English Matters 2014

is the Newsletter of ETAQ Inc. It is usually published 6 times a year and contains items of interest to all English  teachers.    

Newsletter No 1/14 contains the following topics: Australia Day honour for Paul Sherman, Renewal of membership, new website, Review of the Australian Curriculum, 2014 AATE/ALEA national conference in Darwin, Assistance to attend the national conference, Brisbane March seminar, AGM, Literary and Digital Story competitions, AATE 50th jubilee, English and related educational matters in the media, Brisbane PD dates for 2014, and Branch news

Newsletter no 2/14 contains the following topics: renewal of membership, Annual General Meeeting, Paul Sherman appointed a Life Member, Research survey re English teacher knowledge about language, new website, review of the Australian Curriculum, 2014 AATE/ALEA national conference in Darwin, assistance to attend the national conference, AATE 50th jubilee, English (& related educational matters) in the media, Brisbane PD dates for 2014

Newsletter no 3/14 contains the following topics: All things visual, grammar refresher, from the president, members' profit sponsor memberships, digital story competition, beginning teachers day sponsorship, Garry's letters.

Newsletter no 4/14contains the following topics: Reading Australia Resources, seminar 2 feedback including access to Google Hang-Out videos, branch news Cairns and Toowoomba, TESS network for ESL teachers

Newsletter no 5/14 contains the following topics: Events in October, State Conference report, AEF review, branch news from Toowoomba and Townsville, new Hamlet film for schools and Digital Story competition.

Newsletter no 6/14 contains the following topics: Literary Excellence, English Communication forum, Literary Breakfast, branch news, and a literary competition story.

Upcoming Events

Essential English CIA 2023

In response to requests from members, ETAQ is organising a Community of Practice to help with preparation for the Common Internal Assessment on Saturday 18 February 2023. We are excited to announce Lisa Smith, QCAA, will be providing the keynote address which will be live-streamed. If you have some experience with this subject and the...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 18th February 2023
Venue: St Joseph's, Nudgee College
Venue Address: 2199 Sandgate Road, BOONDALL 4034
Phone Enquiries: 0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


March seminar 2023

Our first major event for 2023 will be the March seminar to be held on Saturday 4 March. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” – Albert Einstein We begin 2023’s ‘Seasons of Learning’ program with a (belated) Summer shindig. So much of the recent discour...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Date: Saturday 4th March 2023
Venue: Iona College
Venue Address: 85 North Road, LINDUM
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Cairns High Spectacular

Catherine Hicks will deliver a presentation on Year 10 literature as an elective. This will be followed by a group of Cairns High School teachers discussing the nuances of the Year 7 curriculum.

Registrations will open in February 2023.

Category: Zoom meeting
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 18th March 2023
Venue: ZOOM


May Masterclass

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Autumn marks a time of transition, and we are set to embark on a critical change across Queensland with the implementation of Australian Curriculum v9.0 over the next few years. This Masterclass will help to set the agenda for this transformati...

Category: Master class
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Date: Saturday 13th May 2023
Venue: To be confirmed


State Conference 2023

State Conference in 2023 will be held on 19 August 2023.

Further details later

Category: State Conference
Start Time: 8:15 AM
Date: Saturday 19th August 2023
Venue: To be confirmed


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