LOCAL TEACHERS URGED TO APPLY FOR 2015 PREMIER’S SCHOLARSHIPS

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is encouraging interested teachers from across the region to apply for the 2015 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships.

 

Mr Marshall said 22 scholarships in 12 program areas were on offer for teachers in NSW government and non-government schools and TAFE NSW Institutes.

 

“The scholarships give teachers the opportunity to study overseas, carry out research in an area of interest, and further their professional growth and development,” he said.

 

“The scholarships are designed to enhance and enrich the learning experiences of students by giving their teachers a unique opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in their chosen field of expertise.”

 

Mr Marshall said more than 390 teachers had taken part in the scholarship program since its inception in 1999.

 

“They have returned to their classrooms and TAFE Institutes inspired and re-invigorated, sharing new teaching methods, skills, and knowledge,” he said.

 

“The scholarships cover a number of teaching disciplines including information technology, history, early childhood education and special education.

 

“When teachers come back from these study tours, the experiences of our young students are undoubtedly enriched.”

 

Armidale City Public School teacher Maria Russell was successful in gaining a scholarship this year.

 

Mr Marshall said the scholarships, which are made available due to the generous support of corporate partners and private foundations, provided a tremendous learning opportunity for both teachers and their students.

 

More information about the scholarships is available at:

www.dec.nsw.gov.au/what-we-offer/awards-scholarships-and-grants/scholarships/premier-s-teacher-scholarships

 

Applications for the scholarships close on Friday, 1 May 2015.

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