2021 Australian Education Awards Success
Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School is excited to announce that it has again received Excellence Awards in three categories of the 2021 Australian Education Awards: Best Student Wellbeing Program, Best Strategic Plan and Principal of the Year (Non-Government). The 2021 Awards celebrate excellence in K – 12 education during 2020.
Student welfare has always been the School’s first priority. The Australian Education Awards’ recognition of the secondary school’s wellbeing program this year is well-deserved and a credit to all teaching and education services staff, and in particular the Pastoral Care staff led by the Dean of Students, Ms Rebecca Sullivan. The recent parent survey conducted by the Board of Trustees supports this recognition. As you are aware, it revealed that Care and Community were the top two positive aspects of our school along with Academic Achievement and Teacher Quality.
This is the second year that the School has received an Excellence Award in the Best Strategic Plan category. We remain steadfast in our strategic vision to inspire girls to become confident, well-educated young women, and to nurture our youngest boys and girls to become future leaders. This award deserves acknowledgement of the Board of Trustees and staff for developing and successfully executing the School’s strategic and annual operational plans.
An Excellence Award in the Principal of the Year (Non-Government) category recognises all members of our outstanding school and its community, of which I have had the honour to be Principal & CEO for another remarkable year. The School’s remote and online learning program, students’ excellent academic results, the highest enrolment in a decade and the students, staff, parents and Old Girls’ commitment to stand together as a community to overcome the challenges of the pandemic were some of the highlights. The entire School community personified its values of diligence, excellence, respect, integrity and care to achieve these exceptional outcomes.
Thank you all for being a part of our wonderful Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School community.
Dr Peter Britton, Principal and CEO