great programs occurring in schools in the Wyong electorate. ” Harris said.
“As a former Principal, I have always valued the hard work of our teachers and schools in supporting students and their families. “We were all very excited to see Blue Haven Public School recognised for their incredible work in lifting the standards for their students, and the programs at Wadalba showcasing 21st century learning, and its application for enhancing student learning engagement, ” Harris said.
“It was a pleasure to see the great work of staff and students at both schools, ” Car said. “Student engagement, support and educational leadership are ensuring that school communities on the Central Coast are thriving, ” she added.
Source: Website, Oct 18 Prue Car MP