Peter Botsman Award 2005

Dr Lenore Ferguson

In 2005 Dr Lenore Ferguson was awarded the Botsman for excellence beyond the classroom.

Dr Lenore Ferguson has played a significant role in the English community and in ETAQ for over 20 years. She has taught in many schools across the independent and state sectors. Her career as a teacher has taken many turns and changes but her focus has always been on English and the maintenance of the integrity of English. She has been outspoken in her defence of subject English and in her support of teachers across the state.

An interest in further study about student learning and success led to her completing her Phd while serving with Education Queensland. She has shared her interest in functional grammar in workshops across the state and also in her full time teaching at QUT. She has always taken time to support and mentor younger teachers who can take up the challenge of teaching excellence.

It is this support of others that makes Lenore stand out. Her nominee, Helen Rivers has commented on this element of Lenore’s professionalism.

As a past president of ETAQ, as a member of the Management Committee for twenty years and as Senior Policy Officer (English) at Education Queensland, Lenore has worked tirelessly to help shape the direction of English across the state. She has never lost sight of the breadth and depth of English in her work and it is for this that she has gained the respect of English teachers across the state.

Upcoming Events

Literature Spectacular

Graham Joseph from Ryan Catholic College will present a workshop designed for teachers who are thinking about introducing Literature, delivering Literature for the first time or looking to review their Literature course in the near future. In the first part of the workshop, we will explore a framework for delivering a Literature course that c...

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 13th February 2021
Venue:   ZOOM
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


March Seminar 2021: Challenge and Change: Doing things differently

We are delighted to announce that we will be back with face to face professional learing events in 2021 - usual format but wtih some important changes: the March Seminar will be a full day event; the AATE-ALEA National Conference will be held in Brisbane in July and consequently there will not be a state conference. Other events for the year ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 13th March 2021
Venue:   Iona College
Venue Address:   85 North Road, LINDUM
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000


Grammar at Hervey Bay

A grammar workshop will be held at Hervey Bay State High School to assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E). Also highly relevant to Years 11 & 12. This will be an updated re-run of the activity conducted in both 2018 and ...

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 27th March 2021
Venue:   Hervey Bay State High School
Venue Address:   56 Beach Road, Hervey Bay
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


JCU Spectacular

Join Dr Claire Hansen for a two-hour session on teaching Macbeth. We'll dive into an exploration of the language of Macbeth and teaching strategies to engage students with Shakespeare's Scottish play.  The workshop will also explore learning activities for Macbeth created by the Shakespeare Reloaded project. This session will...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 22nd May 2021
Venue:   ZOOM
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Grammar Day

ETAQ will be conducting another of the very successful grammar days on Saturday 29 May 2021.  If your school would like to host this event, please contact Admin Officer.

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 29th May 2021
Venue:   To be advised


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