Parents Voice in Government School Education

Joan Kirner Award

The Joan Kirner Parent Participation Award is an annual award given by Parents Victoria to a Victorian parent or Parent Club who has demonstrated, encouraged, or facilitated parent or family engagement in their school. The award began in 2016 and is presented each year at our Annual Conference.


Award winners


Winner: Danielle Bell, Croydon Hills PS Association of Parents (CHAPS).

(Photo above, from left: Nikky Edwards, school principal Christian Holdsworth, Danielle Bell, Gail McHardy)


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Winner: All Victorian government school parents, in honour of their contribution over the difficult period of the Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns.


Winner: Catherine Kirby, Sandringham College
Runner-up: Nikky Edwards, Croydon Hills Primary School (Nikky was also the winner of the “Parent Champion During Covid Award”).


Winner: Sue & Paul Brophy, Croydon Hills PS Association of Parents (CHAPS)
Runner-up: Matthew Wallace, Kyneton Primary School


Winner: Koonung Secondary College PFA
Runner-up: Rachel Honeychurch, Campbells Creek Primary School


Winner: Raelene Vine, Ouyen P-12 School
Runner-up: Darren Wolchyn, Sandringham College


Winner: Nialin Waterson, Kyneton Primary School
Runner-up:  Marcus Pohl, Sandringham Secondary College


Want to nominate someone for the next Award? Contact our office.

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