Lesmurdie Senior High School
Reid Road, Lesmurdie
Western Australia 6076
Principal Kerry Chipchase
December 18th, 2015
The Benchmark Award is given each year to one teacher who has made a difference in the lives of our students. The Winner for 2015 is our Head of the Science Learning Area – Craig Bowden.
Craig is a highly effective teacher and leader in our school. As a Human Biology and Science teacher he consistently demonstrates his ability to make learning valued and engaging. At all times Craig models respect and thus receives it back twofold. Because he regularly evaluates all aspects of his teaching he constantly ensures that he is meeting the needs of individual students. Taking a full interest in them as young adults, conversing with them about their lives and gaining their trust results in these students improving their performance because they feel that Craig cares about them and about their future.
Craig Bowden is a worthy recipient of the Benchmark Award for 2015 and we thank Peter Stewart from Benchmark Consultants for their support of this award over the past 15 years.