Quality Teacher Award - Secondary
Carly Bryant, Pimlico State High School
Carly Bryant from Pimlico SHS in Townsville is this year’s very deserving recipient of the Quality Teacher Award – Secondary School. The below excerpt from her nomination demonstrates an educator who constantly strives for the well-being of her students, peers and community.
“Carly is an innovative and passionate Health and Physical Education teacher who successfully leads the Years 7-10 Health and Physical Education Australian curriculum within our school community of 1600+ students and 16 HPE staff in Townsville, North Queensland. She mindfully focuses our HPE teaching and learning program on the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of our students and has driven pedagogical change to ensure students develop responsibility, resilience, compassion, respectful relationships, confidence, decision-making, and critical thinking skills in a safe and supportive environment. Carly is highly committed to developing healthy lifelong physical, social and mental health skills for all students.
Carly has led and implemented the Year 7-10 Australian HPE curriculum and has worked extremely hard to develop our students’ resilience through our positive psychology and relationships units, and considered decision-making and critical thinking, through our drug and alcohol and risk-taking units. Carly shows innovation in teaching particularly through her integration of ICTs, where students actively use video analysis apps and video editing software to improve their physical performance outcomes. She has also mentored our other staff to improve their use of ICTs in pedagogy.
Students within Carly’s classes and within the wider school community are happy and active learners who are eager to engage in her well-structured, interesting and meaningful lessons to develop healthy lifestyles. Students have a strong rapport with Carly as she is respectful and caring to all students, whether in her classes, in the playground or through her coaching sessions in netball and athletics. All our students, particularly our girls, see Carly as a positive role model as she is approachable and displays all the above attributes that she works tirelessly to instill in them. Carly is a high quality HPE teacher who makes a significant positive contribution to our school community every day.”