Australian Rural Education Awards 2016

Call for Nominations Since 1994, the Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) has been awarded annually to an institution, organisation or industry to recognise excellence in rural education in Australia. Category 1 Existing projects that demonstrate a proven link between a rural, regional and/or remote school or learning context and the local community, and benefiting a […]

Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) 2015

Nominations for the 2015 Australian Rural Education Awards are now closed. Thank you to all nominees for your submissions. SPERA will be in touch in due course. Since 1994, the Australian Rural Education Award has been awarded annually to an institution, organisation or industry to recognise excellence in rural education in Australia. Nominations are sought […]

Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) 2014

Applications are called for in the three divisions for the 2014 AREA Awards.  Division One – (existing projects)  Division Two – (new projects)  Division Three – (pre-service citations) The initial application involves a brief on-line process. The selection panel will shortlist the applications. Shortlisted applicants will then be involved in a more detailed selection process.  The […]

Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) 2012 Winner

Congratulations to 2012 Australian Rural Education Award winner, Kingston Primary School. Kingston Primary School is based in Western Australia. It won the 2012 AREA for the Kingston Internship Model. In second semester 2012, Kingston Primary School had 12 additional qualified teachers whose prime focus was to improve the literacy and numeracy outcomes of Kingston Primary […]

Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) 2011Winner

Principal Brian O’Neill with Prof John Halsey (Sidney Myer Chair, Rural Education and Communities) Calen District State College, Queensland Calen is a small rural community about fifty-seven kilometres north of Mackay. The major industry is sugar cane growing along with some small crops and fruit such as bananas and strawberries. The total population of the […]

PTCWA Outstanding Professional Service Awards

The PTCWA Outstanding Professional Service Awards recognise an individual member’s outstanding professional contribution to education in Western Australia, made in a voluntary capacity to their professional teachers’ association. This provides the opportunity for each financial member association of PTCWA to consider the work of their members and nominate a worthy recipient. The Professional Teaching Council […]

Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) 2010 Winner

Smart kids and Rural – Giving the Bush Back it’s Future Gifted and talented programs are nothing new and in various forms they are dotted throughout the country. Whilst most states trumpet the value of their particular gifted and talented programs both at the primary and secondary level the stark reality is that the quality […]

PTCWA Outstanding Professional Service Award 2010

2010 Recipient: Rosa Napolitano-Lincoln Rosa Napolitano-Lincoln SPERA Member was recognised on the Annual Teacher’s Day, by the Professional Teaching Council of WA (PTCWA) for her outstanding service to rural education in Australia. Rosa was nominated by her colleagues at SPERA for the PTCWA Outstanding Professional Service Award. Rosa Napolitano-Lincoln is currently a Lecturer & Researcher – ECU – School […]

Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) 2009 Winner

Professor John Taylor, Director, Rangelands Australia, University of Queensland with Emmy Terry, President SPERA Rangelands Australia, University of Queensland Traditionally, there has been little external engagement and consultation in the development of higher education products and services, with a strong focus on institutional efficiencies rather than market needs.RA has recognized the importance of matching product […]

2009 Life Membership Innovation Award

Principal Joyce Stark and Life Member, Dr Colin Boylan St Joseph‘s School, Barmera Context Statement St Joseph’s School, Barmera is a developing Catholic primary school in the Riverland region. The school has an enrolment of 115 students from Reception to Year 7, spread across five classes. Over 10% of students are Indigenous. A large percentage […]

PTCWA Outstanding Professional Service Award 2009

2009 Recipient: Don Boyd Don Boyd commenced his career as a secondary History and Economics teacher and has had 38 years of education experience which incorporates 28 years of rural education. His senior leadership roles include Head of Department; Principal District High School; Principal Senior High School; District Superintendent; Director Isolated and Distance Education; Area […]

Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) 2008

The Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) is awarded to an individual, institution, organisation or industry for a practical project or achievement which opens up education opportunities for rural people and demonstrates a commitment towards advancing the positive aspects of rural education. The Australian Rural Education Award: Acknowledges excellence in rural education Recognises the achievements of an […]