The Southport School
Passionate about the role of wellbeing in the lives of students and teachers, Sue Jones has helped change the lives of thousands of children over her 28-year teaching career and has left life-long positive impressions on their families.
Colleagues say Sue’s work and dedication to The Southport School (TSS) Preparatory School “is unsurpassed”.
As a Year 2 curriculum coordinator and class teacher Sue supports colleagues to plan and implement teaching programs which use contemporary knowledge and understanding of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements.
Deputy Principal Kathryn Barry says Sue is a well-loved member of the school community who demonstrates enthusiasm and courage. Sue is also TSS’s Wellbeing Leader.
“In this role, she works hard to assist students to develop positive relationships, resilience and a positive disposition so that they have emotional strength and strategies to flourish in times of challenges; as well, Sue works to ensure that the wellbeing of staff is also at the forefront of all our hearts,” Kathryn says.
“Sue is an active member of our school’s Year Level Curriculum Coordinators Committee, and regularly initiates and engages in professional discussions with colleagues in a range of forums to evaluate practice directed at improving professional knowledge and practice, and the educational outcome of students,” she says.
Deputy Principal Mark Wyer says Sue demonstrates a continued love of teaching and learning “and has obtained invaluable experience to know what works with individual children – academically, socially and emotionally”.
“She sets, maintains and supports boys to meet her high standards, all done through care and consideration for the boys,” Mark says.
“The boys and families always comment on her quality of teaching, her caring and compassionate nature and her service to the school.”