IEU Awards


Barry Wood Memorial Social Justice Grant



Jan Bavinton Memorial Project

Each year, IEU Victoria Tasmania awards up to $3000 to assist an ES member undertake a Professional Development project. The money can be used for the costs associated with a nominated project, such as fees, travel or leave.

The Jan Bavinton Memorial Project was established in 1989 in recognition of the contribution made to her profession and her union (VATIS) by Jan Bavinton, the Lab Manager at Carey Grammar School. Following her death, the Jan Bavinton Memorial Project was established to acknowledge the professionalism, commitment and excellence of support staff in independent schools. Since the amalgamation of the non-government education unions in 1993, the project has been extended to all Education Support Staff from the non-government sector.

Applicants should be engaged in a project, or ongoing work that could be developed into a resource for other ES staff, which would be of interest and relevance to IEU members.

Applicants will need to create a short proposal of no more than two pages. The scope of the project is broad and may include research, related travel, study or other forms of Professional Development being undertaken by the applicant. The project should not only further the applicant’s own professional development aims, but should have the potential to be a resource with wider application.

Each applicant must be:

  • a financial IEU Victoria Tasmania member, and
  • a School Officer/School Services Officer; or a School Assistant; or a Clerical or Administrative employee.

The successful applicant should be intending to continue employment in the non-government sector for at least a year following completion of the project and must agree to provide a report to IEU Victoria Tasmania within 2 months of the completion of the project.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Selection Committee
Jan Bavinton Memorial Project
IEU Victoria Tasmania, PO Box 1320
South Melbourne 3205

or by email: info@ieuvictas.org.au


Barry Wood Memorial Social Justice Grant

This grant is made in memory of Barry Wood, an outstanding educator, unionist and social justice advocate, and is open to all IEU Victoria Tasmania members who have an interest in promoting social justice issues in their schools.

The award of $3000 will assist the recipient of the grant to undertake a project either as an individual, a member of a group, or school, in promoting social justice in education. The money can be used for costs associated with the nominated project such as fees, travel or leave if paid leave is not available.

Past nominations for this grant have included projects that were aimed at:

  • establishing a student-based social justice committee within a school
  • schools establishing links with overseas schools to support their development
  • development of a peace education program in the school
  • development of a student website focusing on social justice issues The selection committee will make a decision based upon the following factors:

The focus of the project should be of interest and relevance to IEU Victoria Tasmania members.

The applicants need to outline their long-standing commitment to social justice education issues.

The project should not only further the applicant’s own social justice aims, but should have the potential to be a resource with a wider application to the promotion of social justice education.

 

Applications should be addressed to:

The Selection Committee
Barry Wood Memorial Social Justice Grant
IEU Victoria Tasmania, PO Box 1320
South Melbourne 3205

or by email: info@ieuvictas.org.au

 

Applications must be received by Friday 4 November.


Applications should be addressed to:

The Selection Committee
Jan Bavinton Memorial Project
IEU Victoria Tasmania, PO Box 1320
South Melbourne 3205

or by email: info@ieuvictas.org.au

Applications must be received by Friday 3 November.