TAS Branch News

Message from the Branch President, Jacqui Lawless


Our recent ACEL Awards was a great evening of celebration and recognition. This event has continued to grow and is certainly a highlight of the Tasmanian ACEL calendar.

We congratulate all our Award Recipients. We receive a range of nominations each year, and as always, we were in awe of the work that is being done in all sectors and in a range of settings. Our awards recognise those who work with our youngest children to those who work with those pursuing the highest levels of education. From our brief insight it is encouraging to know that education in Tasmania is being lead by passionate and dedicated people.

Our Eminent Educator, Trudy Pearce is a true Educational Leader and has been an asset to not only the settings she has directly impacted but to Tasmanian Education as a whole. We congratulate her on this award and of thank her for her work in and passion for education

This year our guest speaker, Emily Keane, is a Year 12 student from St Mary’s College. We were thrilled she was able to present her thoughts around teaching and education to us in such an articulate and engaging manner.

Once again it was an opportunity to reconnect with past colleagues, congratulate award winners and meet new people. The ability to have such a wonderful evening together has not been lost on us and we think about our colleagues in challenging situations in other states. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for this celebration.

Please keep your calendar clear for our final ACEL event this year which is our annual Breakfast with the Minister for Education, new Minister Sarah Courtney, It is on Oct 20th at the Royal Yacht club in Sandy Bay. Information and registration will be available shortly.

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