ATAR: What you need to know

Phillip Anthony1 1 Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre The purpose of the presentation is to ensure that attendees understand the composition of the ATAR, the process of subject weighting within the ATAR and the function of My Path in assisting students and schools with the transition to the ATAR. Biography: In 2017, Phillip was appointed to […]

Australia-Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program

Kathe Kirby1 1Director, Asia Education Foundation, University Of Melbourne The Australia–Asia BRIDGE (Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement) School Partnerships Program builds people-to-people links across the Asia region. BRIDGE is a blended model of face-to-face teacher professional learning and online engagement that connects teachers, students and school communities to increase awareness and understanding of […]

Connections are crucial – Integrating International Students into their new high school environments

Helen Robin1 1 St Thomas More College Sunnybank Best Practice in Transitioning International Students into their New High School Environments Biography Ms Helen Robin has worked in international education since 1994.  After qualifying with a BA from UQ and a Grad Dip in Secondary Teaching from ACU, Helen furthered her qualifications by completing a Trinity College […]

Introduction to outdoor and environmental education

Dianne Aylward1 1Principal, Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre This session has been developed for international delegates to introduce STEM capabilities through Queensland’s unique Environmental and Outdoor Education Centre program.   Inspiring Bay Champions through STEM provides international students, teachers and the community opportunities to engage in scientific research on-board the Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre vessel […]

Delivery of VET and OP to ATAR in Queensland secondary schools

Vanessa Fensom1, Leanne Rolph2 1Department of Education, Brisbane, Australia, 2Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), Brisbane, Australia   It is becoming increasingly popular for students to undertake VET qualifications in combination with their mainstream school sector course, either directly with their school or through a partnership with a third-party RTO. While there is a wide […]

Borneo: A catalyst to create social change

Christopher Gauthier1 , Asha Mortel2 1Springfield Central State High School, Springfield, Australia, 2Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Australia Students trekking through steaming jungles? Free-range Orangutans, river crossings & remote village living? NO WIFI! THIS is the stuff of nightmares for some, but for Cleveland District High School students and teachers, it’s where big dreams start… Cleveland District […]

Gen[in] innovation and entrepreneurial mindset skills for internationals

Megan Short1, Kathleen Newcombe2 1Genin, Australia, 2Sarina Russo Group (also Member of the gen[in] consortium) , Brisbane, Australia In the ever-changing world of work, it is more important than ever to prepare young people for the future by building their entrepreneurial mindset and skills through ideation and collaboration on an international scale. Biography: Kathleen has […]

Why international partnerships in the education sector

Professor Talal Yusaf1 1University Of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba , Australia International partnership models have become widely popular due to their ability to overcome logistical issues while quality education is maintained. This can be noted in Higher Education, TAFE and tertiary education. Partnerships take different forms, including Transnational Education, Curriculum Licensing, Franchising Programs, Mobility and Student […]

Mainstreaming EAL/D Students – the North Lakes Way

Barry Duncan1 1North Lakes State College, North Lakes, Australia   Timetabled EAL/D classes; EAL/D Exams in Exam Blocks – once a pipe dream but today a reality at North Lakes State College. North Lakes State College is a P-12 school with almost 3000 students across two campuses. The College has a truly multicultural mix to […]

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