Nominate Teacher of the Month
In 2014 Mr Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS, launched the Global Teacher Prize. This award, presented annually, recognizes the best teacher in the world. Thousands of teachers are nominated, leading to an overall winner. In 2017, Maggie McDonnell was the winner for her efforts t change lives and transform her community in one of the world's most remote regions.
One of the realities of this prize is that it is only able to recognize one teacher a year. There are, however, many hundreds of thousands of teachers across the world who do amazing work every day and many of these teachers work in GEMS schools. To recognize these teachers Mr Varkey has introduced two further awards.
The first is the Mariamma Varkey Award for Inspirational and Outstanding Teaching at GEMS. This award, presented on an annual basis, recognises the very best of the GEMS teachers. These teachers motivate and stimulate their students to question, inquire, create, problem solve and to aspire to be the best. They also inspire their colleagues to do better with their students as reflective practitioners.
The second award is the GEMS Teacher Award. This will identify one exceptional teacher every month to be awarded in every GEMS school and will give each school community the opportunity to celebrate its teachers. Nominations are invited from parents, students and GWA staff.
Each trimester, nominations will be collected together and reviewed by a selection panel who will then choose the winner. Any nomination which is not successful will be carried over to the next meeting for consideration.
Should you wish to nominate a teacher click here to download a nomination form. This is also available on My Learning in the forms folder. The nomination form should be emailed to our Principal, Ms. Linda. Alternatively, a nomination form can be collected and returned to reception.