MEDIA RELEASE – 23 January 2013
BENCHMARK AWARDS ACKNOWLEDGE TEACHER COMPASSION AND COMMITMENT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
Local financial planning business, Benchmark Consultants, recently presented selected teachers from St Bridges College, Kalamunda High School, Swan Christian College, Darling Range Sports College, Carmel Adventist College and Lesmurdie Senior High School with awards recognising their selfless contribution in nurturing children, particularly in raising confidence and increasing self-esteem of struggling students.
Created by the Principal of Benchmark Consultants, Mr Peter Stewart in 2000, the Benchmark Award takes the form of a small sculpture representing the figure of a teacher with arms circling a student displaying encouragement and nurturing. Peter felt that many teachers in local schools went above and beyond the call of duty to provide support for students who are dealing with personal issues and stressful times at school. Teachers provided the valuable link and positive encouragement required by many students to feel comfortable at school and fit-in with their peers.
Teachers, parents and students are encouraged to submit nominations to their school for selection of the award recipient and each school decides on their own recipient for that year.
Winners of the 2012 Benchmark Award were;
St Brigids College – Magdalena Lambie
Swan Christian College – Meril Myers
Darling Range Sports College – Amanda Fleming
Kalamunda Senior High School – Noelene Clarke
Lesmurdie Senior High School – Allyson Goodhew
Carmel Adventist College – Devin Stafford
Benchmark Consultants are proud to present this annual award to the special people who support our local children. All of the Benchmark team live locally and have a genuine interest and involvement in the local community. This award is one way of demonstrating the ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life within our local community.
Benchmark Consultants are your local financial planners, providing professional investment and wealth creation advice. Centrally located at Suite 2, Barber House, 16 Mead Street Kalamunda 6076, Benchmark can provide clients with a financial plan tailored specifically to suit their lifestyle and financial goals.
For more information contact Benchmark Consultants on 9293 2922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.benchmarkconsultants.com.au. Benchmark Consultants are a division of Australian Financial Services Ltd. AFSL: 297239