Far North Queensland

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND CHAPTER

The Far North Queensland Chapter of QSITE hosts, brokers and sponsors a wide range of ICT events and activities for teachers and students.  It develops and shares resources for teachers from all educational sectors in all areas of education from Prep through to Tertiary.

 

Our geographical area is quite vast and includes Cairns, the Atherton Tablelands, the Cassowary Coast, Cooktown and the Daintree and north to the Cape, Gulf and Torres Strait.

 

QSITE Far North Queensland Chapter

Our Chapter strives to annually conduct a variety of technology workshops and information services to assist in promoting the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies within FNQ classrooms. We strive to provide teachers in our remote area of the state with up to date information, teaching ideas and classroom resources. We continue to use the geography of cyberspace to reach QSITE members and professionals in our area.

The Far North Queensland Chapter sustains a pleasing level of membership (both personal and institutional).  We strive to raise the profile of QSITE in Far North Queensland schools, as well as taking a leadership role in celebrating the best practice of Far North Queensland teachers and students.

Our small Chapter’s history also boasts numerous past winners of annual State QSITE awards from Educator of the Year, Leader of the Year and Emerging Leader of the Year.  We also have had ISTE Award winners and a state Life member.

We always welcome newcomers to FNQ to our proactive group.

Annual Highlights

Tech in the Tropics (Conference)

About Tech in the Tropics

  • Held annually in the Cairns region
  • National & International speakers
  • Approximately 200 attendees per year
  • Attendees predominantly composed of educators interested in digital technologies

Robocup

About Robocup

  • Held annually in the Cairns region
  • Obstacle course challenge
  • Robodance challenge
  • Robot soccer challenge

Sumo Competition

About Sumo Competition

  • Held annually in the Cairns region
  • Divisions include lower primary, upper primary, junior secondary and open
  • Robot has to push opponents robot outside of a ring

Grand Prix

About Grand Prix Comp

  • Held annually in the Cairns region
  • Includes a grand prix challenge and a drag race challenge
  • Speed, acceleration and handling are the main goals

Leadership

President

Mark Holland

Vice President

Leigh Howser

Treasurer

Kylie Jones

PD Co-ordinator

Lorena Goodall

Upcoming Far North Queensland Events

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September 2021

Technology in the Tropics 2021 – Together Again: Face to Face

3 September @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cairns Colonial Club, 18-26 Cannon St
Manunda, QLD 4870 Australia
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Free

QSITE (Far North Queensland Chapter) once again promises a not-to-be-missed professional development opportunity for FNQ educators.  This pupil free day program will provide vital information on current and focused activities in schools and provide stimulating workshops presented by a talented range of speakers. Presentations and…

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Let IT Bloom – QSITE 2021 State Conference

20 September @ 8:00 am - 21 September @ 5:00 pm
Toowoomba State High School, Stuart St
Mt Lofty, Qld 4350 Australia
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$250 – $400

The QSITE State Conference Let IT Bloom supports all educators of Digital Technologies, ICT and Digital Solutions. Whether you are an experienced teacher, teacher educator, curriculum leader, beginning or student teacher you will benefit from the wide range of available sessions, keynote presentations, and  workshops…

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