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Tribute to Gippsland schools and staff for their long service and dedication via Recognition of Service to Victorian Education

Celebrating eastern Victoria's longest-serving public education staff.

By news@gippsland - 23rd June 2022 - Back to News

The Andrews Labor government has paid tribute to 22 government school and education staff from across Eastern Victoria, who were recognised for their long-serving dedication to students and families through the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education program. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing congratulated the government school and education staff members being honoured for 40, 45, 50, and 55 years of service to education.

The Labor government is building the Education State, so every Victorian family has access to a great education, close to home

The Labor government is building the Education State, so every Victorian family has access to a great education, close to home

Honoured for their service

This year's award recipients included Henry Grossek, who has served as Principal at Berwick Lodge Primary School since the school opened in 1990 and was recognised for his 55 years of service. Business Manager at Moe (South Street) Primary School, Anna Henley was recognised for half a century of service.

Since 2003, Jennie Prout has been Principal at Neerim South Primary School and this year, she was recognised for 45 years of service. Coldstream Primary School Principal Phillippa Adgemis, Lilydale High School teacher Tracey Hope, and Trafalgar High School teacher Fiona McLaurin were all honoured for their respective 40 years of service.

Dedication and hard work

The Recognition of Service program is a chance to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of teachers and other education staff who have given many decades of service to generations of Victorian families, with recipients receiving a personalised Certificate of Recognition and commemorative booklet.

A total of 219 teachers and staff are being recognised for 40 years of service, 104 staff for 45 years of service, 50 staff for 50 years of service, six staff for 55 years of service and five staff for 60 years of service.

Gratitude to all the recipients

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said, "Our public education staff are extraordinary - they work hard, change lives, and make Victoria a better place for everyone. My congratulations and gratitude to all the recipients for their tireless dedication and hard work, for the profound difference they've made in the lives of so many, and for their service to students and families over so many decades."

Minister for Education James Merlino said, "Whether they work in the classroom or in an office supporting schools, everyone receiving recognition for their service to public education in our state has helped deliver a great education to generations of Victorian families. With this year marking 150 years of public education in Victoria, all those recognised should feel proud about contributing to such a great tradition."

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