With the temperature fluctuating between 14 degrees and 40 degrees, the GTAV warmly welcomes you to the school year for 2014. The team at the GTAV looks forward to providing you with the most up to date information, new resources and key independent professional learning events in this year which will see the transition to the new Australian Curriculum: Geography.
Australia Day Success for Geographers
Heartiest congratulations to our GTAV Patron Rob Gell who was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division in the Australia Day Honours for his significant service to conservation, to the protection of coastal and marine environment and to the community.
Colin Green - life member, former GTAV President and Vice President of the GTAV and a tireless ambassador for Geography and the work of the GTAV - has been awarded the Medal (OAM) in the General Division for his services to education.
Professor Ruth Fincher, Professor of Geography, Department of Resources Management and Geography at the University of Melbourne has been awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division in the Australia Day Honours for significant service to education , particularly geography and urban studies, and to national and international geographic associations.
Dr Paul Mees, our inspiring keynote speaker at the GTAV Annual Conference 2011, who passed away in 2013, was awarded the medal (OAM) in the General Division for service to public transport and urban planning as an academic an advocate for creating sustainable cities.
The President of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, Roderick Shearing, has been awarded the medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to Geography.
The 2013 Outstanding Professional Service Award of the CPTAV (Council of the Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria) was awarded to Rob Berry. Over many years Rob has made a prodigious and longlasting contribution to the GTAV and Geography education in Victoria and also Australia. Our warmest congratulations to him on this well deserved award.
From left: Anne Miles (Secretary GTAV), Margaret O'Brien (Office Administrator), Rob Berry and Trish Douglas (President GTAV).
GTAV Committee 2014
The GTAV is indeed fortunate to have a dynamic committee who strive to ensure that the GTAV is leading the way in the teaching and learning of Geography in Victoria.
In 2014 we welcome Lachlan Zubevich to the Committee. Lachlan is the third member of the GTAV Committee who brings a primary perspective and will be valuable in assisting the GTAV to support teachers implement the Australian Curriculum: Geography in primary schools across Victoria.
At the end of 2013 we farewelled John Ramsdale and Lou Preston. John's contribution to the professional learning and resources of the GTAV over many years has been enormously appreciated. We also thank Dr Lou Preston for her contribution and valuable insights from the Primary perspective.