At the end of last year, our much loved Principal, Mr Peter Bothe, proudly received Western Australia’s only National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA) for leadership by principals following a challenging year in education.

 

Peter was nominated for the Founders’ Principal Award for Leadership by Head of Gifted and Talented and 2011 NEiTA Award recipient, Mrs Tanya Atherton, in recognition of his outstanding stewardship of student education and welfare and exemplary teacher and school community leadership in a year of pandemic.

At the end of last year, our much loved Principal, Mr Peter Bothe, proudly received Western Australia’s only National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA) for leadership by principals following a challenging year in education.

Peter was nominated for the Founders’ Principal Award for Leadership by Head of Gifted and Talented and 2011 NEiTA Award recipient, Mrs Tanya Atherton, in recognition of his outstanding stewardship of student education and welfare and exemplary teacher and school community leadership in a year of pandemic.

Peter said, “I am very humbled by this award, but there are no good captains without fabulous troops. This award is a tribute to all the wonderful educators at Sacred Heart College.”

This award was won by just three principals in Australia, with the other two winners living in Victoria and New South Wales.

The nomination stated: “Peter is not only an outstanding leader within his College, but within the entire education community. He is in touch from the micro-level at the school – he knows most of the 1,400+ students by name and is out there every recess chatting with students – to the macro-level where he has been the leader on many educational boards as well as the President of the Catholic Secondary Principals Association in WA for six years and was previously the Deputy Chair of the Western Australian College of Teaching (now the Teachers Registration Board).

He is innovative in his leadership and staff flourish under his guidance because they feel he cares about them as individuals."

With 42 years of experience, Peter has the longest service record in this year’s NEiTA.

On Monday 7 December at a virtual awards ceremony broadcast throughout Australia, 17 Australian educators received a 2020 NEiTA Award. Each recipient received a certificate, a handblown crystal apple trophy and a professional development grant of $5,000 for teachers and $10,000 for school principals.

NEiTA is the only nationwide teaching award in Australia (and New Zealand) where nominations are community-based, predominantly by parents and school communities. This year, 23 extraordinary teachers and educators were presented with this award across Australia and New Zealand.

Congratulations Peter and thank you for your excellent leadership in such a challenging year.