MT Alvernia College, Kedron has picked up two Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education.
Queensland Education Minister Rod Welford made the announcement at a ceremony in Brisbane’s Customs House on August 18.
Mt Alvernia teacher Kirsten Wardrop received an award for Outstanding Primary and Middle Phase of Learning Teacher of Science for her leading role in the college’s Towards 2020 curriculum initiative in Year 8 science, mathematics and technology.
College science co-ordinator Dr Len Larsen received a Science Success Schools Award on behalf of the 12 teachers involved in the program.
The State Government launched the Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education in 2003 to encourage young Queenslanders to aspire to careers in science and technology.
The awards, named in honour of 1996 Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, Professor Peter Doherty, are open to all schools across Queensland and recognise creativity, innovation and excellence in students, teachers and schools.
Mt Alvernia principal Vicki Ward said the college’s Towards 2020 program was designed to engage students in the learning process and gave them confidence so they can make a difference.
She said Mt Alvernia was recognised as a leader in middle school teaching and learning and the Towards 2020 initiative was part of the college’s investment in developing challenging curriculum programs.
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