Congratulations from the 2017 World Teachers Celebration Evening

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

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