The Joint Council of Queensland Teachers’ Associations Inc is a peak body for Queensland education professional associations, state based and national associations based in Queensland, providing a common voice on educational matters in the interests of teachers. JCQTA promotes collaboration between member associations and aims to grow our community whose interests are across preschool, primary, secondary, vocational and tertiary sectors. ...read more
As President I invite you to join the JCQTA for 2020. There are many challenges and opportunities facing professional teacher associations in areas of professional learning, curriculum implementation and funding for education. The JCQTA provides a voice to teachers through professional association representation at both state level and at a federal level through the Australian Professional Teachers’ Association (APTA). In meeting the challenges and grasping the opportunities it is important that we support one another and work collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for Queensland students.
Our two major annual events are the Presidents’ Dinner in February and the Ros Korkatsis Annual Forum in August. Committee meetings are held bi-monthly on the 3rd Wednesday which in 2020 will be on 29 April, 17 June, and October. In order to present a united voice on issues that affect us all we require a representative from all our member associations to attend these meetings.
I welcome you and look forward to working together to support the great work you do for your members.
The AGM held after the Ros Korkatsis Memorial Forum on August 21st, saw new executive members voted in to succeed retiring President, Caroline Brooks and retiring Treasurer, Lyn Allsop.
The committee for 2019-2020 includes President Danielle Gordon (ETAQ); Vice President Sherryl Saunders (MLTAQ); Treasurer Phillipa Greig (BEAQ ); Secretary Jackie Mergard (STAQ) and two council members - Moneth Montemayor (ATOM) and Angela White (Adolescent Success)
Continuing Vice President Sherryl Saunders paid tribute to the work of Caroline Brooks in her years as President of JCQTA and presented her with a commemorative glass sculpture.
Sherryl also thanked Lyn Allsop for her contribution to JCQTA as its long standing treasurer since 2001.
SEAQ (formerly SOSEAQ), the Social Educators Association of Queensland , is the state professional body for social educators and community members interested in the advancement of social education and teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS). It can be found at www.seaq.org.au