Several teachers recognised in King's Birthday Honours - Education Matters Magazine
Latest News

Several teachers recognised in King’s Birthday Honours

Several current and former teachers and educators were among Australians recognised yesterday for their service to the community as part of the King’s Birthday Honours.

One current and two former principals were among educators awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division.

Ms Roslyn Curtis, principal of St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School since 2011, was recognised for significant service to education, and to professional associations.

Sister Jane Keogh, former principal of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School in Kellyville from 1991 to 2001, was recognised for significant service to the community through social welfare advocacy, and to primary education.

Ms Pamela Pritchard, former principal of Elanora Heights Primary School from 1988 to 1996, was recognised for significant service to the community, to social welfare, and to primary education.

Several states were represented among the recipients of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division.

Mrs Inga Marianne (Eckerström)-Fancelli from Milsons Point NSW, who co-founded Swedish School in Sydney in 1978, was recognised for service to education, and to the Swedish community.

Ms Judith Kathleen King from Eastwood, principal of Riverside Girls High School from 1995 to 2010, was recognised for service to secondary education.

In Victoria, Cornish College inaugural principal from 2012 to 2015, Mr Kerry Bolger from Mount Martha, was recognised for service to education.

The late Mr Brian McKittrick from Dingley Village, former Head of Physics at Melbourne Grammar School from the 1970s to 1990s, was recognised for service to secondary education.

Mrs Patrice O’Shea was recognised for service to the environment, and to secondary education. Mrs O’Shea was Assistant Head of School at Ballarat Grammar from 2006 to 2009.

Mr Roger Page from Mount Eliza and foundation principal at Nossal High School since 2009 was recognised for service to secondary education.

Miss Ann Southcombe Rusden, Camberwell High School principal from 1987 to 1992, was recognised for service to education, and to the community.

In the ACT, Mrs Esther Davies, former executive teacher in History and English faculties at Telopea Park School – now archivist – was recognised for service to community history, and to education.

In SA, principal of Adelaide Hills/Murray Lands Education Centres since 1991, Mr Reginald Palmer, was recognised for service to primary and secondary education.

Mr Alan Field from Victor Harbor was recognised for service to the community through music, and to education.

In Queensland, Mrs Susan Pavish, Director of Sport at Moreton Bay College since 2005, was recognised for service to physical education.

Mrs Suzanne Roberts, currently Head of Performing Arts at Somerset College in Mudgeeraba, was recognised for service to music, and to secondary education.

CSIRO’s ‘STEM Professionals in Schools’ volunteer, Mr Geoffrey Kaye, was awarded for service to education, particularly STEM. Mr Kaye was a volunteer in STEM Projects at Coolbinia Primacy School from 2017 to 2023.

Visit the official website for the full King’s Birthday 2024 Honours List.

Send this to a friend