PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS’ COUNCIL NEW SOUTH WALES
CONTACT: Kim Tsolakis (02) 9564 3322
28 October 2010
Celebration of Excellence
Friday 29 October 2010 is World Teachers’ Day and the Professional Teachers’ Council New South Wales (PTC NSW) seeks the support of the media in the recognition and celebration of our teachers and the teaching profession.
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.
“World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ to teachers and show them how much they’re valued,” said Karen Buck, President of the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW.
“It is the opportunity for the community to reflect on and acknowledge the vital and challenging work that teachers do and to support them in their work” she said.
In recognition of the outstanding work teachers undertake through their professional teaching associations the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW established the prestigious Exceptional Service Awards and the Outstanding Professional Service Awards as an acknowledgment of excellence in the profession.
These awards recognise the outstanding professional contribution to education made by teachers through professional teaching associations.
The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 awards.
LIST OF RECIPIENTS FOR 2010
2010 Outstanding Professional Service Award recipients:
Mrs Ingrid Thompson Association for Studies of Religion Inc.
Mrs Nadene Kennedy Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (NSW)
Mr Robert Marshall Classical Languages Teachers’ Association Inc.
Ms Margaret Fitzgerald Computing Studies Teachers’ Association Inc.
Ms Samantha Pennington Computing Studies Teachers’ Association Inc.
Mr Anthony Quelch Drama NSW
Ms Wendy Kon Drama NSW
Ms Kim Dunn Early Childhood Education Council of NSW
Mrs Anne Layman Economics and Business Educators NSW
Mrs Rhonda Thompson Economics and Business Educators NSW
Mr Matthew Brown English Teachers’ Association
Mrs Rosalee Whitely English Teachers’ Association
Dr Grant Kleeman Geography Teachers’ Association of NSW
Mr Martin Pluss Geography Teachers’ Association of NSW
Mr Dave Prowse Marine Teachers Association Inc.
Dr Anne Power Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW
Mr James Scott Science Teachers’ Association of NSW Inc.
Ms Sonia Regan Student Welfare and Personal Development Association of NSW
Mr David Keanan-Brown The Mathematical Association of NSW Inc.
Dr Diane McPhail The Mathematical Association of NSW Inc.