The much anticipated 2019 Awards evening was held successfully on 19 February 2020, Sydney. The event was attended by 140 guests including The Hon. Sarah Mitchell, MLC, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, PTC NSW Patron, Prof. Dame Marie Bashir and other distinguished guests and association members family and friends.
This is an occasion that recognises and celebrates the voluntary work of professional teaching associations during the year and is an opportunity for the profession to meet socially.
The Presentation Evening for 2019 awards was held on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, 161 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Professional Teachers’ Council NSW presents a number of annual awards to individuals and organisations that have contributed to enhancing the status of teaching as a profession.
NSW Minister for Education Association of the Year Award
The Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC) NSW in conjunction with the Minister for Education, The Hon. Mr Rob Stokes, in 2018, introduced this award to recognise an association that has distinguished itself by achieving all-round excellence.
Professor Dame Marie Bashir MedalThis prestigious award, in honour of the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW patron Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, was presented for the first time in 2016.
Media Award and Regional Media AwardThe Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Media Award is presented to a person or persons working in the media industry for the positive portrayal of the work of teachers and schools and their recognition of the value to the community of teaching as a profession.
Exceptional Service AwardThe Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Exceptional Service Awards are presented to PTC NSW Board members and others for their exceptional service over a significant period of time to the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, member professional associations and education in NSW.
Certificate of Appreciation
Presented by the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW in recognition of the associations’ voluntary contributions during the year to quality education, the students of NSW and the teaching profession.
Outstanding Professional Service AwardThis award is made by the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW on behalf of professional associations in recognition of the voluntary work undertaken by committee members of professional teachers’ associations. The award recognises individual committee member’s outstanding professional contribution to education in NSW made through a professional teachers’ association.
Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award
In 2017, PTC NSW introduced the award category- Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award in recognition of the outstanding contribution by an individual committee member, with 5 or less years teaching experience to education in NSW made through a professional teacher’s association in voluntary capacity.
World Teachers' Day
World Teachers’ Day is an important acknowledgement of the professionalism of teachers and their invaluable contribution to the future of our society through their professional teaching associations.UNESCO first declared World Teachers’ Day in 1994. Since that time communities around the world have been honouring their teachers on this day.
On World Teachers’ Day the Professional Teachers’ Council New South Wales recognises and celebrates the work of our teachers and the teaching profession.
Association Service Award
The Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC NSW) has introduced this inaugural award in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by a salaried employee to a PTC NSW member association over a significant period of time.
This award will be made by the PTC NSW Awards Committee on behalf of the nominating member professional associations. Recipients of the award for 2019 will be announced at the Presentation Evening to be held on 19 February 2020.