Ormiston College named a finalist in eight categories for 2020 Australian Education Awards

HOPING to continue its winning streak, Ormiston College is up for eight prizes, including the top gong for non-government primary and secondary schools, at the 2020 Australian Education Awards.

HIGH ACHIEVING: Headmaster Brett Webster is up for non-government School Principal of the Year. Photo: Ormiston College

HIGH ACHIEVING: Headmaster Brett Webster is up for non-government School Principal of the Year. Photo: Ormiston College

It is the third consecutive year time the school has been named a finalist in multiple categories.

This year's nominations include non-government primary and secondary school of the year, best use of technology, innovation in learning environment design, best co-curricular program and best school strategic plan.

Headmaster Brett Webster is up for School Principal of the Year in the non-government category, while head of maths Joel Speranza is a finalist for Department Head of the Year.

Ormiston College was one of the country's top-performing schools among this year's finalists, with its eight nominations topped only by Marsden State High School, which is up for nine awards.

The Australian Education Awards celebrate the country's top performing schools and their teachers and principals.

Mr Webster said being recognised as a finalist for these awards acknowledged the work Ormiston College staff did to help students meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century.

"While most schools have their strong suites, the team at Ormiston College can be very proud of the way we have established a culture of quality right across the campus, consistently excelling through every one of our many staff teams and programs to optimise the OC experience and outcomes for students from (the Early Learning Centre) right through to Year 12," he said.

He said regardless of the award outcomes in November, it was wonderful to once again see the work of the team recognised among Australia's finest.

TOP GONG: Head of maths Joel Speranza is up for Department Head of the Year. Photo: Ormiston College

TOP GONG: Head of maths Joel Speranza is up for Department Head of the Year. Photo: Ormiston College

Ormiston College has consistently performed well at the Australian Education Awards having been named a finalist for multiple awards each year since their inception.

In 2018 the college won the top gong for use of technology, and last year it was named Australia's best school for innovation in curriculum design.

Finalists in each category will now create a submission to awards judges, from which judges will chose the final winners.

Winners will be announced on October 29.