PTCWA Purpose Statement
The primary purpose of the Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia is to promote professionalism in teaching.
This is achieved through our commitment to support the work of autonomous professional education associations.
PTCWA provides a voice for the teaching profession and a wider context for the work of professional associations.
Membership for 2016 is now due and the new form is available. Any queries regarding your membership can be addressed to the Treasurer, Val Baird – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that RIC Publications has agreed to sponsor our PTCWA Outstanding Service Awards Night on 26th October 2016
RIC Publications is an international education publisher, which was established in Perth in 1986.
We are very happy to have RIC Publications to support the aims and objectives of PTCWA.
The 2016 Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia’s Awards night will take place on Wednesday 26th October 2016
Your association has the opportunity to nominate a recipient for our 2016 Outstanding Professional Service Award, nomination forms are available to download from our website.
Internationally World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October. However, as this is usually during Australian school holidays, Australia celebrates the day on the last Friday in October of each year.
World Teachers’ Day was inaugurated on 5th October 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to commemorate the 1966 joint signing of the UNESCO/ILO (International Labour Organisation) Recommendation concerning the status of Teachers.
To view the PTCWA Outstanding Professional Services and Media Awards Night 2015 photographs please click on the link below.
Mrs Anita Chong, OAM
Congratulations to Mrs Anita Chong from her professional colleagues for her award of the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The award was for her services to foreign language education as a teacher and to professional organisations She is a past President of both the Western Australian and Australian Chinese Language Teachers’ associations and has made valuable contributions to their executive. Anita has taught Mandarin at Mount Lawley SHS for many years. She has also made a contribution to Chinese community groups such as the Chung Wah Association. A richly deserved award.
A Special Announcement from the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia
The Chinese Language Teachers’ Federation of Australia President and the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia Foundation Member, Past President and Life Member, Mrs ANITA CHONG was awarded today with the MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA. This is one of the highest recognition in the Australian honours system for an individual’s outstanding achievement and service.
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to foreign language education as a teacher,
and to professional organisations.
Anita has given decades to serving both the
Chinese community in WA and to the promotion and teaching
of Chinese as a teacher in WA schools,
as a leader of the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of WA
and the Chinese Teacher’s Federation of Australia
An honour greatly deserved!