Recipients of the 2015 John Laing Awards

The annual John Laing Awards for Professional Development acknowledge principals in every state and territory who demonstrate outstanding leadership. They celebrate the contribution of school leaders who have undertaken significant professional development and supported the professional learning of teachers and other school leaders. Read more.
 

NSW

  • John Emms, Principal of La Salle Academy, Lithgow was nominated by Association of Catholic Schools Principals (Secondary) NSW
  • Suzanne Fern, Principal of St Aloysius Catholic Primary Schools, Chisholm was nominated by Association of Catholic Schools Principals (Primary) NSW
  • Karen Maraga, Principal of Regentville Public School was nominated by the NSW Primary Principals Association
  • Liliana Mularczyk, Principal of Merrylands High School was nominated by the NSW Secondary Principals Council
  • Sally Ruston, Head of Abbotsleigh Junior School was nominated by the Independent Primary Schools Heads of Australia (NSW)

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John Laing Awards NSW 2015

(Left to Right): Gino DeGennaro, John Emms, Chris Presland, Karen Maraga, Liliana Mularczyk, Sally Ruston, Suzanne Fern

NT

  • Susanne Fisher, Principal of Humpty Doo Primary School, was nominated by the NT Principals' Association
  • Hylton Hayes, former Principal, now Regional Director for Palmerston & Rural Region, Department of Education NT, was nominated by the NT Principals' Association
  • Carin Symonds, Principal of Jingili Primary School, was nominated by the NT Principals' Association

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John Laing Awards NT 2015
(Left to Right) Carin Symonds, Susanne Fisher, Marian Guppy, Hylton Hayes, Dennis Yarrington

QLD

  • Chris Bartlett, Principal of Mater Dei Primary School, Toowoomba, was nominated by the Queensland Catholic Primary Principals Association
  • Paul Clegg, Head of Primary, Sunshine Coast Gramar School, was nominated by the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia/Queensland (IPSHA)
  • Michael Josey, Principal of Benowa State School, was nominated by the Queensland Association of State School Principals
  • Kerrie Tuite, Principal of Mount Alvernia College, was nominated by the Catholic Secondary Principals Association of Queensland
  • The late Mr John Livingston, Principal of Kirwan State High School, was nominated by the Queensland Secondary Principals Association

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JLA Award QLD 2015

(Left to Right) Kerry Tuite, Susan  Lenehan

SA

  • Joan Bedford, Principal of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, was nominated by the Association of Principals of Catholic SEcondary Schools
  • Panayoula Parha, Principal of Norwood Morialta High School, was nominated by the SA Secondary Principals' Association
  • Kevin Richardson, Principal of Immanuel College, was nominated by the Association of Heads of Independent Schools SA/NT
  • Leonie Falland, Principal of Carlton R-9 School, Port Augusta, was nominated by the SA Area School Leaders Association
  • Christine Hatzi, DECD Education Director, Southern Adelaide Metro area, was nominated by the SA Primary Principals Association

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John Laing Awards SA 2015(Left to Right) Christine Hatzi,Joan Bedford, Panayoula Parha, Alexandrea Cannon, Kevin Richardson, Leonie Falland

TAS

  • Greg Morgan, Principal of Riverside High School, Nominated by The Department of Education Tasmania
  • Judy Pill, School Principal, Retired from East Launceston Primary  School. Nominated by The Department of Education Tasmania

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John Laing Awards TAS 2015

(Left to Right): Malcolm Elliott, Greg Morgan, Judy Pill, Rob Nairn

VIC

  • Philip Clinkaberry, Principal of Killara Primary School, was nominated by Victorian Principals Association
  • Howard Kelly, Head of Junior School, Camberwell Grammar School was nominated by Independent Primary School Heads of Australia, Victoria
  • Richard Mucha, Principal of St Mary’s Primary School, Hastings was nominated by Independent Education Union Vic/Tas
  • Bernard Neal, Principal of Galen Catholic College, Wangaratta was nominated by Principals Association of Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools
  • Sue Peddlesden, Principal of Gleneagles Secondary College was nominated by the Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals
  • Paul Sheedy, Principal of St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Coburg was nominated by Victorian Association of Catholic Primary Schools.

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John Laing Awards VIC 2015

(Left to Right): Bernard Neal, Richard Mucha, Sue Peddlesden, Paul Sheedy, Howard Kelly, Phil Clinkaberry

WA

  • Doug Booth, former Principal, now Principal Advisor, Student-centred Funding, Department of Education WA, was nominated by the WA Primary Principals Association
  • Pauline Coghlan, former Principal, now Expert Review Group Director in Department of Education WA, was nominated by the WA Secondary School Executives Association
  • Anne Fry, Principal in several WA Catholic schools, was nominated by the Catholic Secondary Principals Association of WA
  • Brendan Spillane, former Principal in Catholic schools, now an Education Consultant, was nominated by the WA Catholic Primary Principals Association
  • Richard Wright, Head of Junior School, Christchurch Colleage, was nominated by the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia/WA

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