TWO Catholic educators have been honoured by Queensland’s prestigious education awards at tonight’s World Teachers’ Day celebrations in Brisbane’s Parliament House.
St Joseph’s Nudgee College principal Daryl Hanly received the top award for his outstanding contribution to teaching.
The Queensland College of Teachers regarded Mr Hanly as “one of the most highly respected educators in the state”.
St Ursula’s College, Toowomba teacher David Rawson, who at 24 has only spent 2 years in the classroom, won the Excellence in Beginning to Teach category.
He received $5000 to put towards professional development.
Mr Hanly and Mr Rawson received their awards at Parliament House during the Queensland College of Teachers’ Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek and Queensland College of Teachers Board chair Dr Joe McCorley congratulated the winners and finalists for their amazing efforts.
“To every one of the 64,608 teachers working in state, Catholic and Independent schools across Queensland, guiding the 760,000 students in classrooms around the state, I say Happy World Teachers’ Day,” Mr Langbroek said.
“Thank you for all that you do, because I know that education is the foundation of opportunity, and without you, none of us would have ever had that chance.”