Tuesday June 22 2021

Regional celebrations mark 50 year milestone

Teachers are invited to a series of free anniversary events, as the state celebrates a significant milestone for the profession.

Townsville marks the start of regional celebrations and the 50 year anniversary of registered teachers in Queensland.

Events are also planned for Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Cairns and Longreach.

Each event will be attended by speakers that include past TEACHX and Excellence in Teaching Award winners, teachers and stakeholders from across the community, and QCT leaders.

QCT Board Chair Emeritus Professor Wendy Patton said regional Queensland should be proud of its teaching profession, with many exceptional teachers from regional areas being recognised in statewide teaching awards over the past decade.

“We are looking forward to celebrating 50 years of a teacher regulation authority with some of Townsville’s outstanding teachers tonight,” Emeritus Professor Patton said.

QCT Director Deanne Fishburn thanked teachers across Queensland for their dedication to their students and communities.

“The recognition of the important work that teachers do and the vital role they play in our communities has been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this year we celebrate the difference the profession makes, and the role the QCT has played in upholding the high professional standards we enjoy today,” Ms Fishburn said.

The regional celebrations are sponsored by Principal Partner, the Queensland Teachers’ Union, and Supporting Partner, the Queensland Independent Education Union.

The QCT registers teachers, conducts investigations and audits, accredits higher education teaching courses, provides support for preservice teachers and teachers, certifies Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers, promotes the profession, and shapes state and national policy around the teaching profession.

For further information please contact Tanya Chilcott, QCT Media and Communications Manager: Tanya.Chilcott@qct.edu.au (M) 0499 105 363 (W) 07 3377 4776.

The QCT is the state regulatory authority for the teaching profession in Queensland, which registers, regulates and promotes teachers.

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