Inspiring local teacher recognised

17 Oct 2019 speech

Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint has praised a local teacher, who last night was awarded Australia’s highest science teaching honour.

Dr Samantha Moyle of Brighton Secondary School won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools at the 20th annual Prime Minister’s Prize for Science awards.

Ms Flint acknowledged Dr Moyle’s significant contribution to Brighton Secondary School.

“Dr Moyle makes science interesting and relevant to students by using real world examples like making fizzy bath bombs to develop an understanding of acid base reactions,” Ms Flint said.

“Teachers can make the biggest difference in a child’s education so it’s wonderful that students at Brighton Secondary School are being taught by Australia’s top science teacher.

“On behalf of our community, I congratulate Dr Moyle for the award and thank her for her passion for science that is inspiring our next generation of scientists, engineers and teachers.”

Minister for Education Dan Tehan congratulated Dr Moyle.

“Our Government understands the importance of STEM to Australia’s future success,”
Mr Tehan said.

“We need to encourage more students to study science and that’s what Dr Moyle is doing through her passion for the job.”

For a full list of winners visit www.industry.gov.au/pmscienceprizes.