Redland schools show excellence in education awards

WINNERS: Redlands District Special School were honoured as part of the South East Regional Special School Master Teacher Cluster. Photo: Jocelyn Garcia
WINNERS: Redlands District Special School were honoured as part of the South East Regional Special School Master Teacher Cluster. Photo: Jocelyn Garcia

REDLANDS District Special School and Vienna Woods State School have been acknowledged in Queensland’s Showcase Awards in Excellence for demonstrating excellence in education, innovation and leadership. 

The schools were among the four winners and seven commendations awarded in the south-east region.

Redlands District Special School won the QUT Showcase Award for Excellence in Inclusive Education for their “every student has a right to write” entry with Beenleigh, Logan and Mudgeeraba special schools.

Member for Redlands Kim Richards said the Redland school shared this honour with the other schools.

“I’m really pleased to see Redlands Special School, as part of the South East Regional Special School Master Teacher Cluster – receiving this honour – it’s richly deserved,” she said.

Vienna Woods State School also received a commendation in the RemServ Showcase Award for Excellence in Community Engagement category.

Member for Capalaba Don Brown said it was wonderful to see the school was recognised for their great work with the community.

Regional award winners will receive a $1000 development grant and regional commendation recipients will receive a $500 grant towards helping deliver education programs and initiatives.

Education Minister Grace Grace said the state awards acknowledged schools’ contribution to the education system.

“The quality of submissions in 2018 was very high, making the task of selecting award winners difficult for the regional judging team,” she said.

“I am continually impressed with the commitment of our schools to improve learning outcomes for Queensland students.

Ms Grace said it showed educators were passionate about having the highest standards of teaching and learning practices.

“It is important that we recognise the great work that our educators are doing day to day to ensure that Queensland continues to be at the forefront of new education practices,” she said.