Three Cheers for Mrs Morris!

Last night was the annual Victorian Education Excellence Awards held at Crown, in Melbourne, Victoria.

The VEEA showcases a variety of outstanding achievements by teachers, leaders and education support officers in Victorian Government schools. It is a very prestigous event and even being nominated is a special achievement.

for winning the Outstanding Primary Teacher of the Year!
What an amazing achievement!

 Here’s how the night unfolded…

Excitement was high as Mrs Morris, her husband, Nate, sister, Jo, mum, Ann and Miss Jordan travelled to Melbourne to attend the awards. The Palladium room at Crown is a very special venue and there were over 700 people at the event.

It was terrific that our principal, Ms Rollinson, was invited to the awards and she was sitting at our table with some other Geelong nominees.

Throughout the evening, the Minister for Education presented different awards. You can see the categories for the awards here. After our entree and main course, the moment we had been waiting for finally arrived. The nominees for the Outstanding Primary Teacher of the Year award were named and Mrs Morris was announced the winner!

Mrs Morris made her way to the stage to answer some questions and receive her framed certificate. Later on she was photographed with the other award winners.

Mrs Morris is using her $10,000 prize to present at the ISTE conference in San Diego, USA. She will present with our blogging buddy, Mrs Yollis! Mrs Morris and her husband, Nate, will learn so much at this big conference and Mrs Morris can’t wait to meet many other blogging buddies around the USA. She also plans to use her prize money to help other schools get involved in blogging and global collaboration.

Here are some photos of the night.

What a fantastic achievement for Mrs Morris! We are so proud of you!

Check out the thoughtful posts by former students BB, Rhiannon and Jarrod.

4KM students have their photo in Friday’s edition of the Geelong Advertiser here

What do you think of Mrs Morris achievement?

Have you ever won a special award?