Welcome to STAQ's e-Newsletter for December 2012! News from the Senior Science Conference, Annual General Meeting and a very happy holidays to you!
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STAQ e-Newsletter December 2012

Dear *|FNAME|*,
The weather is heating up, assessment is complete, reports are nearly finished... holidays are on their way! How will you be spending your holidays?
In the new year, STAQ will be advertising for an Administrative Officer and a Membership and Sponsorship Engagement Officer. Stay posted for further details.
From the whole STAQ team, we wish you all a joyful and safe holiday full of laughter. Take care, and we'll see you in the new year!
Peta, Amanda, Charlotte, Tony, Angela, Grant and Gaynor.

STAQ Senior Science Conference

The STAQ Senior Science Conference was attended by 190+ participants last Friday, 30 November, at Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point campus. The two keynote addresses were well-received and the 23 workshops were engaging and informative. Many participants commented that they enjoyed the chance to network with their peers as well. Many thanks to all our supporters and sponsors, in particular, QUT Science and Engineering. Read more...

STAQ Annual General Meeting

16 STAQ Members attended the Annual General Meeting, also held last Friday at QUT Gardens Point. 2012 President Peta Jackson presented an Annual Report detailing the activities of STAQ in this year. 2012 Treasurer Angela Harper provided a report on the 2011-2012 finances and audit. President Peta Jackson was re-elected unopposed to the role of President for 2013. Both motions were accepted by STAQ Members. Read more... (Members Area; login required).

Workshop presenters wanted for the Science is Primary Conference

The annual STAQ Science is Primary Conference will be held on Saturday 23 March 2013 at Holland Park State School. Teachers and researchers interested in presenting a workshop or seminar at the conference are invited to share details of their workshop idea/s. Read more...

Articles sought for Queensland Science Teacher in 2013

Primary and secondary teachers, teacher educators, science education officers, pre-service teachers and researchers in education have expertise to share with STAQ Members. Consider sharing an experience, a case study, action research project, lesson or unit plan, idea, literature review or other article related to science education with us. Click here to find out more about guidelines and deadlines for submission.

Opportunity for teachers of science to publish - and be paid!

Cambridge University Press (Australia) is seeking science teachers who might have an interest in helping to develop digital interactive resources for Science Years 7 to 10 covering the Australian Curriculum. Find out more...

2013 DAFF Hermitage Research Facility Schools Plant Science Competition

DAFF is now taking registrations for the Plant Science Competition, 'Food, Farming & Fungi' that focuses on fungi's important relationship with agriculture and food production. The free kits available to you are aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Read more...

Queensland Science Teacher 38.4

A digital edition of this issue is also available; you can download it now (Members Area; login required).

STAQ 60th Queensland Science Contest

Dates have been announced for the 60th Queensland Science Contest. We look forward to receiving the outstanding projects of your students in 2013.

Cows Moo Softly Posters

STAQ still has some of our fabulous Cow Moo Softly posters for sale. These posters suit junior or senior primary classrooms. Order them now for next year!

Just a quick reminder: your STAQ member number is *|MMERGE3|*.


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