Whitsunday Anglican School named Finalist in 2018 Australian Education Awards

Whitsunday Anglican School has been named as one of eight finalists in the Regional School of the Year category for the inaugural 2018 Australian Education Awards.


The winners of each category will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in Sydney on Friday 17 August.

The Regional School of the Year category’s judging criteria is based on:

  • Consistently high standards of teaching and learning
  • Academic and other achievements during the 2017 school year
  • Rigorous professional learning to improve teaching and curriculum delivery
  • Strong communication links with students, parents, teachers and the wider community
  • Effective management of facilities, finances and human resources
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation and continuous improvement

Whitsunday Anglican School Principal Mrs Maria McIvor said it was an honour to be named as a finalist in the national awards.

“My philosophy of educating young men and women is to offer a broad education, based on Christian values and principles, so that each child is given the capacity to unlock his/her intellectual, spiritual, cultural and physical potential leading to greater self-discovery, eventually taking a place in the community, aware of its needs and eager to contribute to its welfare,” she said.

“We are very proud to be recognised as a finalist in the Regional School of the Year category and this recognition is a result of the combined efforts of Whitsunday Anglican School’s students, staff, parents and the School community. We are looking forward to attending the awards ceremony in August.”

The Australian Education Awards bring together hundreds of education leaders, recognising the star performers in the profession.

Across 25 categories, the Australian Education Awards recognise schools, principals, department heads and teachers for their achievements.

The full list of finalists can be found at –