Multi-Award Winning

Posted : 18 May 2022

Ravenswood has been awarded four Excellence Awards in the 2022 Australian Education Awards.

Principal Mrs Anne Johnstone has received an Excellence Award for Principal Of The Year for her continual innovation and application of Positive Education benefits to improve student and staff wellbeing, lift academic performance and create a warm, connected, and collegial culture at Ravenswood.

Junior School Year 5 and 6 Mathematics teacher Mrs Kerrie Besgrove has also achieved an Excellence Award for Primary School Teacher Of The Year for her commitment to igniting the potential of every student while innovating tirelessly to improve her teaching. Mrs Besgrove also mentors individual girls and organisers exciting competitions and cross-cohort activities such as da Vinci Decathalon and the Ethics Olympiad for hundreds of students annually.

Ravenswood was also awarded an Excellence Award for Boarding School Of the Year and Best Student Wellbeing Program in 2022.

The Ravenswood Residential College was recognised for its’ world-class boutique boarding for 50 girls including the recent wellbeing innovations including a new wellbeing room. The School was also recognised for its’ annual innovations in design and delivery of the multi-layered Positive Education approach across the School, with the new Ravenswood Prep featuring a curriculum infused with the School’s own Positive Education and Wellbeing approach, including strength spotting, gratitude and mindfulness instruction, also acknowledged by the judges. 

Since the arrival of Mrs Johnstone in 2016, Ravenswood has received a series of accolades for its transformative work in wellbeing and innovation, including Australian Education Excellence Award for Best Student Wellbeing Program in 2021 and three Innovative Schools Awards.