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Congratulations to Madeline Cole who has been recognised with 2023 CESA Award, Experienced Teacher – Primary

We congratulate experienced St Michael’s College Primary teacher, Madeline Cole on being the successful recipient of the 2023 Catholic Education Awards South Australia in the category of Experienced Teacher – Primary.  An outstanding achievement for Madeline and a most deserved recognition of her contribution to Catholic Education and St Michael’s College.

Madeline’s colleagues describe the Early Years Primary Coordinator as an exemplary educator who has unrivalled enthusiasm and a genuine willingness to support students, staff, and the wider community at all times.

Informed through her trauma training, Madeline was instrumental in the implementation of the Positive Behaviour Management process at the College, making a positive difference in the lives of young learners.

Madeline worked tirelessly to support both students through the successful transition of girls into the college. Her GEM Mentoring Program for the first cohort of girls at the primary campus, developed in conjunction with a colleague, enabled Year 9 girls to attend the primary campus regularly as ‘Big Sisters’ helping the primary girls to feel a sense of belonging in the St Michael’s community.

Above all, it is Madeline’s energy, enthusiasm and genuine drive for children and education that makes her presence at St Michael’s College so impactful. She truly embodies the mission and values of Catholic education and constantly strives to make a difference in the lives of the students she teaches through challenge, compassion, and care.

The annual Catholic Education Awards recognise outstanding achievements and contributions by staff and volunteers across South Australia’s 101 Catholic schools.