Award honours for ACHPER NSW

PTC Awards 2023 ACHPER board and staff

March 2023

ACHPER NSW was recognised at the 2023 Professional Teacher Council (PTC) NSW Awards, held in Sydney in late February. Honours included:

  • James Muir – Outstanding Professional Service Award
  • Sheree Clarke – Outstanding Professional Service Award
  • ACHPER NSW – 2023 NSW Minister of Education Association of the Year

See photo gallery from the Awards ceremony.

Outstanding Professional Service Awards

Two highly deserved ACHPER NSW presenters received the Professional Service Award, which acknowledges excellence in the profession and those who have provided their association with outstanding service.

James Muir – a fantastic PDHPE teacher and presenter who has dedicated his time and expertise to ACHPER NSW since 2017. James has been part of several ACHPER NSW professional learning co-design teams and always brings impressive experience and innovative approaches to programs.

Sheree Clarke – a dedicated and passionate leader in Child Studies. Sheree has delivered ACHPER NSW Child Studies workshops for nine years, developed high-quality syllabus materials and keenly supports the child studies teaching community right across NSW.

Congratulations to both James and Sheree – recognition for your much appreciated efforts.

ACHPER NSW – 2023 NSW Minister of Education Association of the Year

ACHPER NSW was honoured to receive this year’s top award, which acknowledges the work done by associations for members.

“It’s an amazing recognition for our ACHPER NSW,” said CEO Tracy Puckeridge who accepted the Award together with President Brad McAllister and other ACHPER board members and staff.

“Professional development is the foundation of any effective education system, and ACHPER NSW is wholly committed to enhancing the professional growth of educators.

“We’re here to ensure members and teachers remain current and innovative by exploring and using new ways to teach and deliver the syllabuses of the PDHPE learning area.

“In a world where physical wellbeing and health education are increasingly crucial for life, we strongly advocate for students’ wellbeing and physical literacy, professional development for educators, and a comprehensive, innovative curriculum,” said Tracy.

The Award is only possible thanks to our community and we sincerely thank them all:

  • ACHPER NSW members, including life members, long service and current members
  • ACHPER NSW board
  • ACHPER NSW staff
  • The 80+ presenters who deliver our professional learning each year
  • Sponsors RHSports and Tennis NSW, along with supporters at our conferences and event
  • All the PDHPE teachers who actively engage with us.

“ACHER NSW has been delivering a range of professional learning for many years. This year, with the release of the new HMS syllabus (HMS), we’re proud of our new HMS program which has been receiving great feedback.

“We’re also prioritising feedback to the K-6 and 7-10 PDHPE syllabus reform, to ensure the foundation of our learning area are contemporary and best meet student needs.

“ACHPER NSW is here to expand, evolve, and innovate to meet changing educator and student needs. We’re always inspired to set a standard of continued relevance and value in shaping the future of health and physical education in NSW and ACT,” said Tracy.

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