Education alumni update

Welcome to our update for education alumni, where we share news and opportunities for our education graduates.

If you would like to contribute ideas or be featured in our next edition, please contact us.

Gladstone Teacher Alumni Evening

The inaugural CQUniversity Australia Teacher Alumni evening is an opportunity to acknowledge the work of our alumni within schools and early childhood settings in Gladstone and celebrate the University’s presence in the region.

This event is open to teachers, principals, deputy principals, site coordinators and mentor teachers, and will be a celebration of the relationships we have with our local schools.

Dean, Professor Bill Blayney, and Deputy Dean of Operations, Associate Professor Angelina Ambrosetti, will be attending to share some information about the future of education in Gladstone. 

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, 30 July
Time: 4pm-6pm. Refreshments provided.
Location: Grand Court, Leo Zussino Building, CQUniversity Gladstone Marina, 613 Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone QLD 4860

Please register your attendance by 5.00pm Wednesday 24 July

Virtual STEM Classrooms for remote students

CQUniversity academics have been working with the Queensland Virtual STEM Academy to ensure schoolchildren across Queensland have a unique opportunity to engage with science, technology, engineering and maths.

In the virtual classroom, remote students respond to ‘grand-challenges’ based on specific themes. The initiative is a continuation of the 2018 pilot, and topics covered include food waste, biomaterials, healthy harbours and habitats, and koala chlamydia. More on the virtual classrooms.

Alumni Spotlight: Taryn Gollshewsky

Taryn competes in the Women’s Discus qualification during the London 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships.

Congratulations to Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (2016) and Master of Teaching (2017) graduate Taryn Gollshewsky! Taryn won silver in the discus competition at the 2019 Oceania Athletics Championships in Townsville, which keeps her in the running for Olympic selection. Taryn is a PE teacher at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Bundaberg. Read more

We love to showcase the achievements and interests of graduates. Whether it’s an achievement or contribution to teaching or the wider community, please share them with us so that we can share with your fellow graduates.  

VET in Schools delivering regional opportunity

CQUni’s VET in Schools (VETiS) program is giving high school students an early start on their career – and distance is no barrier.

Students in Dysart, Winton and Biloela have been given a chance to undertake training in their region.

As part of the program, CQUni teachers have travelled from Gladstone to Biloela State High School once a week to deliver training, allowing numerous Year 12 students to obtain their Certificate II in Electrotechnology. Read more

CQUniversity’s VETis program offers Year 11 and 12 high school students the opportunity to study a range of vocational education and training (VET) courses as part of their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). If you’re interested in offering this in your school, more information is available online.

BHP Scholarships reward rural communities

Daneal Ronald (left) and Rebecca Crichton pictured together at Moranbah State School.

Bachelor of Learning Management (Primary Education) graduates Daneal Ronald and Rebecca Crichton share their study journey, and the support they received from the BHP Community Scholarship, which helped them achieve their goal to work as primary school teachers in rural Queensland. Watch the video

Scholarships for students thinking of commencing Uni in early 2020 will open in October and close in early January. Please ensure your students know about these scholarships, if appropriate. View scholarships information.

Capricornia College Anniversary Celebrations

2019 marks 50 years of our Capricornia College providing accommodation and a community for CQUniversity students. All past Capricornia College residents are invited to return for the 50th Anniversary Celebrations, which will be held on 20-22 September.

Make sure you register to hear about the anniversary celebrations, and share this information with any past residents you know. 

You can also share your Cap College memory to have it included in the next edition of Be Mag and at our Anniversary event. 

1974 Education reunion

CQUni’s first cohort of education graduates (1972-1974 from the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education) are holding a reunion on Friday 4 – Sunday 6 October. We’re still looking to invite lecturers from that time, and the following education graduates: Kerrie Binzer, Christine Chapman, Michelle Carter, Isobel Fowler, Tim Hickey, Patricia Jones, Garry McCarthy and Sally Farr. If you know any lecturers from this time, or any of these graduates, please ask them to contact us so we can send them event information.

News in brief

Principals supported to become ‘practitioner researchers’ in their schools
Romp in the Park proves huge success
Monica graduates as fourth-generation teacher
Education student presents on effective integration of female migrants in regional/rural communities
ConocoPhillips Science Experiment puts STEM subjects in a local context

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