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Top STEM educators announced in SA science awards

Twenty of South Australia’s best scientists, researchers and educators have been named finalists in this year’s South Australian Science Excellence Awards.

More than 70 entries were received across the six categories. Finalists include recent PhD graduates and researchers, innovators, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals and educators.

STEM Educator of the Year – School Teaching

• Ms Christie Evans, Edwardstown Primary School
• Ms Anthea Ponte, Rose Park Primary School
• Mr Thierry Herman, Le Fevre High School

The winners of the Educator of the Year – School Teaching category receive a prize to the value of $10,000 to use towards their career development.

The South Australian Science Excellence Awards recognise and reward the state’s top scientists, researchers and educators who have made a significant contribution in their field of research and educate future generations to become involved in science.


17 Oct 2019 | Qld
Opera Queensland Education Program and in-schools outreach News Image

Opera Queensland is touring performances of The Frog Prince and La Boheme with primary schools included for the first time.
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16 Oct 2019
Uniform rules needed for school uniforms News Image

Allowing girls to wear shorts and trousers to school has been surprisingly controversial and some rigour around debate on the issue has been introduced with recent research on the topic. Read More

16 Oct 2019
Combine classroom academics with physical activity News Image

We don't get enough exercise, kids and adults alike, it’s to do with time, we all lead super busy lives, that and motivation, it’s far too easy to switch on the TV to watch others do the sport and dial Ubereats. Read More

15 Oct 2019 | National
Talk-and-walk-a-thon for peer support News Image

Talk-And-Walk-A-Thon is a new nationwide initiative by Peer Support Australia where students put down their phones, connect with their peers face to face and get some exercise. Read More

15 Oct 2019
Phonics apps helping struggling kids News Image

A suite of apps used by over 25,000 Australian educators could be a winner for preschoolers with language difficulties.
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