Education Views November 18, 2005
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Harlaxton State School’s display of “The Whole Child” and their vision for the future,
“Making Connections, Creating Opportunities”.
Celebrating revitalisation
through the IDEAS Project
FOR 2006
Attention all P-Year 3 teachers. QPAC
has announced next year’s Out of
the Box Festival for 3-8 year olds will
take place from June 13 – 18, 2006.
Full program details will be released
around March 2006, allowing teachers plenty of planning time prior to
the festival dates. Please note there
are only 4 days available to schools
at next year’s festival so early bookings will be strongly encouraged.
Travel grants are available for fulltime teachers of Japanese to visit
Japan in 2006/2007. Successful
applicants will receive up to $7,000
towards airfares, accommodation
and tuition fees. Applications close
March 6, 2006. For further information, contact: Anne Platt, School of
Languages and Comparative Cultural
Studies, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072 or email: a.platt@uq.
Nominations are called for 2006
executive. The AGM will be held by
teleconference through Qld School
Sport Unit on February 7, 2006 at
4.30pm. Nomination forms, agenda
items and information for the AGM
and general meeting will be posted
on the QPS Soccer website at http:// Contact the secretary (Peter Haslett) at
Bracken Ridge State School for more
Deception Bay SHS is interested in
forming a amateur radio net on 80
metres or 40 metres and the 2 metre
band during lunchtimes to allow students to talk to each other. Proposed
times are from 11.05 to 11.45 am
and 1.00 to 1.20 pm on Mondays,
Thursdays and Fridays. The start date
would be on or about December 1 for
the remainder of the school year. If
interested please contact Cec Kenny
or Peter Allen at Deception Bay SHS
on phone (07) 3897 2222 or email
[email protected].
Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre provides learning experiences in the Boondall Wetlands and
other sites for students from Prep to
Year 12. Bookings for 2006 open on
December 1. Teachers should phone
Ross Coe on (07) 3267 7811 after
Bookings are now open for schools
wishing to visit the Barambah Environmental Education Centre in 2006.
Situated in lush timbered forest in
the South Burnett, the centre offers
residential and day visit programs for
preschool to Year 12s. For a prospectus or for further information please
contact the Centre on (07) 4168 8190
or email admin@barambaheec.
The Numinbah Valley Environmental
Education Centre is now open for
bookings for the 2006 school year.
Applications are invited for both day
and residential camp visits for students from P-12. Numinbah Valley
EEC offers a variety of educational
programs with special emphasis on
forest conservation (dry, wet sclerophyll and rainforest), catchment
management and alternative energy.
Improved facilities at the Centre now
enable groups of up to 60 visitors
to be accommodated on residential
camps. For more information or to
make a booking please contact the
Centre on (07) 5533 4148 or fax (07)
5533 4117. More information is also
available on www.numinbaheec.
Copy of 15-30 Program wanted for
small primary school. Do you have
one gathering dust in a cupboard
somewhere? Willing to negotiate
price and delivery. Please contact
Judi at Brooweena State School on
(07) 4129 9205.
Bookings for the 2006 school year
are now open. CEEC is situated in the
Western Darling Downs and offers
unique programs for P-12 students
in environmental and outdoor education. Situated in cypress forest with
access to local waters and on-site
tent accommodation and numerous
educational resources and activities.
See our website www.columbooeec., email: cockatoo@eq. or phone (07) 4665 8166 for
more information.
Is taking day bookings for 2006 for P12 classes in Greater Brisbane. Programs can be delivered on site or at
suitable locations in your area. Programs cover a wide range of topics
including sustainability, alternative
energy, catchment care and management, local history and land use,
forest studies and Bunyips in the
Bush (P-1). Phone (07) 3735 6557
or email the.principal@toohforeeec. for more information or to
register your interest.
A Teachers’ Golf Day, sponsored by
Queensland Teachers’ Credit Union
(QTCU), will be held at the Oxley
Golf Club on December 13. Tee-off
at 7.30am – Shot Gun Start. 18 Hole
Stroke Event / Four Ball Stableford.
Cost: $25 - includes golf and lunch.
Bookings essential. Phone Oxley
Gold Club on (07) 3379 6322 to
register. For more information contact Mike Ormiston at Nundah State
School on (07) 3635 5822.
Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre (MBEEC) is now accepting
bookings for 2006. Visit for further information about Curriculum linked educational programs on Moreton Bay, the
Bay Islands (Peel & Stradbroke Islands), St Helena Island & Fort Lytton
National Parks, the Brisbane River
or MV Heritage. For booking phone:
(07) 3906 9111, fax: (07) 3906
9100 or email: info@moretoneec.
THE exciting work of IDEAS schools from around Queensland, across Australia and Singapore was recently showcased in Toowoomba.
IDEAS (Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievement in Schools), a school
improvement process, has developed during a six-year alliance between Education Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland.
The Toowoomba event was the 2005 IDEAS National Learning Forum, drawing 180 educators together to celebrate the work of IDEAS schools.
The primary focus of the forum was to showcase the work of Toowoomba
IDEAS schools, more particularly, how they are “actioning” their Vision and
Schoolwide Pedagogy within the school community.
Educators from Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales attended,
visiting showcase schools from the Toowoomba District as part of the professional learning and development experience.
To add an international flavour, 13 educators from Singaporean IDEAS
schools also participated, showcasing their work and celebrating the work of
our Queensland schools.
Newly engaged IDEAS schools and various experienced IDEAS schools from
across the state also shared their achievements.
The Learning Forum provided a wonderful opportunity for schools to celebrate their work in school improvement and revitalisation – promoting the
outstanding work of teachers, demonstrating the emerging alignment of processes within their schools and focusing on the development of school leadership.
This wonderful display of achievement and professional learning inspired
the participants and provided an outstanding model of a professional learning
An opportunity for system capacity building for the expert and experienced
IDEAS Facilitation team was held in conjunction with the Learning Forum.
This program focused on developing the capacity of experienced IDEAS facilitators from across Queensland to support IDEAS schools in their work. Their
focus was on developing and extending skills and knowledge required for effective facilitation of Professional Conversation, exploring pedagogical direction and Leadership frameworks and working with IDEAS resources.
This also provided an occasion to celebrate the launch of the newly developed IDEAS website
Visiting educators and other dignitaries commented on the vibrancy of
schools and their distinctive presentations.
Education Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland IDEAS
partnership congratulated the IDEAS school communities on making the event
a resounding success and ensuring the continued focus on quality outcomes
in Queensland schools.