Dapto Public School were acknowledged for their outstanding achievement and service to public education at the recent Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards.
Dapto were presented with a Secretary's School Achievement Award in recognition of the quality literacy and numeracy teaching that is happening at the school.
Relieving deputy principal Marissa Wood said Dapto PS were one of only six schools in the entire state to be recognised on this level.
“The teachers at Dapto Public School work tirelessly to ensure that the quality of education received at the school is second to none and we are very proud to be recognised in this way,” she said.
“We employ a successful student teacher who works off-class on professional development.
“Her role focuses on literacy and numeracy and more specifically targeting their progress to highlight where there is the greatest need for help.”
The Secretary of the Department of Education, Mark Scott, said the range of achievement within public schools reflected in the awards was a source of great optimism for the future of the system.
He said the awards recognised those who have made major contributions as role models to their peers, their schools and school communities, celebrating excellence within the state’s public education system.