The VCAA Chair’s Award recognises the outstanding achievement of an individual or
organisation in delivering or promoting VCAL in their particular community or region.
Narelle is the Assistant Principal at Werribee Secondary College and a teacher of the
VCAL Senior Program.
She is a long-time member of the QA Panel for Barwon South West – Geelong. Even
after changing schools in 2019 to be in a different region, she negotiated with her new
Principal, her panel and the VCAA to maintain the role, as she felt it was important for
the panel to remain stable.
Narelle was previously been awarded VCAL Teacher of the Year.
She was a member of the Personal Development Skills curriculum review panel in 2019,
contributing to the review and refinement of the core VCAL curriculum.
Last year Narelle also worked in partnership with the Catholic Education Commission of
Victoria to be the keynote speaker at their VCAL showcases in Geelong, Ringwood and
Mordialloc. By doing so, she shared key messages about the importance of student-led
learning, strong leadership and high expectations for all people involved in the delivery
of VCAL programs. Narelle is passionate about VCAL and the opportunities it provides
students at both school and as a pathway beyond school.
She has demonstrated over a long period of time a commitment to VCAL and to growing
the capacity of teachers in developing and delivering high-quality VCAL programs that
are contextually appropriate and focused on creating pathways for students.