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.
Congratulations to the recipients of our 2018 Regional Teachers Mentorship:
Amy McDowell, St John’s College, Woodlawn, NSW
Ben Murray, Bowral High School, Bowral, NSW
Felicity Sawtell, McCarthy Catholic College, Tamworth, NSW
Jessie Adams, Denison College, Kelso High Campus, Kelso, NSW
Terese Hope, St Paul’s College, Kempsey, NSW
David Montgomery, Lake Macquarie High School, Booragul, NSW
Isabel Coleman, Morisset High School, Morisset, NSW
Jenni Knight, Carroll College, Broulee, NSW
Jane Vaughan, Railway Town Public School, Broken Hill, NSW
Margaret Galloway, Bowral Public School, Bowral, NSW
Sarah Parker, Bobin Public School, Bobin, NSW
Tawny Gleeson, Peak Hill Central School, Peak Hill, NSW
Anica Koprivec, Batemans Bay High School, Batehaven, NSW
Jessica Buchhorn, Mount Austin High School, Mount Austin, NSW
Joanne Colville, St Mary’s Catholic College, Casino, NSW
Lee Stafford, Coffs Harbour Senior College, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Natasha Saboisky, Mudgee High School, Mudgee, NSW
Katie Lee, Lavalla Catholic College, Traralgon, VIC
Daniel O’Shea, Trinity College Colac, Colac, VIC
Brendan Alderton, Ranfurly Primary School, Mildura, VIC
Georgia Burns, St Joseph’s College, Echuca, VIC
Kathleen Macdonald, Tully State High School, Tully, QLD
Paul Harper-Green, Longreach Senior High School, Longreach, QLD
Janet Marcenko, Dominic College, Glenorchy, TAS
Owen Tubb, Lindisfarne North Primary School, Geilston Bay, TAS
Mark Bunnett, Darwin High School, The Gardens, NT
Scott Fraser, St Philip’s College, Alice Springs, NT
Margaret Henderson, Morawa District High School, Morawa, WA
Tiffany Leeder, Newton Moore Senior High School, Bunbury, WA
Emma Grant, Wyalkatchem District High School, Wyalkatchem, WA
The recipients will join Bell Shakespeare in two tranches, on 2-5 March 2018 or 16-19 March 2018.
How to Apply
Applying teachers must download the application form on the right hand side of this page, and submit:
1) A completed application form.
2) A statement of intent of no more than two (2) pages that addresses the following:
• Tell us about your school and community
• What are the specific challenges faced in your school?
• What is the current perception and place of Shakespeare in your school?
• How would the Regional Teacher Mentorship benefit you and your school community?
3) A support letter from your school Principal of no more than one (1) page, that outlines:
• The value of the Regional Teacher Mentorship to the school; and
• A commitment to the support and provision of resources for the teaching of Shakespeare in your school.