From The President: Celebrating success

With the final weeks of the 2016 school year upon us, it is traditional for this column to reflect on the year that has been and look forward to the year to come.

From the President: Valuing teachers, improving their status

Of all the hundreds of people we encounter as we proceed through life, few have as great an impact on us as our teachers.

From the President: Accentuate the positives

In the wake of the improved enterprise bargaining offer and ballots, we should not lose sight of the array of positive initiatives for schools, teachers and principals delivered by the Palaszczuk government in its first 18 months in office.

From The President: Save TAFE now

In the aftermath of a federal election in which much was made of economic management and pandering to the “big end of town”, one massive issue was largely ignored: the future of TAFE.

From the President: No better investment than education

The battle lines for the 2016 federal election had been drawn long before the Prime Minister called the election for 2 July, and education is a headline issue.

From the President: Early intervention: crucial to learning success

The imperative to maximise the benefits of education over a lifetime by ensuring quality early childhood education has again come into sharp focus with the advent of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

From the President: Education funding issues not unique to Australia

We can gain important perspectives from reflecting on the challenges facing students and teachers in other parts of the world.

From the President: The three certainties of life

The only certainties in life are death and taxes. While that is hard to argue with, there is, however, another certainty in life: that, come the end of January each year, students will pour through the gates of Queensland state schools.