Maurice Saxby Award
Maurice Saxby began his professional life as a primary teacher. Early in his career, he set up a school library and soon found himself appointed as a teacher librarian at Forest Lodge Demonstration School – a decision by the Department of Education to set up Demonstration Schools, each with a teacher librarian.
Maurice moved on to Kuring-gai CAE, lecturing in English, Librarianship and Children’s Literature.
His relentless focus on promoting Children’s Literature has established Maurice Saxby as a lifelong advocate for enriching young people's engagement inlife through literature.
The Maurice Saxby Award honours an individual, team or organization that has displayed excellence and passion in promoting reading and/or writing for young people in NSW.
Applications for this award are accepted up to, and including, December 30 of each year.
Email your completed application and appropriate documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org Mark the subject line - Attention: SLANSW Saxby Award
Maurice Saxby Award Recipients
2013 Debra Abela
2102 Paul MacDonald