Partners and sponsorships Join us Join us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank Community Partners and sponsorships Creating a better tomorrow Investing in the teacher community Being a responsible business Community news Sponsorship Sponsorship guidelines Staff giving NSW Department of Education Contacts program Events Sponsorship Partners and sponsorship Across the education community we aim to build long-term mutually beneficial relationships with our sponsorship recipients and the community. We aim to partner with organisations that are aligned to our values. This commitment is further articulated in our Sponsorship Guidelines. Teachers Mutual Bank receives many sponsorship proposals every year. We have developed these guidelines to make our requirements clear to potential sponsorship seekers, and to encourage the presentation of proposals that have the greatest potential for success. Sponsorship Application Form Sponsorship Guidelines Education institutions We work in partnership with the State Education bodies; the Department of Education and Communities NSW, Department of Education (WA) and the ACT Department of Education on a range of programs and sponsorships. Professional development Staff development is an important need in the education community. Assisting in upskilling Principals, Deputy Principals, teachers and school administration and support staff, these conferences and events are an integral part of extending and improving school curriculum. We support over 100 teacher development conferences annually, including: Western NSW Region Principals Conference, NSW ACT Principals Association Conference, ACT Women in Educational Leadership Annual Conference, NSW Hunter Central Coast Principals’ Conference, NSW Northern Sydney Principals’ Conferences, NSW MANSW Annual Conference, NSW Biennial National Child Studies TAFE Teachers Conference, NSW NSW SASSPA Conference Western Australia Primary Principals’ Association Inc, WA Western Australia Secondary School Executives Association, WA Early Years in Education Society, WA WA State Schools Registrars' Association Inc At these conferences, delegates have a chance to win a lucky draw prize and be in the draw to win a $1,000 Term Deposit prize drawn at the end of Term 4. Terms and conditions for NSW competition Terms and conditions for ACT competition Terms and conditions for WA competition Sponsorship guidelines Sponsorship Guidelines Teachers Mutual Bank receives many sponsorship proposals every year. We have developed these guidelines to make our requirements clear to potential sponsorship seekers, and to encourage the presentation of proposals that have the greatest potential for success. Please note that sponsorships that do not fit within these guidelines are generally not considered. What does Teachers Mutual Bank look for in a Sponsorship Proposal? Any sponsorship Teachers Mutual Bank undertakes is an investment in the sponsored entity or event. By investing in a sponsorship, Teachers Mutual Bank aims to establish a long-term relationship with the sponsorship seeker that is mutually beneficial to both parties. To ensure the best chance of a successful relationship between the two parties, all sponsorship requests are evaluated by Teachers Mutual Bank against key criteria, which are listed below. Any potential sponsorship activity must: Be compatible with Teachers Mutual Bank’s business and brand; Be consistent with Teachers Mutual Bank’s corporate image and identity; Have the potential to derive positive exposure for the Teachers Mutual Bank brand; Be able to deliver tangible, measurable outcomes; Have the ability to reach and engage targeted audiences (existing and potential customers); *Offer exclusivity in the category of banking and financial services In addition, the sponsored party must: Have a sound governance structure Be committed to work in co-operation with Teachers Mutual Bank to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes Have the capacity and resources to promote and implement the project to Teachers Mutual Bank’s standards and proactively maximise the sponsorship Finally, any sponsorship activity must also provide at least six of the following: Potential to become a long-term, sustainable relationship Naming rights to an event or high profile sub-event Potential for on-site sales Database-generating activities Opportunity to leverage through member hospitality Potential to involve/engage Teachers Mutual Bank employees through attendance and/or volunteering A clear media plan for positive media exposure for the sponsored event and the sponsor Opportunity to meet with senior decision makers Product placement (using our product(s) in a meaningful way as part of a sponsored event) Access to non-members in our target market Branding and promotional sponsorship opportunities. What won’t Teachers Mutual Bank sponsor? Sponsorships that could involve Teachers Mutual Bank in controversial issues, are for individuals, or are essentially passive donations, will not be accepted. The following sponsorships are an example of what is regarded as being inappropriate: Organisations or activities with links to, or involvement in, the gambling industry Political candidates or organisations Activities for the purpose of primarily furthering a particular religious doctrine Daredevil sports e.g. base jumping Requests that benefit only an individual person or family Any activities that directly or indirectly damage the environment Any activities that discriminate against people on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, disability or sexual preference Capital appeals Passive sponsorships - activities which focus on awareness and logo/signage exposure only Sponsorships involving an initiative that results in benefits or personal gain for an individual staff member, or their friends and family. In the interests of equity and fairness, sponsorships involving local sporting clubs and community initiatives associated with members of staff cannot be accommodated. Sponsorships which feature content or materials that are generally not in keeping with the Teachers Mutual Bank brand or corporate image. Please note that Teachers Mutual Bank will not consider any application for sponsorship if it falls into one of the above categories. Application Procedure In order to help you prepare your application for sponsorship, we encourage you to follow this simple three step process: 1. Ensure the proposed sponsorship program meets Teachers Mutual Bank’s application criteria above; 2. Ensure that sufficient lead time is given to Teachers Mutual Bank to be able to consider the proposed sponsorship program: For community partnership and brand proposals, applicants must allow at least 4 months between the time of application and the sponsorship commencing; For conference sponsorships, applicants should allow at least 2 months between the time of application and the commencement of the sponsored event. 3. If steps 1 and 2 are satisfied, please complete the Sponsorship Application Form and email, fax or mail it, together with any supporting documentation to the Teachers Mutual Bank Sponsorship Co-ordinator at the address given on the Application Form. Important: We will not review requests which are not accompanied by a completed Sponsorship Application Form. Due to the large volume of requests that we receive, we do not accept sponsorship proposals over the telephone. We will review your application and notify you via email or mail within 15 working days as to whether your proposal was successful, or if we need to discuss aspects of it with you prior to making a decision. Our decision on whether to accept a sponsorship request is influenced by other factors as well as the above criteria. Applicants should not assume that if the request appears to fit the criteria, the sponsorship will be accepted. Staff giving Staff giving Employees We believe our employees are our most valuable resource and strive to create an engaged workforce by having fair and equitable policies in place that enhance the working environment. Recognising and respecting the rights of our employees is a fundamental part of our work ethic. Our culture is clearly defined by education. Our employees are encouraged and supported to further their education, develop a career path and maintain a healthy work/life balance. The key strategies employed for attracting and retaining high quality employees include flexible work practices, strong leadership programs, generous remuneration and attractive benefits. Staff Giving Our staff are passionate about giving back too, and they do this through fundraising and through our regular Charity days. Charity Day We have a Staff Fundraising Committee which oversees our quarterly initiatives to support various charities. These have ranged from baking cakes to raising funds for the RSPCA and CUFA and donating blood to give life. Staff Giving Since December 2009 our staff have raised funds to support three of CUFA's Village Entrepreneurs in Cambodia. The entrepreneurs are a grocery seller, a bike repairer and a flat basket maker. Thanks to the ongoing support of our team these people are now able to provide enough food for their families, get medical care and send their children to school more often. You can read about CUFA’s Village Entrepreneurs here. NSW Department of Education NSW Department of Education We are assisting teachers so that they can provide students with memorable learning experiences which go well beyond the classroom. Schools Spectacular For over 20 years we have proudly supported NSW public education’s flagship entertainment event showcasing government school students’ performing arts achievements – the Schools Spectacular (Spec). “Spec transforms everyday life into an exhilarating experience and frames a unique vision that both children and adults can relate to.” Sophie Holloway, Year 12 Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. “The most special aspect of Spec is the opportunity it provides each year for teachers and students from all over NSW to come together and showcase their talent dedication and creativity. Amazingly each year is bigger and better than the last and this year also sees another initiative to embrace and encourage students and teachers from a wide variety of school communities – the World’s Biggest Classroom.” Debbie Stathis, teacher at JJ Cahill Memorial High School and assistant manager of Tunnel 5. Join us on the Road to Schools Spec 2018 Music Festivals Students across NSW combine to celebrate musical excellence in a series of concerts that feature soloists and ensembles in a variety of musical genres. They experience the opportunity to work with professional conductors and perform music specifically chosen and commissioned for them as part of the long established Festivals of Choral and Instrumental Music and Primary Proms. These state music concerts engage students from K-12 in high quality repertoire in premier performance venues, such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall. They also feature exceptional, musically diverse ensembles and individual items. Teachers involving their students in these concerts are offered accredited professional learning that will promote music education in their school and give them tools to build and develop their own vocal and instrumental programs with excellence. State Dance Festival Featuring students from across NSW, the State Dance Festival pushes the boundaries of creativity and physicality as students rise to the challenge of dancing for large audiences. The culmination of hours and hours of technical training, stamina, creativity, confidence, cooperation and respect for one another, fostered by their dedicated and talented teachers, the State Dance Festival showcases the work of over 2,500 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 over a five day festival to an audience of over 4000 people. Presented in six diverse performance programs, the festival highlights the range of styles explored through the study of dance in public schools. Each performance unveils the determination of students and teachers to explore the art of choreography and to achieve performances of the highest quality. Throughout the week school groups will also have the opportunity to attend workshops in a variety of dance styles presented by professionals from Sydney’s talented dance community and leading dance teachers. Choreographer Matt Lee, former So You Think You Can Dance judge, actor and presenter, gave teachers and students a unique development opportunity at a 2 hour master class, as part of our sponsorship of the NSW State Dance Festival. Supporting teachers and schools Teachers Mutual Bank acknowledges the important contribution our teachers make to the performing arts with the Teachers Mutual Bank Performing Arts Teacher Recognition Award which is awarded to six outstanding Performing Arts Teachers from NSW throughout the year. We also sponsor both the NSW Primary School Sports Association and the Combined High School Sports Association as part of our commitment to the teachers in the sporting education community, in particular the NSW Premiers Sporting Challenge, Staff Challenge Recognition Award. Similarly inspiring sports teachers are awarded one of eight Teachers Mutual Bank School Sports Recognition Awards each year to recognise their contribution to school sport in NSW. Contacts program Contacts program Our Contacts program is an important part of helping colleagues connect with each other and with us. Contacts, who are our voluntary representatives in schools and TAFEs: assist colleagues with information on how they can join. make our newsletters available in a common place for everyone to read. arrange visits by our team of Business Relationship Managers, as required by staff. We keep in touch with Contacts and staff through a quarterly newsletter, called Contact. So if your school has organised a fundraiser, helped your students win an award or even started a veggie patch, we’d love to include it in Contact newsletter. You can contact us, and photos are a bonus. You might also see us… Reaching out to our regional members, through Mobile Offices and Business Centres, where staff set up shop in a function room, bringing many of our products and services with them. We also have a team of dedicated mobile lenders who can help out with a home loan. They service some parts of NSW, ACT and Perth. Find your local mobile lender and invite them to your school. Contact newsletters Latest issues for Term 2, 2015 NSW newsletter Hunter newsletter ACT newsletter WA newsletter NT newsletter 2017 school planners Organise your busy schedule with a complimentary school planner, which shows school terms, pay days and holidays. NSW school planner Qld school planner ACT school planner NT school planner VIC school planner WA school planner Events Events Mobile Offices and Business Centres We come to you with our Mobile Office or Business Centre. Come along and: Join yourself and/or family Change your PIN Apply for savings accounts or loans Discuss your insurance needs Find out more about financial planning, health insurance, travel and car buying. At a Mobile Office You can do all your banking, talk to our experts, meet other members of your community and enjoy complimentary dinner and drinks. Prizes will be drawn at each event, see the competition terms and conditions. Mobile Offices are available in the evening from 4pm to 6pm. Locate a Mobile Office At a Business Centre You can take care of all your financial needs at a Business Centre. There's no need to register, just drop in any time. For security purposes, we are unable to provide cash deposits or withdrawals at these events. Locate a Business Centre Investment Seminars Plan for a financially secure future. Come to an Investment Seminar to discover your financial options. Locate an Investment Seminar School Visits We know you don’t always have the time to come into one of our offices or look through our website to find what you need; so we come to you! Last year alone, we visited 1,000 schools across three states. While at your school, our representatives (Business Relationship Managers) can: sign up new members answer questions from existing members advise staff about the latest offers and new products advise staff about free events in the area organise follow up visits deliver a short tailored financial presentation to staff. We understand that you’re extremely busy, so visits can be arranged to fit into varying schedules - before or after school, recess, lunch or even during staff meetings. To find out more about school visits, contact us. Back to top.