News and updates about our students, partnerships and the Trust

Open Gardens TAFE SA Playford Trust Awards – 22 November 2018

The Playford Trust was pleased to honour eight worthy TAFE SA students with Playford Trust Awards at a ceremony at the TAFE SA Urrbrae Campus on Thursday evening, 22 November. ‘Sir Thomas Playford would have been delighted with the high calibre of young people...

Daniel Austin – TAFE SA /Playford Trust Scholarship 2007

Daniel Austin – TAFE SA /Playford Trust Scholarship 2007 Now: Lecturer in Horticulture at TAFE SA I was an apprentice in horticulture when I was awarded my Playford Trust Scholarship in 2007. Surviving on apprentice wages, I don’t think I had ever had a bank balance...

James Dorey – Playford Trust PhD scholar releases new book on Bees

James Dorey Playford Trust PhD scholar releases new book on Bees 2018 Playford Trust PhD Scholar, James Dorey, uses his photography to inform his studies, with a particular interest in bees, especially, native bees. His curiosity was sparked because of a macro lens...

Vale Danny Watson

It is with great sadness that we pay tribute to long-serving Playford Trust Board member Danny Watson, who died on 4 July 2018 after a short illness. He had been a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Board since 2009, serving with distinction as Chairman of the...

Research Report June 2018

Alexandra Procter 2017 Fay Fuller Foundation/Playford Trust Honours Scholarship in Health Sciences I was incredibly grateful to receive the 2017 Fay Fuller Foundation/Playford Trust Honours Scholarship in Health Sciences. Being granted the scholarship has created a...

News from past scholars June 2018

Wendy Maddocks – TAFE SA /Playford Trust Scholarship 2008 Director Balanced Habitats I was 14 and on my own when I decided that educating myself was going to be my life saviour. I believed education would give me a chance of a positive productive and useful life....

TAFE SA/Playford Trust Awards – 9 November 2017

It was a pleasure to see five inspiring students receive TAFE SA/Playford Trust Awards at a celebration at TAFE’s Urrbrae Campus on Thursday 9 November. The star students were Jaydon Kovarik, Norman Schulze, Eleanor Potter, Imogen Owen and Giorgio Pantelis pictured...

Defence and STEM students win awards, jobs

The Playford Trust works with the Department of State Development and the Defence Teaming Centre to deliver the Defence Honours Scholarship and Defence and STEM Internship Programs. The students chosen to participate work on real-world projects and gain valuable...

Double the brain power

Double the brainpower We all know two heads are better than one; now we have proof that two Playford Trust scholar heads are even better still. Friends Harrison Gloyne and Samuel Arthurson, each completing double bachelor degrees at the University of Adelaide, joined...

1st Birthday Celebrations and AGM

The PTSA held its AGM on Thursday 26th August 2016, with the first of our “Distinguished Lecture Series” being presented by Dr Leanna Reid, SA Chief Scientist. The lecture provided AGM attendees with an opportunity to glimpse into the life of one of SA’s most...

Moving forward in our careers

The PTSA has commenced holding bi-monthly informal gatherings at the Cumberland Arms Hotel at 205 Waymouth Street, City. The ‘Cumby-up’ (with great food and drinks) will be held on the last Thursday evening of alternate months to provide an opportunity to network,...

Time to network and promote the PTSA

Welcome to the New Year, and a new associated group. The Playford Trust Scholars Association (PTSA) is a group of enthusiastic individuals from different academic backgrounds. These range from Tafe Certification to University Degrees – all with one amazing thing in...

Playford Scholars Association formed!

Following on from a very successful inception meeting on 5th August, the Inaugural General Meeting of the Playford Scholars Association was held on the 18th of September, 2014. At that meeting, Nick Anderson (TAFE 2008) was appointed President, supported by Sam Taylor...