ETAQ E-pistle 24-12
Reminder re the State Conference on 18 August
Members are reminded to register for the ETAQ State Conference. With the theme of “Making connections”, this year’s event will be held at Lourdes Hill College in Brisbane on Saturday 18 August.
The program, registration form and workshop selection form were included in the most recent mailing and can also be downloaded from the website at http://www.etaq.org.au/?page_id=308 . A $20 late fee will apply to registrations postmarked after 10 August. I hope to see you there.
Venue for breakfast for Jim Buckley
The venue for the breakfast to mark Jim Buckley’s departure from the Management Committee is to be Eves on the River situated at 53 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe. (I would have put an apostrophe in the name but they don’t use one on their website http://www.evesontheriver.com/ ). The $20 contribution can be paid to Treasurer/Admin Officer Trish Purcell on the day.
The event will take place on Sunday 19 August, the day following the state conference, and will start at 9:00 am. Thanks to those members who have indicated that they wish to attend. It may still be possible to squeeze in a few more. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are still interested but have not yet replied.
Free public lecture at UQ
The University of Queensland’s School of Education extends a cordial invitation to ETAQ members to attend the Carolyn D Baker Memorial Lecture to be held at Women’s College on the St Lucia campus on the evening of Friday 24 August. These events are always both enjoyable and intellectually stimulating and members are encouraged to attend. The speaker is Professor Marie Brennan from Victoria University and her address is entitled “Public education and research for the public good: Issues for practitioner researchers”. The invitation PDF with further information has been posted to the Events Page of the ETAQ website at http://www.etaq.org.au/?page_id=106 . Other key details are:
- Timings 5 – 8pm (includes light refreshments)
- RSVP Replies requested to email@example.com by Monday 20 August
AATE National Conference in Sydney
Members are again reminded of the great opportunity to combine CPD and an interstate vacation represented by this year’s AATE national conference to be held at Sydney Grammar School on 3-4 October. There are also one-day intensive master classes on a range of topics on Tuesday 2 October. On-line registration can be effected at http://www.englishteacher.com.au/FiveBells/Home.aspx. Serious English teachers should not miss the Five Bells conference.
National Literacy and Numeracy Week this year is to be observed from 27 August to 2 September. AATE is working with ALEA and DEEWR to deliver a literacy activity during NLNW. Schools that register will be in the running for some great prizes. For more information on how your school or your class can become involved, go to www.literacyandnumeracy.gov.au
Literary breakfast in Term 4
ETAQ’s Brisbane PD event for Term 4 will be a Literary Breakfast on Saturday 27 October. If you’re in the south-east corner, please make sure you have that date marked in your diary. Further details will be issued soon.
ALEA author event
An ALEA event that some ETAQ members may be interested in attending is An Evening with Jackie French to be held at St James Primary School, Kirkland Ave, Coorparoo on the evening of 20 August 2012 (5-7 pm). More information and online registration is available on the Meanjin website at http://www.meanjin.edu.au
President, English Teachers Association of Queensland (ETAQ)
Wednesday, August 01, 2012