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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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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August 2020

QSITE FNQ TeachMeet #3

5 August @ 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

QSITE FNQ TeachMeet - Term 3 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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September 2020

Grand Prix Robotics Challenge – FNQ Region

12 September @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bentley Park College, 47 McLaughlin Rd
Bentley Park, QLD 4869 Australia
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Schools are cordially invited to participate in the QSITE Grand Prix Robotics Competition for 2020. Your school can register just one team or multiple teams of up to 4 students from Years P to 12 to compete in the Grand Prix Challenge to be held at Bentley Park…

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ACA Digital Technologies Workshop Cairns

25 September @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
$33 – $77

Primary and secondary teachers looking to improve their understanding of the Digital Technologies curriculum Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum Is there a cost? QSITE members $33 Non-members  $77 What should I bring? Bring yourself and a laptop.…

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October 2020

QSITE FNQ TeachMeet #4

28 October @ 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

QSITE FNQ TeachMeet - Term 4 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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