Message from the NSW President
ACE NSW has played an important role in raising the status of the profession and the professional development of educators, through its many state and regional programs over the last 55 years.
As a national independent association representing educators across all systems and sectors, ACE is in a unique position to provide a strong voice for all educators.
The theme of the ACE 2015 National Conference (Brisbane on 24 & 25 September) is 'Educators on the edge: Big ideas for change and innovation' and personnel from ACE NSW are involved in the conference preparation with College colleagues from across Australia.
The ACE NSW Committee is collaborating on strategies to strengthen our organisation at state and regional level for 2015 and beyond. Focus areas will include: membership retention and recruitment, professional development and accreditation, supporting our new educators and the teachers of tomorrow, and establishing links across all sectors and systems.
ACE NSW has a team of passionate educators who volunteer their time on committees to advance the education profession in their region. Currently there are eight very active regions across NSW, with two more regions ready to commence again in 2015. It is also anticipated that the six other regions will be involved in a renewal process in 2015.
I invite you to communicate with the State Committee if you are interested in shaping the future of these regions and contributing to the growth of ACE. We encourage your collaboration so that we can provide the best outcomes for Australian students across all levels of education.
ACE NSW conducts a range of events at regional and state level, including seminars with guest speakers. Most events are held after school at a nominal cost to members. Attendance at these seminars can be included as PL hours for teacher accreditation purposes. ACE NSW welcomes partnerships with other educational organisations for key events, where there is a shared and common purpose.
To acknowledge outstanding contributions to the education profession, outstanding educators are recognised through the presentation of awards, with many wward events organised to coincide with World Teachers Day.
At the Annual NSW Wyndham Medal and Awards Dinner, held in August in Sydney, major awards are presented to outstanding educators who have made a significant contribution to the education profession across NSW. The most prestigious of these is the Sir Harold Wyndham Medal, an award to recognise an outstanding contribution by an individual to the education of young people in the state and to encourage involvement in the College and its activities. Twenty Wyndham Medals have been presented since the inception of the award in 1994.
Become involved in your ACE Region activities and join as a member of a diverse and vibrant community of educators who seek to advance the education profession.
Heather G Causley
NSW has a range of awards to celebrate the achievements of educators in the region. These include the The Sir Harold Wyndham Medal Award, NSW Outstanding Service Award, NSW Media and Journalism Award, NSW Community and Social Justice Award, New England Awards
The ACE NSW region holds a range of engaging events for members. Visit the NSW events page for further information.
Info and links to branch newsletters click here.
Your NSW State and Regional Committees
NSW is an active community with many Regional Committees.
To learn more about these please click the links below:
- Inner Sydney
- The Hills/Parramatta
- North Harbour/Ku-ring-gai
- Mid North Coast
- Illawarra/South Coast
- Hunter Valley
- Central West
- New England
- Sutherland/St George