Ms Eggins sets a high standard
By Leigh Pritchard
Lynette Eggins said being a perfectionist helped her win a National Award for Quality Schooling.
The Clarence Valley Anglican School marketing and enrolments manager accepted $10,000 and a further $5000 for the school at Parliament House in Canberra.
Ms Eggins said she knew the 'ins and outs of everything' and did a lot of work out of hours.
"I am not the sort of person who leaves something before it is finished," she said.
"I guess I'm a perfectionist and I help out where ever I'm needed."
Ms Eggins said she had worked her way up since starting at the school seven years ago.
"I started out here as a parent and used to do volunteer office work," she said.
Ms Eggins said she enjoyed working on the image of the school, including the school newsletter and website.
"I put a lot of effort into it ? I like the creative side," she said.
Federal Nationals Member for Page Ian Causley said Ms Eggins was a worthy recipient.
"Ms Eggins has made a tremendous contribution to her community by improving the quality of schooling," Mr Causley said.
He said the awards recognised schools, teachers, principals and support staff who had made contributions to the quality of education in Australia.