DoE Principal’s Roadshow
On Monday, I attended the 2023 Regional Principal’s Roadshow hosted by the Department of Education’s Director-General and Associate Director-General. The roadshow builds on the system wide messaging and collaboration, which was the focus of the 2022 Principal’s Conference and Business Day. The roadshow is designed to bring together principals with system leaders to hear about the progress in the implementation of Equity and Excellence https://education.qld.gov.au/initiatives-and-strategies/strategies-and-programs/equity-and-excellence , and to receive strategic updates and feedback on key system initiatives. I was fortunate to participate in co-design workshops which were highly beneficial for principals and school leaders.
UQ School Leader's lunch
On Tuesday, I attended a working lunch at The University of Queensland, with other secondary school leaders from across South-East Queensland, to celebrate ongoing connections. After a warm welcome from Professor Doune MacDonald, the Vice Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry provided extensive information regarding the university rankings, UQ focus areas, school engagement and innovations. At the event this year, the group discussed contemporary topics in education which included generative AI and teacher education and retention. It is always a great event to connect with other secondary school leaders and engage in shared discussions as a group.
Parent engagement is extremely valued at QASMT. As you would be aware, this year we introduced the role of Parent Year Level Representatives. Our parent reps continue to be a great avenue to bring collaboration and open communication between the school and QASMT families.
Awards Night Ceremonies
On Thursday, QASMT celebrated the Middle Years and Senior Years Awards Night Ceremonies.
Each year I am blown away with the number of awards presented, and this year is no different. An outstanding 647 awards were presented to students and I am truly so proud of their achievements. Your hard work, dedication and maturity is admirable. Not only does the evening recognise the academic successes of QASMT students, the ceremonies featured musical performances, highlights from this year, guest speakers and the announcement of the 2024 Academy Captains. A big congratulations goes to Joy and Abby, the Middle Years Academy Captains, and Gabriel and Anika, the Senior Years Academy Captains.
I would like to personally thank the special guest speakers and awards presenters, the staff and students who helped make this fantastic event happen, and the proud family members who continuously show their support to their students and QASMT.