Impressive accolade for devoted teacher

Halls Head College Education Support Centre teacher Graeme Dixon was named Secondary Teacher of the Year at the WAESPPA awards. Photo: Supplied.

Halls Head College Education Support Centre teacher Graeme Dixon was named Secondary Teacher of the Year at the WAESPPA awards. Photo: Supplied.

A teacher from Halls Head College Education Support Centre has been recognised at the West Australian Education Support Principals and Administrators Association (WAESPPA) awards.

Graeme Dixon was announced as the Secondary Teacher of the Year at the November 22 ceremony at the Crown Ballroom.

Mr Dixon is a Design and Technology teacher at the school and also runs the innovative Eco Leaders course.

The environmental leadership program includes lessons in tree growing and planting, remnant bushland management, sustainable fishing and many opportunities for community engagement through the Coastcare volunteer group.

The physical and hands-on approach of the Eco Leaders course helps students develop organisational skills, cooperation, teamwork, an improved attitude and a sense of pride in what they can achieve.

Mr Dixon also leads Halls Head College Education Support Centre's sustainability committee and has been a key driver in transforming the school gardens and facilities into to a showcase school for sustainability and community engagement.

We are delighted that Graeme has been acknowledged in this way.

Principal Deb Fieldwick

Principal Deb Fieldwick said Mr Dixon was a "very deserving recipient".

"We are delighted that Graeme has been acknowledged in this way," she said.

"Graeme has had an amazing impact on our school environment and on the knowledge, skills and practices of students and staff since 2007."

For more information about the Halls Head College Education Support Centre, visit their website.