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Nominations for Teacher Fellowship Awards close on 12 October

Time is running out to nominate outstanding teachers in the 2018 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards with entries closing on 12 October. Now in its second year, the Awards will offer twelve Fellowships worth $45,000 for teachers and school leaders who are inspiring and transforming the lives of Australian students. 

Each Fellowship includes $10,000 for the teacher’s professional development and participation in a 12-month fellowship program including a study tour to Singapore valued at $5,000. In addition, each winner’s school will receive $30,000 to fund a project designed to improve students’ performance and wellbeing.

Since being awarded their fellowship, the 2017 award winners have used their $30,000 funding towards remarkable projects in their classrooms and schoolyards.

In Western Australia, Principal Craig Skinner has developed a peer support and review program so teachers can build their existing skillset to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable children in Australia.

Meanwhile, South Australian teacher Dr Christine Roberts-Yates has been driving a partnership between Murray Bridge High School Disability Unit and the CSIRO. The partnership evaluates the educational and therapeutic benefits of robotics for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities and autism.

Teachers and school leaders from all sectors of the Australian schools system can apply or be nominated for the awards. For more information on the awards or to nominate a teacher visit teachingawards.com.au.

Schools Plus is a national charity that delivers high-impact philanthropic support for schools in disadvantaged communities, to give students the opportunities they need to fulfil their potential. It was established in 2013, bringing to life a recommendation in the 2011 Review of Funding for Schooling (Gonski Review). More than 4600 schools across Australia are eligible for tax-deductible donations through Schools Plus.


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