The Faculty of Education held its Annual Prize Giving Ceremony last night at The University Club (11 May 2015) where 100 guests were present to recognise excellence and the achievements of past and present students.
In attendance was the State Education Minister and current UWA Alumni, Hon Peter Collier together with UWA representatives and leaders within the community who kindly donated and provided their support for the event.
The high quality of students and graduates have been outstanding with 16 prizes and 9 scholarships being awarded to help support winners in their continuing studies and work in the field of education.
Recent graduate and recipient of three awards this year, Amelia Baker gave an insight into her journey to becoming a teacher.
“After working in the arts industry for several years, I decided to return to study. I wanted to become a teacher, to make a difference to our world and I felt I could do this through supporting children’s learning and development,” said Ms Baker.
“We moved to Perth hardly knowing the city, or anyone who lived in it. However, I immediately felt welcomed into the Faculty of Education at The University of Western Australia. I felt like I was part of a community that supported learning, growth and innovation.”
“The thing that stood out for me the most, was the incredible staff I was able to learn from and work with as part of my studies. I’d like to thank all the staff in the Faculty of Education for their support and guidance over the past couple of years.”
“I am proud to have graduated from The University of Western Australia and now I’m thrilled to be working as a Year 4 teacher at All Saints’ College. I find my role to be exciting, challenging and rewarding. Most of all, I love the fact that every day I am learning, and will continue to do so throughout my career.”
Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor Helen Wildy said the Prize Giving Ceremony is a signficant event for the School as it is a time where the University and community come together to recognise the achievements of future educational leaders.
“Our Prize Giving Ceremony is a special evening for the Faculty and for our supporters as it showcases the hardwork and dedication of past and present students and our staff,” said Professor Wildy.
“It enables our supporters to meet students and graduates and to actively partake in helping the Faculty to grow, mentor, and prepare upcoming educators to be outstanding individuals within their field.”
Congratulations to all the Winners
Hale School Scholarship
Alexandra Thomas and Abbey Valentine
Christ Church Grammar School Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Scholarship
Megan Bonner and Clodagh Guildea
Great Southern Grammar Scholarship
WAIER Prize in Education
TEE Consultants Scholarship for Pre-Service Science Teachers
Bertha Houghton Prize in Education
Fogarty Foundation Success Through Educational Excellence Master of Teaching Prize for Excellence in Primary Pre-Service Teacher Education
Thomas Sten Prize in Education
Alan Robson Rural Teaching Practicum Award
C. Sanders Prize
Blue Family Trust Prize in Education
Centenary Trust for Women (CTW) Dr June Jones Master’s Scholarship in Education
Dale Cook Scholarship
Jia Yee Ho
Faculty of Education Bill Louden Early Childhood Prize
Francis George Bradshaw Prize in Education
Faculty of Education Prize for the best Piece of Research by a Transnational or International student in the Doctor of Education
Dr Carmen Zuniga Gonzalez
Australian College of Educators Prize
Elsie Hope Solly Scholarship in Mathematics
Convocation of UWA Graduates Prize
Inaugural Dr Teck Jin Lian Memorial Prize
Dr Matthew Kemp
Cecil Andrews Prize in Education
Cameron Prize in Education
Dr Matthew Kemp
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