WA Award Winners Announced for 2021

Earlier this week, the 2021 WA Award Winners were announced by EdConnect Australia in a Volunteer Awards Ceremony at The Rise in Western Australia.

Our winners are just five of 1,500+ EdConnect volunteers who last year provided about 2,506 hours of support each week to around 17,500+ students across WA, NSW and VIC.

A huge congratulations to our winners:

  • Learning Support Volunteer of the Year, Winnie Cheong, Settlers Primary School
  • Mentor Volunteer of the Year, Carmel Ward, Greenwood College
  • Peel Volunteer of the Year, Kerry Davies, Coastal Lakes College, Proudly supported by Alcoa Foundation
  • Pilbara Mentor of the Year, Leanne Ruston, Hedland Senior High School. Proudly supported by Roy Hill Community Foundation
  • School Coordinator of the Year, Joyce Michael, Lynwood Senior High School

Image: Award nominees, winners, guest speakers, VIPs, staff and more, enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating the important work of EdConnect volunteers.

Carin McCashin, Operations Manager, EdConnect Australia explains the role of the annual awards.

“Each year, the Volunteer Award program recognises individuals who go above and beyond in their community to help students in our local schools thrive,” she said.

“It was a lovely evening full of cheer, good company and a celebration of both our nominees and winners,” she continued.

“We were so pleased to have Mr Terry Healy Parliamentary Secretary for Minister for Education present on the evening who helped to recognise our amazing volunteers who have given significant years of service to the organisation,” she said.

“Special thank you to our EdConnect Ambassador Kim Hughes who did a great job as our MC, and Guest Speaker Annie Fogarty (also an EdConnect Ambassador) for her inspiring speech titled ‘Quality Education for All Children”.

The event was attended by 80+ local WA volunteers, staff and Board of EdConnect Australia.

The Awards for 2022 will open later in the year and close in November 2022. Please check back with us should you wish to nominate a volunteer. 

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