Armstrong Creek School an award finalist

September 24, 2021 BY

Armstrong Creek School's Lax Atkin, principal Evan Savage and Enjay Kabylakis are proud of their school's achievement, as a finalist in the 2021 Victorian Education Excellence Awards. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

ARMSTRONG Creek School’s staff members have been recognised for their excellence in demonstrating quality teaching and learning and delivering outstanding system improvements.

The primary school is a finalist in the 2021 Victorian Education Excellence Awards, which recognise outstanding school professionals working in Victorian government schools.

Shortlisted as one of just three schools in the Outstanding Inclusive Education category, Armstrong Creek School has been recognised for its “exceptional staff”.

The nomination says that as one of Victoria’s first Supported Inclusion Schools, Armstrong Creek was established with a genuine commitment to supporting all learners and meet the diverse learning, social and behavioural needs of students, including a high proportion of learners with additional needs.

“Together with a contemporary and highly adaptable learning environment, the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Framework, School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support and Professional Learning Communities, the school has developed a purposeful and widely understood instructional model to positively impact learning outcomes for every student,” the award nomination explains.

Principal Evan Savage says the school is very proud of being named a finalist in the statewide award.

“Since its inception, Armstrong Creek School has set out to re-imagine the way we teach to ensure all children, regardless of ability, disability or circumstance, have access to high quality, personalised learning,” Mr Savage said.

“The school’s programs, resources and expertise prepare students to pursue their chosen pathways, interests and aspirations by supporting them to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to achieve the highest levels of success possible.

“School-based assessments as well as NAPLAN results demonstrate rapid growth and improvement for all of our students, particularly in reading
and writing.

“This nomination is recognition of the many culminating forces which have contributed to our success.

“At the very core, our position today is a direct result of committed staff, engaged students and a supportive parent and local community.”

Award winners will be announced during a live-streamed online presentation ceremony on October 22.


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