PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS’ COUNCIL NEW SOUTH WALES
CONTACT: David Browne (02) 9716 0378
29 October 2015
Celebration of Excellence
Friday 30 October 2015 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 Dr Denis Mootz, 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” Dr Mootz said.
In recognition of the outstanding work teachers undertake through their professional teaching associations the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW established the prestigious 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 2015 awards.
LIST OF RECIPIENTS FOR 2015
2015 Outstanding Professional Service Award recipients:
|Pauline Sheppard||Asia Education Teachers’ Association (Aust) Inc|
|Dominique Sidaros||Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation NSW|
|Susan Torr||Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation NSW|
|Kate Hargreaves||Australian Society for Music Education (Inc) NSW Chapter|
|Jenine Smith||Careers Advisers’ Association of NSW & ACT|
|John Meng||Chinese Language Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Imelda Judge||English Teachers’ Association of NSW|
|Kerri-Jane Burke||English Teachers’ Association of NSW|
|Stefanie Lia||English Teachers’ Association of NSW|
|Paul Alger||Geography Teachers’ Association of NSW|
|Susan Caldis||Geography Teachers’ Association of NSW|
|Anne McCallum||Gifted and Talented Secondary Teachers’ Association|
|Anne Gripton||History Teachers’ Association of NSW|
|Robyn McKenzie||History Teachers’ Association of NSW|
|Todd Beilby||ICT Educators NSW|
|Ian McKenzie||Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education|
|John Perdriau||Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education|
|Catriona Turnbull||Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia (NSW)|
|Florence Adamou||Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc|
|Kate Kempthorne||Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc|
|Damian Coase||Marine Teachers’ Association Inc|
|Catherine Attard||Mathematical Association of NSW Inc|
|Gillian Cordy||Modern Language Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Merryl Wahlin||Modern Language Teachers’ Association NSW|
|Leif Smith||NSW PDHPE Teachers’ Association|
|Michele Ellis||Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW|
|George Pinniger||Science Teachers’ Association of NSW Inc|
|James Sturgiss||Science Teachers’ Association of NSW Inc|
|Emma Davidge||Society and Culture Association of NSW|
2015 Media Award
|Natasha Bita||The Australian|