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Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards for 2020

With the restrictions of large gatherings caused by the COVID pandemic, 2020 presented a multitude of pressing challenges and our awards presentation ceremony on Friday October 23, was different to any other year. A virtual awards event meant that we continued to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of our teachers on World Teachers’ Day.

The evening celebrated the amazing, talented, innovative, progressive and essential work that educators do on a daily basis to ensure Australians have access to and receive the best possible education available.

The Awards event honoured 63 worthy recipients across the different sectors and stages of education. The awards highlight the achievements and diversity of the education profession across our State. This important occasion allowed us to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of all our teachers in an increasingly complex, multicultural and technological society.

This year we were delighted to honour in person, Dr Phil Lambert PSM, National President, Australian College of Educators with the Phyllis Evans Medal for 2020 and to acknowledge the Award Certificates in his honour.

Dr Phil Lambert PSM recipient of the Phyllis Evans Medal for 2020

I would like to particularly thank The Honourable Sarah Mitchell MLC NSW Minister for Education and Prue Car Member for Londonderry, Shadow Minister for Education, for joining our Virtual 2020 World Teachers’ Awards Ceremony. The Teachers’ Guild of NSW thanks the NSW Government on its support and outstanding commitments to ensure our education communities across New South Wales get the representation, recognition, infrastructure and services that they deserve. The Guild thanks Minister Mitchell and Minister Car in providing inspiring words of congratulations for our awardees on their incredible achievements.