State Education Week, to be held on 25–31 October 2020, is an annual event that showcases and celebrates Queensland state schools.
It's been an extraordinary year, it's fitting that the theme for State Education Week 2020 will be Extraordinary Education.
Staff, students (present and past) and school communities have banded together and done some extraordinary things this year.
Schools are encouraged to take photos or find some images that illustrates their extraordinary year in education.
Some themes to think about when choosing images are:
- extraordinary staff
- extraordinary students
- extraordinary alumni
- extraordinary fun
- extraordinary education.
Schools can upload these images to their social media accounts with the hashtag #StateEdWeek20 and any of the 'extraordinary' hashtags: #extraordinarystaff, #extraordinarystudents, #extraordinaryalumni, #extraordinaryfun and #extraordinaryeducation.
Please include a 10-30 word caption for each image.
The Department of Education will then create an online gallery of the best images and display on our website and social media.
Remember: project consent must be obtained for images featured on department social media and websites.
Planning for State Education Week
Schools can start forward planning for State Education Week by establishing a planning team. Please consider the
Queensland COVID-19 restrictions and the department’s state school operating guidelines in your initial planning. 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, politicians
- Past students (alumni)
- Other schools or 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?
More information and resources to help prepare for State Education Week 2020 will be available soon.
Community Principal Program
Through the Community Principal Program schools can invite a local community, business or sports leader into school to job-shadow the school principal for a half or full day.
The guest Community Principal can meet with students, staff and parents, participate in a special assembly, visit classrooms, take part in tuckshop shifts, playground duties and more. They gain a greater insight and appreciation into what is involved in running a school and in turn, staff and students benefit through positive interactions with community role models to forge and strengthen schools–community partnerships.
The objective of the program is to highlight some of the exceptional work of principals and staff to a respected member of the community and demonstrate the exciting programs that each school delivers.
Read about our past Community Principals in action:
Community Principal logo (PNG, 49KB) for school websites.
Community Principal animation