Premier’s Teacher Scholarships
Ten of the best public school teachers across the State were rewarded for their commitment to quality education with a 2017 Premier's Teacher Scholarship at a reception at the State Library of New South Wales on Wednesday (9 August).
The scholarships provide recipients with $10,000-$15,000 in funds for a five-week study tour to some of the world's most highly acclaimed schools and centres for teaching and learning.
Recipients will use the scholarships to study a range of topics, including youth depression, educational outcomes for students with disabilities, financial literacy, health education and harnessing digital technologies for the classroom and the enhancing of professional development.
Open to all NSW teachers from government and non-government schools and preschools, as well as TAFE NSW Institutes, the 2017 program saw 21 scholarships being awarded across 17 program areas.
NSW public education winners:
Premier's Anika Foundation Youth Depression Awareness Scholarships
Emma Sue San, Redbank School (Westmead)
Sandra Scott, North Sydney Girls High School
Deborah Costa, Cessnock West Public School
Premier's Australian Association of Special Education NSW Chapter Research To Practice Special Education Scholarship
Monika Bray, Camden High School
Premier's Copyright Agency Creativity Across the Curriculum Scholarship
Alana Lewis, Asquith Girls High School
Premier's English Teachers Association English Scholarship
Paula Madigan, Coffs Harbour High School
Premier's First State Super Financial Literacy Scholarship
Cassandra Portelli, Hunter School of the Performing Arts
Premier's Hicksons Lawyers Health Education and Wellbeing Scholarships
Darren Lang, Kingswood High School
Premier's Leadership Scholarship
Geoffrey Childs, Canobolas Rural Technology School
Premier's Vocational Education Scholarship
Louise Pamment, Teaching and Learning Directorate, Department of Education