Annual State Conference-2014

ETAQ's annual State Conference will be held on Saturday 16 August 2014 featuring Dr Anita Jetnikoff  as keynote speaker and a suite of workshops and panel discussions.

The theme is Great Expectations: stability and change in English teaching.

The .Program is now available and can  be downloaded. The workshop selection form and registration form are also available. 

Map of the College is available here, registration will be in the GSC hall

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  • Note that there is NO off-street parking,you would be well advised to allow extra  time to find parking on the surrounding streets.
  •  Look for the ETAQ banner at the entrance.
  • Cambridge University Press, Macmillan and Oxford University Press will be represented.

Workshops 2D, 3B and 3D are fully subscribed.

Registration can be completed: 

  • online,   (online registration will close on 10 August) or
  • by completing the registration form and workshop selection  and emailing them to the Administration Officer at trish.purcell@bigpond.com, or
  • mailing the forms to The Adminstration Officer, ETAQ, PO Box 3375, STAFFORD  DC  QLD  4503

Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Sunday 10 August.  Registrations received after that  date will be subject to a $20 late fee

Payment may be made by

  • EFT to The English Teachers Assoc'n of Qld  BSB 014262, account number 285647675
  • sending your credit card details
  • online
  • cheque or money order

Cancellation Policy 

  • cancel by Monday 11 August, refund of fee less $20
  • cancel by Friday 15 August, refund of fee less $60
  • after Friday 15 August NO refund

Jim Buckley Memorial Scholarship is offered each year to assist country members to attend ETAQ's annual State Conference in recognition of Jim's outstanding contribution to ETAQ over 20 years as Treasurer and Administration Officer.

Sponsorship of free registration plus $200 to contribute towards travel and accommodation is available for three regional/country members. Sponsorship of free registration for a student in the metropolitan area is also available.

Applications to Fiona Laing at flain1@eq.edu.au explaining why you would be a suitable recipient. In return, you will be expected to write an article for Words'Worth on some aspect of the conference. Applications close 27 July. Successful applicants will be advised by 3 August.

 

Venue: Lourdes Hill School
Starting: 8:15 AM
Saturday 16th August 2014
Ending: 5:00 PM
Email Enquiries: trish.purcell@bigpond.com

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Venue:   Ryan Catholic College
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


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Venue:   St Ursula's - Toowoomba
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


March Seminar 2020: Diving Deep into Story

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Category:   Professional Development
Start Time:   3:15 PM
Date:   Tuesday 28th April 2020
Venue:   Aquinas College
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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Category:   Seminar
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Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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