School Page Awards 2010


Emmanuel Christian School teacher Wendy Bowen and students Beth Sharples, centre, and Isabella Jacobson with their award for producing the Mercury's 200th school page.


Real-life news adventure


SCHOOLS that produced their own news pages in the Mercury this year have been congratulated on their efforts by teacher-adventurer Andrew Hughes.
Recently returned from his quest to find a Tasmanian tiger, Mr Hughes yesterday described the Mercury's School Page program as a real-world learning activity for schools.
Mr Hughes spent two months trekking around South-West Tasmania and paddling a dugout canoe through Papua New Guinea on his quest.
While he turned up no evidence of the continued existence of the thylacine, countless students followed the journey online and in the pages of the Mercury.
At a gathering at the Mercury yesterday, editor Garry Bailey described Mr Hughes as an inspirational teacher and invited him to present awards for the best work by schools participating in the Newspapers in Education program.
Fahan School, Cosgrove High and Claremont College were named as having produced the best pages this year.
Merit awards went to Montrose Bay High Big Picture School, Corpus Christi, Elizabeth Campus, Emmanuel, Distance Education Tasmania, Howrah Primary, Dominic College, Clarence High and the Cottage School.
Commemorative 10-year certificates were presented to Fahan School, Dominic College, Cosgrove High and Clarence High and a special award went to Emmanuel Christian School for producing the Mercury's 200th School Page.
Teachers interested in next year's program can contact the Newspapers in Education section on 6230 0736 or by emailing
More information is at, including a gallery of published School Pages.

* Article from the Mercury newspaper, December 8, 2010. Since that date, a further School Page has been published by St Cuthbert's Catholic School, Lindisfarne.

A word about our sponsors: Our School Page program would not exist without the generous support of Tasmanian businesses. Click here for the list of businesses which contributed to the 14 School Pages of 2010.


Mercury representative Peter Carey, left, Claremont College students Ashley Cleaver and Jamie Hepburn, and guest speaker Andrew Hughes. Winner - Best College Page.

Cosgrove High School students Rohan Hunter and Liam Conway, and acting principal Paul Woodham receive their Best High School Page award from guest speaker Andrew Hughes.
Fahan School teacher Sophie Edwards and students Jessica Hamilton and Maggie Turner receive their Best Primary School Page award from Andrew Hughes and the Mercury's Peter Carey.

Howrah Primary School students Michaela Ewington and Tom Males receive their award from Andrew Hughes
Montrose Bay High Big Picture School students Liz Adams and Jessica Mitchelmore and teacher Michelle Paternoster receive their award from Andrew Hughes
Emmanuel Christian School teacher Wendy Bowen and students Beth Sharples and Isabella Jacobson receive a merit award from Andrew Hughes.
Clarence High School students Carissa Lilley and Paul Potter and teacher Diego Garcia receive their school's merit award from Andrew Hughes.
Elizabeth Campus teacher Chris Sierink, left,and students Hannah Foley and Matthew Kluver receive their merit award from Andrew Hughes.
Andrew Hughes presents a merit award to Distance Education Tasmania students Erin Kelly and Ryan Bester and teacher John Polya.
Cottage School teacher Kath Windfeld-Petersen, left, and students Caitlin Roberts and Ben Stoneman receive their merit award from Andrew Hughes.
Corpus Christi School teacher Phillippa Pacey, students Miriam Boulton and David Wright, principal Mary Turnock and Andrew Hughes.

Dominic College teacher Bree Crocker, students Paula Castillo

and Rachel Roberts, and business manager Melissa Ralph with their certificates.


Most photographs in this gallery can be ordered from the Mercury photo sales department by visiting the newspaper's offices in Hobart and Launceston, or by calling

6230 0745.