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
The JCQTA was represented by Caroline Brooks, Garry Collins and Tony Stevens and teacher representative and APTA award winner Melanie Wild at the launch of A Statement of Commitment to the Profession of Teaching at Government House in April. This statement is a voluntary declaration of commitment to a set of values and beliefs for the teaching profession in Australia. It was developed in consultation with professional groups, including the JCQTA, by the Queensland Executive of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL). The statement can be used in formal and informal settings and aims to inspire and engage teachers so that they can demonstrate their pride in the teaching profession. Queensland professional teacher associations are incorporating the statement in their professional development events.
The launch was hosted by the Governor, His Excellency, the Honourable Paul de Jersey, who spoke eloquently in support of the profession. The afternoon tea allowed members of different educational organisations to mingle and exchange views in a historical setting. More information about the statement can be found at http://www.acel.org.au/acel/ACEL_docs/Branches/QLD%20Events/2017/Statement_of_Commitment_WEB.pdf
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.