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    Education and Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Workshops to raise the bar on Queensland school standards

    Education and Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Friday, April 15, 2011

    Workshops to raise the bar on Queensland school standards

    Principals, teachers and P&Cs will have the opportunity to suggest ways to improve standards in Queensland schools at a series of workshops to be held across the state from May 6.

    Education Minister Cameron Dick today announced the dates and locations of the Raising the Bar workshops.

    “Principals and teachers do a fantastic job in schools across the state and this renewed focus on school standards will see them further supported in the important job of teaching young Queenslanders,” Mr Dick said.

    “The workshops are about ensuring we are continually improving the benchmark for education in this state.

    “They will give principals, teachers and P&Cs the opportunity to bring their ideas, suggestions and strategies to the table.

    “The process will identify best practice, areas for improvement and provide the foundation for a series of initiatives or pilot programs.

    “There will be the potential to implement more broadly programs which are already successful in schools.

    “I expect participants will have suggestions on a range of issues including managing behaviour, uniforms and resources.

    “This sharing of knowledge will be a valuable experience for schools, the department and government as we work together to improve school standards.

    “I encourage principals, teachers and P&Cs to get involved because the more good ideas we have, the better the outcomes for Queensland students.

    “Workshops will be held in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Mount Isa, Emerald, Cherbourg and Bundaberg from May 5.

    “As I am keen to meet with and hear from participants, I intend to attend as many workshops as I can.”

    Media contact:
    Office of the Minister for Education and Industrial Relations 3224 5957

    Raising the Bar workshops – 2011
    (Time – Audience – Area)

    Thursday 5 May
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Brisbane South
    Evening - P&C Executive - Brisbane South

    Friday 6 May
    Morning - Principals Forum - Brisbane South

    Tuesday 17 May
    Morning - Principals Forum - Caboolture
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Caboolture
    Evening - P&C Executive - Caboolture

    Wednesday 18 May
    Morning - Principals Forum - Ipswich
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Ipswich
    Evening - P&C Executive - Ipswich

    Monday 23 May
    Morning - Principals Forum - Mackay
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Mackay
    Evening - P&C Executive - Mackay

    Tuesday 24 May
    Morning - Principals Forum - Cherbourg
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Cherbourg
    Evening - P&C Executive - Cherbourg

    Monday 30 May
    Morning - Principals Forum - Gold Coast
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Gold Coast
    Evening - P&C Executive - Gold Coast

    Wednesday 1 June
    Morning - Principals Forum - Cairns
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Cairns
    Evening - P&C Executive - Cairns

    Thursday 2 June
    Morning - Principals Forum - Townsville
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Townsville
    Evening - P&C Executive - Townsville

    Tuesday 7 June
    Morning - Principals Forum - Bundaberg
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Bundaberg
    Evening - P&C Executive - Bundaberg

    Wednesday 15 June
    Morning - Principals Forum - Sunshine Coast
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Sunshine Coast
    Evening - P&C Executive - Sunshine Coast

    Wednesday 22 June
    Morning - Principals Forum - Brisbane Bayside
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Brisbane Bayside
    Evening - P&C Executive - Brisbane Bayside

    Thursday 23 June
    Morning - Principals Forum - Rockhampton
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Rockhampton
    Evening - P&C Executive - Rockhampton

    Wednesday 27 July
    Morning - Principals Forum - Toowoomba
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Toowoomba
    Evening - P&C Executive - Toowoomba

    Tuesday 16 August
    Evening - P&C Executive - Mount Isa

    Wednesday 17 August
    Morning - Principals Forum - Mount Isa
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Mount Isa

    Date TBC
    Morning - Principals Forum - Emerald
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Emerald
    Evening - P&C Executive - Emerald 

    Date TBC
    Morning - Principals Forum - Brisbane North
    Afternoon - Teachers Forum - Brisbane North
    Evening - P&C Executive - Brisbane North