Werribee Secondary College, Woodville Primary School, and Wyndham Central College are home to three out of hundreds of Victorian teachers, principals, school administrators and policy makers being recognised for their long-serving dedication to students and families, through the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education program.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas congratulated 342 staff being honoured for more than 40 years of service to Victorian education, acknowledging their dedication, hard work and persistence over many decades – and particularly their resilience and support for their school communities during the pandemic.

Werribee Secondary College’s Ruth Cusack, and Wyndham Central College’s Bryan Woollard are being recognised for more than 40 years of service, whilst Woodville Primary School’s Christina Dodd is being recognised for more than 50 years of service.

A total of 174 teachers and staff are being recognised for 40 years of service, 119 staff for 45 years of service,  40 staff for 50 years of service, and nine staff for 55 years of service.

While coronavirus restrictions have made it impossible to hold a ceremony to recognise the service of these long-serving staff members, recipients will receive a personalised Certificate of Recognition and a commemorative booklet.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“These teachers and school staff members have given so many years to delivering fantastic education to Victorian students – and I know all Victorians are with me when we thank them for their decades of dedication.”

“Whether they work in the classroom or in an office supporting schools, everyone receiving recognition for their service to Victorian education has made a huge contribution to our Education State.”

Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“I know everyone in Werribee will be grateful for Ruth, Bryan, and Christina’s service and for helping so many kids reach their potential and have exciting and rewarding lives.”