Teacher recognised as passionate educator

A teacher from Brisbane Water Secondary College (BWSC) Umina has been presented with a national award aimed at recognising ‘outstanding’ teachers who make a difference in promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

Josh Ford was one of five teachers from across the country selected as winners for the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Awards (ACHPER).

Ford was honoured for his work as an early careers teacher and as a ‘passionate educator’ achieving ‘great’ results early on his career.

“Through exemplary teaching, programming, sport organisation and coaching, Joshua is enriching student learning,” the ACHPER said in a statement.

“Among his many achievements is a refresh of the College’s Outdoor Educations course, growing involvement from 60 to 120 students through extensive planning, organisation and innovative teaching practice.

“As a sport coordinator, Joshua redeveloped the College’s sport selection processes.

“He has continued to build up a successful rugby league program for female and male students and connect them to local clubs.

“Joshua prioritises student wellbeing, with his caring approach valued during remote learning and coordinating Year 7 camps.”

Maisy Rae