STAWA BHP Billiton Science & Engineering Teacher Awards
The BHP Billiton Science Teacher Awards recognise teachers who engage students in the study of open-ended investigations and work consistently within their school community and wider professional arenas to make an outstanding contribution to science education in Australia.
Each Science Teachers’ Association is invited to nominate one teacher, chosen for their excellence in teaching, their support of open-ended student investigations and their suitability to represent their state or territory.
STAWA is now inviting applications from primary or secondary teachers who are STAWA Members and would like to be STAWA’s BHP Billiton Science Teacher Awards – 2015 nominee.
Dates, Prizes and Eligibility are outlines in the: STAWA BHP Billiton Teacher Awards Flier
Applicants must complete all three sections of the 2014 Teacher Nomination Form.
The completed form and supporting documentation must arrive at STAWA by 5.00 pm on Friday 15 August.
The STAWA Teacher nominee will be presented with their award at the Science Talent Search Presentation Ceremony on Wednesday 17 September 2014.
Further Details at www.scienceawards.org.au
Primary Science Teacher Award/Scholarship
The Primary Science Committee of STAWA is proud to call for nominations for the STAWA Primary Science Award formally called the Scholarship. The purpose of the award is to recognise outstanding primary and early childhood teachers of science. This award is open to any teacher who believes they are making a difference in the teaching and learning of primary or early childhood science in their classroom or school. Individual teachers or science specialists can apply. This award is not open to those teachers who have already received state science awards.
All 2016 entries must be submitted electronically to STAWA by Thursday 7th April 2016, Primary Science Award details.
Please download the 2016 Primary Science Award Form
The winner of this award will receive the following:
- A framed Certificate,
- Free Full registration to the 2016 STAWA Primary Science Conference.
The De Laeter Medal
The Science Teachers’ Association of WA invites all West Australian science teachers to consider nominating a STAWA member for the
>2015 de Laeter Medal for an outstanding contribution to science teaching.
Inaugurated in 1998, the de Laeter Medal is one mechanism that formally recognises teachers who have made an outstanding contribution to science teaching in this State. This prestigious medal specifically recognises excellence in WA science teaching and seeks at the same time to enhance the status of the science teaching profession.
Congratulations Mr Geoff Lewis, the recipient of the 2016 de Laeter Medal
Completed applications to STAWA by 31st October 2015 and addressed to:
The President, STAWA, PO Box 7310, Karawara WA 6152
Download the nomination details if you wish to nominate someone for the award:
A successful nominee for the de Laeter Medal will:
- have had at least three (3) years continuous membership of the Association to the time of application;
- be able to demonstrate outstanding classroom practice; and
- be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to the profession (through, for example, inter-staff development, professional association work, district or regional networks, involvement in other organisations with a science education interest).
It remains at the discretion of the Selection Panel to decide whether the best nominee is sufficiently meritorious to be awarded the Medal. One Medal only will be awarded each year.
The Jeff Cahill Early Career Teacher Award
This award honours and celebrates the work of a STAWA member, Jeff Cahill, and his commitment to the science teaching profession as an outstanding teacher, his volunteer support of STAWA, the delivery of professional learning workshops for teachers and his contributions to STAWA and Pearson publications.
Congratulations, Sarah Rose – 2014 Award Winner
Professor Lyn Beazley at the STAWA Future Science conference on Friday 5th December 2014 presented Sarah Rose, Tom Price Senior High School science teacher, with the Jeff Cahill Early Career Teacher Award.
The recipient of this award will have made a significant contribution to the learning and teaching of science in their classroom, their school, their school community and/or the science teaching community. The achievements and contributions demonstrate excellence, particularly for an early career teacher.
Inaugurated in 2014, the Jeff Cahill Award is one of the few mechanisms that formally recognises teachers who have made an excellent start to their secondary science, teaching career in this State. This award specifically recognises excellence in WA secondary science teaching and seeks at the same time to enhance the status of the science teaching profession.
The Cahill Family and Pearson Australia support the Jeff Cahill Award.
The award will provide:
- Future Science Conference Registration; and
- A framed Certificate
A successful nominee for the Jeff Cahill Award must be a STAWA member at the time of application.
Applicants may self-nominate, or be nominated by another teacher, or a superordinate. Download the Jeff Cahill Award Nomination Form
A successful nominee for the Jeff Cahill Award will:
- submit a completed and signed application form; and
- provide a letter of support of or testimonial to their excellence as an early career secondary science teacher from the applicants Principal, Deputy Principal or Head of Department.
It remains at the discretion of the Selection Panel to decide whether the best nominee is sufficiently meritorious to be presented the Award. One Award only will be presented each year.
If awarded in 2015, the Jeff Cahill Award for excellence as an early career secondary science teacher will be presented at the Future Science Conference at Curtin University on Friday 4th December 2015.
Completed applications to STAWA by Friday 30st October 2015 and addressed to:
The President, STAWA, PO Box 7310, Karawara WA 6152