SYDNEY, Thursday 5 October 2018: On World Teachers’ Day, NGS Super has announced the winners of the 2018 NGS Super Scholarship Awards which encourage the betterment of those in the independent education sector.
The longstanding awards recognise the teachers, support staff and management staff of non-government schools who have a vision to improve the education sector.
Six scholarships to the value of $5000 each are awarded annually to NGS Super members to help them commence a professional development course, project or initiative of their choice. Applications are determined by the Fund’s panel of judges made up of board members and staff.
Laura Wright, Chief Executive Officer of NGS Super, said each year the Fund aims to recognise and reward selected applicants who are actively seeking to work on their professional development while also providing tangible outcomes for the education sector.
“We had so many fantastic submissions this year that were linked to addressing current and relevant areas in the sector – from improving social inclusion to revising curriculum frameworks. While unfortunately we can’t recognise everyone with a scholarship, we wanted to commend all those who applied and thank them for all the inspiring things they’re doing every day that contribute to quality education in Australia,” she added.
The six winners of NGS Super’s $5,000 scholarships are:
Teacher category winners
Diana Webster, Teacher, Abbotsleigh (NSW)
David Chu, Teacher, Emmaus Christian College (SA)
Glen Arthur, Teacher, University Senior College (SA)
Management category winner
Trish Weekes, Literary Consultant and Researcher, Literary Works (NSW)
Support staff category winner
Tracy Hart, Secondary School Counsellor, Penrhos College (WA)
Judges’ choice award
Amy Falconer, Teacher, Claremont College (NSW)
“Our winners have pledged to upskill themselves and their peers in development areas of STEM, literacy and English and soft skills like social sciences and mindfulness, capabilities of which are becoming more and more important in our ever-changing world.
“NGS Super is proud to facilitate the opportunity for those in the education sector to share their learnings not only locally, but on a global scale.
“We congratulate the recipients of this year’s scholarship awards, and look forward to seeing the outcomes of their endeavours,” Ms Wright concluded.
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