Bernie Goldie

Outstanding contributors to teaching honoured

“World Teachers Day” on 28 October was an annual event to honour the work of teaching at all levels in university, schools, TAFEs and preschools.

To celebrate this day, the Illawarra/South Coast branch of the Australian College of Educators presented “Peer Recognition Awards” for outstanding contributions to education.

These awards are open to state and private schools and the University of Wollongong. Peers nominate those people who they know give above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis in their contribution to education.

The awards were presented at The Salvation Army Citadel at Smiths Hill High School.

Thirty awards were presented to teachers from a range of schools as well as university lecturers and parent helpers.

Some of the school awardees have taught students who have won state, national and international awards and have led innovations in school curriculum and new ways of teaching.

At the same time, university awardees were recognised for their outstanding contribution to university teaching and for innovative work in mentoring new teachers.

Associate Professor Garry Hoban from the Faculty of Education is the local President of the Australian College of Educators.