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This is me!

I am a member of staff at Maroochydore SHS on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. I have been a teacher of both Chemistry and Science for over 20 years. I am a passionate believer in the opportunity for everybody to have a quality education. I also believe that success in school is ultimately the result of hard work and persistence, and not simply a consequence of natural ability.

I have been fortunate enough to have opportunities to present some of my work at several international conferences, and also a number of national science teaching conferences. I have also been very fortunate to have some of my work recognised through various awards.

Classroom teaching however remains a constant challenge to perfect. Ideally I should have strategies in place for all of the learning styles present in my classroom - realistically this has yet not proven possible, so I continue to learn and hopefully improve. This website is one small attempt to help those students who need either the additional organisational support, or prefer to work through at their own pace.



Teaching Career - highlights


AWARDS / RECOGNITION
  • QCT (QLD College of Teachers) - Alan Druery OAM Excellence in Teaching;
  • Prime minister Commendation for Science Teaching Excellence;
  • RACI (Royal Australia Chemistry Institute) - Outstanding Excellence in Teaching Chemistry in Aust;
  • AITSL (Aust Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) - QLD Secondary Teacher of the Year;
  • Represented Education Queensland at a private luncheon with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Brisbane - Invitation extended by Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley (then Governor of QLD);
  • QLD Showcase award winner for excellence in innovation (MSHS - The Biotechnology Revolution;
  • QLD Peter Doherty Excellence in Science Teaching.
PRESENTATIONS
  • National Science Teachers of America annual conference, New Orleans;
  • World Conference of Science and Technology Education, Perth;
  • Science Teacher Association of Queensland Conferences;
  • CONASTA–National Science Teachers of Australia Conference;
Qualifications - B Sc; Dip Ed; M Ed

Contact: F block Staffroom   Ph:(07)54097331    email:gturn44@eq.edu.au




Gary Turner Science