News and updates about our students, partnerships and the Trust

Open Gardens TAFE SA Playford Trust Awards – 28 November 2019

The Playford Trust last night announced the eight recipients of its 2019 TAFE awards. The awards, each valued at $2000, were presented at a special ceremony at Urrbrae Campus.  And the winners were… Christopher Callaghan (Dip. Landscape Design), Madonna Crossman (Dip....

2019 Playford Trust Scholarship Awards

Winners announcedForty-four high-achieving South Australian university students have been awarded scholarships designed to support their education and help boost South Australia’s skills and research base. They are all studying in areas of strategic importance to the...

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...