Finalists in the 2021 Victorian Education Excellence Awards have been announced, with 41 principals, teachers, and support teams named among the most outstanding educators in Victoria.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today congratulated local finalist, Hayley Doyle – and thanked her and her outstanding team of educators and staff at Swan Hill Primary School whose work and commitment to education is supporting students to develop the skills, courage, and curiosity they needed to succeed in life.
Hayley Doyle is one of four finalists nominated for the Outstanding Primary Principal award – which recognises exceptional principals who have demonstrated leadership excellence in a Victorian government primary school and have made a significant contribution to improving staff and student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing; raised the quality of teaching; and improved the overall performance of their school.
The awards are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year are the premiere employee recognition program for staff in Victorian government schools recognising inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and education support staff in public education.
There are two new categories this year, acknowledging the work of outstanding early career primary and secondary teachers.
A professional learning grant of $20,000 is awarded to each individual winner and a professional learning grant of $25,000 is awarded to each winning team.
The winners of the 2021 Victorian Education Excellence Awards will be announced on Friday, 22 October 2021.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“A huge congratulations to local finalist and education superstar Hayley Doyle from Swan Hill Primary School. I’m thrilled to see she has been nominated and that her contribution to the school and broader community is being acknowledged.”
“The Victorian Education Excellence Awards show our community what makes Victorian public education great and how we value the contribution of everyone working in our schools. I’m very proud of the contribution being made by our local finalists.”