Moreton Bay schools shine in excellence awards

Published 6:00am 18 October 2022

Moreton Bay schools shine in excellence awards
Words by Jodie Powell

Schools in the Moreton Bay Region shone brightly at the Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools, with wins in five of the 10 categories.

Mango Hill State School principal Tracy Egan was awarded the Griffith University Jack Pizzey Award for Excellence in School Leadership, while Lawnton State School’sWe grow leaders’ submission saw the school share honours with Western Cape College for the Bevan Brennan ‘Every Child Needs a Champion’ Award.

The Pine Rivers South primary cluster – made up of Bray Park, Strathpine, Strathpine West and Lawnton State Schools – won the RemServ Showcase Award for Excellence in Parent and Community Engagement.

Moreton Downs, Burpengary, Caboolture East, Elimbah, Jinibara, Mango Hill and Narangba Valley state schools combined to form the North Coast cluster and win the Network 10 Showcase Award for Excellence in the Early and Primary Years with their ‘Critical friends network’ entry.

Nine schools in the Whites Hill State College Cluster – among them North Lakes State College – teamed up to take out the Education Queensland International Showcase Award for Excellence in Global Engagement.

Engaging students

Moreton Bay schools shine in excellence awards
The Whites Hill State College Cluster, which included North Lakes State College, won the Education Queensland International Showcase Award for Excellence in Global Engagement.

“The Pine Rivers South Primary cluster of schools focused on fostering lasting, meaningful partnerships between families, communities, and schools.

“It helped connect families with support agencies to provide home visits, support daily routines and provide mentoring, leading to increased enrolments, better academic outcomes and successful student transition to high school.”

Moreton Bay schools shine in excellence awards
Lawnton State School’s ‘We grow leaders’ submission won the Bevan Brennan ‘Every Child Needs a Champion’ Award.

Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd congratulated the Pine Rivers South Primary cluster on its achievement.

“I’m very proud of the Pine Rivers school communities for being recognised for their outstanding ‘Engagement and attendance matters – the more you go the more you know’ submission,” Ms Boyd said.

Celebrating educators

Moreton Bay schools shine in excellence awards
The Pine Rivers South primary cluster – made up of Bray Park, Strathpine, Strathpine West and Lawnton State Schools – won the RemServ Showcase Award for Excellence in Parent and Community Engagement.

Education Minister Grace Grace said the Showcase Awards recognised and celebrated the work educators did every day to ensure students in Queensland state schools received a world-class education.

“That there were so many high quality entries to this year’s awards shows the hard work, dedication and expertise of Queensland school staff,” she said.

There were 86 submissions from across Queensland for the 2022 awards, representing 220 state schools.

Moreton Bay schools shine in excellence awards
Moreton Downs, Burpengary, Caboolture East, Elimbah, Jinibara, Mango Hill and Narangba Valley state schools combined to form the North Coast cluster, which was recognised for Excellence in the Early and Primary Years.

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