Ellenbrook Christian College Acting Deputy Principal, Mr Andrew Johnston, was honoured with a Certificate of Excellence in Educational Leadership Award at the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Awards on Wednesday evening.
Minister for Education Ms Sue Ellery MLC presented the award which was held at the Bendat Parent and Community Centre. The award recognises excellence in educational leadership at state, national and international levels, and Andrew was pleased to receive such an award:
“It was an honour to be nominated and to receive this award, but I would like to credit the wonderful opportunities afforded to me by SCEA at both Southern Hills Christian College and Ellenbrook Christian College,” said Mr Johnston.
Andrew has held a number of leadership positions at SCEA schools, including Head of Primary and Dean of Curriculum at Southern Hills Christian College and Head of Secondary and now Acting Deputy Principal at Ellenbrook Christian College.
In these roles, he has focused on positively impacting academic improvements and enhancing teaching and learning through rigour in planning, pedagogy, and assessment. He has also introduced several community initiatives to strengthen partnerships with parents and the broader community.
Andrew plays a key role in enabling cross-school collaboration, particularly among the SCEA schools. He has led the High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) professional learning network for middle leaders across the SCEA network, co-organised the Better Education Conference, initiated collaborative professional learning days, and facilitated Early Career Teacher training sessions for new graduates.