September Meeting 2019


Friday 20th September 2019. 
Federation House The committee will meet at 11am. 
There will be a free light lunch at 12.15pm for members, guests and visitors. 
The guest speaker 1.00pm 
Peter Stahel, Essential Media


A General Meeting follows the guest speaker. 
The meeting usually concludes by 3.30pm. 
ALL NEWLY RETIRED TEACHERS WELCOME

"Essential Media" integrate our expertise in research, strategy, media and communications, digital, advertising and creative production to create positive social change.
Peter Stahel, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR manages the Sydney practice. Before joining Essential, Peter was a senior political adviser and press secretary in roles at a state and federal level. He is a communications and government relations practitioner with expertise across a broad range of issues including environment, social services, industrial relations and human rights. With his substantial experience in campaign strategy and a background in politics, Peter has a unique understanding of the processes and pressure points that can influence decision makers.

September Luncheon 2019



The next luncheon is at NOON on 25th September, the Wednesday after the monthly meeting

Club York, at 99 York St, close to the York St entrance of Queen Victoria Building.

Club York’s Red Room Buffet, on Level One.

On offer under shining sheets of glass is an ever-changing array of international cuisine. With food ranging from different Asian curries (Thai, Indian, Nepalese) to the well-loved Aussie favorites such as roast lamb, salads and mountains of seafood, The Red Room has every style and size of appetite covered. What is truly unique about this restaurant is just how affordable it is without sacrificing on style. An all-you-can-eat buffet.


$28 non members


September 2019 Social

Wednesday 11 September. It will be at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Katoomba.

The tour starts at 10.00am and lunch is booked for 11.30am (tea and coffee first then food at 12.00pm).
Buy your own lunch.
The gallery tour costs $3 per person.
The train from Central Station departs 7.23am and arrives at Katoomba at 9.21am.
It is a short walk of 200metres to the garden of the Carrington Hotel through which we walk 100metres to the entry of the Katoomba Cultural Centre .

For more details contact Max Prince on  0431  473  983  or  maxprince@optusnet.com.au


October Social

On Wednesday 23 October 2019 we will visit the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park South.
The tour starts at 10.00am and ends at 11.30am.
We will meet at the Cascade Entrance of the memorial at the Liverpool Street side at 9.30am
The tour is free
Lunch will be booked at the Bodhi Restaurant (a Vegan restaurant), 2-4 College St, Sydney (lower mezzanine level of Cook and Phillip Park between St Mary’s Cathedral and the swimming pool)
For more details contact Max Prince phone 9360 2523

November Social

On Wednesday 20 November 2019 we will visit the HARS Aviation Museum,
Corner of Airport road & Boomerang Drive, Albion Park Rail, NSW, 2527.
HARS is the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society. The museum exhibits include the Boeing 747-438 City of Canberra.
The tour starts at 10.30am and ends at 12.00am.
We will meet Central Station Platform 25 at 7.24am to catch the South Coast Line train towards Kiama via Wolli Creek. It arrives at Albion Park station at 9.14am and it is a level walk for 13 minutes to HARS.
This will give you time to have a cuppa in the lovely cafe before the tour starts.
The tour is $15 per person pay on the day
Lunch will be booked by Max after those attending have completed their menu order.
Lunch will be ready to be served as soon as the tour ends.

For more details contact Max Prince phone 9360 2523


December Social

In lieu of our December luncheon we will visit St Stephens Uniting Church Sydney for a light lunch. At 1.00pm there will be a performance by the Conservatorium High School.
St Stephens Uniting Church will host a light lunch and a concert by the Conservatorium of Music students
The church is opposite the NSW Parliament in Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Arrive at 11.00am to enter the church.

For more information contact Max Prince on  0431  473  983 or maxprince@optusnet.com.au

A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF MARIE MUIR


A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF Marie Muir (1930—2018)
Sunday 17th February 2019 at 10AM
The event was a celebration of Marie’s life.
Her Grandaughter Ella sang a medley of songs that Marie use to sing.
Everyone was asked to please bring your singing voices to sing with her.
Max Taylor and Mirina Muir were MC the event
and had some wonderful stories to tell
along with other people who worked with Marie.

NSW Teachers Federation Auditorium
37 Reservoir Street Surry Hills


NSWTF 100 Years 100 Motions

NSWTF 100 Years 100 Motions

Federation has always been dedicated to the principles of representative democracy. Our highest decision-making body is Annual Conference, which meets to debate and vote on motions that determine the priorities and future actions of the union. Federation’s Annual Conference in 1919 had more than 100 motions to debate.

To honour a century of Annual Conference debates and decisions, here are 100 motions — one from each year of our first 100 years, 1918-2017.


To see the full list, CLICK HERE.



Vale Marie Muir

Jozefa Sobski AM, Chair of the Board, Jessie Street National Women’s Library have been informed by the family that Marie Muir passed away in Perth. Marie was a long time Board member till  2013 of Jessie Street National Women’s Library.  She was Vice Chair from 2006- 2009 and Chair in 2011. She convened the Annual Luncheon organising committee and was an energetic and entertaining MC at the event for many years. Her bursts into Judy Small’s song  “A Heroine of Mine” at the Luncheon always lifted our spirits. Warmth, inclusiveness and an ability to make all feel comfortable and welcome in the Library, was her personal style.
She insisted on democratic decision-making, having learnt this from her many years of activism in the NSW Teachers’ Federation and a distinguished teaching career ending as Principal of  Wahroonga Primary School. She will be remembered with affection and great respect as a committed feminist and a passionate supporter of public education.
I personally owe her a great debt for twisting my arm to join the Library and then its Board. The funeral will be held in Perth with a memorial service in Sydney later in the year.
Jozefa Sobski AM
Chair of the Board, Jessie Street National Women’s Library

August Social 2019

Wednesday 21 August we visited Sydney Town Hall.


Thanks Max Prince





July Social 2019

On Wednesday 24 July we had our ever popular Christmas in July Lunch at The International College of Management, 151 Darley Road Manly.


June Social 2019

On Wednesday 26th June we visited The State Theatre.
Thank you Max Prince


May Social 2019

In May we visited The Prince Henry Nursing and Medical  Museum at Little Bay.


April Social 2019

We went to Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum Faulconbridge.
Cost for Concession $14
Thanks Max


March Social 2019

On Wednesday 20 March 2019 we are had a Lebanese Lunch at Al Aseel Restaurant Greenacre
Thanks Max