22 June 2022

The Andrews Labor Government is paying tribute to 5 government school and education staff from Wyndham being recognised for their long-serving dedication to students and families through the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education program.

Tim Pallas, Member for Werribee and Sarah Connolly, Member for Tarneit congratulated the government school and education staff members being honoured for 40, 45 and 50 years of service to education.

Congratulations to:
Margaret Forrester, Manorvale Primary School for 40 years
Debra Glassford, Wyndham Vale Primary School for 40 years
Ian O’Meara, Wyndham Central Secondary College for 45 years
Greg Lentini, Werribee Secondary College for 50 years
Julie Mason, Baden Powell P-9 College for 50 years

The Recognition of Service program is a chance to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of teachers and other education staff who have given many decades of service to generations of Victorian families, with recipients will receiving a personalised Certificate of Recognition and commemorative booklet.

A total of 219 teachers and staff are being recognised for 40 years of service, 104 staff for 45 years of service, 50 staff for 50 years of service, six staff for 55 years of service and five staff for 60 years of service.
The Labor Government is building the Education State so every Victorian family has access to a great education, close to home.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Whether they work in the classroom or in an office supporting schools, everyone receiving recognition for their service to public education in our state has helped deliver a great education to generations of Victorian families.”

“With this year marking 150 years of public education in Victoria, all those recognised should feel proud about contributing to such a great tradition.”

Quotes attributable to Tim Pallas, Member for Werribee

“Thank you to our wonderful public education staff here in Werribee who continue to provide such valuable support and service to local students over so many years.”

Quotes attributable to Sarah Connolly, Member for Tarneit

“Thank you to all the incredible public education staff- their hard work delivering knowledge and support changes lives and makes a profound difference for the next generation”