Peter Botsman Award

Instituted in 1998, the Peter Botsman Memorial Awards are the mechanism by which ETAQ seeks to recognise the contributions made by members of the Association and others to excellence in English education in Queensland. The late Dr Peter Botsman had a distinguished career in education both in Australia and overseas and his achievements were acknowledged by the award of an Order of Australia. He was ETAQ Patron from 1981 to1987. ETAQ commemorates his contribution to English education in Queensland by making two awards annually for excellence in English education in the state.  The first is for classroom practitioners (school category) and the second is for contributions beyond the classroom sphere (beyond-school category).

Nominations

Members are encouraged to nominate deserving colleagues. A nomination form is available here for the Peter Botsman Award. Presentations are usually made at the State Conference in August. Nominations for any year are requested by 1 May.

Previous recipients of the award are:

Upcoming Events

March Masterclass 2022

We are delighted to announce our first event for 2022 will be the March Masterclass: Writing: Our future  to be held on Saturday 12 March 2022 at Iona College, Lindum, when Dr Sally Humphrey, senior lecturer (Literacy Education) ACU will present the keynote address. The Call for Presenters is now available. Expressions of interest by end...

Category: Master class
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Date: Saturday 12th March 2022
Venue: Iona College


May Seminar

The May Seminar: Writing our future ... will be held on Saturday 14 May.

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 14th May 2022
Venue: To be confirmed


State Conference 2022

The theme for this year's State Conference is: Writing our future. 

The Call for Presenters will be issued in early April.

Category: State Conference
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 13th August 2022
Venue: To be confirmed


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