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NSWSPC Calendar

Wed Mar 01, 2017
Executive Meeting
Thu Mar 02, 2017
State Assembly
Fri Mar 03, 2017
Professional Learning Day
Fri Apr 07, 2017
End Term 1
Mon Apr 24, 2017
School Development Day
Tue Apr 25, 2017 @08:30 - 03:30pm
Anzac Day
Wed Apr 26, 2017
Term 2 starts
Tue May 09, 2017
Retired Principals' lunch 10am-2 pm
Thu May 25, 2017
Executive Meeting
Fri May 26, 2017
State Assembly

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Regional and R/G meetings are in the Members area calendar.

Paul Brock Award

FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK
ARTS, ENGLISH AND LITERACY EDUCATION RESEARCH NETWORK
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
and the
NSW SECONDARY PRINCIPALS’ COUNCIL

2013 PAUL BROCK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH

Awarded to Veronica McNaught, Head Teacher, English
Finley High School

Bernie Roebuck (Principal, Finley HS), Dr Paul Brock, Veronica McNaught

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Dr Paul Brock, Veronica McNaught, Lila Mularczyk (President, NSWSPC)

The purpose of this award is to recognise an outstanding teacher of secondary English in NSW who has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in subject English.

Veronica's citation reads ....

As all would be well aware, sadly there is a close correlation in poorer results in external tests for students the further they are located from the 'centre'. Indeed the gap between those who are located in rural and remote areas compared to those from urban areas has widened in recent years. Finley is a small township of 2000 and the school supports a number of smaller surrounding townships and farming communities. For the best part of ten years from the turn of the century till late 2009 the area was in the grip of one of the worst ever droughts in the county's history, and this combined with ongoing uncertainty surrounding water supply for irrigated farming led to a substantial fall in school enrolments and a loss of employment opportunities in the communities.

It is within this context that the achievements of Veronica, who has been the HT English at Finley High School since 2007, take on even greater meaning. In that time not only have her own classes had very significant success but indeed her faculty has enjoyed regular, ongoing above state average results in the HSC. Every year since 2006 Veronica has had students in Band 6 in Advanced English and has also had very significant success in Extension English.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK
ARTS, ENGLISH AND LITERACY EDUCATION RESEARCH NETWORK
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
and the
NSW SECONDARY PRINCIPALS’ COUNCIL

2012 PAUL BROCK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH

Awarded to Jackie Saisithidej, Teacher, English & ESL
St Clair High School

Prof. Will Kristie (Syd Uni), Debbie Hocking (DEC),
Jackie Saisithidej, Dr Paul Brock, Prof. Jackie Manuel (Syd Uni),
Chris Presland (Principal, St Clair HS)

Jackie Saisithidej, Prof. Jackie Manuel

Listen to the podcast of the award ceremony by clicking on the green arrow below (right-click here to download):

The purpose of this award is to recognise an outstanding teacher of secondary English in NSW who has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in subject English.

Jackie's citation reads ....

Jackie is an exceptionally dedicated, talented, knowledgeable and inspiring English and ESL teacher, always setting, expecting and supporting high standards of behaviour and performance for every student, regardless of their entry level of ability. She constantly demonstrates exceptional understanding of student perspectives and adapts class activities to engage, encourage and actively support students to rise above their own expectations of performance. She is equally effective and persistent in bringing out the best in students across all age groupings whether they are gifted and talented or struggling due to ability or attitude.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK
ARTS, ENGLISH AND LITERACY EDUCATION RESEARCH NETWORK
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
and the
NSW SECONDARY PRINCIPALS’ COUNCIL

2010 PAUL BROCK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH

Awarded to Jo-Anne Drayton, Head Teacher, English
Hornsby Girls' High School


Rob Phillips (Principal, Hornsby GHS), Jo-Anne
Drayton, Mr Michael Mays (Jo-Anne's father)

 
Chris Cawsey (President SPC), Dr Paul Brock,
Dr Jackie Manuel (Syd Uni), Jo-Anne Drayton,
Michael Coutts-Trotter (D-G NSWDET)

 

The purpose of this award is to recognise an outstanding teacher of secondary English in NSW who has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in subject English.

Jo-Anne's citation reads:

Ms Jo-Anne Drayton is an exceptional English educator who has extensive knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the English curriculum and the creative practicalities of its effective delivery to students. She embodies the joy of teaching and learning, and her inspiring enthusiasm is a prime motivating factor for her students and staff.

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2009 Paul Brock Award

 

FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK
ARTS, ENGLISH AND LITERACY EDUCATION RESEARCH NETWORK
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
and the
NSW SECONDARY PRINCIPALS’ COUNCIL

2009 PAUL BROCK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH

Awarded to Geoffrey Walker, English teacher
Northern Beaches Secondary College, Balgowlah Boys Campus

Ian James (Head Teacher, English), Michael Coutts-Trotter (Dir-Gen. NSWDET), Dr. Paul Brock, Geoff Walker, Paul Sheather (Rel. Principal, Balgowlah Boys)

The purpose of this award is to recognise an outstanding teacher of secondary English in NSW who has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in subject English.

Podcast of the ceremony is available - please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it