2008 Regional Media Award

Jenny Joynt, Yass Tribune

Jenny Joynt has greatly enhanced the profile of teachers and local schools in the Yass community. Through numerous articles published in the Yass Tribune she has raised awareness and the profile of teaching through her portrayal of teaching as a valuable resource in our community by highlighting the wide range of activities and programs that teachers provide in our schools.

The articles written by Jenny over the past few years highlight the variety and quality of programmes provided by the teaching staff in the education of the students attending Yass High School. The articles are accessible, informative and demystify schools and the work of teachers. They inform the local community of the real impact of the teaching profession and the difference the profession can have on young people in their understanding of the value of education and its place in their lives.

The article “Excellence in Teaching” specifically promotes awareness of the significance of teachers and the imperative role they play in establishing programs in schools which benefit students. These programs enhance the quality of learning for students and broaden their involvement within the community. A prolific writer, Jenny has done an excellent job portraying the work of teachers and the quality programs operating at Yass High School.

The teaching profession acknowledges the work of journalist Jenny Joynt and the manner in which she promotes excellence in the profession in a most positive and supportive way.

Excellence in Teaching