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On the 25 March 2016 Paul Brock, life member and esteemed friend of the English Teachers Association NSW, passed away.

Paul Brock was a person who wanted to make a real difference and he achieved this in all areas of his personal and professional life. Paul took the road less travelled, ‘And that has made all the difference’. His story is one of courage and influence that has earned him the respect and admiration of all of us.

English Teachers Association NSW - icon Obituary - Paul Brock, mETAphor Issue 2, 2016 (112.53 kB)

The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) is a federation of state and territory joint councils of teacher professional associations. The APTA provides a national voice for Australian teachers from all sectors and all levels of education.

The 2016 APTA Awards were held on Saturday 4 June at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney. These are the national awards presented to teaching associations and their volunteers. The Australian Professional Teachers Association’s awards acknowledge the exemplary innovation and leadership carried out by individuals and associations who have made outstanding contributions to the work undertaken by professional teaching associations.

The Mathematical Association of NSW (MANSW) were recipients of the APTA Innovative Association Award 2016 for their innovative strategies.

One of our own PTC NSW Vice-President Nerina Pretlove received an APTA Meritorious Contribution to the Profession Award. Nerina’s tireless support of the objectives of professional teaching associations, advocacy, policy development, research, professional learning make her a very worth recipient. Congratulations Nerina!

Read the full list of award recipients and citations in the icon APTA Awards program 2016 (1.27 MB)

PTC NSW congratulates all recipients across Australia.

All member associations have received a letter from PTC NSW regarding the review of BOSTES. As President of PTC NSW Dr Denis Mootz was invited to meet with the review panel. Nerina Pretlove, PTC NSW Vice President, and your representative on the QTC and PLEAC groups, was also invited. Together they presented PTC NSW's position on a range of issues related to BOSTES operation and teacher accreditation processes.

As part of PTC NSW’s function to provide advocacy on member association’s behalf a submission was lodge on your behalf and a copy distributed for your reference and tabling at your next Board meeting. We would welcome any comments from member associations around the submission, which we will collate and distribute to you all.

Comments are to be emailed to the PTC NSW Executive Officer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as practical. Should PTC NSW have an additional opportunity to address the review we will ensure these additional views are submitted. icon Link to PTC NSW BOSTES Review letter to associations (318.97 kB)

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  • On the 25 March 2016 Paul Brock, life member and esteemed friend of the English Teachers Association NSW, passed away.

    Paul Brock was a person who wanted to make a real difference and he achieved this in all areas of his personal and professional life. Paul took the road less travelled, ‘And that has made all the difference’. His story is one of courage and influence that has earned him the respect and admiration of all of us.

    English Teachers Association NSW - icon Obituary - Paul Brock, mETAphor Issue 2, 2016 (112.53 kB)

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