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Great Southern Grammar home economics teacher takes the cake as State finalist for prestigious award

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Jorja Moore, Sienna Ugle, Teresa McAllister, Jocelyn Meade, Brianna Harris and Adelaide Boetel.
Camera IconJorja Moore, Sienna Ugle, Teresa McAllister, Jocelyn Meade, Brianna Harris and Adelaide Boetel. Credit: Great Southern Grammar

Great Southern Grammar’s Teresa McAllister has won the top prize for Western Australia in the home economics teacher of the year awards.

The Home Economics Institute of Australia award evaluates nominees on their contributions to teaching home economics to students across the country.

Mrs McAllister said she was truly humbled to accept the award for Western Australia, praising the school and her pupils.

“My heartfelt gratitude goes out to GSG for backing my ideas and providing unwavering support from the staff,” she said.

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“Their (her students) enthusiasm and dedication make every day in the kitchens an absolute pleasure,” she said.

Mrs McAllister has been a strong advocate for home economics education at Great Southern Grammar where she has taught since 2007.

The veteran teacher has been praised for her efforts to develop the subject and her determination to prepare students with real-world skills for when they graduate.

The school’s newly commissioned principal Mathew Irving said Mrs McAllister was dedicated to her craft and her pupils.

“Teresa is an outstanding educator and is passionate about young people,” Mr Irving said.

“She works tirelessly to ensure our students succeed in all facets of their learning.”

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