Regional Media Award 2006
Jane Gerhardy, The Daily Advertiser
Mr Bill Rogers, Principal Wagga Wagga High School, nominated Jane for the
PTC Regional Media Award. To support Jane’s nomination, Bill wrote:
Jane Gerhardy has demonstrated an outstanding ability to display teaching as a valuable resource in our community. In her work as a journalist with
The Daily Advertiser, Jane has put forward concepts and examples that display how schools and the work of teachers can make a difference to young people today.
The two feature articles she has written ‘World Her Classroom’ and ‘Walking
Our World’, highlight the quality teaching practices established at Wagga Wagga High School. Not only have these stories captured the imagination of the local community, but they have helped students to understand and appreciate the value of their education.
Teachers play a critical role in the education of children and Jane has called attention to this. She has clearly portrayed the ways in which the school enhances the quality of learning for students and she has promoted the importance of good health, which is of particular importance in today’s society.
Jane has promoted awareness of the significance of teachers and the imperative role they play in the lives of young people.