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People Matter Employee Survey is now open

21 October 2020

Each year, NSW Department of Education employees participate in the People Matter Employee Survey (PMES). Coordinated by the Public Service Commission, the survey provides insight into how employees feel about working with the department and where positive actions may need to be taken to enhance our employees' experiences at work.

Our vision at the NSW Department of Education is to be Australia's best education system and one of the finest in the world. By contributing to this year’s PMES you will help provide the information we need to improve our workplaces and deliver the best results for our students.

The survey is completely anonymous and can be completed between now and Friday 13 November. For more information or to access the support resources available, please visit the PMES intranet page.

CESE: 'What Works Best' resources

21 October 2020

Established in 2012, the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE), is Australia's first dedicated hub of education data and evaluation. In April this year, the department released a 2020 update of CESE’s popular research report, 'What works best'.

The report builds on the evidence base of the original 2014 report, and outlines eight quality teaching practices that are known to support school and student improvement.

To help teachers and school leaders connect with the research and develop a shared understanding of best practice, resources will be uploaded to the NSW Department of Education website throughout Term 4.

To find out more and to access additional resources, visit the CESE website.

Professional experience resources

14 October 2020

The NSW Department of Education is committed to facilitating high-quality professional experience placements for pre-service teachers in NSW public schools. Supporting and guiding our pre-service teachers strengthens the profession and is critical to creating dynamic and inspirational teachers of tomorrow.

Teachers who take on the role of supervising teacher/professional experience coordinator play an essential role in ensuring pre-service teachers receive the dedicated support required for a successful placement.

To support our supervising teachers/professional experience coordinators, the department has developed a range of resources that communicate mandatory requirements to pre-service teachers and guide best practice in completing school and department inductions.

To access these resources, please visit the NSW Department of Education website.

Teach and make Bourke your home

23 September 2020

Located on the banks of the Darling River, the Bourke area perfectly encapsulates the rugged appeal of outback Australia. The township emanates old world charm, yet it is also the major service centre in the far west, making it an ideal location for individuals and families alike. Modern day Bourke offers abundant natural attractions and warm outback hospitality.

The area also offers a range of schools delivering high-quality educational services. Working at one of these schools, you will not only have the opportunity to enhance your career but you could also be eligible for a range of benefits and incentives.

If you’re considering a move to a great career destination, the Bourke area has a lot to offer. You’re sure to receive a warm welcome.

Norfolk Island Central School

23 September 2020

Norfolk Island Central School is located on Norfolk Island, approximately 1,400 km east of Byron Bay in the South Pacific Ocean. This South Pacific paradise has a lot to offer, home to stunning landscapes, diverse culture and pristine white sandy beaches.

As the only school on the island, Norfolk Island Central School delivers quality educational and well-being outcomes to 280 students across Years K - 12.

The uniqueness of the Norfolk Island community, with its Polynesian and Bounty history, is reflected throughout the school. Traditions are honoured, promoting the maintenance of Norfolk Island culture for future generations. The school aims to be not just a member of, but also an exemplary example and participant in the community.

Two exciting full-time classroom teacher opportunities currently exist to work at Norfolk Island Central School for the 2021 school year:

  • Approval to teach sport, lifestyle & recreation/physical activity & sports studies and PD/H/PE and willingness to teach community & family studies. 27/01/2021 - 27/01/2022. Applicants for this position are requested to submit an expression of interest.
  • Approval to teach construction, industrial technology - timber and technology mandatory (years 7 - 12). 27/01/2021 - 17/12/2021. Applicants for this position are requested to submit an expression of interest.

With fantastic relocation benefits on offer, there's never been a better time to make your move to Norfolk Island. To find out more and to apply, contact Sally Thompson.

Teach and Learn Scholarship (Specialist Teaching Areas)

16 September 2020

Approved teachers, be supported with a Teach and Learn Scholarship for Specialist Teaching Areas and acquire additional competencies as a Teacher Librarian, Careers Adviser or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) teacher.

Teach and Learn scholars receive:

  • up to $20,000 per year of full-time study
  • $500 per week while completing a practicum, and
  • up to eight days of study leave per year of full-time study.

Don’t miss out on this career enhancing opportunity. To find out more and to apply, visit the teach.NSW website.

Support Stewart House

16 September 2020

Since 1977, NSW Department of Education teachers, administration and support staff have supported Stewart House, as the department’s Charity of Choice.

There are currently 9,891 NSW Department of Education employees that donate to Stewart House through the Salary Contribution Scheme. It is because of these generous donations that Stewart House is able to support over 1,700 public school children experiencing crises, providing optometric, dental and medical treatment as well as emotional support.

Stewart House recognises the impact this support has in delivering these vital services and would like to thank all of their generous supporters.

To learn how you can help change the lives of students in need, contact Stewart House.

Register for the teach.NSW Career Fair

16 September 2020

Pre-service, graduate and experienced teachers, register now for the teach.NSW Career Fair webinars.

Join us to hear more about amazing temporary teaching opportunities available in NSW public schools in 2021. Each webinar will feature representatives from the region allowing you to connect with local school leaders and have your questions answered.

Apply for a Graduate Teacher Scholarship

09 September 2020

Are you a pre-service teacher in your final year of studies, training to become a teacher of a high-demand subject area? If so, apply for a Graduate Teacher Scholarship.

Graduate Teacher Scholarships are available to high-achieving future teachers of mathematics, science (with physics), selected Technological and Applied Studies subjects and special education (K - 12).

Scholars receive a $5,000 training allowance and permanent teaching position in a NSW public school upon graduation.

Applications close Friday, 16 October 2020.

To find out more and to apply, visit the teach.NSW website.

NSW Department of Education Scholarships

09 September 2020

Do you know someone who is applying for a teaching scholarship with the NSW Department of Education? Applications close Friday 11 September for the following scholarship programs:

NSW Department of Education scholars are supported while they study and receive a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school when they graduate.

Encourage current and future teachers to submit their application prior to the closing date to make the most of these incredible opportunities.

To find out more, visit the teach.NSW website.

Apply for a Future Teacher Scholarship

02 September 2020

Future Teacher Scholarship programs are closing soon. If you know talented future teachers, encourage them to apply before applications close on Friday 11 September.

Scholars receive financial support whilst studying and a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school upon successful completion of studies.

The Future Teacher Scholarship programs include:

For more information and to apply, visit the teach.NSW website.

Teach and Learn Scholarship for High Demand Subject Areas

02 September 2020

Approved teachers, be supported to retrain as a teacher of a high-demand subject area with the Teach and Learn Scholarship for High Demand Subject Areas.

High-demand subject areas include: mathematics, physics, engineering studies, agriculture and industrial technology - metal and/or timber.

This is an incredible opportunity for teachers looking to secure a permanent position in a NSW public school whilst being supported to complete additional training and professional development.

Teach and Learn scholars receive:

  • up to $20,000 per year of full-time study
  • $500 per week while completing a practicum
  • up to eight days of study leave per year of full-time study, and
  • a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school on completion of studies.

Applications for the Teach and Learn Scholarship for High Demand Subject Areas close Friday, 11 September 2020.

To find out more and to apply, visit the teach.NSW website.

teach.MathsNOW Scholarship

02 September 2020

Do you know an industry professional or currently enrolled university student who is looking for a career where they can make a difference? Encourage them to apply for a teach.MathsNOW Scholarship. Applications close Friday 11 September.

The teach.MathsNOW Scholarship offers up to $50,000 upfront equivalent course contribution fee, the opportunity to undertake paid employment as a paraprofessional whilst studying and a guaranteed permanent teaching position in a NSW public school upon graduation.

For more information and to apply visit the teach.NSW website.

Apply now for a teach.Rural Scholarship

26 August 2020

Do you know someone looking to make a difference as a teacher in a rural or remote NSW public school? Great news, HSC students, university students and career changers can now apply for a teach.Rural Scholarship.

teach.Rural scholars receive:

  • up to $50,000 in equivalent course contribution payments
  • $7,500 per year of full time study
  • a $6,000 appointment allowance
  • $500 per week while completing a rural practicum, and
  • a guaranteed permanent teaching position.

Applications for the teach.Rural Scholarship close on Friday, 11 September 2020. Visit the teach.NSW website to apply.

Apply now

teach.MathsNOW Scholarship

19 August 2020

To ensure NSW public school students have access to high-quality mathematics teachers, the NSW Department of Education is offering teach.MathsNOW Scholarships to career changers and university students currently enrolled in mathematics related degrees.

For those looking to change career path, a teach.MathsNOW Scholarship offers up to $50,000 upfront equivalent course contribution fee, the opportunity to undertake paid employment as a paraprofessional whilst studying and a guaranteed permanent teaching position in a NSW public school upon graduation.

If you know an industry professional or currently enrolled university student who is looking for a career where they can make a difference, encourage them to apply. Applications for the teach.MathsNOW Scholarship close on Friday, 11 September 2020.

For more information and to apply visit the teach.NSW website.

CESE: What works best resources

19 August 2020

Established in 2012, the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE), is Australia's first dedicated hub of education data and evaluation. In April this year, the department released a 2020 update of CESE's popular research report, 'What works best'.

The report builds on the evidence base of the original 2014 report, and outlines eight quality teaching practices that are known to support school and student improvement.

To help teachers and school leaders connect with the research and develop a shared understanding of best practice, resources will be uploaded to the NSW Department of Education website throughout Term 4.

To find out more and to access additional resources, visit the CESE website.

School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs

19 August 2020

Applications for the School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs close Friday, 21 August 2020.

Approved teachers, apply now to be supported while you study to become a school counsellor in a NSW public school.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to invest in your career, visit the teach.NSW website to find out more and to apply.

Scholarships for future teachers

12 August 2020

Great news, applications for the NSW Department of Education’s future teacher scholarships are now open.

The scholarship programs offer a range of benefits and incentives, including financial support whilst studying and a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school upon successful completion of studies. HSC students, university students and career changers are encouraged to apply.

There are a number of programs open to future teachers, find out which one is right for you:

Register for a Teaching 101 webinar to find out more about the scholarship programs and employment opportunities available for future teachers, or visit the teach.NSW website.

Teach and Learn Scholarship Programs

12 August 2020

Applications for the NSW Department of Education’s Teach and Learn Scholarship Programs are now open.

Approved teachers with the NSW Department of Education, you can now be supported to retrain as a teacher of a high-demand or specialist teaching area.

There are two scholarship programs on offer, find out which one is right for you:

  • Teach and Learn Scholarship for High Demand Subject Areas - for teachers looking to retrain in mathematics, physics, engineering studies, agriculture or industrial technology – metal and/or timber.
  • Teach and Learn Scholarship for Specialist Teaching Areas - for teachers looking to gain additional competencies as a teacher librarian, careers adviser or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) teacher.
  • To find out more and to apply visit the teach.NSW website.

    School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs

    12 August 2020

    Applications for the School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs close Friday 21 August.

    Approved teachers, apply now to be supported while you study to become a school counsellor in a NSW public school.

    Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to invest in your career, visit the teach.NSW website to find out more and to apply.

    Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship

    05 August 2020

    Applications for the Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship close Monday 10 August. School leaders and approved permanent, temporary and casual teachers, develop your skills and confidence in supporting students with disability and additional learning needs.

    Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to invest in your career, visit the teach.NSW website to find out more and to apply.

    School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs

    05 August 2020

    Approved teachers with the NSW Department of Education, be paid to study to become a school counsellor in a NSW public school. The School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs offer a range of benefits and incentives including a full-time teacher salary whilst studying, payment of tuition fees and a permanent school counsellor position upon graduation.

    Applications for the NSW Department of Education’s School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs are now open. Applications close Friday, 21 August 2020.

    Scholarships for Future Teachers

    05 August 2020

    The NSW Department of Education aims to be the best educational system in Australia and one of the finest in the world. To ensure our students have access to world-class educators, each year the department offers a number of scholarship programs for future teachers.

    Scholarships will be opening soon. Find out more on the teach.NSW website or subscribe to be notified when programs open.

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    School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs

    29 July 2020

    Applications for the NSW Department of Education’s School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs are now open.

    Approved teachers with the NSW Department of Education, be paid to study to become a school counsellor in a NSW public school. The School Counsellor Sponsorship Programs offer a range of benefits and incentives including a full-time teacher salary whilst studying, payment of tuition fees and a permanent school counsellor position upon graduation.

    There are two different programs, dependent on your current qualifications. Find out which one is right for you:

    1. Psychology Sponsorship - for teachers who will have completed the first two years of a three-year sequence of Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved psychology studies by the end of 2020, and who will be completing third year psychology studies by the end of 2021.
    2. School Counsellor in Training Sponsorship - for teachers who have completed or will have completed a three-year sequence of Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved psychology studies by the end of 2020.
    Applications close Friday, 21 August 2020. To find out more and to apply visit the teach.NSW website.

    Inclusive Practice In Education

    29 July 2020

    Inclusive Practice In Education

    School leaders and approved permanent, temporary and casual teachers can now develop their skills and confidence in supporting students with disability with an Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship.

    Applications are currently open. To find out more about the scholarship program, register for the Inclusive Practice in Education webinar. The webinar will commence at 6:00pm Tuesday 4 August. Register now at: bit.ly/IPIEWebinar.

    Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship

    22 July 2020

    School leaders and approved permanent, temporary and casual teachers can now develop their skills and confidence in supporting students with disability with an Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship. This year, the program has been expanded to include a masters degree with specialisation in blind and low vision or deaf and hard of hearing.

    Applications are currently open. To find out more and to apply, visit the teach.NSW website. To find out more about the Disability Strategy, visit the NSW Department of Education website.

    Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship

    01 July 2020

    School leaders and approved permanent, temporary and casual teachers can now develop their skills and confidence in supporting students with disability with an Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship.

    The Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship offers three study pathways:

    • masters degree in inclusive/special education
    • masters degree with specialisation in vision or deaf and hard of hearing, or
    • graduate diploma in inclusive/special education.

    Inclusive Practice in Education scholars receive:

    • up to $23,000 towards their degree
    • up to eight days study leave per year (12 months) of full time study
    • for temporary and casual teachers, a permanent teaching position upon successful completion of studies
    • for existing permanent teachers (including school leaders), professional development whilst remaining within current position
    • the opportunity to connect with a network of Inclusive Practice in Education scholars and specialists.

    Prepare for the future of education, unlock career opportunities and become part of a network of teachers with transferable expertise across a diverse range of school settings.

    Applications are currently open. To find out more and to apply, visit the teach.NSW website. To find out more about the Disability Strategy, visit the NSW Department of Education website.

    Apply now

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