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RGS wins National Excellence in Teaching Award

2nd Apr 2019

The Rockhampton Grammar School is among 12 national winners of the annual National Excellence in Teaching Awards, it was announced today by the School.

RGS Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds has been recognised for his contributions to education throughout his career and the School’s achievements since 2009, when he joined RGS and became Headmaster.

Each recipient was awarded a trophy and a $5,000 professional development grant on Thursday.

Dr Moulds’ emphasis on teaching excellence, leadership and the learning needs of students earned him the national title.

“Success in education, at any level, relies on the support networks you have around you. This is no different,” said Dr Moulds, who shared the award with students and staff today.

(Watch Dr Moulds' NEiTA interview.)

“This award is a reflection of the commitment and expertise of all RGS teachers and staff and is another strong indicator of the level of teaching and learning excellence across all of RGS,” said Dr Moulds.

More than 2000 submissions from communities across all of Australia were made for awards.

“I want for all of our students to do their personal best every day in an environment that supports teaching and learning excellence because it is teachers who have the most direct effect on learning outcomes. Nothing is more important than the teacher-student-parent relationship,” Dr Moulds said.

“The Excellence in Teaching Award as something that reflects RGS’s commitment, value, support, care and engagement of all within the RGS community. Schools are about people, rather than a person.”

Pictured above right: RGS Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds with RGS Board of Trustees member Emeritus Professor Deborah Clayton.