20 June 2022


The Andrews Labor Government is paying tribute to three government school and education staff from Melton being recognised for their long-serving dedication to students and families through the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education program.

Member for Melton Steve McGhie congratulated Christine Butcher from Kurunjang Primary School, Helen Kelly from Bacchus Marsh College for 40 years of service and Judith Meikle from Staughton College on an amazing 50 years of service.

The Recognition of Service program is a chance to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of teachers and other education staff who have given many decades of service to generations of Victorian families, with recipients will receiving a personalised Certificate of Recognition and commemorative booklet.

A total of 219 teachers and staff are being recognised for 40 years of service, 104 staff for 45 years of service, 50 staff for 50 years of service, six staff for 55 years of service and five staff for 60 years of service.

The Labor Government is building the Education State, so every Victorian family has access to a great education, close to home.

Quotes attributable to Member for Melton Steve McGhie

“Working in public education is an extraordinary job – they work hard, change lives and make Victoria a better place for everyone – I thank the dedicated Victorian public education staff for the profound difference they’ve made in the lives of so many kids.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino:

“Whether they work in the classroom or in an office supporting schools, everyone receiving recognition for their service to public education in our state has helped deliver a great education to generations of Victorian families.”

“With this year marking 150 years of public education in Victoria, all those recognised should feel proud about contributing to such a great tradition.”