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Victoria’s Long-Serving Educators Recognised

17 May 2015

Hundreds of long-serving educators were recognised at the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education event today.

Minister for Education, James Merlino, congratulated the 460 educators who reached their 40, 45 or 50 year milestones in the education profession.

Mr Merlino said the educators had brought about lasting change to the lives of hundreds of thousands of students, and had had a profound role in shaping Victoria into the society it is today.

Among the 460 long-serving educators, 15 were recognised for 50 years of service and a further 86 for 45 years.

The event acknowledges the loyalty and longevity of valued service to public school education in Victoria.

The 225 educators in attendance at the event had collectively taught more than 300,000 students during their careers. To put that in context, there are approximately 575,000 students in Victorian government schools this year.

Carwatha P-12 College had seven 40-year recipients while Melbourne High School had two 45- and two 40-year recipients. Sunbury College had three 40- and one 45-year recipient and Sunbury West Primary School, Vermont Secondary College and Warrnambool College all had four 40-year recipients.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino

“These educators have adapted and changed with the times, working hard to provide the very best education for their students.”

“Blackboards and chalk have made way for interactive whiteboards and iPads, but the principles of great teaching remain the same – giving every student every chance to reach their potential.”

“These are remarkable achievements and every one of these teachers has made a difference to the lives of thousands of young Victorians throughout their years of service.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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