Principal of Lugarno Public School, Justine Williams, has been recognised as the Local Woman of the Year for her devotion to both students and the St George community.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, was delighted to recognise Justine Williams for her leadership, compassion and devotion to her work.
“Justine’s educational philosophy is that she would not get her staff to do anything that she would not do herself. She is a leader in every sense of the word,” Mr Coure said.
“The leadership and guidance that she has provided to staff and students at Lugarno Public School over a number of years is incredible and she always does it with a smile.”
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Lugarno Public School never skipped a beat and that is thanks to the commitment of Justine and her wonderful team.”
The Local Woman of the Year Awards is an annual program which recognises and celebrates the support women give to their local communities throughout the State.
Minister for Women, Bronnie Taylor, was amazed by the talent, leadership and compassion demonstrated by women from all walks of life across NSW.
“These women are the backbone of their communities, volunteering their time and energy to make a positive difference,” Minister Taylor said.
“I would like to acknowledge their significant efforts to support their local communities and thank them for all the work they do.”
The Local Woman of the Year Awards are a way that the NSW Government celebrates the achievements of women as part of International Women’s Day.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Justine lead from the front. She ensured that home learning resources were available to every student to guarantee that no one was left behind or missed out on the education that they both needed and deserved,” Mr Coure said.
“International Women’s Day reminds us all about the important and equal role that women like Justine Williams play across all aspects of society.”
Mark visited Lugarno Public School to personally present the award to Justine Williams on March 19, 2021.