Two All Saints’ teachers make 2020 national education ‘hotlist’

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Of the four West Australians honoured in this year’s national education Hotlist, two are from All Saints’ College.

Brette Lockyer, Junior School ICT Literacy Teacher, and Greg Port, Head of ICT Integration, have been recognised for their innovative work in connecting technology and education in the nation’s Hot List 2020, from industry publication, The Educator Australia.

Based in Nexus-J, the College’s Junior School Library, Ms Lockyer was nominated for her work in launching online cocurricular opportunities during the peak of COVID, developing an Indigenous Languages application to improve subject knowledge, and the opening of a ‘tech library’ amongst other initiatives.

Brette said she was humbled to be one of a small number of Western Australians recognised in the list which features professionals from schools, universities and industry across Australia.

“I am really driven by this idea that we are all a family at All Saints’ and working with our parents in support of their child’s learning is very important to me,” she said. “This provides the student with a richer learning experience and is a better outcome for all. I love being able to support the work of the classroom teacher, as innovation in education happens at the coalface and they need the right support to flourish.”

Greg Port, who works out of Nexus-S, the College’s Senior School Library, was recognised for his vision and leadership during COVID-19 in the delivery of online solutions for the entire community and said that being nominated by his peers was humbling.

The simple rewards every day of helping staff to achieve their goals, or create a better workflow, or provide more agency for students in their learning (and a myriad of other things) is reward enough; being recognised outside of your own school community is rare and gratifying. I am thankful for the staff and leadership who support me and provide the culture and positive environment that allows my work to thrive,” he said.

All Saints’ College Principal, Belinda Provis, said she was delighted that these staff were recognised for their passion and effort in this area.

“Greg and Brette are the embodiment of enthusiasm, innovation and energy, and we are fortunate to have them both at ASC, as they passionately support the work of our students, families and staff,” said Ms Provis.

At All Saints’ College, we believe that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and both Brette and Greg genuinely live this approach as they embrace a truly holistic approach to the education of our young people,” she added.