The PDHPE Teachers’ Association recognises the hard work of members through a series of awards presented at the conference dinner each year. The overview of these awards and nomination forms can be accessed through the links beside this page.

Nomination Criteria


  • Quality Teaching and Leadership Award Nomination Criteria

    PDHPETA Quality Teaching and Leadership Award with the following criteria:

    • Contribution to the work of the faculty or school team responsible for delivery of PDHPE curriculum and/or whole school PL at their school.
    • High level contribution to PDHPE curriculum development across schools (regional or State level e.g. presentation of specific teaching & learning skills).
    • Leadership and contribution to District, Diocesan or Regional work groups e.g. leadership and/or contribution to local PDHPE networks.
    • Contribution to professional associations.
    • Contribution to NESA consultations, NESA syllabus development projects.
    • Commitment to extra-curricular activities at school, district, regional or State level e.g. school well-being programs, school welfare program, school sport programs, school outdoor recreation programs.

    Nomination Form

    Example

    An example of how you could address the criteria – remember they are only examples.

    Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

    Contribution to the work of the faculty or school team responsible for delivery of PDHPE curriculum and/or whole school PL at their school.

    This teacher has made an outstanding contribution to the work of their faculty in the delivery of PDHPE curriculum at their school. They are a highly organised leader of learning who has led the development of the effective PDHPE units at their school. Lessons developed have been engaging and cater for the variety of student needs in order to leverage the highest learning outcomes.  This teacher has provided advice on achieving excellent HSC results and delivering quality Stage 6 curriculum to NSW HSC students and fellow PDHPE teachers. They have published PDHPE Study Guide articles. Their experience as a HSC marker and senior marker allowed them to mentor numerous colleagues and provide expertise to benefit the students they have taught. They have developed a culture of high expectations and intellectual quality, which have been the corner stone of their delivery of Stage 6 PDHPE.

  • Doug Scholz Award Nomination Criteria

    The Doug Scholz Award for Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession with the following criteria:

    • Outstanding leadership in the PDHPE key learning area.
    • Advocacy for the profession in local state and national forums.
    • Contribution to the professional development of colleagues.
    • Contribution to the development of NESA (previously BOSTES) and school courses for the PDHPE learning area. This includes contribution to the development of NESA support materials.
    • Representation on or management of PDHPE committees in schools, districts, regions, dioceses, education sectors or NESA.
    • Significant leadership and contribution to NESA assessment and marking programs.
    • High level service to professional associations. This can include service in executive and committee roles, editing of journals, coordinating professional development activities, organising conferences, managing websites etc.

    Nomination Form

    Example

    An example of how you could address the criteria – remember they are only examples.

    Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

    Advocacy for the profession in local state and national forums.

    This teacher coordinated the NSW independent sector consultation and feedback on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Draft PDHPE K-10 Syllabus (2017) and the Board of Studies,Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) Draft Directions PDHPE K-10 Syllabus (2016) resulting in comprehensive submissions to NESA reflecting the views of thesector. They were a NSW representative on the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (HPE) National Advisory Panel (2011 -2013).They managed the NSW independent sector consultation and feedback on the ACARA draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: HPE documentation 2012.This teacher participated in cross sectoral discussion regarding the Australian Curriculum: HPE Shape Paper and development of a response from the three NSW education sectors advocating for the place of Road Safety Education in the HPE curriculum (2012).They were a member of the Board of Studies (BOS) PDHPE Reference Group (convened by Stan Browne) which met a number of times during the Australian Curriculum: HPE development with a view to gathering feedback on the draft HPE curriculum to inform the Board's response to ACARA(2012).They arranged for three NSW independent schools to be involved in a pilot trial of the draft Australian Curriculum: HPE syllabus and curriculum documents at the request of ACARA(2012).

  • Early Career Teacher Award Nomination Criteria

    PDHPETA Early Career Teacher Award with the following criteria:

    • Excels in engaging and enhancing student learning using a variety of creative, well-structured and content rich lessons.
    • Incorporates effective/innovative ICT knowledge and skills through activities catering to a range of diverse learners.
    • Knows their students and implements equitably consistent and effective behavioural management strategies.
    • Contribution to team collaboration, and the development of high quality, current syllabus programming, resources and assessment tasks.
    • Participates in and provides contemporary professional development /collegial learning.
    • Actively engages in a range of professional (faculty/school) and community based activities.

    Nomination Form

    Example

    An example of how you could address the criteria – remember they are only examples.

    Early Career Teacher Award

    Excels in engaging and enhancing student learning using a variety of creative, well-structured and content rich lessons.

    He plans and implements content that is appropriate to ability levels and learning styles of all students in his classes. His lessons are effectively differentiated, identifying students with particular social, intellectual and physical learning needs and catering for these students by using a variety of teaching strategies and working collaboratively with support teachers. This teacher identifies gifted and talented students and maximises their learning by extending their knowledge and skills across all course content. He designed and implemented a GAT Health and Fitness program that gives students the opportunity to develop extremely valuable skills and knowledge through structured and engaging lessons. The program has been so successful that applications to be involved in the program have skyrocketed.

Award Winners


Early Career Teacher Award 2019
Winner

Kurt Hartmann


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

Winner

Meagan Gadd


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

Winner

Lauren Kent


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession award winner Peter Henson
Winner

Peter Henson


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

Winner

No nominations


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

Winner

Hayden Gardiner


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

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Winner

Not awarded in 2017


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

Winner

Jo McLean


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

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Winner

Craig Maher, Darren Hamilton


Life Member Nominated

Winner

Brett Kear


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

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Winner

Lynda Shrubb


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

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Winner

Not awarded in 2016


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

Winner

Adriana Michael


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

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Winner

Not awarded in 2015


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

Winner

Elicia Donovan


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

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Winner

Jenny Vatovec


Life Member Nominated

Winner

Nancy Dennaoui


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

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2014 Award Winners
Winner

Jennifer McIntosh


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

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Winner

Stan Browne


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

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Winner

Lauren Bellman


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

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Winner

Gordon Smith


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

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Winner

Janice Atkin


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

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Winner

Elicia Donovan


Life Member Nominated

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Winner

Braiden Gilbert


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

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Winner

Kim Harper


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

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Winner

Tracey Cross


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

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Winner

Kevin Farrell


Life Member Nominated

Winner

Elle Smith


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

Winner

David Lumley


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

Winner

Allan Booth


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

Winner

Jack McLean


Life Member Nominated

Winner

Stacy Clark


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

Winner

Wayne Cox


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

Winner

Wayne Sutton


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

Winner

Les Taylor


Life Member Nominated

Winner

Willa Kennedy


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

Winner

Elicia Donovan


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

Winner

Rosemary Davis


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

Winner

(introduced in 2009)


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

Winner

Jenni Raison


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

Winner

Doug Hearne


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

Winner

Doug Scholz, Stuart Cox


Life Member Nominated

Winner

(introduced in 2009)


Early Career Teacher Award (2-5yrs)

Winner

Katrina Middlebrook


Quality Teaching and Leadership Award

Winner

(introduced in 2008)


Doug Scholz Outstanding Service to the PDHPE Profession

Winner

Prior to 2007, Janet Davy, Tracey Cross, Wayne Sutton (2000), Allan Booth (2006)


Life Member Nominated