Professional Teachers' Council NSW 2013 Awards
Professional Teachers' Council NSW (PTC NSW) presents a number of annual awards to individuals and organisations that have contributed to enhancing the status of teaching as a profession.
The PTC NSW Board of Directors acknowledge and thank Mr. Tom Alegounarias, President of the Board of Studies NSW, for his attendance as guest presenter for this event and for his on-going support for the work of associations.
The PTC NSW congratulates the 2013 recipients for their outstanding service to the profession.
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, member professional associations and education in NSW.
The 2013 PTC NSW Exceptional Service Award Recipient is Mr Patrick Lee.
|Our 2013 Exceptional Service Award recipient Mr Patrick Lee receives his award from Mr Tom Alegounarias (at right)
Patrick Lee is a distinguished educator and an expert in teacher quality and development. He is an ardent advocate for the development of the teaching profession. He was the Chief Executive of the NSW Institute of Teachers and retired in March 2013.
During his time at the Institute of Teachers Patrick served on the board of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) from January 2010 to January 2013. He served as a member of AITSL’s National Standards Sub Group in 2009-2010. He chaired AITSL’s Teacher Quality Advisory Committee (TQAC) July 2012 - 31 Jan 2013 and continues to be an active member on that committee. Patrick is also an active member of AITSL’s National Initial Teacher Education Advisory Committee (NITEAC) and the Professional Experience Working Group.
Prior to being appointed Chief Executive of the NSW Institute of Teachers, Patrick was Manager Initial Teacher Education and Professional Learning at the NSW Institute of Teachers. At this time he led the development of the Institute’s policy and processes in relation to the approval of initial teacher education programs. He has been an advisor to the NSW Minister for Education and Training, held various roles in the Independent Education Union of Australia, and in those capacities represented teachers on a number of NSW and national educational bodies over some 25 years. Patrick was a member of the NSW Taskforce for the Review of Teacher Education, which led to the creation of the NSW Institute of Teachers. He was also appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Quality Teaching, which led to the development of Teaching Australia. He is a former teacher of English and History.
In June 2013, Patrick was appointed to a project role to support the implementation of the recommendations of the NSW Minister’s paper on teaching, Great Teaching, Inspired Learning. Patrick has been at the forefront of educational reform in Australia, and the teaching profession will be better for it. He has been instrumental in defining the qualities of effective teaching.
Outstanding Professional Service Award
This award is made by the PTC 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.
The 2013 Outstanding Professional Service Award Recipients are:
Mr Cecil White, Asia Education Teachers' Association
Mr Brad McAllister, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Dr Louisa Peralta, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Mrs Jennifer Murray, Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools Ltd, NSW Chapter
Dr Sylvana Augustyniak, Australian Society for Music Education NSW
Ms Susan Stewart, Careers Advisers Association of NSW and ACT Inc.
Ms Denise Kwong, Early Childhood Education Council of NSW Inc.
Mr Joe Alvaro , Economics and Business Educators NSW
Ms Sharyn Stafford, English Teachers' Association NSW
Mr Carl Heise , English Teachers' Association NSW
Ms Bronya Thomas, English Teachers’ Association NSW
Ms Beatriz Cartlidge, History Teachers Association of NSW
Ms Toni Hurley, History Teachers Association of NSW
Ms Kathleen Moss, Home Economics Institute Australia (NSW Division)
Mr Matthew Esterman, Information Communication Technology Educators of NSW
Mrs Henrietta Miller, Information Communication Technology Educators of NSW
Mr Michael O'Connor, Marine Teachers' Association of NSW
Mrs Heather Weber, Mathematical Association of NSW
Dr Michael Cavanagh, Mathematical Association of NSW
Mr Gregory Murty, Mathematical Association of NSW
Mrs Susan Turnbull, Metropolitan East Social Science Teachers' Association
Mrs Kerry Horder, Metropolitan East Social Science Teachers' Association
Ms Jo McLean, NSW PDHPE Teachers' Association
Ms Amber Thomas, Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW
Ms Maree Woods, Science Teachers Association of NSW
Mr Brett McKay, Science Teachers Association of NSW
Ms Nyree Waterson, Technology Educators Association NSW
Ms Leslee Wheeler, Technology Educators Association NSW
Dr Karen Maras , Visual Arts and Design Educators Association NSW
Mrs Karen Profilio, Visual Arts and Design Educators Association NSW
Affiliate Member Category:
Ms Julie Logan, Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia NSW Inc.
The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW would like to acknowledge the support of the Australian Catholic University in hosting the 2013 PTC NSW Presentation Evening.
Special thanks to Professor Marea Nicholson, Associate Vice-Chancellor (Sydney) Professor of Teacher Education, Professor Tania Aspland, Head Faculty of Education NSW & ACT Australian Catholic University and May Ortiz, Senior Administration Officer, Faculty of Education NSW/ACT, Strathfield.
The 2013 APTAs
The Australian Professional Teachers’ Association (APTA) presents a number of annual awards to individuals and organisations that have contributed to enhancing the status of teaching as a profession.
The 2013 APTA Awards were held at 9.00am on Saturday 30 November in the atrium of the Australian Museum, College Street, Sydney.
Ms Margery Evans, CEO of the
Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), was the guest
presenter for the event.
The Dorothy Hoddinott Medal for Outstanding Lifetime Leadership
PTC NSW and member associations take enormous pleasure in congratulating Margaret Watts (Science Teachers’ Association NSW) on receiving The Dorothy Hoddinott Medal for Outstanding Lifetime Leadership, the top 2013 APTA award and honour, for her outstanding leadership and invaluable contribution to the profession.
Margaret Watts, Science Teachers’ Association NSW
Meritorious Contribution to the Profession
PTC NSW and member associations congratulate Mr. Lindsay Swan for this
outstanding achievement in recognition of his sustained and invaluable
contribution to the teaching profession over many years.
PTC NSW and member associations congratulate the Primary Teachers’
Network (PTN), English Teachers’ Association NSW (ETA NSW), and the
Mathematical Association NSW (MANSW) on the innovative, research based
approach to association work in order to respond to the changing needs
of their members and the profession.
Go to the News section for an in-depth report of the APTAs and award citation transcripts
An invitation to join the Global Education Project NSW - Schools Network Program
The Global Education Schools Network Program (GESNP) develops dynamic communities of learning. This program assists teachers to integrate a global perspective in their classroom practice to address the BOSNSW syllabuses.
Teaching with a global perspective broadens students’ outlook to become active, involved citizens of the global community. There are five global education learning emphases. They are: interdependence and globalisation;identity and cultural diversity; social justice and human rights; peace building and conflict resolution; and sustainable futures.
For more information, visit Global Education Schools Network Program
World Teachers' Day 2013 - Celebration of Excellence
Friday 25 October 2013 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.
Click on the link for more details about 2013 Outstanding Professional Service Award recipients
PTC NSW Presidents' Dinner 2013
The 19th Annual Presidents’ Dinner was held on Wednesday 31 July, 2013 and was well supported by the presidents of the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW (PTC NSW) Member Associations. This event provides an excellent opportunity for the profession to meet and develop professional ties with the other member associations in a pleasant social setting.
Ms. Nerina Pretlove, President PTC NSW welcomed dignitaries and guests attending this important dinner event. Guests included: Mr. Tom Alegounarias, President of NSW Board of Studies; Ms. Carol Taylor, Chief Executive of NSW Board of Studies and Acting CEO of NSW Institute of Teachers; Mr. Angelo Gavrelatos, President, Australian Education Union; Mr. Mark Northam, IEU Organiser, Independent Education Union;
Mr. Gary Zadkovich, Deputy President, NSW Teachers Federation; Ms. Rosalie Nott, Assistant Director - Education Policy, Catholic Education Commission NSW; Mr. Rodney Johnson, Vice President, NSW Federation of Parents and Citizens' Associations.
During her speech, Nerina acknowledged the vital role that associations play in the professional development and support of teachers, particularly at this time of great change. Nerina also raised concerns around the increasing trend in popularity of on-line professional development courses and suggested that they should be seen as one of a number of support tools in the learning process.
The guest speaker for the evening was Mr. Patrick
Lee. Patrick provided a valuable update on the Great Teaching, Inspired
Learning Recommendations. His presentation provoked important thinking
and discussion about professional development opportunities for
associations as a result of the need for school-based professional
development to be enriched by external providers such as the NSWIT
endorsed courses developed and delivered by associations.
Worthy also of mention was
the announcement of the National Centre for High Quality Teaching, a
$26 million federally funded initiative and the possibilities this could
potentially provide for teaching associations.
The Professional Teachers' Council NSW
The Professional Teachers' Council NSW (PTC NSW) is the peak body for professional teachers’ associations in NSW with 45 member associations. Established in 1973 it represents teachers at all levels of the education system, early childhood to tertiary. PTC NSW represents both government and non-government sectors, in all Key Learning, cross-curricula and leadership areas. PTC NSW provides an independent and non-partisan forum for the discussion of education policy and has a commitment to the professional development of teachers and to enhancing the professionalism of teachers and the quality of education in New South Wales.
The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW enhances the professionalism of teachers and the quality of education in New South Wales by linking and supporting member associations, giving and gaining strength through involvement, co-operative effort and diversity of their individual contributions.
The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW exists to serve the needs of and to represent its members by providing:
||A united voice on educational issues
||A forum for discussion of educational ideas with access to and influence on
the processes of educational decision-making at all levels
||Leadership and professional learning opportunities
||Networks for member associations
||Liaison with relevant groups on educational issues
||Effective administrative services and support in a recognisable location while affirming the importance of the professional expertise and the unique role of professional teachers’ associations in education
||This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training as a quality teacher initiative under the Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme.