Future Teacher Scholarships

Scholarship recipients are (main photo, back, from left) Trent Hyland, Aiden Williams, Fabrice Wamara, Kate Maslowski, Brayden Gillard, Tara Forrester, (front) Ajita Cannings, Vanessa Govender, Jenna Loveday, Michael Harwood, Molly Langmaid, Jocelyn Burns (Richards), Tazia Nagy (inset) and Dania Al-Hakim (no photo)

NSW Teachers Federation’s Future Teacher Scholarships were presented at Annual Conference on June 28.

Scholarships, which are worth $4000, are an example of Federation’s ongoing commitment to building and supporting the teaching profession in public schools.

Recipients in the Future Teacher that Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander category were Tara Forrester and Jocelyn Burns (Richardson). Tara is in her second year of a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) at Charles Sturt University. She previously attended Dubbo College Senior Campus. Jocelyn, previously of Kanahooka High School, is studying for a Bachelor of Education (Aboriginal Studies) at Sydney University. Her scholarship is funded by the Retired Teachers Association.

Former Coffs Harbour Senior College student Fabrice Wamara received the scholarship for a Future Teacher from a Language Background Other than English. He is studying for a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching at Sydney University.

Recipients in the Future Teacher in their First Year of a Teacher Training Course category are Kate Maslowski and Michael Harwood. Kate, previously from Woonona High School, is studying for a Master of Teaching (Primary) at Wollongong University. Michael is studying for a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Sydney University. He previously attended Keira High School.

Trent Hyland and Tazia Nagy received scholarships in the Future Teacher from a Rural or Remote Area category. Trent is studying for a Master of Teaching (Secondary — ICT Maths, Science) at the University of New England. He previously attended Delroy High School. Tazia attended Coonabarabran High School and is studying for a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts) at the University of New England.

Recipients in the open category are Jenna Loveday, Molly Langmaid, Aiden Williams, Vanessa Govender, Ajita Cannings, Dania Al-Hakim and Brayden Gillard.

Jenna is studying for a Bachelor of Education (Secondary — Humanities/Arts) at Sydney University, having previously attended Ambarvale High School.

Molly, previously from Gosford High School, is in her second year of a Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Arts at Sydney University.

Aiden is in his final year of studying for a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at the University of New England. He previously attended Tenterfield High School.

Vanessa is in her first year at the University of Technology, Sydney, studying a Master of Teaching (Secondary). She previously attended Kingswood High School.

Ajita, a former Kooringal High School student, is studying for a Diploma of Education (Secondary — Drama) at Southern Cross University.

Dania Al-Hakim is in her final year at the University of Western Sydney, studying for a Master of Teaching (Primary). She attended Beverly Hills High School. Her scholarship is funded by the Retired Teachers Association.

Brayden, a former Kooringal High School student, is studying for a Bachelor of Education (Technical and Applied Studies) at Charles Sturt University — Wagga.