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Students and teachers: have your say on NAPLAN

Teachers will be able to complete the survey via the link sent directly to you from the QCT. Student surveys (for Years 3 to 10) will be sent to parents from your school principal. Responses are due by 14 September 2018.

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NAPLAN 2018 review

Tell us your education story today

Want to find out about the great things happening in schools every day? We're sharing our good news stories each week.
If you know a school that's doing amazing things, contact us.

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Education stories

Are you prepared for bushfire season?

If you live or work in a bushfire-prone area, planning for an evacuation now can save time and lives if a bushfire emergency occurs. Tune in to warnings from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFES) and keep your Emergency Response Plan (ERP) up to date.

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Be a legend, give blood

Join the Red25 team to celebrate National Blood Donor Week, 2-8 September, by giving blood or sharing the message to donate.
It only takes one hour and can save up to three lives. So come on, be a legend and donate blood!

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Donate blood during National Blood Donor Week, 28 September

Ready Reading is heading to Townsville

Make a difference. Share your love of reading with children at your local school. Learn strategies to support them and build their reading confidence. Register now as a Ready Reading volunteer to attend a training course from 29 August.

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Register now to become a Ready Reading volunteer.

Applications are open for the 2019 Premier's Anzac Prize

Students can apply now to be a part of the 2019 Premier's Anzac Prize. Eight students and two teacher chaperones will travel overseas, taking in memorials in London before heading to the Western Front battlefields in France and Belgium.

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2019 Premier's Anzac Prize


Be a super hero and help prevent children from drowning with some tips from Olympic swimmer Mitch Larkin

Tickets on sale now for the Fanfare grand finals to be held on 13 and 14 August

Help keep kids safe around water - From newborns to young adults, there are a number of steps you can take to keep safe in and around water

Get Started vouchers will be available from 25 July to assist Queensland children and young people to join a sport or active recreation club

Register for National School Improvement Tool training

The review of NAPLAN in Queensland is continuing, with the next stage focusing on its role in school and system improvement

Day for Daniel 26 October 2018 - Register your school to participate

Winners of the Teach Queensland Style Student Photo Competition announced

Know a great researcher? 2018 Education Horizon research grants now open

Join in NAIDOC Week events from 8-15 July, including a Family Fun Day on Friday 13 July in Brisbane

Schools are invited to apply for Fair Education funds and coaching for family and community engagement projects - applications close 29 June 2018

Students who register for the Premier's Reading Challenge have a chance to get their adventure stories published in the RACQ storybook

Nominations for the Public Service Medal are now open

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