Cessnock East Public School has been named finalist in seven categories in the inaugural Australian Education Awards.
Facilitated by The Educator magazine, the awards will commend the country's best school and individual educators on their contribution to the industry over the past 12 months across 22 categories.
Cessnock East Public School is in the running for the primary school of the year (government), innovation in learning design and best use of technology awards, while four staff have been nominated for individual awards: Kim Sweeny (principal of the year - government), Joanne Bradley and Kristin Culley (teacher of the year) and Brittany Hicks (rising star of the year).
Mrs Sweeny said the school is extremely excited and honoured to be named as finalsits for these awards.
"The awards are a tremendous acknowledgement of the exceptional results and innovative programs that are happening within our school. Cessnock East is a dynamic learning environment that builds on students' natural curiosities and we are proud of our innovative practices around REAL (Rigorous Engaging Authentic Learning) education."
"Individual awards indicate the high calibre of staff within the school and the difference that they make to student learning.
We are fortunate to have a passionate team of teachers who have high expectations for their students as well as high expectations for their own learning."
Cessnock East Public School
addressCorner of Old Maitland Road and Maitland Road,
Cessnock NSW 2325