Catholic Education Week Award Recipient

In recognition of 20 Years or more service to Catholic Education

Ms Margaret Anthony, Teacher, Clyde North Campus

I graduated in 1985 where my first appointment was Kangaroo Flat Technical School in Bendigo from 1986/7. Loved the country setting of Bendigo and the country lifestyle.

Moved to Salesian College Chadstone in 1988-89 where I loved the extra-curricular activities-camps and coaching sporting teams.

Moved to Emmaus College Vermont South in 1990. Enjoyed the Year 9 Outdoor Ed Program as Year 9 Level Coordinator and was involved in curriculum development in Religion and Commerce, and the organisation of subject excursions in Commerce and Humanities to Ringwood Magistrate’s Court and Parliament House. 18 very happy years at Emmaus College and loved working with both the former Principals Tony Hirst and Tony Frizza.

I started work at Nazareth College Noble Park in 2008, as Year 9 Level Coordinator where I wanted to pursue an interest in working with and supporting African students. Then as Year 10 Level Coordinator, where I again loved the camaraderie of working with a team of teachers. I also was involved with the Year 10 students working at the Missionaries of Charity homeless shelter in Fitzroy. As Humanities Faculty Coordinator my highlights were the implementation of excursions to Haining Farm and the Holocaust Museum, and the City Experience excursions at Year 9.

2016 I was appointed to St. Peter’s College, Clyde North Campus, as Learning Enrichment Coach where I loved working with students with special needs (and their families). Helped set up procedures around student learning profiles, PSGs and the NCCD.

Overall my career in teaching has been enriched by holding a range of positions and embracing extra-curricular activities and excursions.