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State Education Week

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​​​​​​​State Education Week, Monday 23 October to Friday 27 ​October 2023, is an annual event that celebrates Queensland state schools and public education.

This year we are focusing on 'Great Stories Start Here'. Queensland state schools provide the pathways for students to reach their full potential and to create their own stories. This year we celebrate all the great stories that start, and are fostered, right here in Queensland state schools. 'Great Stori​es Start Here' also acknowledges the teachers and school staff who do everything to support 'the stories' of their students.​

State Education Week is an opportunity to promote the great work being done in Queensland state schools to help each student fulfil their potential.

How to get involved

Schools can start forward planning for State Education Week by establishing a planning team. Some questions to consider include:

  • How will we involve our students in our planning?
  • Who else will need to be involved in the event?
    • staff – teachers and non-teachers
    • P&C or Council, community members, elders, parents and carers
    • business partners, local advocates and politicians
    • past students (alumni)
    • other schools in our cluster group.
  • What would we like to showcase during State Education Week?
  • How will we celebrate?
  • How will we involve and engage with our community?
  • What communication channels will we use?

Get social

Queensland state schools can get involved by sharing stories about great students, staff members, alumni or projects that are making a difference in their school communities. Tell your stories using words, pictures or video on social media using #StateEdWeek and #GreatStoriesStartHere. Don't forget to tag the department so we can see your stories.

Looking for ideas? Do you have any alumni who continue to support current students with local apprenticeships, mentoring or scholarships?  Are there students achieving awesome things with the support of your school? Do you have a staff member that goes above and beyond for their students or the wider school community? This week is about acknowledging all the ways state schools empower students to fulfil their potential.

Schools are encouraged to send their stories to goodnews@qed.qld.gov.au for the chance to be featured on department social media and websites.

​ Remember: project consent must be obtained for images featured on department social media and websites.​​

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Last updated 20 September 2023