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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February 2020

QSITE FNQ TeachMeet #1

19 February @ 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Woree State High Schol, Rigg St, Windarra St
Woree, 4868 Australia
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QSITE FNQ TeachMeet - Term 1 2020 Please join us in Term 1 for a lively afternoon of brilliant, practical and free PD! TeachMeet is an informal gathering where teachers share great teaching and learning ideas. This event will be a variety of short presentations…

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March 2020

QSITE AGM

13 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
QUT Esports Arena, George Street, Brisbane City QLD, George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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QSITE Annual General Meeting When: 13 March 2020 - 6 pm to 8.30 pm Where: Meeting Room Ground floor Building P-419 - 6pm Paid parking is available under P Block from the University Ring Road Visit: Esports Arena, ground floor, X block, across from the…

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Sumo Robotics – FNQ Region

28 March @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
St Mary’s College Woree, 53 Anderson Rd
Woree, QLD 4870 Australia
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QSITE FNQ Sumo Robotics Challenge 2020 St Mary’s Catholic College in collaboration with QSITE (The Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education) - Far North Queensland Chapter extends an invitation to local High Schools and Primary Schools to enter the Sumo Robotics Challenge competition. Prior experience is not necessary! Sumo…

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May 2020

QSITE FNQ TeachMeet #2

13 May @ 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

QSITE FNQ TeachMeet - Term 2 2020 Please join us for a lively afternoon of brilliant, practical and free PD! TeachMeet is an informal gathering where teachers share great teaching and learning ideas. This event will be a variety of short presentations between two and…

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June 2020

Robocup FNQ Regional Competition 2020

20 June @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

QSITE (The Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education) - Far North Chapter extends an invitation to local Primary and Secondary Schools to enter this competition. Prior experience is not necessary. WHEN: Saturday 20th June 2020 WHERE: Bentley Park College REGISTRATION: $15 per team (schools…

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