Educators’ excellence recognised with Premier’s Teacher Scholarship awards


NSW Department of Education Secretary, Murat Dizdar, has praised recipients of the 2024 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship as outstanding educators who are transforming the lives of students.

Twelve of the 13 recipients, including Stella Ding of The Ponds High School, work in the NSW public education system.

Scholarship recipients each received between $10,000 and $15,000 for a five-week study tour.

Ms Ding received the Premier’s Creativity Across the Curriculum Scholarship to study gamification in the USA and Australia.

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The scholarship program is open to all NSW teachers from government and non-government schools and pre-schools, as well as teachers at TAFE NSW institutes.

Mr Dizdar said the scholarships provided an excellent opportunity for teachers to collaborate with other world-class educators and expand their own knowledge and expertise.

“I’m proud of our public-school educators in NSW who are deeply committed to ensuring our 800,000 students belong, succeed and thrive in public schools,” Mr Dizdar said.

“These scholarships are a great opportunity for our outstanding educators to continue to develop their skills and achieve the best learning outcomes for our students.”

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The Premier’s Teacher Scholarship recipients were presented at a reception at The Mint on 17 October.

The 2024 corporate sponsors for the scholarships included the Anika Foundation, Hicksons Lawyers, History Teachers Association of New South Wales, NSW Education Standards Authority, Reserve Bank of Australia, Teachers Mutual Bank, University of New South Wales (School of Education) and University of Sydney (Faculty of Science).

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