Despite the problems of forming a minority government, two tropical cyclones and an early political crisis, relationships with the new Queensland Government are off to a productive start.
Each year, prior to the release of the state budget, the Queensland Teachers’ Union makes a submission to the Queensland Government petitioning for improved funding for education.
Whenever someone asks me what I do for a job, I unhesitatingly reply that I am a teacher. What nobody ever asks me is what is a teacher?
Talking about workload and the growing trend toward those outside of our classrooms and schools telling us how to do our work has struck a nerve.
Safe Schools Coalition Australia (SSCA) will be available in Queensland schools from the start of the second semester of 2015.
Cyclone Marcia, a category 5 cyclone, struck the Rockhampton/Capricorn Coast/Callide & Dawson Valleys areas of Central Queensland on Friday, 20 February.
The election of a new state government has implications for the Queensland industrial landscape and for our next round of enterprise bargaining.
The department has published two new documents to help teacher and school leaders understand their entitlements and responsibilities under the Special Leave Directive.
Members across the state have raised the workload associated with the development of individual curriculum plans for students, in particular the implications of developing these plans for multiple students in a school.
Recent media attention around the My School website’s 2015 “facelift” would suggest that the federal government and the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) have acted on overwhelming public support for the website. However, the reality is much more ambivalent.
While socio-economic factors have long acted as a brake on educational success, state schools in Logan are proving that it doesn’t always have to be the case.
The Gonski campaign declared March 24 Disability Day, sending a delegation of parents, students and teachers to Canberra to remind politicians that students with disability have the same right to an education as all children.
Differing approaches to programming and timetabling are causing concern for a number of members in a range of disciplines and teaching teams across the public provider network. (Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 120 No 3, 24 April 2015, p18)
International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated throughout Queensland on 8 March, with schools and communities holding special events.
The myths surrounding the MOA (memorandum of agreement) that supports the conversion of temporary teachers into permanent employment can be tricky to navigate.
The person sitting next to you in the staff room is a non-member. That person doesn’t realise what they are missing out on every day of non-membership.
"This year I decided that, after six years of being an upper school teacher, it was time to try prep."
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 120 No 3, 24 April 2015, p.25