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The Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize

Nominations are open for the 2017 Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize. Nominations close on the last day of Term 4 (19 December 2017.

The Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize is presented each year to a student or students who have overcome significant hardship to attain academic excellence in their HSC.

The award established in memory of Brother John Taylor who made a significant contribution to education in NSW was first presented in 1993.

Brother John was a renowned senior educationalist who made his mark on NSW education as a Christian Brother, teacher, principal and Executive Director of Catholic Education. He was a valued member of education boards, including the Board of Studies NSW from its inception until his death in 1993.

Brother John was known for his commitment, strong principles and integrity, and worked tirelessly for excellence in education. To acknowledge his lifelong dedication to education and his commitment to the ideals of equity, the Memorial Prize recognises outstanding academic achievement by students despite disability or other disadvantage.

The prize comprises a cash grant, a trophy and a certificate recognising the award. The Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize is administered by trustees representing NESA and Catholic Education.

Principals nominate students in December each year, and the prize is presented early the following year.

List of past recipients

View past recipients

List of Donors to the Trust


NESA logo TAFE NSW logo Catholic Education Office – Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn logo Catholic Schools Office – Broken Bay
NSW Department of Education and Communities Catholic Education Office – Sydney Catholic Education Office – Lismore Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
Catholic Secondary Schools Association
Catholic Education Office – Diocesan Office of Wilcannia-Forbes
The Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales
Catholic Education Office – Diocesan Office of Wollongong

Catholic Education Office – Bathurst
Catholic Education Commission logo

Original Donors


Recent Donors


Individual Donors

  • Mr J S Cook
  • Mr I Vacchini
  • Mr B Shepherd

The list of donors is based on historical records held by NESA. Please contact the NESA if any information requires correction: information@bos.nsw.edu.au.

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