We are proud of the achievements at our school and celebrate the recognition that these awards provides to the teachers, students and parents who contribute to the achievement. Our recent achievements have recognised the educational excellence and teaching at Bentleigh West, and the commitment shown towards ensuring our students are educated about the importance of sustainability.
Outstanding Primary Teacher Award
We are thrilled to announce that Mrs Asome was recognised for her work in the area of dyslexia at the 2015 Victorian Education Excellence Awards, winning the Outstanding Primary Teacher Award.
Minister for Education James Merlino presented the award to Mrs Asome at an awards ceremony at the Regent Plaza Ballroom on Friday 30th October, World Teachers’ Day in Australia.
Mrs Asome is a Foundation to Year 2 teacher at Bentleigh West and she also supports other teachers to profile students’ strengths and weaknesses. These efforts have had a positive impact on student achievement and her team’s highly-regarded methods have been mirrored by neighbouring schools.
We’re enormously proud of Mrs Asome and the recognition that this award brings for her work in the area of dyslexia. She is very passionate and enthusiastic about her work and this extends beyond the school gate. She has presented at numerous Australian Dyslexia Association support groups and has advised schools in other states.
In accepting the award, Mrs Asome said “I am deeply honoured to be recognised for doing something that I am truly passionate about and that despite this being an individual achievement award, I am sure that you understand that there are many people that have been truly instrumental in making this happen.”
“The whole school and especially the Prep team have embraced change and this with the support of Jodi Clements (President Australian Dyslexia Association) and Tanya Forbes (Creator of ‘Outside The Square – A professional development resource for Teachers) made this a reality.”
“Teacher’s must be open to new approaches and look at evidence and research in developing pedagogy to ensure each and every student excels.”
Bentleigh West Primary School is well recognised for its best practice approaches to literacy and numeracy and the school was a finalist in the Outstanding Inclusive Education Award for 2015. This nomination recognised the school’s approach of early intervention, student profiling, explicit and repetitive instruction and the provision of support – the combination of which has delivered significant outcomes.
The Victorian Education Excellence Awards recognise inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and support staff who improve young lives and give Victorian children the skills, courage and curiosity they need to be their best.
Well done Mrs Asome.
ResourceSmart Education Awards
In October this year, Bentleigh West was awarded the ResourceSmart Water School of the Year. We were also finalists in the Community Leadership category and overall School of the Year, and Mrs Brown was also nominated as Teacher of the Year.
Bentleigh West certainly has become a leader in this area at a state, national and global level. We are proud of the leadership in this area and what in means for our community.
Our Environment Monitors attended the awards event, co-hosted by Kayne Tremills from ABC3 and Mike Larkan, Channel 10 Weather Presenter. The theme of the event was ‘Imagine, Act, Inspire’ and included student-led presentations.
In 2015, 123 schools and early childhood services entered the awards, the highest number of entries received in the program’s history. Judges were inspired by each entry and the commitment shown by Victorian schooling communities to improve environmental sustainability education and take action on climate change.
Banksia Sustainability Awards 2015
Bentleigh West was a category finalist in the 2015 Banksia Sustainability Awards. This nomination was for our school's work in the area of Global Water Cooperation – A means for educators to address local and global environment issues.
The Banksia Sustainability Awards, are regarded as the most prestigious and longest running sustainability awards in Australia.