Education State
Principals Conference 2022

Towards excellence – Nurturing high ability classrooms

Towards excellence – Nurturing high ability classrooms

Outline

Tarneit Rise Primary School and Preston High School were winners of the inaugural Victorian Education Excellence Award for Outstanding Provision for High Ability Students. Tarneit Rise Primary School is a highly aspirational and inclusive community school where high-ability students’ individual strengths, whether academic, social, creative or physical, are identified, acknowledged and nurtured towards excellence. Preston High School is an inspiring new school with a learner-growth focussed curriculum, teaching practice and assessment methodology. Through the leading-edge application of developmental rubrics that are linked to curriculum maps the school uses data and engages learners so there is a seemless, easy and shared understanding of students’ next steps for learning skill-by-skill in every subject.

Sean Butler
Principal
, Preston High School

Sean Butler is the Principal of Preston High School.

Lauren Avdyl
Acting Assistant Principal
, Tarneit Rise PS

Lauren Avdyl is the Acting Assistant Principal of Tarneit Rise Primary School.

Gemma Skeen
Assistant Principal
, Tarneit Rise PS

Gemma Skeen is an Assistant Principal of Tarneit Rise Primary School.