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Community Recognition - Jacqueline Lockyer's Australia Day Award

7 May, 2024.

Yandelora School Principal Jacqueline Lockyer was the deserving recipient of the 2024 Wollondilly Shire Council Australia Day Award for Disability Inclusion. Yandelora, established in 2019, excels in providing quality education for students with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities. Jacqueline's leadership has been instrumental in creating a supportive environment where students thrive and gain independence. Jacqueline's commitment to special education spans her entire career, marked by her genuine rapport with students, staff, and families. She played a pivotal role in the planning and development of Yandelora School, transforming it into a state-of-the-art facility with a strong community focus. Under Jacqueline's guidance, the school fosters connections among students, the land, and the wider community. Jacqueline's motto, "We Connect, We Create, We Celebrate, We are a Community," encapsulates her passion and the inclusive ethos of Yandelora School. Her dedication to fostering positive relationships ensures that all stakeholders have a voice and are valued in the school community. Yandelora School empowers learners with additional needs to achieve their personal best in a dignified environment. Jacqueline's contributions make her an asset to Wollondilly and to the education system.