School vies for top regional honour

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
Great Southern Grammar principal Mark Sawle with students Hailey Zaw and Elijah Wesley.
Camera IconGreat Southern Grammar principal Mark Sawle with students Hailey Zaw and Elijah Wesley. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Albany’s Great Southern Grammar has been announced as a Regional School of the Year finalist in the 2019 Australian Education Awards.

Principal Mark Sawle said it was a “great honour” for the independent school to be named as one of nine finalists in the regional category.

“Our staff, students, parents and volunteers are the lifeblood of our regionally based school, which is so much more than just an educational institution,” he said.

“It is a living, breathing community — a manifestation of enormous effort, commitment and dedication to educating the young people of the Great Southern region and beyond for over 20 years.”

Mr Sawle said the nomination was a credit to the school’s founders and to the members of the school’s tight-knit community. “We are very proud to have got this far and are grateful for the trust that has been placed in us by parents for over two decades,” he said.

Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on Friday, August 16.

Jessica Cuthbert

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