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TMSS Wins Australian Primary School of the Year




​Tamborine Mountain State School has been recognised with their highest accolade at "The Educator" - National Education Awards as Primary School of the Year. Nominated along with hundreds of other schools across Australia in the Government category, Principal Jason Smith was elated to receive the honour on behalf of the school at Sydney’s Dockside awards ceremony. 

Deputy Principal Joanne de Bruyn and members of the school’s executive team and their partners were also present at the awards, along with Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, who was delighted with the school’s win.

On receiving the award Mr Smith said he was “blessed to be part of such an amazing school with incredible, dedicated staff.” He credited his Executive team and TMSS staff, as well as the P&C Association, volunteers, parents, students and the school's local community partners for their passion for education and community spirit. “It’s a wonderful achievement; a very proud moment,” Mr Smith said. “Our students know that with the right mindset we can achieve anything. And we just proved it.”

The lengthy nomination process involved an application, while a team of educators conducted independent research to compile a list of eight finalists. A further submission was judged by a panel of 26 leading education specialists to select the winners of each category. 

The school’s entry was awarded on extensive criteria including –

  • Academic and other achievements during 2017
  • Rigorous professional learning to improve teaching and curriculum delivery
  • Strong communication links with students, parents, teachers and the wider community
  • Effective management of facilities, finances and human resources
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation and continuous improvement