PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS’ COUNCIL NEW SOUTH WALES
CONTACT: Kim Tsolakis (02) 9564 3322
25 October 2012
Celebration of Excellence
Friday 26 October 2012 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 2012 awards.
LIST OF RECIPIENTS FOR 2012
2012 Outstanding Professional Service Award recipients:
|Terrence||Haddow||Asia Education Teachers’ Association|
|Alison||King||Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation|
|Michelle||Maher||Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation|
|Jennifer||Robinson||Australian Society for Music Education (Inc) NSW Chapter|
|Jeffrey||Griffiths||Careers Advisers Association of NSW & ACT Inc.|
|Barbara||Twomey||Classical Languages Teachers Association Inc|
|Diana||Amos||Early Childhood Education Council of NSW Inc|
|Cathy||Edwards||English Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Di||Lockhart||English Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Lisa||Peterson||English Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Sharon||McLean||Geography Teachers’ Association of NSW|
|Philippa||Medcalf||History Teachers Association of NSW|
|Alfred||Pickard||History Teachers Association of NSW|
|Deborah||Bourne||ICT Educators NSW|
|Anne||Taylor||ICT Educators NSW|
|Rose||Bloom||Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia NSW Branch Inc|
|Keith||Thomas||Legal Studies Association Inc|
|Geoffrey||Stibbs||Marine Teachers Association of NSW|
|Mary||Coupland||Mathematical Association of NSW|
|Ann||Thomas||Mathematical Association of NSW|
|Peta||Harper||Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW|
|Darren||Hamilton||PDHPE Teachers’ Association|
|Peter||Henson||PDHPE Teachers’ Association|
|Caron||Baumgartner||School Library Association of NSW|
|Ruth||Dircks||Science Teachers Association of NSW|
|Steven||Baker||Society and Culture Association Inc|
|Adrienne||Fox||Student Welfare and Personal Development Association of NSW|
|Katherine||Waud||Technology Educators Association of NSW|