Two PHS Students win Minister's Award for Excellence in Student Achievement in 2021
These Awards celebrate the exceptional work that occurs every day across NSW public education – by schools, students, teachers, employees and parents. In 2021, the standard is as high as ever and perhaps even more impressive as this work has been undertaken against the backdrop of a pandemic. Due to COVID-19, for a second year running, the winners will be recognised locally in their school environments. That does nothing to diminish the quality of the winners we are celebrating.
Prairiewood High School had two students win the Minister's Award for Excellence in Student Achievement:
Nhi Lu and Mark Tran. Congratulations to Nhi and Mark for their outstanding achievements. (See details below)
We also won the Secretary's Award for Outstanding School Initiative for Reaching for the Stars - the Astronomy program at PHS.
The Astronomy and Space Science program is one of the High Performing and Gifted Education initiatives that extend student learning at Prairiewood High School. The school boasts an onsite observatory and two state-of-the-art telescopes that bring Science learning to life. These resources support the implementation of an exceptional and unique Stage 5 Astronomy curriculum elective that is built into school culture and organisation. Further extension opportunities exist for Year 7-12 students including: stargazing nights with students, staff and parent/ carers; participation in the PHS Astronomy Club, Astronomy camps and excursions to Questacon and Universities supporting Science education.