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Ballarat’s Longest serving educators recognised

Michaela Settle, Member for Buninyong.

Buninyong teachers and staff are among more than 400 Victorians being recognised for their commitment and dedication to public education, at a ceremony for Department of Education and Training employees who have reached 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service in 2019.
Minister for Education, James Merlino congratulated teachers, principals, and school administrative and department staff at the Department’s Recognition of Service ceremony at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne.
Among those staff being recognised are:
•Lindy Currie – Mount Pleasant Primary School
•Jennifer Farquhar – Haddon Primary School
•Cheryl Hawkridge – Napoleons Primary School
•Geoffrey McArthur – Sovereign Hill School
The total 408 recipients have devoted more than 17,000 years combines to teaching. During this time, they’ve led progress in education and helped young people to thrive through learning, and by creating opportunities.
The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State where every student can access a great local school and get a great education. Building a world class education system with exceptional teachers, principals, education support staff and departmental staff.
The Labor Government is investing $30.9 million in our teachers over the next five years professional development, learning and other initiatives, to ensure that teachers are supported to have great careers in the Education State.
Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle said, “I wish to congratulate and thank all of our long-serving teachers, principals and school staff in the region on behalf of the many young people whose lives have been touched by their years of hard work in schools in our region.”

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