Regional Teacher Mentorship

Regional Teacher Mentorship

Supported by the Australian Government and Teachers Mutual Bank, The Regional Teacher Mentorship is a fully-funded, year-long mentorship with Bell Shakespeare.

Each year thirty teachers from regional, rural and remote Australian schools are selected to take part in the programme. which includes four days of Professional Learning at Bell Shakespeare HQ in Sydney. Here teachers receive specialist training in practical and innovative strategies for teaching Shakespeare, collaborate and network with regional teachers from around Australia, design a Shakespeare unit plan and see a Bell Shakespeare production at Sydney Opera House.

On return to their school, teachers  receive ongoing support from Bell Shakespeare artists and staff, as well as access to in-school and in-theatre programmes where possible.

Important dates for 2017 Mentorship

Applications open now
Applications close: Monday 5 December 2016, 5pm
Successful applicants notified by Friday 16 December 2016
Dates of 2017 Mentorship:
Group 1 – Friday 10 – Monday 13 March 2017
Group 2 – Friday 24 – Monday 27 March 2017


Thank you to all the teachers across Australia who applied this year. Congratulations to the following 30 teachers who will join Bell Shakespeare in 2017:

Carmen Anderson Katanning Senior High School KATANNING WA
Aleksandar Blazeski Hedland Senior High School SOUTH HEDLAND WA
Samantha Bromfield Smithton High School SMITHTON TAS
Vivienne Chellew Jingili Primary School JINGILI NT
Gill Collins Waikerie High School WAIKERIE SA
Mark Conaghan McAuley Catholic College CLARENZA NSW
Emily Criddle St Mary’s College BROOME WA
Kate Curling Kangaroo Inn Area School KANGAROO INN SA
Brigid Foard Emmanuel College WARRNAMBOOL VIC
Mary Lou Gardam Hay War Memorial High School HAY NSW
Will Hanley Newhaven College PHILLIP ISLAND VIC
Patrice Honnef Innisfail State College INNISFAIL QLD
Sally Hulse Ravenswood Heights Primary School RAVENSWOOD TAS
Caryn Jones Balranald Central School BALRANALD NSW
Clinton Jones Broken Hill High School BROKEN HILL NSW
Zach Jones Pacific Valley Christian School TOWNSEND NSW
Alison Kerimofski Geographe Education Support Centre BUSSELTON WA
Katherine McGloin St Ambrose Primary School POTTSVILLE NSW
Shane McLennan Western Cape College ROCKY POINT QLD
Judith McLeod St Joseph’s Catholic College KATHERINE NT
Melanie Papasavvas Lake Cargelligo Central School LAKE CARGELLIGO NSW
Claire Prior Emerald State High School EMERALD QLD
Emily Purvis Busselton Senior High School BUSSELTON WA
Brett Sedgwick Wingham High School WINGHAM NSW
Dawn Sexton Kincumber High School KINCUMBER NSW
Fiona Smith Girgarre Primary School GIRGARRE VIC
Kay Sokulsky Muswellbrook High School MUSWELLBROOK NSW
Mark Wagland Tomaree High School SALAMANDER BAY NSW
Corey Wheeler Richmond River High School LISMORE NSW
Peta Yaxley Ballina High School EAST BALLINA NSW


Regional Teacher Mentorship





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