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    PTC NSW Forum: Great Teaching, Inspired Learning –
    A blueprint for action

    Monday, 9 March, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

    Venue: Murray Hall, St Edmund’s Building, Australian Catholic University,
    25a Barker Road, Strathfield

    Audience: Association members

    BoSTES, this event explores: Where are we up to? What will be the role of professional teaching associations?

    This is the opportunity for all members to:

    • assess the opportunities available to associations
    • have their say about building the capacity to support teacher quality
    • suggest strategies to support and maintain association leadership in the design and delivery of dynamic, purposeful, quality professional development

    Committed to working with the government and non-government school authorities, NSW teacher education providers and key education stakeholders to turn these aspirations into real actions the Hon. Adrian Piccoli MP, NSW Minister for Education has stated: ‘I am confident that we now have a world-class blueprint - one that gives us the greatest opportunity to improve teacher effectiveness so that NSW students are well prepared for success in work and in life’. (Great Teaching, Inspired Learning – A blueprint for action, March 2013).

    Cost: Nil – coffee and tea provided on arrival

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    Event contact: PTC NSW Office Ph: 02 9716 0378

  • Global education and the NSW K–12 syllabuses

    The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) has recognised that to live and work successfully in the diverse 21st century world, students need to be equipped with knowledge and understanding, skills and processes, values and attitudes that help them to successfully navigate such diversity. In order to achieve this, BOSTES has included the Australian curriculum cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities, and has identified additional, essential content to be integrated into all Key Learning Areas.

    In NSW this is called Learning across the curriculum. The five global education learning emphases complement the BOSTES Learning across the curriculum and together work toward the goal of active and informed citizenship for all students.

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PTC NSW Member Associations

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Teachers - Join a Professional Teaching Association today!

  • Membership of a Professional Teaching Association entitles you to:

    • Actively participate in curriculum development
    • Be involved in network meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences
    • Receive newsletters or journals and email updates
    • Have access to resources and support networks
    • Maintain and improve knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Develop a professional and social network of colleagues
    • Access to leadership and mentoring opportunities
    • Improve your involvement in education decision making


    Professional associations ... play an important role in enriching and enhancing the quality of teaching, curriculum support, educative leadership, and school development in general. - Schools Renewal Page 112


    How to join a Professional Teaching Association

    For information on joining a professional teachers association, please visit our Member Association websites.  On these sites you will find more information about the work of particular associations, event information, resources and publications AND how to become a member of the association.

    If a website link is not available, please contact the PTC NSW office stating the association you wish to communicate with and we will put you in touch with them. 


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Student Study Days

  • Here you will find information for students and their teachers about student study days held by our Professional Teaching Organisations over the course of the school year.

    This year Student Study Days will be listed here once they are finalised:

    Information will be posted progressively during the year about our associations' HSC Student Study Days. For further information about subject specific student days please go to the Associations section . Here you will find a link to each association's website where you will find registration forms and contact details for particular events.

    HSC Student Support

    Here you will find useful information about key dates for the Higher School Certificate and the School Certificate Examinations and links to the Board of Studies online student support. All the Board's resources HSC resources are available here.

    Students login using their four-digit personal ID number (PIN) and student number, which gives access to their exam timetable and past exam papers. Students can also access HSC syllabuses, practice tests, notes from markers and other support materials.

    HSC Showcases and Exhibitions

    Outstanding works by 2011 HSC students are showcased to the public in a range of exhibitions and performances during 2012. Exhibitions such as ARTEXPRESSDESIGNTECH and TEXSTYLE will also tour regional centres in the coming year.

     The NSW Board of Studies has an extensive collection of teaching resources available for download or purchase online.


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Global Education Project NSW (GEPNSW)

  • The Global Education Project NSW (GEPNSW) works to help educators provide teaching and learning which broadens students’ outlook so they become more active, involved citizens of the global community.

    We work with universities to deliver Global Education content and pedagogy to pre-service teachers across the full range of KLAs and with schools in all sectors to develop resources and teaching programs.

    For teachers

    Access a range of Global Education classroom and background resources

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    gepnsw gpf cover s Global education is a perspective which broadens students’ outlook to become active, engaged citizens of the global community. It provides deep learning opportunities for the exploration of all subjects through the five global education learning emphases: interdependence and globalisation;identity and cultural diversity; social justice and human rights; peace building and conflict resolution; and sustainable futures.

    icon Global Perspectives Framework GEPNSW (4.36 MB)


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Global Education and MyScience (GEMS)

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Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 03:30PM
2015 HSC Paper 1 Student Day
Monday, 02 March, 2015 - 06:30PM
Language,a tool for imagination & creativity
Monday, 02 March, 2015 - 06:30PM
Language as a tool for imagination and creativity
Wednesday, 04 March, 2015
Schools Clean Up Australia Day
Wednesday, 04 March, 2015 - 07:30PM
Mathematics Extension 2 Long Course
Thursday, 05 March, 2015 - 05:30PM
Disability Provisions Program
Thursday, 05 March, 2015 - 07:30PM
2015 Annual Sir Harold Wyndham Memorial Lecture
Sunday, 08 March, 2015
International Women's Day
Monday, 09 March, 2015
Commonwealth Day
Thursday, 12 March, 2015 - 05:00PM
Legal Studies Association State Conference 2015
Friday, 13 March, 2015 - 05:00PM
ICTENSW Educational Site Tour
Saturday, 14 March, 2015 - 05:00PM
ICTENSW 25th Annual Conference
Sunday, 15 March, 2015 - 03:00PM
English - Extension 2 Student Day 2015
Tuesday, 17 March, 2015 - 05:30PM
Leadership in English Faculties
Wednesday, 18 March, 2015 - 05:30PM
NAPLAN Writing and Grammar

Latest News

  • The PTC NSW calendar of events for Semester 1, Terms 1 and 2 2015 is now available for download.

    Here you will find a selection of workshops and seminars conducted during semester 1 by some of our professional teaching associations.

    Click here for more info.

  • The PTC NSW Board of Directors, member associations and staff of the Professional Teachers' Council NSW congratulate Dorothy Hoddinott AO.

    Dorothy Hoddinott AO, principal of Holroyd High School and founding member of the Joint Council of Professional Teaching Associations (AJCPTA) and the Professional Teachers' Council NSW, has been awarded the 2014 Human Rights Medal in recognition of her lifelong passion for and commitment to education, particularly for disadvantaged and refugee students, many of whom have experienced unimaginable trauma.

  • The NSW Government is implementing the Great Teaching, Inspired Learning (GTIL) reforms to further improve the high standards of teaching and create greater awareness of the contribution teachers make to the NSW community.

    Work on these significant reforms is continuing.

    Current teachers

    Amendments to the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 were passed by the NSW Parliament requiring all NSW school and early childhood teachers to be accredited.

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