Bunbury Primary School a finalist in WA Education Awards

Just a few weeks after being named the best primary school in Australia, Bunbury Primary School has been recognized for their outstanding achievements on a State scale.

Bunbury Primary School has been named a finalist in the WA Education Awards, for the excellence in teaching and learning award for primary schools.

It comes after the school was previously named the Australian School of the Year during the Australian Education Awards last month.

The school also beat out schools from the Eastern States to win the Australian primary school of the year (government) award to put them in the running for the overall award, as well as the best use of technology award.

Principal Shane Doherty told the South Western Times in August it was very much a surprise for a relatively small primary school in regional WA to be recognized in the midst of limited West Australian representation.

“To take out the awards, it just made it more special to stand out among the competition we were up against,” he said.

“It was just unbelievable.”

Bunbury Primary School was nominated alongside Harrisdale Primary School, Narembeen District High School in the Wheatbelt, and the Wananami Remote Community School near Derby.

The winners will be announced at a presentation event on November 18, with each set to be awarded $ 10,000 to put towards a project or program at the school.

Acting Education and Training Minister Rita Saffioti congratulated the finalists for their recognition in leadership and teaching and learning initiatives.

“There are prestigious awards highlighting the incredible work being done in Western Australia’s public schools to help students reach and fulfill their potential,” she said.

“It’s important to recognize the collective impact that a whole school has on the growth and achievement of its students and I thank all of the finalists for their contribution to this.”

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