PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS’ COUNCIL NEW SOUTH WALES
CONTACT: Kim Tsolakis (02) 9564 3322
26 October 2011
Celebration of Excellence
Friday 28 October 2011 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 publically acknowledge the work of all teachers. It is also a time to express gratitude to the many volunteer teaching associations and show them how much they’re valued,” said Nerina Pretlove, 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 all teachers do” 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 2011 awards.
2011 Outstanding Professional Service Award recipients:
|Mrs Kim Rodenburg||Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (NSW)|
|Ms Sharon Starkey||Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (NSW)|
|Ms Julie O’Keeffe||Asia Education Teachers’ Association|
|Dr Linda Gibson-Langford||Australian School Library Association (NSW) Inc|
|Mr Kenneth John Brock||Australian School Library Association (NSW) Inc|
|Dr Bradley Merrick||Australian Society for Music Education NSW Chapter|
|Costa Loucopoulos||Drama NSW|
|Mrs Janelle Ford||Early Childhood Education Council of NSW Inc|
|Ms Lyn Kirkby||Economics and Business Educators NSW|
|Ms Ann Scott||English Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Mr Rod Carter||English Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Mr Paul Grover||English Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Mr Bernie Howitt||History Teachers’ Association of NSW|
|Ms Pamela Panczyk||History Teachers’ Association of NSW|
|Ms Coral Shand||Information Communication Technology Educators of NSW|
|Dr James Curran||Information Communication Technology Educators of NSW|
|Mrs Vicki Andrews||Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc|
|Mr Brendon Fotheringham||Marine Teachers Association of NSW Inc|
|Mr Geoffrey Ball||Mathematical Association of NSW Inc|
|Mr Jim Grant||Mathematical Association of NSW Inc|
|Mr Craig Maher||NSW PDHPE Teachers’ Association|
|Mrs Sue Lane||Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Inc|
|Dr John Buchanan||Primary Human Society and its Environment Teachers Association|
|Dr Kerrie Eyding||Student Welfare and Personal Development Association of NSW|
|Mrs Sally Best||Technology Educators Association|
|Mrs Renee Andrews||Technology Educators Association|
|Dr Kerry Thomas||Visual Arts and Design Educators’ Association NSW|