CONGRATULATIONS from the 2017 Annual Dinner and Awards Evening

Dear Colleagues,

On Saturday September 2nd, The Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales held its 125 years’ anniversary at The 2017 Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards at Trinity Grammar School, Dining Hall. 70 guests gathered to celebrate the presentation of this year’s award that included the Presentation for Excellence in Teaching and Certificates of Excellence were presented to a number of outstanding young colleagues. The Teachers’ Guild’s Research Award was also presented on the evening. Each Year, the Awards Honour an educator of great standing, who also has a Teachers’ Guild Connection. This year we were delighted to Honour Mr Phillip James Heath who has been actively involved in education for many years as a teacher, administrator and now as Head Master at Barker College. The Guild was pleased to honour Mr Heath in its 2017 Awards.

The Awards also thanked Mr Jihad Dib, The Shadow Minister for Education and a former teacher and principal himself for making time in his busy schedule to attend and help to present awards to some outstanding educators.

The Teachers’ Guild of NSW this year celebrates a long, impressive and honourable history of service, support and training for the vocation of teaching; always maintaining its foundation aim “to promote in all possible ways, the care of education”. The Guild represent teachers from all levels and promotes a long established theme of deep interest in the professional development and encouragement of colleague educators, providing opportunities for members of the profession to network, refine skills, and receive recognition. As the longest established professional organisation for teachers in Australia, the Guild has for 125 years been an undeniably important influence in the history of education in NSW and continues its commitment to the care of teaching, standing on the shoulders of past and current members who have helped to shape education in this State and positively enriched countless number of school students’ lives.

Our members and awardees on the night were distributed with the 125th Anniversary Guild pins in celebrating this milestone and always uphold the motto I Teach That I May Learn.

It has been a delight to see the ongoing development of the Guild, to recognising the impact it is having on the teaching profession, and to acknowledge the reinforcement and encouragement it is providing through the Awards to some truly outstanding contributions for Beginning Teachers and Research Awards. Congratulations to all award recipients!

The program for the evening included:

  • Presentation of the Awards for Teachers in their Early Years of Teaching in Primary School and Secondary School Divisions

  • Presentation of The Scholarship Prize: This is an annual scholarship donated by the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales for a student in the second year of the MTeach programme at the University of Sydney

  • Presentation of the "Guild Research Award" and "The Teachers Mutual Bank Award" which is offered to a Postgraduate Student or Experienced teacher, who is currently completing or completed a research of direct benefit to classroom teaching and the

  • Presentation of Honorary Fellows of the Teachers Guild of NSW by honouring and acknowledging outstanding members of our profession for their dedicated service in education.

· Presentation of Life Membership to Mr Peter Green

Congratulations to all award recipients that were presented with their certificates and prizes on Saturday 2nd September 2017

Awardees for 2017: Award for Teachers in their Early Years of Teaching

Primary School Division


Lauren Barlow, Northholm Grammar School

Highly Commended Award

Gemma Glynn, Barker College

Senior School Division


Kaliopi Korkidas, St Vincent’s College

Highly Commended Awards

Dr Matthew Hill, Barker College

Robert Magner, Loreto Kirribilli

Simon Thompson, Barker College

The Guild Scholarship


Eliza Little, The University of Sydney

Highly Commended Award

Manavi Jain, The University of Sydney

The Research Award


Lisa Allum, Queenwood School for Girls

The Teachers Mutual Bank Award

Katherin Cartwright, The University of Sydney

Highly Commended Awards

Wendy Lee, The University of Sydney

Christine Mae, The University of Sydney

Commended Awards

Claire Golledge, The University of Sydney

Lisa Hobden, The University of Technology Sydney

Lauren Knussen, The University of Technology Sydney

Life Membership And Honorary Fellows of the Teachers’ Guild

Peter Green has served with honesty and discernment on the Council since he first joined in 2002, when he was elected as Vice President. From 2003 until 2017, he has remained a Guild Councillor and has contributed to several professional development events undertaken by the Guild. Mr Green has always sought to provide professional development opportunities to educators at all levels of their development and to expand the Guild’s presence within Independent schools. He is an imaginative and knowledgeable member of our Council and the Guild has benefitted greatly by his support and willingness to contribute over the last 15 years.

Mr Phillip James Heath - From his early roles early roles as Boarding Housemaster and Deputy Head, Mr Heath has been privileged to lead three diverse schools as Principal (St Andrew's Cathedral School, Radford College and Barker College). He has served as President of the Australian Anglican Schools Network, been a member of the Board of Studies (NSW), chaired several committees within the Board of Studies role, been National Chair of AHISA and established two schools for indigenous children. Mr Heath has authored several papers and published the history of Trinity Grammar School in 1990. He remains committed to creating justice, compassion and excellence in education and seeking to foster a mindset that will prompt students to serve their communities by sharing the strong educational experience our schools provide. He willingly supports the growth of young educators and nurtures emerging leaders. Mr Heath has been honoured by the College of Educators and the AIS (ACT) with Fellowships and Awards. He yearns to establish more schools to support Indigenous Learners and is developing the capacity to deliver practical two-way reconciliation, building a more hopeful future for our nation. Mr Phillip James Heath is a worthy recipient of the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales Honorary Fellowship Award.

Mrs Adele Joy Lockman - In her professional career, Mrs Lockman has held the position of Head of House for the past 4 years. In this role, she pastorally cares for students in Years 5-12 as well as leading a team of Pastoral Care teachers. During her time at William Clarke College, she has led a contingent of students in a Mission Trip to the Solomon Islands, where she also ran two conferences to provide professional development for over 80 Teachers. She has also organised and run two TeachMeet events. Mrs Lockman is involved in all musicals and drama productions at WCC, producing the Printart, Program and Photography for the shows. In 2012, one of her HSC Visual Arts student's works was selected for ArtExpress - a very high honour. She is currently involved in NAPLAN marking as a Group Leader which is a wonderful opportunity to lead a team of teachers from various schools around Sydney. In her community work, Mrs Lockman has been in senior leadership in the Scout movement since 2005. This year she completed her wood badge, which is a great honour and demonstration of advanced leadership in her role as Venturer Scout Leader. Through Scouting, she has been involved in the performing arts section and led a cast of 190 as an Assistant Production Director for Cumberland Gang Show. Through this endeavour, she was Producer/Director for the Australian Jamboree Gang Show in 2016. This saw her lead a cast of 300 Scouts and Guides from all over Australia and New Zealand to perform in front of 10,000 Scouts at the Sydney Jamboree. Mrs Adele Joy Lockman is a worthy recipient of the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales Honorary Fellowship Award.

Mr William Wallace is a long term member of the Independent Primary School Heads’ Association of Australia where he is the current NSW President-Elect, and has chaired the IPSHA Social Issues Committee and the Junior School Deputy Heads Group. He is currently Head of Junior School at Lakes Grammar, Chair of the Hunter Region Independent Schools Primary Heads’ Group and has been actively involved with the HICES Junior Heads Group for a decade. William previously served at Macarthur Anglican School as Head of Junior School and Head of Middle School. He has received an NGS Super Scholarship and has been a WSU Alumni Awards Finalist. William was a targeted graduate teacher, a member of the NSW Teachers’ Federation Council, an Assistant Principal, and led a K - 12 Federal Boys’ Education Lighthouse Cluster of schools. Awarded a UWS Scholarship to study business/law, William chose education, becoming the fourth generation of his family in the profession. Mr William Wallace is a worthy recipient of the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales Honorary Fellowship Award.

The following link features the Video Highlights from the 2017 Annual Dinner and Awards Evening:

The following link features some Selected Photos from the 2017 Annual Dinner and Awards Evening:

The 2017 Awards have been benefited from generous sponsorship by and Teachers Mutual Bank. Thank you

Kind regards,

Dr Frederick Osman FTGN FACE FRSN


The Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales

GPO Box 817

Sydney NSW 2001

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