19 awarded Premier's Teacher Scholarships

Saturday, 29 August 2015 -

Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today congratulated 19 teachers from across the State who have been recognised for their commitment to quality education with a 2015 Premier's Teacher Scholarship.

Recipients have been recommended by their principals, education specialists, industry professionals or their peers.

"The program provides study tours to selected teachers, allowing them to visit some of the world's best schools and centres of education," Mr Piccoli said.

"Teachers return to their classrooms with new knowledge, professionally inspired, and armed with new teaching methods and skills."

NSW Premier Mike Baird said the benefits of the scholarships would flow through to students.

"Special teachers leave an indelible positive impact on students – most of us can remember teachers who sparked the desire to learn and captivated our imagination," Mr Baird said.

"That's what we're creating through this program – and ultimately, it's our students who will benefit."

Mr Piccoli said the 2015 program saw 325 applications for the 19 scholarships awarded across 12 program areas.

"Eight of this year's recipients are rural and remote educators, highlighting the valuable contribution our regional teachers make and the importance placed on continuing their development," Mr Piccoli said.

Since 1999, nearly 400 teachers across New South Wales have received Premier's Teacher Scholarships. All NSW teachers from government and non-government schools, and TAFE NSW Institutes are eligible to apply for the scholarships.

For further details about the NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships and the recipients visit www.teach.nsw.edu.au/premiersscholarships or call the NSW Department of Education on (02) 9561 8501.


School / Office

Scholarship Received

Mr Darcy Moore

Dapto High School

Premier's Adobe Information and Communication Technologies Scholarship

Ms Carla Dale

Sarah Redfern Public School, Minto

Premier's Anika Foundation Youth Depression Awareness Scholarships (1 of 2)

Mr Cale Wallace

Callaghan College, Wallsend Campus

Premier's Anika Foundation Youth Depression Awareness Scholarships (1 of 2)


Mr Mark Lucas


Dapto High School

Premier's Australian Association of Special Education NSW Chapter Research to Practice Special Education Scholarship

Mr Charlie James

Singleton High School

Premier's Commonwealth Bank Vocational Education Scholarship

Mr Alan Guihot

Melville High School

Premier's Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship

Mrs Kris Graham

Wahroonga Public School

Premier's Early Childhood Education Council Early Childhood Scholarship

Ms Kerri-Jane Burke

Moss Vale High School

Premier's English Teachers Association English Scholarship

Mr Stephen Chapman

O'Connor Catholic College, Armidale

Premier's First State Super Financial Literacy Scholarship

Mrs Sharon Champagne

Bega High School

Premier's HTA History Scholarships

Ms Rebekah Poole

Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga

Premier's HTA History Scholarships


Mrs Galiema Gool


Corrimal Public School

Premier's IOOF Centre for Educational and Medical Research Itinerant Support Teacher (Vision) Scholarship

Mr Victor Zhang

Mosman High School

Premier's Kingold Chinese Language Teacher Scholarship

Ms Yasmin Ibrahim

Ultimo Educational Services Team, Greystanes

Premier's Masterton Homes Special Education Scholarship

Mr Richard Ford

St Andrews Cathedral School, Sydney

Premier's PwC Leadership Scholarship

Ms Helen Bernice (Berni) Aquilina

TAFE NSW - Western Institute Mudgee Campus

Premier's Samsung Technology in Rural and Remote Schools Scholarship

Mr George Holt

TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute Wagga Wagga Campus

Premier's TAFE Scholarships

Ms Natalie Denmeade

TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute Taree Campus

Premier's TAFE Scholarships

Mrs Melissa Silk

International Grammar School, Ultimo

Premier's Teachers Mutual Bank New and Emerging Technologies Scholarship


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