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Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize nominations
Friday, 29 Jul 2016

Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize nominations

Schools are encouraged to nominate HSC students for the 2016 Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize.

Open to all, the prize recognises students who overcome significant hardship to attain academic excellence in their HSC. Nominations can be made well ahead of HSC results.

The prize was established in 1993 in memory of Brother John Taylor, a distinguished member of the then Board of Studies, who made a significant contribution to education in NSW. The recipient receives a grant, trophy and certificate.

Nominations should be emailed as a PDF or saved to a CD or USB and mailed to BOSTES. Please do not send hard copy nominations or original documents.

Visit the BOSTES website for more information, including guidelines and the nomination form.

For more information, contact:
Maureen Stevens
Events Coordinator
(02) 9367 8309

Languages: Consultation on proposed prescriptions for extension and background speakers
Thursday, 28 Jul 2016

Languages: Consultation on proposed prescriptions for extension and background speakers

Teachers are invited to provide feedback on the proposed prescribed texts and issues for the following courses:

  • Background Speakers
    Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean
  • Extension
    Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish.

The proposed prescriptions for 2019-2023 and an online survey are available on the BOSTES website until Sunday 11 September.

BOSTES will hold screenings of two films which are more difficult for teachers to access at its 117 Clarence St, Sydney office. Please contact Jill Longhurst, Senior Project Officer, for more details. The screening dates and times are:

  • Thursday 18 August at 4pm - Auf das Leben (To Life!)
  • Thursday 25 August at 4pm - Akadimia Platonos(Plato’s Academy)

In addition, the Japanese Teachers Association NSW (JTAN) will be screening Monooki no Piano (The Piano in the Shed) for the Japanese Extension course on Friday 19 August at 4pm at Rydges World Square following their conference.

BOSTES determines new course prescriptions and issues for Extension and Background Speaker modern language courses every five years.

For more information, contact:
Jill Longhurst
Senior Project Officer
(02) 9367 8389

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