Awards

Teacher Awards

 

STAWA Primary Science Teacher Award

The Primary Science Committee of STAWA is proud to call for nominations for the STAWA Primary Science Award. The purpose of the award is to recognise an outstanding primary or early childhood teacher of Science. This award is open to any teacher who is making a difference in the teaching and learning of primary or early childhood Science in their classroom or school and they are an individual member or their school is a school member of STAWA. Individual teachers or Science specialists can apply. This award is not open to those teachers who have already received state Science awards.

STAWA Primary Science Teacher Award - click to view and download details

The winner of this award will receive the following:

  • A framed certificate,
  • Free full registration to the 2020 STAWA Primary Science Conference.

Nominations close Monday 16th March 2020

 

The de Laeter Medal

The Jeff Cahill Early Career Teacher Award

The BHP Billiton Science & Engineering Teacher Award

 

The de Laeter Medal

The Science Teachers’ Association of WA invites all West Australian science teachers to consider nominating a STAWA member for the 2019 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.

Nominate

Completed applications to STAWA by 5th November 2019 and addressed to:

The President, STAWA, PO Box 7310, Karawara WA 6152

Download the nomination details if you wish to nominate a STAWA member for the award:

2019 de Laeter Medal Information and cover sheet

About John de Laeter

Criteria

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.

Past Winners

2019    No Award given
2018    Mady Colquhoun
2017    Greg Moran
2016    No Award given
2015    Geoff Lewis  
2014    Malcolm Johnson       
2013    No Award given 
2012    Stephen Treloar           
2011    Mark Lehmann 
2010    No Award given
2009    Natalie Birrell
2008    Elaine Lewis
2007    George Przywolnik
2006    John Clarke
2005    John Mariotti
2004    Mark Merritt
2003    John Leahy
2002    Don Morrissy
2001    Kate Padman
2000    Richard Rennie
1999    Roy Skinner
1998    John Scrivener

Jeff Cahill 

 

 

The Jeff Cahill Early Career Teacher Award

This award honours and celebrates the work of 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 to our past winners, 2017 winner Benjamin Garnaut, 2016 winner Natalina Cicchini and 2014 winner Sarah Rose 

The 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

Eligibility

A successful nominee for the Jeff Cahill Award must be a STAWA member at the time of application.

Nomination

Applicants may self-nominate, or be nominated by another teacher, or a superordinate.

Download the Jeff Cahill Award Nomination Form

Criteria

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.

Presentation

If awarded in 2019, the Jeff Cahill Award for excellence as an early career secondary science teacher will be presented at the Future Science Conference at Murdoch University in December 2019.

Closure

Completed applications to STAWA by 31 October 2019 and addressed to:

The President, STAWA, PO Box 7310, Karawara WA 6152

 

 

 

STAWA BHP Foundation Science & Engineering Teacher Award 

The BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Teacher Award recognises 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.

State and territory nominees are invited to attend the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Teacher Award Teacher Best Practice Seminar and the prestigious BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards ceremony held in Melbourne in February each year. The winning teacher will be invited to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in the United State of America in May.

Applications for the STAWA BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Teacher Award Nominee close in August each year. 

STAWA BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Teacher Award Nominee Flyer

STAWA BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Teacher Award Nominee entry form 

The completed application form and supporting documentation must arrive at STAWA by 5.00 pm on Friday 21 August 2020.

 

Further details at www.scienceawards.org.au

2019 Winner: Congratulations WA Teacher winner Allan Alipio, CAPS Coolgardie, WA

2017 Winner: Congratulations WA Teacher winner Hamish Gibson from Georgiana Molloy Anglican School. Watch Hamish’s interview.

 

 

School Awards

Governor's School STEM Awards

Supporting and encouraging excellence in STEM education in schools.

The Governor’s School STEM Awards (the Awards) were established in 2015 to recognise the support and commitment of school principals and leadership teams in developing their schools'; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs. In doing so, the Awards aim to raise awareness of the importance of STEM education among school leadership, and incentivise them to support their teachers in undertaking STEM initiatives.

The Awards identify high quality outcomes and approaches in STEM subjects as well as in the way STEM teaching is integrated across learning areas.

Congratulations to all participating schools and thanks to The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor
of Western Australia, for championing this initiative celebrating school achievements in STEM.

Applications for the 2018 Governor's School STEM Awards are open until 20 August 2018.

More information about the awards and the application process can be found on www.scitech.org.au.