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This is me!

The first and most important thing I would like to say on this page is a huge thank you for all the students, parents, and teachers who have given me positive and critical feedback of this site.

I have been a teacher of both Chemistry and Science at Maroochydore SHS on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland 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 numerous teaching conferences, and for that work recognised through a variety of teaching awards.

Classroom teaching however is 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 my students and the resourcs are those I use daily in the classroom.

Teaching Career - highlights

  • 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.
  • 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

Gary Turner Science