Peter Botsman Award 2005

Rachael Christopherson

Rachael Christopherson has worked mostly in the Catholic sector as an Art and English teacher. Her subject areas have proved to be complementary – especially with the focus on visual literacy in more recent years. Rachael has shared her expertise in visual literacy in publications and presentations to other teachers at regional, state and national conferences. Her workshops have always been thorough and full of ideas, easy to transfer into any classroom because of the thought that has been given to scaffolding the learning.

Her Head of English and nominee, Irene Wheatley attests to her enthusiasm in the classroom and her innovative approach to teaching subject English. She applies herself with great energy to developing units that will engage the students and extend their knowledge and understanding of English. Rachael’s enthusiasm has also been in evidence in her role as President of the Darling Downs’ Branch of ETAQ where she has convened many seminars and the 2004 state conference run in Toowoomba. Under her guardianship, the Darling Downs’ Branch has continued to grow and has become a centre of professional development.

Upcoming Events

Early Career Conference 2022: Writing our future?

Writing our future? - a conference presented by and for early career teachers  on Saturday 22 October at Wynnum SHS (tbc)

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022
Venue: Wynnum SHS


External Examination Preparation

Registration Scroll down to register - but please do read this information Schools should register each teacher who will be using the materials.  Acting on feedback from last year, we will be making the materials available earlier this year. We will be running the External Examination Preparation as one package with more fl...

Category: Student (and teacher) Event
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 29th October 2022
Venue: Online
Phone Enquiries: 0455464000
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Writing our future in Essential English 2022

Writing our future in Essential English - a community of practice especially for teachers of Essential English on Saturday 5 November.

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 5th November 2022
Venue: To be confirmed


Indigenous Perspectives in the Junior Curriculum

After a work program review Town High explored ways to better embed indigenous perspectives in the year 7 program through a novella study of Black Cockatoo.  The unit became our first taste of analytical essay writing in year 7, in preparation for subsequent years.  We found greater engagement from students across the board. ...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Friday 2nd December 2022
Venue: Town High, Townsville
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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