Peter Botsman Award

Instituted in 1998, the Peter Botsman Memorial Awards are the mechanism by which ETAQ seeks to recognise the contributions made by members of the Association and others to excellence in English education in Queensland. The late Dr Peter Botsman had a distinguished career in education both in Australia and overseas and his achievements were acknowledged by the award of an Order of Australia. He was ETAQ Patron from 1981 to1987. ETAQ commemorates his contribution to English education in Queensland by making two awards annually for excellence in English education in the state.  The first is for classroom practitioners (school category) and the second is for contributions beyond the classroom sphere (beyond-school category).

Nominations

Members are encouraged to nominate deserving colleagues. A nomination form is available here for the Peter Botsman Award. Presentations are usually made at the State Conference in August. Nominations for any year are requested by 1 May.

Previous recipients of the award are:

Upcoming Events

A Townsville workout in the (functional) grammar gym

This event will assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the  Australian Curriculum: English (AC:E). It is also highly relevant to Years 11 and 12. When: Saturday 10 February, 2018, from 9:00 am to 2:15 pm Where: JCU Education Central. Fur...

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 10th February 2018
Venue:   James Cook University
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


March Seminar 2018 - Text List Crash Course

2018 will see the launch of our Vision 2020 series of professional development events. An outline of the program for 2018 is now available The theme for the March Seminar  is a Crash Course in the Text List. You are invited to explore, with the guidance of experts, a selection of texts from the recently released text list. The D...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 17th March 2018
Venue:   St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School
Phone Enquiries:   455464000
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


AATE/ALEA CONFERENCE 2018

THE ART OF ENGLISH language  -  literature  -  literacy The AATE/ALEA English Literacy National Conference 2018 will be held in Perth from 8 July - 11 July 2018. Download the flyer here, or go to the website englishliteracyconference.com.au for all the latest information.   ...

Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 8th July 2018
Venue:   Perth


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English Educator of the week

Rachael Christopherson
Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Number of years teaching:
25.  12 years at BGGS

Where else have you taught?
St Edmund's College, Ipswich (all boys)
Mt Alvernia College, Kedron (all girls)
Downlands College, Toowoomba (co-ed boarding with Ag Studies programme)

 

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