Teachers Mutual Bank School Sport Award Winner - Jeff Buxton Weston Public School Talk to us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank Community 2014 Teachers Mutual Bank School Sport Award Winner - Jeff Buxton Weston Public School 15 July 2014 15 July 2014 Jeff Buxton Weston Public School wins Teachers Mutual Bank School Sport Award Jeff Buxton’s philosophy of education is to provide the children with variety of opportunities both incidental and planned. He started his teaching career in the Metropolitan West Region and was appointed Sports Organiser at Liverpool West Public School, in 1985. He held this position until his transfer to the Hunter Region in 1988. Upon his appointment to Weston Pubic School Jeff immediately took on the role of Sports Organiser serving in this position until 1994. When Jeff moved to Plattsburg Public School it was only natural that he should take over sport and commenced as the Sports Organiser in 1996 and is still in the role now. Jeff’s appreciation for sport flowed from his own experiences. A competent long distance runner Jeff had a wide and varied sporting career during his own school days. He still competes in marathons today. His belief is in providing students with opportunities for a healthy lifestyle and the chance to compete in sport at all levels allowing the students to understand the values that sport can have on their lives. Outside of his school Jeff has been an integral member of the local Crossroads Zone Committee. In 2000 Jeff took on the role of coordinator of the Friday winter sporting competitions. He was responsible for the organisation of draws coordinating venues and buses and keeping results. The competition still runs and Jeff is still carrying out his role today. In 2002 Jeff took on the role of Zone Secretary and moved into the role of President in 2013. He has also carried out managerial roles taking rugby league teams and cross country teams to Regional trials and Championships. Jeff took over the position of Hunter Region Athletics Convener in 2009 and has continued to evolve in the role during this time. He has “tweaked” the Regional program and created more opportunities for para-athletes by introducing a separate carnival for these students. This has resulted in a greater number of para-athletes competing and representing the Region at the NSW PSSA Championships. In the managers role Jeff has always catered for the safety and wellbeing of students when attending State Championships. Jeff was appointed Vice President of the Hunter PSSA in 2013. His guidance and knowledge is often sought from his peers. Jeff has provided many opportunities for his students and all who he comes in contact with. He is well admired and respected by teachers, students, both past and present, and parents. Back to top.