State teachers create own export industry

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 13/06/2007, pg. 65

TEACHERS from Queensland are playing a major role in education reform in Qatar, a small and extremely wealthy country in the Persian Gulf.

Under a contract with Education Queensland International, more than 20 teachers are helping schools move away from traditional chalk’n’talk classes to the student-centred learning and multi-media teaching styles used in Australia.

The […]

Education key to building a future

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 15/06/2005, pg. 37

SOUTHEAST Queensland’s newest university campus will open its doors for semester one next year with up to 400 domestic and international students.

The university is part of the Greater Springfield vision, a $2.5 billion development covering 3000ha to create Australia’s largest master-planned community to accommodate 60,000 people in the next 20 years.

Springfield is 23km […]

School in pole position for federal funding

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 23/06/2004, pg. 4

FLYING the Australian flag and providing students with two hours’ exercise a week will be no barrier to education funding for Toowoomba East State School under the new $31 billion federal package.

The school has a flagpole and the school’s principal Alan Jarrott said the Australian flag was flown several times each […]

Lesson in looking to the future

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 27/01/2003, pg. 4

THE headmaster of the Toowoomba school which sparked a national debate over the Governor-General’s handling of child sex abuse complaints received Australia Day honours for his services to education.

Bruce Howden, who received an OAM, was headmaster at Churchie Prep from 1984-95 before taking on the job of headmaster at Toowoomba Preparatory School […]