FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT TEACHERS TO ATTEND THE SCIENCE TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP


APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.

The Division of Natural Sciences is delighted to be able to offer a limited amount of financial assistance to eligible teachers who wish to attend the Science Teachers Workshop 2012.

The assistance has been awarded as part of the Social Inclusion strategy of the University of Sydney and via Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) funding. The financial assistance package has been developed to ensure that eligible teachers are supported and given opportunities to access teaching support and professional development regardless of the school’s financial or geographical disadvantage.

Who can apply?

Teachers applying for financial assistance must be:

  • Currently teaching in a NSW government identified Low Socio-Economic Status (LSES) high school
  • Currently teaching at HSC level in a relevant discipline e.g. sciences or agriculture
  • Able to attend the Science Teacher’s Workshop in November 2012

What is covered?

Some or all of the following will be offered depending on the level of disadvantage:

You can check your postcode using the remoteness search tool. Follow the instructions on the spreadsheet to find out if your school's address is regional or rural.

Area Assistance offered
Major city

Free registration for workshop

+ up to $500 to school to cover the cost of a substitute teacher

Inner regional/Outer regional

Free registration for workshop

+ up to $500 to school to cover the cost of a substitute teacher

+ up to $200 for travel expenses
Remote/Very remote

Free registration for workshop

+ up to $500 to school to cover the cost of a substitute teacher

+ up to $500 for travel expenses

How do I apply?

Applications have now closed.

Should you have any questions, please contact ()

Assessment

All complete applications will be considered and the level of financial disadvantage assessed depending on your school’s geographical status. Those applicants who are not awarded the financial assistance package are still able to register for the STW as normal but must find alternative funds to cover the cost of attendance e.g. from their school.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Financial assistance package will be given in part to your school and part directly to the awarded teacher.
  2. To assist the University of Sydney with it’s programs, successful applicants will be required to complete some pre-event and post-event feedback.
  3. If you are not able to attend for unforeseen circumstances, your registration may be transferred to an alternative teacher from your school. You must notify us in writing not later than 2 weeks before the STW.