Teacher earns award for excellence

INNOVATION: Teacher Linda Chong has been recognised for her hard work and dedication to St Margaret's College students.

A St Margaret’s College teacher has earned a national excellence award for her work.

Linda Chong, the college’s head of the centre for innovation, won an Australian Scholarships Group national Excellence in Teaching award.

She is one of 18 recipients from the country, selected from almost 200 nominations.

Teaching was never a career path that Linda consciously planned to pursue.

But the love of learning and the joy she gets in helping others has always been a skill she has loved to share.

She has co-constructed teaching programmes and innovative technology, which has enabled her to integrate learning activities that delve deeper into student understanding and engagement.

Now in its 21st year, ASG NEiTA gives parents, grandparents, school boards and councils and committees of management the opportunity to thank and recognise outstanding teachers.

Chief executive officer, John Velegrinis said these educators, including Ms Chong recognise that it takes a village to raise a child.

“These teachers have an enormous responsibility in shaping and guiding these young people as well as supporting the educational aspirations families have for their children.”