NYSF is fortunate in the support it garners from the state governors across the country, who kindly host our students at receptions, where possible, as part of our Orientation activities. These receptions acknowledge the work the students have done to date and their achievement on being selected for the NYSF, reflecting the importance of science education and learning to our wider community. Invited representatives from NYSF funding partners also attended the receptions in each state.
This year, our NSW students were privileged to be welcomed by the outgoing Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO in one of her last official events, and in South Australia, newly appointed Chair of the NYSF, Professor Tanya Monro attended the reception held by the incoming Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO.
We extend our thanks to all involved in hosting these receptions, including parents and teachers who ensure the students can attend, and the staff at each Government House.
Each year, NYSF students and Rotary representatives are privileged to be invited to attend functions hosted by State Governors and the Administrator in the Northern Territory at Government House in most states.
The functions aim to celebrate the students’ selection to attend the NYSF and are seen as acknowledgement of their hard work and high level of achievement. Many students travel from regional areas to attend.
Each Governor and Administrator spends time with the students, giving a brief address that focuses on a particular area of interest or concern.
NYSF Director, Damien Pearce says that these receptions are a very unique opportunity available to NYSF students and recognizes the importance that science education plays in our community. “We sincerely thank all of the Governors and the NT Administrator and their staff members for their support this year.”
Tasmanian Governor’s Reception for NYSF, September 2013
West Australian Governor’s Reception for NYSF, September 2013
South Australian Governor’s Reception for NYSF, October 2013
Northern Territory’s Administrator’s Reception, October 2013
Queensland Governor’s NYSF Reception, October 2013
New South Wales Governor’s Reception, September 2013