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| Garry Collins

Starting in 1969, Garry Collins taught English at Gladstone and Ferny Grove State High Schools and was an English department head for over 30 years. He also taught in the US and Canada on year-long exchanges. Since retiring from Education Queensland in 2009, he has been a part-time teacher educator at the University of Queensland and the Australian Catholic University. Garry's pre-service education was a BA, Dip Ed course at UQ and in the mid 1990s he completed an MEd at QUT. He succeeded Karen Moni as ETAQ President in mid 2005 and served in that role until handing over to Fiona Laing at the 2014 AGM. He served on the council of  the national English teacher body, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE), for 12 years and was the national president in 2014-15. He was made a Life Member of ETAQ in 2017.

Upcoming Events

May Seminar 2019: Ready, set ... mark!

May Seminar: Ready, set ... mark May Seminar will be held at University of Queensland, St Lucia (tbc) on 18th May, 2019 for the full day - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. The May seminar will focus on task design, moderation, quality assessment, and assessment and standards for years 7-10. Do you have an IA1, IA2 or IA3 task you love? Would y...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 18th May 2019
Venue:   University of Queensland
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000


State Conference 2019

State Conference will be held on 17th August 2019 at Lourdes Hill College,Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne.

The Date Claimer and Call for Presenters is now available

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   1:00 PM
Date:   Saturday 17th August 2019
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000


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English Educator of the week

Lisa Bottomley will be presenting the first keynote address at the March seminar on 23 March, 2019.

Lisa is the Learning Area Manager for English and Languages at QCAA

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