On Monday November 6th, The Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales held its 2017 World Teachers Celebration at the beautiful venue of the Pennant Hills Golf Club.
The World Teachers Day is an opportunity to publically acknowledge the work of all teachers. These Awards recognise the outstanding professional contribution to education made by teachers. On these important occasion we celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of our teachers in an increasingly complex, multicultural and technological society.
The Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales greatly admire the commitment of teachers in enhancing their professional knowledge, improving teaching practice, in engaging with their students, and in their ongoing relationships with the wider community.
On behalf of the Teachers Guild of New South Wales, I would like to congratulate your contribution to an informed and cohesive society and wish you every success and fulfilment for the future.
90 guests gathered to celebrate the presentation of this year’s awards that included:
Hearing from our distinguished guest Dr Ken Silburn, Head Teacher Science at Casula High School and Coordinator and founder of the iSTEM (Invigorating Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics – sharing his story from being an ex-student of Punchbowl Boys High to becoming a Global Teacher Ambassador.
Presentation of the 2017 World Teachers’ Recognition Award Citations in honouring teachers who have made a wonderful contribution to their school in advancing the education profession.
Presentation of the 2017 Research Commended 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.
Presentation of the 2017 Honorary Fellow of the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales, recognising an outstanding educator who have made major contributions both within their mainstream sphere of work and more broadly across the profession.
Congratulations to all award recipients that were presented with their certificates and Awards
Adele Lockman, William Clarke College
Alexander Wharton, Northern Beaches Christian School
Alexandra Wood, Trinity Grammar School
Andrea Harries, Lakes Grammar - An Anglican School
Brett Kriedemann, Shore School
Carmelo Aragone, Shore School
Diane Gourlas, TAFE
Elisa LeRay, Lakes Grammar - An Anglican School
Emily Grant, Catherine McAuley Westmead
Emily Gray, St. Patrick's Marist College, Dundas
Emma Smith, Lakes Grammar - An Anglican School
Greg Asquith, Lakes Grammar - An Anglican School
Ian Garrett, Macarthur Anglican School
Jenny Greig, Merrylands East Public School
Jennifer Noble, Merrylands East Public School
Katharyn Reid, St Catherine's School
Katie Brett, Trinity Grammar School
Leah Brown, Patrician Brothers' College Fairfield
Leonie Black, John Purchase Public School
Linda Batman, Connells Point Public School
Linda Hogan,Norwest Christian College
Lisa Gossling, Trinity Grammar School
Louise Pinkstone, Kambala
Lucy Birts, St Andrew's Cathedral School
Luke Bartolo, Glenmore Park High School
Margaret Rees, Trinity Grammar School
Mark Oakley, Trinity Grammar School
Matilda Baxter, MLC School Burwood
Maxine Whelan, Trinity Grammar School
Natalie Walker, St James Catholic Primary School
Nathan Bessant, Northern Beaches Christian School
Rose Garofano, Oakhill College
Sarah Tor, Macarthur Anglican School
Sophie Poisel, Emanuel School
William Bourke, Patrician Brothers' College Fairfield
Research Commended Award
Lauren Knussen, University of Technology Sydney
Honorary Fellows of the Teachers’ Guild
David Van Tol, Trinity Grammar School