Research paper released April 2017 on Teenagers reading habits is available here.

Resource based on film about singer/songwriter Paul Kelly

A "taster" of a free teaching resource being developed by ETANSW can be downloaded here Paul Kelly Resource Taster

New book co-edited by Catherine Beavis

A PDF flyer providing details of a new book entitled "Literacy in 3D: An integrated perspective in theory and practice" and co-edited by ETAQ Patron Professor Catherine Beavis can be downloaded here Literacy in 3D_v6_NO

Misuse of statistics re teacher performance

A paper on the misuse of statistics on teacher performance by newspapers and some education authorities is available here TeacherPerformanceAbusersOfStatistics. The author is Margaret Wu of Victoria University in Melbourne.

Recommended Class Texts

At our March 2010 seminar, teachers were asked to recommend texts that they use in their school.  They are listed in the files below.

New free resource for English teachers

A free new resource for English teachers is the Reading Australia website at

This valuable project has been initiated by the Copyright Agency and involves collaboration with the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE), the English Teachers Association NSW, and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA).

It is planned that this project will be ongoing but the titles currently included in the secondary section are: Blackrock by Nick Enright, Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, Collected Poems 1943  1995, Gwen Harwood, Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta, My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin, Stasiland by Anna Funder, Swallow the Air by Tara June Winch, The Arrival by Shaun Tan, The Boat by Nam Le, The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper. For each title there are teaching resources including a critical essay. Some books in the primary section could also be useful in the lower secondary school

Upcoming Events

Townsville Breakfast Book Club

Grace Loyden is organising a series of Breakfast Book Clubs starting at 9:00 am on: Sunday 11 February - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Sunday 21 April - The White Earth by Andrew McGahan Sunday 5 August - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood Sunday 28 October - We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 21st April 2018
  Repeating On specific dates
Venue:   Jam Corner Restaurant

Quality Assessment Intensive

A full day program exploring Quality Assessment in the context of the new English syllabuses. The first session will consist of keynotes presented by Dr Jill Willis,and Dr Kelli McGraw, In the second session, Claire Stevens and Adam Da vey will present an interactive session while in session three, participants will and break out into a numbe...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 28th April 2018
Venue:   The Ship Inn, Southbank
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
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The Shakespeare Sessions

The Shakespeare Sessions presented by Charlie Thomson (All Souls and St Gabriels), Dr Claire Hansen and Dr Victoria Kuttainen (both from JCU) on Saturday 28 April from 9am to 12 noon. This will be a fabulous session. Download the flyer here. And it's FREE. Required pre-reading: Place-based education and the Australian Curricul...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 28th April 2018
Venue:   The Cathedral School, Townsville
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Masterclass - Unit 3

This event will allow participants to explore the syllabus and teaching strategies in detail for semester 3. Day one will deal with English and Literature, while day two will repeat the English sessions and also offer EALD and English Essentials. The Date Claimer gives further details of the program. Program will be available on 11 Ap...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 19th May 2018
Venue:   University of Queensland
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:


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 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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