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

Mythbusting: what exactly do English teachers look for?

Townsville branch will conduct an interactive workshop on Saturday 22 July, 2017, facilitated by Grace Loyden, Head of English, Townsville Grammar School. The topic is Mythbusting: what exactly do English teachers look for when marking an analytical exposition? For further information download the flyer.  RSVP to Heather...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 22nd July 2017
Venue:   Townsville Grammar School


50th Anniversary Social Events

Pre-conference birthday celebration will be held on Friday 18th August from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Marion Centre (roof top) of Lourdes Hill College. Drinks and finger food will be served. On this occasion, we will honour all those illustrious teachers who have been awarded a Peter Botsman Award. Later Nick Earls will entertain us...

Category:   Professional Development
Start Time:   5:30 PM
Date:   Friday 18th August 2017
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Annual State Conference - 2017

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF ETAQ Annual State Conference will be held on Saturday 19 August, 2017 at Lourdes Hill College. Keynote speakers are Larissa McLean- Davies, University of Melbourne,  and Markus Zusak.  Dates to remember FRIDAY 14 JULY - EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES Sunday 6 August Last day to buy tickets...

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 19th August 2017
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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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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