Taabinga State School teachers were nominated amongst others: Taabinga Principal Anja Janosevic with students Brae Bartlett, Harley Shaw, Jakob Strauf, Ruby Beil, and Zayne Bartlett.
Taabinga State School teachers were nominated amongst others: Taabinga Principal Anja Janosevic with students Brae Bartlett, Harley Shaw, Jakob Strauf, Ruby Beil, and Zayne Bartlett. Madeline Grace

HUGE LIST: Vote now for the South Burnett's best teacher

NATIONAL Teachers Day is this coming Friday (October 25), and we're on the hunt for the South Burnett's best teacher.  

We did a call out on our Facebook page just last week and were overwhelmed by the heart-warming responses from South Burnett locals.  

Teachers are an important part of any community and play a vital role in shaping the lives of our younger generation.

National Teacher Day is as good a time as any to show our gratitude and appreciation for our local teachers.  

South Burnett Times readers praised our teachers for their kindness, understanding, patience, and gentle ways with their students.  

Vote for who you think should be crowned 'South Burnett's Best Teacher' in the poll below:  

Who do you think should be crowned 'South Burnett's Best Teacher'?

This poll ended on 23 October 2019.

Current Results

Miss Sarah Sullivan from Wheatlands State School

4%

Mrs Sharon Haim from Nanango State School

0%

Sim Newitt from Blackbutt State School

10%

Mrs Hicks from St Johns

4%

Sue Dowideit-Reiger from Kingaroy State High School

2%

Mrs Daniels from Kingaroy State School

0%

Kathryn Mawhinney from Goomeri State School

2%

Mrs Kirsty Piper from St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Nanango

0%

Mrs Julie Woolf from St John's Lutheran school

0%

Ms Sweeney from Kingaroy State School

0%

Miss Scott from Taabinga State School

2%

Mrs Broadbent from Kingaroy State School

0%

Miss Kimberly Jones from Blackbutt State School

0%

Courtney Dyson from Murgon State School

8%

Mrs McCarthy from Saint Mary's

27%

Mr John Bunyoung from Kingaroy State High School

2%

Mr Johnson from Coolabunia State School

0%

Mrs Norris from St Johns Lutheran School

0%

Miss Lilly-Howe from Moffatdale State School

0%

Mrs Lynda Ferguson from Kumbia State School

0%

Mrs Simona Brebner from Goomeri State School

2%

Principal Mr Roediger from Kingaroy State High School

0%

Dr Morag Stone from St John's Lutheran School

0%

Miss Corrigan from Taabinga State School

0%

Mr Moseling from St John's Lutheran School

2%

Mr Sargeant from Taabinga State School

2%

Mr Nelson from Wheatlands State School

0%

Miss Miller from Kingaroy State School

4%

Miss Cush from Kingaroy State High School

2%

Mr Wicks from Kingaroy State High School

4%

Sharon Newman from Taabinga State School

2%

Miss Hayley Duff from St Joseph's Murgon

6%

Miss Jane Mason from Wooroolin State School

0%

Ashley Dalton from St John's

10%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The Nominees are:  

1. Miss Sarah Sullivan from Wheatlands State School

Nominated by Danielle Gordon.

"What an amazing teacher! She brings out the best in all the children, she is so supportive of them and their development. She has so much passion for every child's growth not only for her prep class but for every student in the school. She is kind, extremely patient but also firm and has such an incredible understanding of each child that she teaches and brings out the best in them. She is one amazing teacher."  

2. Mrs Sharon Haim from Nanango State School

Nominated by Brittany Haim.

"She strives every day to be the best teacher she can be. Working with children with special needs, she encourages them every day and celebrates their success. She deserves to be seen for her hard work and dedication."  

3. Sim Newitt from Blackbutt State School. 

Nominated by Kelly Wellhuner.

"Always MAKES time for EVERYONE.... She is an amazing inclusion teacher and shows compassion and kindness. Sim has given me some wonderful advice over the past years. So grateful to have amazing teachers."  

4. Mrs Hicks from St Johns.

Nominated by Shailee Raine Davis.

"My daughter had her and we had to move her to the coast my girl misses her everyday she has amazing compassion and understanding and her faith is delivered with class I hope she wins she's amazing."  

5. Sue Dowideit-Reiger from Kingaroy State High School

Nominated by Jessica Blanch.

"For all the effort, time, and passion she puts into her students not just in her classes but also in all the extra-curricular activities she runs (ie. choir, dance, musicals, etc.)."  

6. Mrs Daniels from Kingaroy State School

Nominated by Jess Brock.

"For her efforts that I can see so well in my son and making sure the kids are well looked after."  

7. Kathryn Mawhinney from Goomeri State School

Nominated by Melissa Peck.

"My daughter thinks she is the best teacher because she does fun things and encourages her to always do her best and I have noticed that my daughter's behaviour has improved since being in her class this year."  

8. Mrs Kirsty Piper from St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Nanango

Nominated by Nadia Stoddard.

"Kirsty has instilled a passion for learning and reading in all my children , she is kind and nurturing but also extremely professional, she delivers the curriculum in a very considered way making sure she knows all her children's quirks and caters her teaching accordingly. Children in her care receive a best practise approach and she will advocate for her students if more is needed, it is my belief she is more than worthy of this award."  

9. Mrs Julie Woolf from St John's Lutheran school

Nominated by Kerry Johnson.

"Julie is amazing and we feel very blessed to have had her teach our children. She is a beautiful lady and I'm going to feel lost after this year. She is an asset to the school."  

10. Ms Sweeney from Kingaroy State School

Nominated by Deb Smith.  

"Amazing experienced special needs teacher/ advocate and a joy to work with."  

11. Miss Scott from Taabinga State School

Nominated by Deb Hannessen.

"Done wonders with my Scott this year. Patience, understanding, love and working with him for the best possible outcome for grade 6."  

12. Mrs Broadbent from Kingaroy State School

Nominated by Amanda Elizabeth. 

"Mrs bb is a prep teacher at Kingaroy state and honestely one of the most hands on educated teachers i have met . All the kids and parents love her."  

13. Miss Kimberly Jones from Blackbutt State School. 

Nominated by Samantha Ogilvie. 

"Always has all the time and patience in the world for our prep students. She listens to both students and parents. My daughter is the youngest prep in her class and she has helped my daughter go so far also be able to help keep up with the older kiddies in prep."  

14. Courtney Dyson from Murgon State School

Nominated by Wilma Litzow.

"Her professionalism and commitment to all students in and out of her class. Her ability to assist students to be the best they can be is amazing."  

15. Mrs McCarthy from Saint Mary's

Nominated by Scott Collier.

 "She is one of the most genuine, kind hearted and highly competent teachers I know. Everyday is a privilege knowing our daughter is in the hands of one of South Burnett's finest teachers."  

16. Mr John Bunyoung from Kingaroy State High School

Nominated by Natalee Young.

"Such a caring teacher who brings out the best in each child. Helps them believe their worth. Spends a lot of his own time before school teaching and mentoring in touch."  

17. Mr Johnson from Coolabunia State School

Nominated by Jamie Ferguson.

"He is currently my kids teacher but he is also the Principal of the school and does an amazing job ! My kids have attended the school for about 4 years and he has always been supportive and easy to talk to."  

18. Mrs Norris from St Johns Lutheran School

Nominated by Rachel Timmins.

"She is amazing and she puts so much effort into the kids."  

19. Miss Lilly-Howe from Moffatdale State School

Nominated by Julianne Ivy Hansen.    

"So good with our composite class and teaching at each kids' level and pushing them positively to get better and better."  

20. Mrs Lynda Ferguson from Kumbia State School

Nominated by Amy Smoother.

"She teaches the P-2 class and is the most caring and supportive teacher. Each child is treated as an individual, and she goes above and beyond to help each child be the best they can be, all whilst making learning fun."  

21. Mrs Simona Brebner from Goomeri State School

Nominated by Amanda Lee Stanton. 

"The best prep teacher ever! Giving little people the most amazing start to their schooling life by creating a warm, safe and loving environment with endless amounts of fun. Simona goes above and beyond all expectations and is always putting in extra time and effort. GOOMERI is very lucky to have her."   

22. Principal Mr Roediger from Kingaroy State High School

Nominated by Violet Potter.

"Goes well above and beyond for the students excellent all round guy helpful, caring, friendly, patient and understanding nothing is to much effort."  

23. Dr Morag Stone from St John's Lutheran School

Nominated by Alyssa Tones.   "

Absolutely outstanding teacher. Was so hard to say goodbye when she left town earlier this year!"  

24. Miss Corrigan from Taabinga State School

Nominated by Kirsty Wright.

"My son thinks she is the best teacher because she let's us have fun while making things in class and learning is fun. She is cool in many ways."  

25. Mr Moseling from St John's Lutheran School

Nominated by Suzanne Koy

"The kids love him and his jokes. My daughter is always telling me how much he 'fills her bucket'."  

26. Mr Sargeant from Taabinga State School

Nominated by Kylie Postlethwaite.

"He always makes learning fun,and the kids in his class connect so well with him..My daughter will miss you next year for sure."  

27. Mr Nelson from Wheatlands State School

Nominated by Teneal Ashlee Watson.

"It's his first year teaching a class. I think he is just such a kind caring person. He cares about all the kids and takes time to help them. He is an all round great guy."  

28. Miss Miller from Kingaroy State School

Nominated by Amanda Haupt.

"Fantastic personality for all of the kids, disciplined, motivated and most of all, kind and caring."  

29. Ashley Dalton from St John's

Nominated by Kate Francis.

"I've never met someone (a teacher for that matter) so caring and absolutely great with the kids. She treats them like her own and because of her my daughter loves going to school each and everyday."  

30. Miss Cush from Kingaroy State High School

Nominated by Abby Dwight.

"Taking us to cattle shows almost every weekend from the end of February to the Middle of June!!"  

31. Mr Wicks from Kingaroy State High School

Nominated by Abby Dwight.

"Taking us to cattle shows almost every weekend from the end of February to the Middle of June!!"  

32. Sharon Newman from Taabinga State School

Nominated by Brooke Darr.

"She is the the nicest one I've met there thus far my son has had her 2 yrs in a row & she keeps him in line."  

33. Miss Hayley Duff from St Joseph's Murgon

Nominated by Simone Dowsett. 

"My son is in grade 6 and miss Duff has helped him so much this year, helping him to over come his fear of speaking in front of people, and she is the best teacher he has ever had."  

34. Miss Jane Mason from Wooroolin State School

Nominated by Cheryl Dobson.

"Is an exceptional educator. She displays a nurturing, caring, compassionate, firm, exciting and inviting classroom. She teaches with a passion and enthusiasm for each and every subject. Children are engaged, supported and valued for their individual traits and abilities. This woman is exceptional."  

The voting for South Burnett's best Kindergarten teacher will be open soon.