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NGS Super professional development awards

Aiming to help further the careers of teaching, support and management staff of non-government schools, NGS Super has announced applications are now open for its 2018 Super Scholarship Awards.

The awards, which have seen year on year growth in applications, offer six $5000 scholarships to NGS Super members working in independent education. They also represent the fund’s focus on initiatives that aim to improve educational outcomes for students and support the education sector at large.

The scholarships offer the opportunity for members to undertake professional development or a project or initiative.

“At NGS Super, we have always endeavoured to support those who are committed to creating and implementing programs to improve education services and outcomes for not only their students and schools, but the overall community,” said Laura Wright, acting CEO of NGS Super.

“After the success of last year’s campaign, where we saw an unprecedented number of applications, we are both proud and excited to see the calibre of applications this year will bring. We look forward to supporting the future generation of teachers, support staff and leaders any way we can and firmly believe that our scholarship awards do just that.”

Mark Fielding from St Stephen’s School in Western Australia, a recipient of one of the $5000 scholarship awards in 2017, used his scholarship grant to support a project close to his heart – an established partnership with two small, remote Indigenous schools located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.

A Director of Global Programs at St Stephen’s for the past six years, Mr Fielding cited the importance of this relationship-driven program as a way to educate children about other cultures and bridge cultural gaps. “I have a deep and personal interest in the idea that education – really good, progressive education – needs to help kids travel on a journey to be inter-culturally competent and to be positive contributors to our world,” he said.

“We believe this program is really important because we want to foster meaningful connections, and know that these meaningful relationships aren’t ephemeral. The NGS Super grant has really allowed me to drive this program further and we’re thrilled with the outcomes made possible by this additional support.”

Applications for the NGS Super Scholarship Awards are open for members until Monday 3 September 2018. Winners will be announced on World Teachers’ Day, on Friday 5 October 2018.

NGS Super members who are working in management, teaching or support staff positions for a non-government school can apply for a 2018 NGS Super Scholarship Award by clicking here. www.ngssuper.com.au/scholarships