Medowie retired teacher awarded first adult PBL award

Libby Dingle being presented her award by Deputy Principal David Pearson.
Libby Dingle being presented her award by Deputy Principal David Pearson.


THE Community PBL (positive behaviour for learning) Program is an awards system presented weekly through a number of schools in Port Stephens.

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Because of the popularity of the Community PBL Awards for students, a PBL award for adults working within local schools has been implemented.

One adult within the community each award cycle who demonstrate our personal behaviour for Learning (PBL) values of Respect, Responsibility and Personal Best will be recognised and rewarded.

The first winner of the adult awards was Medowie’s own Libby Dingle.

Libby was nominated for her many years of commitment as Coordinator of the Plan it Youth Career Mentoring Program at Irrawang High School, and for always instilling in the students the core values of Respect, Responsibility and Personal Best.

Libby has been a Plan it Youth volunteer for twelve years, becoming the coordinator during that time.

The Plan-It Youth matches volunteers from the community, from all walks of life, who are trained through the program to mentor high school students.

Libby, along with her husband, has enjoyed volunteering in her community in various ways since her retirement from her career as a Maths Teacher and Home School Liaison Officer.

She is also the Team Leader for Plan it Youth at Hunter River High.

One of the mentors under Libby’s direction, Jan Noake, told News Of The Area, “The students and mentors were so pleased to hear Libby was awarded the first adult PBL award.”

“Libby is such a perfect leader of the Plan-It Youth program because she genuinely cares for the students and mentors.”

“The Plan-It Youth program does wonderful things for both students and their mentors, and it’s success is largely attributed to Libby’s efforts to see it succeed,” she said.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about Plan it Youth, Libby can be contacted on 0407 283 748.


By Rachael VAUGHAN

One thought on “Medowie retired teacher awarded first adult PBL award

  1. There were 3 other people who received the same award for the first time as well, myself included from irrawang public. Just clarifying. Congrats to her

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