Minister for Education, 2018 Association of the Year Award winner:

Mathematical Association of NSW

Presentation Evening

This is an occasion that recognises and celebrates the voluntary work of professional teaching associations during the year and is an opportunity for the profession to meet socially.

The Presentation Evening for 2019 awards will be held on Wednesday 19 February 2020, Sydney. 


Professional Teachers’ Council NSW presents a number of annual awards to individuals and organisations that have contributed to enhancing the status of teaching as a profession.

Minister for Education Association of the Year Award

The Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC) NSW in conjunction with the Minister for Education, The Hon. Mr Rob Stokes, in 2018, this introduced this new award to recognise an association that has distinguished itself by achieving all-round excellence.

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Outstanding Professional Service Award

This award is made by the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW on behalf of professional associations in recognition of the voluntary work undertaken by committee members of professional teachers’ associations. The award recognises individual committee member’s outstanding professional contribution to education in NSW made through a professional teachers’ association.

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Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award

In 2017, PTC NSW introduced the award category- Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award in recognition of the outstanding contribution by an individual committee member, with 5 or less years teaching experience to education in NSW made through a professional teacher’s association in voluntary capacity.


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Exceptional Service Award

The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Exceptional Service Awards are presented to PTC NSW Board members and others for their exceptional service over a significant period of time to the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, member professional associations and education in NSW.

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Certificate of Appreciation

Presented by the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW in recognition of the associations’ voluntary contributions during the year to quality education, the students of NSW and the teaching profession.


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Professor Dame Marie Bashir Medal

This prestigious award, in honour of the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW patron Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, was presented for the first time in 2016.

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Media Award and Regional Media Award

The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Media Award is presented to a person or persons working in the media industry for the positive portrayal of the work of teachers and schools and their recognition of the value to the community of teaching as a profession.

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World Teachers' Day

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.

On World Teachers’ Day the Professional Teachers’ Council New South Wales recognises and celebrates the work of our teachers and the teaching profession.


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