PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS’ COUNCIL NEW SOUTH WALES
CONTACT: David Browne (02) 9716 0378
27 October 2017
Celebration of Excellence
Friday 27 October 2017 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 (OPSA) as an acknowledgment of excellence in the profession.
The Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC NSW) has introduced this new award – Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award (OBTA) from this year, to recognise the outstanding professional contribution by an individual committee member, with five or less years teaching experience to education in NSW, made through a professional teachers’ Association.
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 2017 awards.
Outstanding Professional Service Award (OPSA) Recipients
|Nominating Association||Full Name|
|Association for Studies of Religion||Louise Zavone|
|Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)||Viv Byrne|
|Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)||Alexandra Lupton|
|Australian Society for Music Education (Inc) NSW Chapter||Debra Batley|
|Careers Advisers Association of NSW & ACT Inc||Lynne Graham|
|Chinese Language Teachers Association NSW||Chi Nga (Rachel) Fong|
|Classical Languages Teachers Association Inc.||Alison Chau|
|English Teachers Association||Rebecca Ross|
|English Teachers Association||Joan Fraser|
|Geography Teachers’ Association NSW||Lorraine Chaffer|
|Gifted and Talented Secondary Teachers Association||Yvonne Hammer|
|Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc||Liesl Williamson|
|Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc||Laurie Brady|
|Mathematical Association of NSW||Anne Prescott|
|Mathematics Association of New South Wales||Colin Marr|
|Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW||Alina Belshaw|
|Professional Association for Learning Support Inc||Ros Broomfield|
|Science Teacher’s Association NSW||Ann Hanna|
|Visual Arts and Design Educators Association NSW||Stephen Collins|
Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award (OBTA) Recipients
|Nominating Association||Full Name|
|Australian Society for Music Education NSW chapter||Cara Burrell|
|Chinese Language Teachers Association NSW||Ke Fan|
|Classical Languages Teachers’ Association||Chloe Hardwick Jones|
|Economics and Business Educators NSW||Nicholas Ward|
|English Teachers Association||Amanda Taplin|
|History Teachers Association NSW||Ashley Chee Quee|
|Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW||Katie Salisbury|
2017 Media Award
Jane Caro, The Staffroom (Part 1, 2 and 3), Compass ABC Television