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Year: 2014

Aboriginal Education Council Patrick White Writing Competition 2014

Who is Patrick White? Patrick White is one of Australia’s most accomplished writers and an avid supporter of the advancement of Indigenous Australian youth. He was the first Australian writer to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature. What the Awards Do The Awards have been designed to encourage Indigenous Australian students in Kindy to Year 12 studying in NSW to use their reading, writing, and creative skills to submit a short story, poem or play. Themes for 2014 - Years K-12 "Paradise" "If I had known............" "It was the strangest thing..........." Group Competition - Years K-3 The Group section of the competition is offered to support Aboriginal students working together with their classmates to develop a shared story, poem or play. In the early years of schools group work is encouraged and the AEC would like to support this learning approach. As long a one member of the class identifies as Aboriginal the work will be accepted. The prizes are awarded on a class by class basis for each of the years Kindy to Year 3. Schools are free to enter as many stories, poems or plays as they like for each class. Applications Entries will close at the end of August each year. These awards are open to all Indigenous Australian students in NSW from Kindergarten through to Year 12. Prizes for 2014 A Major Prize and up to 2 Encouragement awards will be determined for a short story or play and a poem for each year -Kindergarten to Year 12 and for the Group Competition.

NSW AECG TAFE Writing Course – Expression of Interests

NSW AECG Inc. is calling for Expressions Of Interest from our members to undertake AECG Writes : a short course in writing skills for AECG members. As you know, the course has been developed to provide you with the opportunity to increase your writing skills. The course will run over two days in two separate blocks at TAFE NSW Sydney Institute, Petersham College. A maximum of 20 people can attend this course. The NSW AECG will cover, where appropriate, all travel, accommodation and meals. The first block will be Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd April, 2014. The second block will be Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th April, 2014. Successful members must attend all four days. Please return your Expression of Interest to Merv Donovan, Relieving Executive Officer, by close of business next Monday 24 March, 2014. Fax: (02) 9550 3361 Email: merv.donovan@aecg.nsw.edu.au Post: 37 Cavendish Street, Stanmore NSW 2048 Pending the availability of positions, there will be no extensions beyond Monday 24 March 2014. Those members who have completed their Certificate III AECG/TAFE Course are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest as this course further builds on the writing skills already learnt. Successful members will be notified. Please ensure your contact details are correct. Please don’t hesitate to call if you require further information. (02) 9550 5666. Regards, Merv Donovan Relieving Executive Officer