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
JCQTA CONGRATULATES 2016 APTA AWARD WINNERS
Dr Janet Reynolds of HEIA(Q) is the recipient of the Dorothy Hoddinott Medal for Outstanding Lifetime Leadership. Dr Reynolds has been an outstanding advocate for her specialist area over many years and has taken on diverse roles in HEIA and contributd to State, National and International Conferences. It is fantastastic to have a Queensland representative take out this prestigious award.
Glenn Amezdroz (ACHPER QLD received theMeritorious Contribution to the Profession Award. He has spent many years supporting the work of Health and Physical Education teachers in all sectors and in primary, secondary and special school settings. He has done this through the sharing of professional knowledge, the production of resources and his contribution to Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Queensland (ACHPERQLD), the professional association for teachers of Health and Physical Education.
Melanie Wild (ETAQ) has been awarded the Early Career Teacher Award. She is in her fifth year of teaching. Already earning a Masters in Education Literacy, she has worked with leading academics across the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland in writing academic papers, marking student work and designing tertiary curriculum.
As President I invite you to join the JCQTA for 2017. 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 events will be the Presidents’ Dinner on 15 February and the Ros Korkatsis Annual Forum in August. We will be conducting Board Meetings on 19 April, 21 June, and in 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.
President's Dinner 15 February
Meeting 19 April
Meeting 21 June
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE !!
2017 Ros Korkatsis Memorial Forum and JCQTA AGM
Wednesday August 23 2017
4.00 pm –6.30pm
Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gailey Rd, Taringa.
Up to three members per association may attend.
Afternoon tea will be provided
Forum: 4.00-6.00 pm
Professor Donna Pendergast, Dean and Head, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University will present on
“Support for early career teachers -the role of professional associations”
Professor Pendergast will also give information on changes to entry to the teaching profession.
The President of the JCQTA Caroline Brooks will present on the topic;
“Funding for professional associations.”
Contact Caroline Brooks or Jackie Mergard for details
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Dr Louise McCuaig, winner of the APTA 2014 Meritorious Contribution to the Profession Award with JCQTA President Caroline Brooks. The awards ceremony was held in Sydney on 30 November 2014.